This is just something I was thinking and I haven't really figured out how to simulate it yet. There may be some creative way to suspend disbelief enough that you "feel" like it is working, even if it isn't exactly working the way you hoped.
Already in my game, I changed all the populations to be by a factor of 10, so instead of let's saying having a 1000 people in your empire (which in my opinion is just ridiculous) it would be 10,000. So, that is simple to do and I like it personally in my game.
What I want to do, is try to figure out a way so that you have the illusion of more men then you actually do. Right now you get units that have 3, 4, 5, etc. men in the unit. I want to find a way to make it seem like there are more people. I was curious if anyone had any creative ideas on how we could make something that has the illusion of more people. I know it would be impossible to have like 30 men in a unit (and actually see those 30 men) for obvious reasons (not enough memory, etc.)
Yes, you could just imagine there are 3 men representing 30, or just imagine the hp is the amount of men in the unit, etc. but it's not really doing it for me so I am trying to figure out a way to make it seem more like having a large army, without actually "having" a large army. I hope I am making sense here.