Okay, sit report: I'm a vassal with Harlaus, currently lvl 21 and my size 99 army is a generalist, okay with sieges, awesome in field battles (as long as they can charge). We've lost Suno to the Vaegirs, who declared peace after the stupid marshal refused to take it back, and Praven to the Nords (same story). We just wrapped up a campaign against the Khergs, who just called for a ceasefire to stop our unchecked advance into their territory. We took Halmar, Narra, and a bunch of castles before they decided enough was enough. The Rhodoks declared war on us while the campaign against Sanjar was winding down, followed shortly by the Sarranids. To reward their treachery we took Shariz, and a couple of Sarranid and Rhodok border castles. What I've personally been doing is ignoring the marshal's campaign after I report to him, and go siege stuff on my own (then asking for them). I was granted a couple of castles that I don't really need/want as a vassal, and I'm now in the unenviable position of not having enough men to garrison all my granted fiefs, so should I stop blitzing and train up some troops to hold them? Or can I just let the new acquisitions get retaken and so I can get more exp with another siege then let the other lords have them instead? Is there a downside to that? Money-wise, I've got Narra (richest town in my map) and Unuzdaq castle giving me a steady stream of income, so I don't really need any more fiefs. Also, is it better to garrison elite troops (I stocked both my main fiefs with 80+ elite units each) or are bunch of cheap mid tiers better for scaring off siege parties? Would they level up when fighting in a garrison? Also, it's weird, but a lot of the Swaddy lords are defecting. I'm assuming they lost fiefs when Suno and Praven and a few other castles were taken. Too bad. Most of them were my friends too.