Originally Posted by cybroxis
instead of posting small armies along a supply route, why not have small outposts, not quite villages or cities, for resupply and check-in along supply routes, which could send out raids on any bandits trying to attack a merchant/etc.
crap, sorry vigilus, didn't see your suggestion before I posted. My bad XD
still, i did add a little bit with sending out patrols (said "raids")
I like this idea. Simply have camps / towers or small defensive structures along the route that are responsible for maintaining it's portion of the supply line. Granted it wouldn't stand up against a major assault, but it could defend or hold off attacks against smaller groups.