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More Starting Soldiers (WotC)
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Aug 30, 2017 @ 3:44pm
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More Starting Soldiers (WotC)

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Classic version: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=643926044

Increases the amount of soldiers that start in the barracks to 40. Since WotC introduces fatigue, I figured that since your soldiers would be out of the fight for a while that raising the amount to the Long War amount would be a good idea.

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yes_commander Nov 14, 2018 @ 7:46am 
I recently added this and it's great to have a larger starting roster! I do agree with some of the other comments about fatigue not being harsh enough to warrant 40 troops though, so I tweaked it down to 24. I use a starting squad size of 6, so that lets me choose three full teams plus alternates/coverts. I think it's a good amount, but doesn't devalue early game rookie POIs or reward soldiers. What I really need is a mod to make injuries and fatigue longer, then I'd definitely raise the starting count back to 40.
Dragon32 Oct 5, 2018 @ 12:56pm 
Probably not needed as it's just a .ini change
Fonzosh Oct 4, 2018 @ 5:24am 
Will this be uppdated with the release of the Tactical legacy pack?
Thor of Florida Feb 4, 2018 @ 1:39pm 
Okay, that makes sense. Once I finish this campaign, i'm gonna turn things up a notch. Kick up the difficulty, add ABA, and then some A Better Rookie/Arsenal to balance things out.
CastledCard  [author] Feb 4, 2018 @ 10:25am 
@Thor of Florida I haven't played XCOM 2 in a little while, but I think the fatigue levels are different on all difficulties.
Thor of Florida Feb 4, 2018 @ 9:52am 
You know, I thought that with the integrated fatigue system, that I would be using other soldiers more often, but after a mission, they don't always get fatigued/tired and so I'm still left with most of my roster as rookies. Then again, I am playing on easy atm just to get my feet wet with all these new wotc mechanics. Do they get more tired at higher levels, or at least take longer to recover?

I loved this mod in vanilla with the old fatigue mod, but now it's almost unecessary to use with how often i can use the same soldiers. Again, it might be because of my lowered difficulty.
Lampros Jan 2, 2018 @ 5:38am 

You are on every major mod comment pages. You must be the modding guru! ;)

Anyways, I want a lot more soldiers, but I am a bit afraid there is a limit, and adding like 200 soldiers would break the game! ;)
Reffy Sep 20, 2017 @ 7:29am 
Is there a way for this mod to start all those new soldiers as rookies, instead of randomly promoted soldiers? So I can use the "Use My Class" mod.
tG-APasz 「アパゾ」 Sep 17, 2017 @ 11:44pm 
alright cool.
CastledCard  [author] Sep 17, 2017 @ 10:59pm 
@tG-APasz 「アパゾ」 Just redid some code.