After your men have gone through training, they are,
in theory, ready for action. However, your men would
perform much better if they could gain experience first.
The effects of experience
When your soldiers have
had their baptism of fire they become battle-hardened
veterans. In the next battle your men will face, they
will be better prepared for the horrors of war, they
will make less mistakes, they will gradually get to
know the enemy. Experience is very important. You would do
well if you do not waste valuable, experienced, men in
battles that cannot bring instant victory.
How to gain experience
Up to 30% of experience can either be gained slowly
by training your men, or quickly through large-scale
military excersizes. The latter, however, might draw the
attention of the neighbouring states and could thus
inflict diplomatic penalties. Next to that, military
excersizes are expensive.