Hi all - noob here. I've watched the videos, made a nuisance of myself on these forums, and have tried things in game, and I have hit what seems ot be a wall and need a little help understanding my next steps. I've played through Jammer's line to the outpost, raid desk, first vassal, and where he asks you for recruitment funds (I gave him about 2.2k worth of stuff). I understand that I need beds and happiness before recruits will come in. I hit Starlight with all of our dudes (20); have lost a few in that attack and subsequent attacks; so down to 17. I have disabled the cap due to charisma. I have disabled the cap due to city plan limitations. I have built more beds tha I have men. I have noodled things to get the three happiness bars as full as I can ... but they're not maxed out yet. Here's where the questions kick in: 1) I can't send anyone TO starlight; no followers or NPC settlers. Abernathy is an option (as red rocket, sanctuary etc) but not my outpost. Is this by design? 2) I have assigned my 17 dudes to workers and guard positions; mostly workers. It's not enough to fill all positions. But no recruits are coming in. So I've got everything I'm going to get from abernathy, I have empty plot spots, recruits are not coming in because the bars aren't maxed out, but I can't get them any higher because I don't have enough dudes ... it's like I'm kinda "stuck". Jammer mentioned "slaves" to work plots (awesome!) bu no idea how to actually get them? Should I recruit 5 works, turn them into warriors, and go raid a nearby settlement? Is that how you get slaves or something? What's my next step here to break the stagnated growth? 3) is it worth building a regular settlement recruitment beacon?