Pocus wrote:Are you sure, I see nothing in the code regarding that and that would be indeed rather opaque to players, a needless micro management thing. Instead I see that, as usual, troops in passive posture don't provide police values, which is normal, as for the game troops in passive interact the less possible with their surrounding. Being in a structure considers passive as defensive though, so perhaps this is instead tied to that. You put your troops in passive, but as sometime you put then in cities, they are still considered in defensive.
Try leaving them outside, not in passive, see if it works, it should.
Pocus, this may actually be a bug, or an undocumented feature, but I am as certain as I can be. I have been trying to control riots and strikes for over one hundred and fifty turns, and I have paid careful attention to this for all that time.
I also never put troops in passive posture when I sent them to control riots. Usually I put them in offensive, sometimes in defensive. No matter what I did , or how many troops I sent, there was no noticeable effect on the strikes, riots, or contentment level until I put the troops right into the city.
I tried putting the same troops in the countryside for over one hundred turns, in offensive or defensive posture, with no noticeable effect. Yet, when I put them in the city in two provinces that had recently gone on strike, contentment levels rose substantially the very next turn, and , in a few turns, the riots and strikes were gone.
The two provinces where contentment was down to one, or zero, are now at five or six, but both went from riots or strikes, or both, to demonstrations, and are now producing things again. Before I put troops in the cities, one of the provinces has massive riots and a contentment level of zero or one for over a hundred turns, and the second province had this for over fifty turns.
I have very high militancy in many provinces, despite providing all of the demand for food, in great variety, and consumer goods, and most of the luxuries., for over two hundred turns. I also enact every single social and political reform as soon as it is available, and have done this form the very early game, when I finally got the money to do this. What I noticed is that if the contentment level went down below fifty, riots and strikes began to appear. Now I monitor contentment levels every few turns. With the population display working again, this is easy to do. If any province slips towards sixty, the troops go into the city and the contentment levels begin to rise, often holding steady in the late seventies or early eighties. No new riots or strikes. This has worked for over thirty turns.
At least one other player has confirmed that he noticed no effect from placing troops in the province, but putting them in the city worked.
Yes, I am certain.