- Jun 26, 2008
Thurak said:Although I never did any maths about this I would have said the same. Especially with an overall low combat effectiveness the ESE-bonus of an HQ is valuable. I mean: 120% or 125% doesn't matter, but 50% instead of 45% is a very helpful bonus.
I agree with this, one should look at the relative increases rather than absolute increases. With aforementioned 120% ESE, the extra 5% would mean a relative increase of ~4,2%, but if the ESE was just 45%, the relative increase to 50% would be ~11%. So although the absolute increase in both cases is the same 5%, the benefit of that is relatively larger when the starting value is lower. Then it could be estimated how the extra manpower affects your entire army's ability to wage war, compared that with the ESE bonus and draw some results. I'd say that the HQ's are, correctly used of course, more valuable than just their MP in this case. Then again, I didn't exactly calculate anything...