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Need More Info defending militia disappeared completely during siege, only garrison left

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Summary: defending militia (265men) didn't enter siege, only garrison (36 men) showed up for the fight on Balgard map, Walls 2, no siege engines deployed (attacker), no walls broken, attacker didn't build any siege weapons. No bombardment. The settlement has originally been in my kingdoms hands but for several days at least been in Khuzait hands. so it's impossible that the militia count would have regularly been zero. Food supplies were also still plentiful. Militia is shown on tooltip after siege (now 266men)
How to Reproduce: I had this happen when sieging Ortysia as well but I didn't document it
Have you used cheats and if so which: no cheats
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That happens fairly often for me. It happens most often when the castle/town is out of food. My understanding is that it occurs when the town morale (loyalty) drops below a certain point and I assume its by design. I wish you could tell when its going to happen though. Sometimes when a town is out of food they fight and sometimes they don't and I don't think you can tell the town morale just by looking when you are at war with them.

In the case you described above it would specifically be because of low morale (loyalty). When the Khuzaits took it over they suffered -3 loyalty because of the differing ruling culture. They likely would have rebelled soon even if you didn't attack it. Another nice thing about this situation is that usually you get quite a few new recruits after the battle to help reinforce the town.


if the loyalty of the settlement is under 25, militia does not join sieges.
The settlement and militia think about the owner has a tyrant and not the rightful owner.

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