Just activated my recruiter harvester (first time I have used one of these from POV)

1.yes it is activated according to my activity log.

2. I have even exited out and returned to the game.

3. I don’t have any other harvester going.

4. Yes I am completing season 1, but not seeing a 50% increase in recruits.

23-2 gave 7 recruits: 23-4 gave 9 recruits

# Recruit harvester not working

What did those levels give you without the harvester? It’s not 50% more than the previous level, it’s 50% more than without the harvester.

If you didn’t check how many recruits you got before you activated the harvester, I’m sure that data is somewhere on this forum.

some maps give you 5-7 recruits. if you got 5 - plus 50% rounded down will be 7. you really need to have more than one number to see if it is working.

Based on Barry’s data.

23-2 and 23-4: **0.857** x 7 (flag) = 5.9 recruits per-run (this is base without harvester)

So, basically in practice it can be around 4-7 recruits without harvester.

So with harvester it become around 6-9 recruits per-run, which is correct as your experianced.

That stage is very small recruits if we compare to 8-7 (the best) which is **3.00** per-flag.

**3.00** (8-7) VS **0.857** (23-2 and 23-4)

That is a big numbers different.

Except for the first few provinces, recruits follow a N-1/N/N+1 pattern where N is the average amount and there is an equal chance of getting 1 more or 1 less, and no other results are possible.

Adding 50% could work a couple ways since the game never gives you half a recruit and there is more than one possible way to round it.

Looking at my data, N is 6 for both levels, meaning 5, 6, or 7 recruits are possible without the harvester.

Getting 7 and 9 as 50% more than 5 and 6 seems consistent with things working as expected. It just happens that those levels are horrible for recruits. (Like all the rest of S1 past 12-9)

Edit: I just read what @jinbatsu wrote and he pretty much beat me to the answer with a couple minor details different, probably because I have hundreds more hours staring at farming data )