Hello everyone. This is my first post on TWC. And I'm not very good with forums to begin with so sorry in advance if there is a related topic. I love TW. I enjoy long campaigns and perfect unit building. But one thing that really bugs me about the game is that after all the time I spent to research. The research is still there. After all the upgrades and provinces I've dedicated to a specific unit. The units do not age or expire once recruited. So one thing that really throws me off is even though the rest of my clan is maintaining it's momentum in power a general or agent I've invested time into just dies from age. It is very hard to have multiple role-specific high ranking generals at once. Usually once I get one to max level he has already seen most of his battles and I must now train a new general to take his place.
I know aging characters is somewhat of a traditional thing in Total War games. But I would like to have an Admiral, Calvary Commander, Tactician and Siege Commander all in the same year. As well as role-specific agents I have no experience with modding or computers but if someone could at least tell me if there is a way to change personal files to alter the age of characters in a saved game it would be much apreciated. Even if I have to go through and subtract a few years off the game files every second decade or so in game,