Guards in Patrician IV are not only necessary to protect your warehouses.

They also protect you against slander and worker strikes.

Above 5.000 inhabitants you should have more than only one guard.


Alike chapels and spitals one guard per 3.000 inhabitants is a good ratio. To play it safe, hire one guard per 1.000 inhabitants.


Don't get fooled by the protection level "Maximum", this is only related to your warehouses.


Source: Kalypso Forum