30K+ Support Troops Have Vanished
My understanding regarding the tearing down of a castle was that if one had built troops in that castle, one could send them as support troops to one of the 10 castles to be retained, and that if they arrived before the old castle was torn down, then the ownership would go over to the new castle.
This didn't happen. I had about 100 castles, and I had intended on defending them all, so I had build a lot of troops. Before tearing down the excess castles, I sent all the troops as support troops to my main castle. However, upon completion of the tearing down, they were still listed as support troops. Now my torn down castles, which were shown as abandoned, have been wiped from the map. This took with it all the support troops.
I have lost 30,000 to 40,000 troops, which represented quite an investment of resources.
Other people, who have not yet torn down their castles in excess of 10, still have all their points, troops, and resources.
This is a poor reward for following the recommendation to star tearing down our castles.