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Troops Defecting? - 10/7/2013 7:19:47 PM   

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I saw something in a recent game that I had never observed before that has been bothering me.

Mod - Kalthaniell Mass Effect Mod (as updated to Shadows by dostillevi )
Setup - 15x15, 1400 Stars, Normal Empire, Classic Era, Other Empires 15 (13 forced to the Mass Effect addons)
Pirates - Few and Weak
My Empire - Quarian Republic (Bonus Ship Maintenance, Resource Extraction, Tech, Tourism and Migration)

My Nearest neighbor was an extremely aggressive Salarian that had me under near constant Embargoes, Blockades, and finally a war all of ~10 years into the game.
I had militarized my mines and colonies early so suffered little damage from their War. I had however removed almost all of their non-Homesystem based mines.

The Issue;
- Their only colony system had 2 Marshy Planets, both colonized. one at 200M population the other ~400M.
- I landed 5 Troops on the Smaller Colony and found it essentially undefended and rapidly took it over.
- Almost immediately I got a Population is Revolting message that stated the revolt was Espionage caused.
- The First Revolt was put down, as was a Second Revolt
- During the Second Revolt I recruited a Newly developed Planetary Defense unit and a normal Battalion on the world.
- A Third Revolt struck before the newly recruited units had mobilized.
- The Third Revolt displayed on the screen as Quarian 86K vs. 9k (from population)
- ** When that Revolt was put down the Planets Control Reverted to the Salarian, even though I could still see my Troops on the Ground, and as I watched the recruited units came into play as well. Troops, Planet and the Base under construction all joined the enemy.
- Crippled with War Weariness I was pretty much forced to accept a peace offer.

nb: Even at Few and Weak I was in contact with 9 Pirate empires with almost 2/3 of the major Races yet unmet.
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RE: Troops Defecting? - 10/7/2013 7:57:12 PM   

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Not sure about the mod's effects - I don't use any (so far). You invaded the smaller (secondary colony) of two planets in the same system. The larger one (primary) is probably the home world - and therefor exerts a quite strong [political/social? I forget the name] pressure all around it. I have never tried invading a secondary colony in an enemy system - unless i massively attack/occupy the primary at same time - because i hate the flipping. The troops you invaded with originally flipped to become Salarian? Never had that happen - going native!

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RE: Troops Defecting? - 10/7/2013 8:25:34 PM   

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Both world there were colonies, their Home system was a Sector away and an entirely different problem to crack. :)

But, yes, the Troops still had my force icons, and were still named Quarian XXX, but were no longer in my control. Not on the troops screen, but I could get details on all planet side info.

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