Total War: Three Kingdoms introduced the mechanics of the Court, in which the player has the ability to appoint generals and members of the Royal family to individual positions - advisers, teachers, Ministers, as well as administrators. The mechanics of the Court is described in a separate chapter of our guide, but in this section we will focus on the above mentioned administrators.
Administrator position - what is it?
Administrator positions are a group of Court's special functions (vacancies) which can be assigned to generals or Royal family members. At the beginning of the campaign, the player can allocate only one General for such a position, but along with the progress and development of the Emperor's level, as well as some reforms, this amount can be significantly increased. Moreover, unlike other posts at Court, administrators must be assigned to a specified commandery - when this happens, all bonuses from their position will be added to this commandery in which they perform the function.
The generals assigned to a specified commandery offer two types of bonuses - an increase in the number of troops recruited by 1, as well as an increase in the income of this commandery. Also, there is a decrease in its level of corruption. In addition, they also offer bonuses. It applies to the commandery controlled by them and are dependent of their class. It looks like this:
- General with a class of Strategist - increased food production, reserves, public order, population growth and reduced costs of construction.
- General with a class of Commander - increased level of public order and population growth, reduced cost of construction and maintenance of buildings.
- General with the rank of a Champion - increased income from Peasantry, population growth and food production.
- General with a class of Vanguard - increased level of population growth and reduced cost of construction and maintenance of buildings and structures.
As you can see, the right choice of generals for the posts of administrators can significantly affect the development of commandery and the entire faction.
How to increase the number of administrators?
The number of administrator positions can be increased in two ways - progress of the Emperor's level, i.e. the rank of the faction's Commander. This level is increased by conquering new territories - represented by progress bar at the top of the screen. The second way is to unlock and perform the relevant reforms. In the reforms window you will find two such reforms that allow you to reach up to 7 administrator positions.
Note - some leaders offer more specific positions (for example, Liu Bei may take more administrator positions), others may have these positions replaced by others (for example, Gongsun Zan, who does not have administrator positions and in turn he has military positions that affect the effectiveness of troops and military buildings).