Durk wrote:You do know this game has such. You simply need to select Battle Planner in the Options menu.
Actually, Pike and shot has a very detailed tactical battle system, where dozens of units are usually involved in the campaign battles, on a generated map. The Battle Planner just allows you to make two decisions before the battle is resolved, done in a matter of seconds.
Back before Ageod, the Phils developed a game on Rome. Originally, the game had a detailed tactical battle system, and preliminary reports stated that it had over one hundred unit types. However, the Phils decided to drop the tactical system, and to use a different kind of combat resolution. The reason given was that the tactical battles would take too long and slow down the strategic game too much.
I have always wondered what the original game, with tactical battles designed by the genius of Philippe Thibaut, would have been like. Just maybe, the best tactical battle system ever.
But we will never know.