In my starting post I commented; "Why can't the kingdom strength actually reflect the total of all the armies of the lords in the kingdom (plus mercs) instead of including the town/castle defenses? I would like to know how my empire's fighting force matches against theirs. If I have 20 of their lords in prison, do they even have a fighting force? Should I expect an army of 1k to try to stop me from taking a town or do they only have a total of about 300 mobile troops?" The new game I started with 1.5.10 (the above comments were on 1.5.9. Now in 1.5.10 they don't tell you how many holding you or the enemy have taken. Why? In my opinion, the most important thing in war is taking territory. Now they don't even track it? WTF Taleworlds?