I'm completely against a reserve system because it undermines the reward for spending sleepless nights for those coordinating the spy fronts.
However if you're doing a reserve, then a cap at like 50% of their max is reasonable, it allows them to get over the initial hurdle but isn't giving them a free pass
Others above seem.to be on the same page
Also can we fix the damn issue with how military rebuys are delayed several minutes past the dc itself? They should be the exact same second and if that means we have a dc lasting 1 min then so be it. It can be devastating if you're trying a double buy but you're a sitting duck
Also, I'll note that spy vs military counts to the attackers stats, but not the defenders stats.
Sheepy said he fixed this when I asked him a couple years back but the change never came through.