Uh, oh , the trained marine officer just doubling my estimates, that isn’t scary at all nope, nope, nope.
I still think Karagond proper is actually (slightly) less populous then Shayard, with the other provinces being (significantly) less populous, but I could well be mistaken of course and 300 million is not certainly not completely out of the ballpark.
I just seem to think more of the blood goes to wasteful luxury for the Hegemony’s privileged then you seem to be doing. I guess we’ll get a better handle on what’s what in the next game.
Food for thought, certainly and it is unlikely that the new state and the Revolutionary army can afford to keep that same level of militarization going in post-revolutionary society. Which honestly is one of, if not the primary reason, why my mc would become very keen on the air rifles, pistols and crossbows since that would allow for the kind of reserve system where almost every citizen is trained in them, which in turn would allow for clear differentiation between the peace and wartime armies.
Sort of like the Army of the United States that’s only supposed to be active during a major war with the reserves called up to fill it out and most peace-time officers holding correspondingly higher ranks in it.
If my mc had his meddling way a general of cavalry is a rank that would only exist in such a wartime army with the highest ranking cavalry officers in peacetime being colonels and as such not a part of the peacetime central command.
Then again it may be better if my mc’s meddling in the actual workings of the new Revolutionary Army is kept confined to the uniforms and setting overall objectives.
Of course it seems the Whendward Band is hardly the only gang of outlaws, despite the Hegemony’s draconian law. If the country is rife with banditry in addition to the stellar amounts of official and religious corruption that seems to be present then, yeah, it would make sense that the security situation is tenuous. There also seems to be the constant “threat” of Hallassur, but how much of that is real is debatable, since the Hegemony certainly seems to be the aggressor in those conflicts meant be meatgrinders to cull the youth of the provincial “free” folk.
Hallasur does seem to be fomenting trouble in Shayard and probably Nyral and Errezza as well as they can all be supplied over the water, provided they have ways to temporarily bypass the coastal wards, since they likely hold naval superiority due to the Hegemony’s isolationism. A fact that will not sit well with my mc, provided he succeeds in building enough of a state to care about it.