Stelteck wrote:3- A clear rule for retreat path after battle, which is sometimes quite strange. In a general point of view, if the actions were a little more predictable it would be a good think.
The retreater (I don't talk about a succesfull moving prepared deep defense) is mainly driven by the victor, so it is not very predictable.
Or maybe you talked about the ability for the winner to choose where the looser go?
However you're right in all should choose a planned prefered way where to retreat, but it will just increase its chance of happening.
EDIT: What should very increase a retreat where intended
, is the expertise level of the Retreating ability commander, and the RulesOfEngagement chosen.
By default, the intended retreat is the previous region of the force. A feature to set it otherwise is missing.
Starting with 25%: (or maybe 10% + Strategy +2*AttackOrDefend command values)
with added in brackets the Ability and ROE numbers of the opponent
to be added
No level ability: -50% (+25%)
Level 1 ability: +25% (-25%)
Level 2 ability: +75% (-50%) (negative%ofOpponent: a good retreater general
knows where the opponent should go retreating, where to cut his better road)
All-Out Attack: -75% (-50%)
Sustained Attack: -50% (-25%)
Conservative Attack: +50% (0)
Feint/Probe Attack: +100% (+50%)
Hold At All Costs: -100% (+75%)
Defend: -50% (+50%)
Defend and Retreat: +25% (+75%)
Retreat if Engaged: +75% (+100%)
You have no retreat skill, you're in a battle as you were just defending, the attacker is level 1 in retreat and made a sustain attack.
If your general decide a retreat: his army goes were intended if % success check:
25 -50 -50 -25 -25= -125%: no way! (opponent: 25 +25 -50 +25 +50= +75%)
hoops, you were defending&retreat and were level2 skill?: 25 +75 +25 -25 -25= +75%! it changes...
(opponent: 25 +25 -50 -50 +75= +25%)
You make a conservative attack and are level 1 retraiter, your opponent was attacking too, sustaining, and has no retreat level:
If your general decide a retreat: 25 +50 +25 -25 +25= +100% : sure you're free to go where you want!
(opponent: 25 -50 -50 -25 +0= -100%)