- Oct 27, 2013
I do get what you're saying, but that man power still ultimately comes from the pops, and not representing huge losses in a very visual and impactful way feels very empty to me, and does run the danger of the game sticking to that "a game just full of modifiers to things" it has been lambasted for in the past. Having pops die in battle I think makes you think twice about engaging in massive battles against the levy of the province you want to conquer as there will be then less people for you to govern as a result.POPS die in battle, whenever you loot a territory POPS die. If you actually read those papers, the fertility rate recover after the war and sometimes even compensates for the loses.
I think there is a misconception between POPS and soldiers. Soldiers die in a war, Population dies if civilian are targeted. Population fertility rate decays when there is war, to quickly recover after it.
If you want to take into account the death of soldiers referred to POPs, best way would be to decrease temporarily province's manpower to account for the loses of that province levies or legions raised there. After that time, manpower will be the same, function of the POP's.