In a rural area with a stationary society, what is the minimum ratio needed to support a community while having the most amount of dedicated fighters(people whos only job is warfare)?
Trading/importing from the nearby villages is allowed(though preferably only for food), guns and nuclear tech dont exist(CLARIFICATION- gunpowder is very rare/barely existent and explosives are made with magic and radioactive isotopes are beyond the village's reach at the current time). Cars are 1900s level only and are extremely rare(CLARIFICATION- maybe one or two imported in the whole village- trains exist but not in the village yet). Weapons are all capable of being made by a blacksmith or experienced carver(bow and arrows or staff).
Clarification- Guns havent occurred to people yet because some of the components of gunpowder are too rare for anyone but very rich nobles to get a sizable amount to work with. Its less that people cant make the gun and more the gunpowder is a bit too rare.
Clarification- This is not earth as we know it. Things were not invented in the same order. Steam coal, and oil power exist. Im debating about very early electricity being used in the village. The cars were imported from elsewhere.
Magic is a thing but limited largely to the dedicated fighters and the doctors. Said magic is capable of making a bag of holding and healing people. It cannot make crops grow faster and cannot create material that does not already exist.
Im pretty sure the calculation I saw was roughly 1 professional fighter for every 100 civilians for a closed pre-industrial society, however I cannot find the source of that, and it assumes no magic, questionable medical care, minimal bureaucracy and no trade.
Clarification- The army is not fighting an official war, but is in a stalemate with other factions and thus is building its army while it can get the chance. They are very successful in fighting the assorted bandits and criminals that they are assigned to take care of while they wait(only a few very inexperienced soldiers die) to keep up their skills. Against people who are also trained in magic and combat they are reasonably successful(though fatalities are a bit more widespread). As they are not currently in a war they are not loosing large portions.
Clarification- Some rationing is allowed/done during wars but as they are in relative temporary peacetime this is less important
Having people who work a day job and are still trained to fight(militia) also exist.
Clarification- much of the non peasant class is part of the army, as the village's main purpose is to produce soldiers and medics.
Im aiming for about 300 or so dedicated fighters minimum in what im writing so using the above id have a ballpark of around 30,000 other civilians?
If you take out a large chunk of food production(due to imports) that number would probably be lower... So, anyone have any better estimates?