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* Air wings with tactical bombers require 40 air wing service manpower for each plane
 
* Air wings with tactical bombers require 40 air wing service manpower for each plane
 
* Air wings with fighters require 20 air wing service manpower for each plane
 
* Air wings with fighters require 20 air wing service manpower for each plane
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==Manpower in the Field==
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The Manpower information on the top bar shows you men that you have already recruited and are in training, including if the unit has not been deployed.  It also counts Service manpower (used by naval and air units), and also the men in [[Warfare#Volunteers|Volunteer]] divisions sent to other countries.
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The men in the field calculation for certain National Focuses does not.  For example, the focus {{blue|Anschluss}} for Germany requires:
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* At least 550K manpower in divisions in the field
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This figure does not include divisions that you have not yet deployed, nor divisions you have sent to other countries as Volunteers.  You can find the current manpower in the field figure from the Army Overview.  [[File:Division_Overview.png]]
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Open this and at the top of the Division Overview list there is a button for Equipment Details. 
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[[file:Division_Overview_List.jpg]]
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This will show you the exact number of manpower in the field:
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[[file:Equipment_In_Field.jpg]]
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Generally you can reach the required amount for Anschluss just by deploying some of your divisions currently in [[Army_planner#Training|training]], and then setting them to Exercise in the field to bring their experience level to Trained.  But that causes attrition to your equipment.  Or you can wait and take the focus later, when you have completed training the new divisions.
  
 
==Losing manpower==
 
==Losing manpower==

Revision as of 16:41, 7 June 2016

Manpower Manpower represents the people serving in your army.

Increasing manpower

Manpower depends on your states' population, whether they are core or non-core. and your conscription law. A stricter conscription law and/or bigger population provides more manpower.

The population of each state increases every month by 0.12%. So the recruitable population increases every month as more people get to a recruitable age.

The available population is multiplied by the percentage of the conscription law to get the total manpower.

Some National focuses will also increase the percentage of recruitable population.

Available manpower

At top left of the screen the player can see his/her available manpower. This is calculated from the total manpower, less all used manpower in your Army, Navy and Air Force.

Available manpower will be used when creating and reinforcing divisions.

Manpower and divisions

Manpower is needed for every battalion or support company in your land units. For example:

  • Infantry battalions need 1000 manpower to be full strength.
  • Engineer support companies need 300 manpower to be full strength.

The Division Designer shows the total manpower required by a Division template.

Service Manpower

Air and naval units need manpower to operate, this is called service manpower. For example:

  • Destroyers require 200 naval service manpower
  • Carriers require 3.5K naval service manpower
  • Air wings with tactical bombers require 40 air wing service manpower for each plane
  • Air wings with fighters require 20 air wing service manpower for each plane

Manpower in the Field

The Manpower information on the top bar shows you men that you have already recruited and are in training, including if the unit has not been deployed. It also counts Service manpower (used by naval and air units), and also the men in Volunteer divisions sent to other countries.

The men in the field calculation for certain National Focuses does not. For example, the focus Anschluss for Germany requires:

  • At least 550K manpower in divisions in the field

This figure does not include divisions that you have not yet deployed, nor divisions you have sent to other countries as Volunteers. You can find the current manpower in the field figure from the Army Overview. Division Overview.png

Open this and at the top of the Division Overview list there is a button for Equipment Details.

Division Overview List.jpg

This will show you the exact number of manpower in the field:

Equipment In Field.jpg

Generally you can reach the required amount for Anschluss just by deploying some of your divisions currently in training, and then setting them to Exercise in the field to bring their experience level to Trained. But that causes attrition to your equipment. Or you can wait and take the focus later, when you have completed training the new divisions.

Losing manpower

Manpower can be lost as casualties of war. Divisions that lack full manpower will be reinforced from the available manpower.

Lack of manpower

The whole of the manpower a division will need is usually assigned immediately when you recruit and start to train a new division in the Army planner. If you do not have enough available manpower you can begin to recruit a new Division, but you cannot deploy a division which has no manpower. As manpower becomes available, then it will automatically go to a division in the Army planner queue which needs it.

The whole service manpower for a ship or sub is assigned immediately when it has completed production. If you do not have enough available manpower it will not be deployed to a Naval base or Fleet, and will stay in the production queue.

The whole service manpower for an air wing is assigned when you create a new air wing at an air base. If you do not have enough available manpower you cannot create the air wing.

Hearts of Iron IV - Dev Diary 13 - Conscription & Training (NB. some information may be out of date at release)