I'm playing Japan and the date is 1873. I already have quite a large land force for the time period : 5 armies ( each with 3 infantry corps, cavalry divisions, artillery brigades and support units) , 1 cavalry corp, 2 marines divisions, several small expeditions forces and some garrisons.
All in all, that's about 600 000 men not counting the 50000 samourais that I kept as a guard of honor.
I think it's a bit excessive but when I looked at the F10 screen I noticed that Prussia had a land force which is 450% more powerful than mine !!
This is huge even allowing for slightly better quality of the German units. Could Prussia really field over 2 000 000 men at that time period ?
Speaking about some freaking numbers : Since the beginning of the campaign, Austria lost just over 8 000 000 men and is still the second military power on land with 400% of my land power !!
Appart from that, I'm having a great time with Japan : After securing Sarawak and Johore, I'm priming the Imperial Army for an invasion of the Dutch East indies : It'll give some experience to my units before I turn my attention toward China ( Who is quite scary as well and gave a bloody nose to Russia a few years back ).