So you have unit type, strength weaknesses, ranged vs melee and what is specialized against what- that's what the pentagon tells me, right? I followed that the forum guide thingy, and the gems page for those things. To the letter... chose a unit strong vs BOTH units the enemy had, that were both weak vs the type I chose.Strong verse only means those units have some sort of advantage over the other unit in terms of better offense, defensive or both. learning unit type verse unit type is the basics. Understanding those advantages is another layer of complexity, sometimes your unit is a glass cannon and knowing that and how to use that takes experience.
All of this comes into play but trying to understand that too fast is like trying to run a marathon when your still learning how to stand up and walk.
- Squad size comparison
- unit type
- unit strength weaknesses
- research technology - 1,2 or 3 star units
- unit stats - lots of these and they all have an impact especially movement, range and initiative
- Different units of the same type - which is specialised against what
- Wonders and temporary boost buildings
- ranged verse melee
I forget squad size but they were really close, and I think favored me - It was a second province, 0 star, battle.
What IS "intiative"?! I did a search on ALL FOUR pages of the guide thread and it never shows up in any of it. I don't know how to factor that in. And doesn't speed and range have to do with what is strong vs what?! I mean, a slow close unit would be owned by a fast long distance one- therefore strong vs slow close ones. Isn't that what the pentagon is telling us?! You know, "this unit with these stats is stronger than that unit with those stats, but weak vs these with their stats".
Cuz if it's not, how do you use it?! Cuz like if it's saying X is strong vs Y, but Y will always kill X before it can attack Y to be stronger- is it REALLY stronger?! And if not, how can you look at them and know that before you fight cuz it won't tell you that- just the strong/weak vs - which you seem to imply can be wrong... or ignored cuz of stats of the units that make them better or worse against others... despite or aside from strong/weak vs (which again, what does that even matter anymore if that's how it works?)