MacAttack wrote:To a point we do agree.
But as soon as you send everyone out to the fields to work they are targets to the modern sniper.
The Burg style town is the best for a village. I do agree there. Larger populations would provide even better protection. And there is a lower limit to the needed numbers.
The main point I am trying to make is that for the majority of posters here, they just don't have the needed numbers in their plans. Even if they do not have the lone wolf plan they just don't have a large enough group to provide the needed protection after they settle down for a long term life style at their BOL.
Once you give up mobility for a defense style then you become a standing target.
Standing target for a sniper, maybe. Small security patrols and "Guardian Angel" elevated positions help. We deal with snipers all the time, even when doing seemingly mundane tasks, like filling sandbags and digging out trash pits. The vigilant overwatch makes all the difference.
As for non-snipers, defenders are generally believed to have a 3:1 advantage, meaning that a decently drilled defense will be able to hold off a force three times larger.