The biggest problem with using recruits after the opening stages of the game is that it doesn’t really make sense why I can’t give said recruits better gear and put them in a shield wall or archer line. Like I have a million denars, forget the pitchfork, here’s a spear that I bought for you. Either death rate at the front line for recruits needs to be greatly diminished by some mechanism like you pointed out or recruitment needs to be completely reworked. I can’t understand how this is an issue at this point after such well developed recruitment systems in warband.
Ok If you join a faction.. and they have Trial by Jury and Dacred Magesty already on. your faction and your self can not do to much.You get a -1 INFLUENCE each day from them... thats giving you a -2 a day.. thats ok as there are alot of pluses you can get put in. but you will not get a chance to put them in as you will be on -0 INFLUENCE so fast.
This means you can not build an Army by the time it takes to find some one to kill you will be -30 i have been there so much now and can not get to a plus.. ok then i thought put my companions into parties give them men and get them to join me in an Army as it costs 0 INFLUENCE ..But no as i am -30 now i cant. so i then looked at the factions Clans.. and now there are only 3 clans that have INFLUENCE the king being one.. the rest all with a - something so they cant get there members to join them as well.
One thing is the game runs nice as it is now with this, but its to much.a -1 each day on these is way to much maybe -1 a week or - 0.1 per day.. Guys that are playing with old save and have lots of Influence will not see this but guys that start a new game will..
Not sure if any other has the same issue, but when I was in battle mode, sometimes myself, horses and enemy will be shown as a large black square and I cant see anything. that move with characters.
Villages from nearby castles also deliver their products to the nearest town of their own faction. If they belong to a different faction, food is missing. Delivering food yourself might help on short term, but in the long run it can reduce the price for food, hence merchants want to buy food from that town, instead of selling it. I played food delivery service for way too long, but it did not help at all. In the end it's best to move the borders of your faction away from that town by conquest and leave the town to its misery. My town still goes through food shortage from time to time but its a lot less severe now that the war has moved to a different region on the map. This also prevents armies from buying all the food there which happend a lot earlier. I hated this starvation thing at first, but its actualy kind of realistic.I've read though it, it's worse then I thought. I see one town has more grain farms so that's likely why it has less problems, it still has then just not as quickly.