OK, so I'm brainstorming to make sure my timeline makes sense. I have a character who was pretty important but died before the current story started. (my MC's mother). She was a member of a medieval-style army, in a fantasy world. So a rough-and-tumble, very active lifestyle. We're talking sword fighting, staff fighting, archery, riding (not horses but hippogriffs, pegasus, gryphons, unicorns, and some others I made up, both land and air beasts). Wars and skirmishes and patrols and fights against rogue mythological beasts. In my timeline, there was a big war with a demon-like race. I don't have my year numbering system decided yet so lets just say the war was in 1948-1950. MC's mom was the captain and killed in a battle in 1950. It's now 1965, so 15 years later. Given that there was a big war 15 years prior to this story started, and that it's a very active and tough lifestyle, I'm trying to figure out how many soldiers from that army would still be around (AKA still in the army) who knew MC's mom. They recruit 18 year olds and up. MC's mom was 24 when she joined and 33 when she died. I'm thinking in wartime they would have recruited young and trained them fast. So those who were recruited during the war would only be 32-33 now, and feasibly still in service. Yet they would have been noobs, and MC's mom was the captain, so they probably wouldn't have known her well. Her peers (aka, the rank of the army, those that would have known her the best) would be around her age, so 15 years later would be about 44-48. Do you think they would still be actively serving? Thing is, I don't want there to be a lot of people who remember her very well currently serving, bc the plotline centers around her daughter joining this group and trying to learn more about her mother to understand certain things she did. So, I just need to make sure there's no plothole in NOT having these women around (yes, it's an all-women army).