Right, I've been meaning to post this for a while. I can't get my head round the recruitment system. I am told I can recruit, say, hoplites, and so I do. However, they take absolutely ages to recruit or sometimes just don't finish.
I've seen people on this forum saying you can disband workers and they will enter the population pool and then be filtered into the recruitment system, but I've tried that and it doesn't seem to be happening.
The only thing I remember seeing in the in-game encyclopedia is that population (and therefore the recruitment pool) gets bigger when migrants turn up, but that they also spawn at fixed locations, meaning of course that if one of those locations is not nearby, then you're not going to get any.
Is there something I am missing.
I do tend to have a tactic of Blitzkrieg at times, and if it fails then I am really knackered because I won't get any more soldiers. In any case, what is the best way to manage the population pool and recruitment?