Currently with the size of my ‘livable’ area, my footman typically only hangout in one general area (near the farm for whatever reason… proximity to their next meal… slackers lol). However, due to this and the available entry points (which I could just remove ladders and be fine but I’d rather not keep rebuilding them when needed) there are many times enemies are closer to workers than soldiers. It also seems that at a certain distance the soldiers will not respond to the workers imminent danger. I have 2 footman and there is not 1 singular mob that a footman by himself would have to worry about currently, so 2 seems like plenty?
I can send my 2 footmen into the area shown below in the attached screen shot without any worry what-so-ever and the 2 of them will take care of Everything you see in the image.
This is the area I am currently working in, you can see the amount of walls I have used to limit access just get raided from the mountainous area above.
For me, it would be a nice option.