Town alert size?

How can you increase the size of the guard area when you trigger a town alert? (worker engagement area)

The most basic goblin blow dart units stand about 1 to 2 blocks just out side the engagement area.

So, even if they will only take one hit from a normal worker that is in alert mode, they will never be engaged and will sit just out of the guard zone and kill all my workers…

You can’t increase the size, you either need to create a physical barrier that forces the enemies to get closer (for example, place the banner inside a house) or have your own troops/soldiers to fight off invaders/attract them where you want.