I would like a slider to control how many sliders there are.
Laughing... very, very funny.
I personally like all the control we have in creating the game... but this was very good.
As to troops at colonies...
I would think there may be a small contingent, depending on circumstances. I look at our world, and in the days of colonization -- whether moral or immoral, I am not saying it is a good thing... but often times there was an armed contingent.
And I agree with Asherby76... every man, woman, and child would have a stake in defending the colony.
Remember that the evil which is now in the world will become yet more powerful, and that it is not evil which conquers evil, but only love -- Olga Romanov.