So I'm struggling to figure out the table on page 106 of the DM guide for 3.5 about how many cohorts you can have and at what level you can have them. If you have a Leadership score of 9 or below, can you not have any?
The description of the Cohort level reads "A 6th-level paladin with a +3 Charisma bonus, for example, can still only recruit a cohort of 4th level or lower." but the table shows that a character with a Leadership score of 9 (which the Paladin would have, right?) can't have any.