I am a little confused.
Is there friendly fire? Not sure if this is a topic else where. However im sure in a video some where, i saw dwarven gunners firing from behind dwarven axes. However another video showed artillery in-front of of both gunners and the axes as to not deal friendly casualties.
So only artillery deals friendly fire if not placed correctly? Or archers / gunners dont deal friendly fire?
I would strongly prefer there to be friendly fire, meaning deploying and moving your troops into position more taxing on the brain. I also dont think its right to have hand gunners shooting from behind your front line.
On this note, can damage dealing "area affect spells" inflict casualties to your own units? Again i hope so.
Also, with Empire total war, if you fired a volley at a unit for example, you were likely to miss some of that volley. If there is another unit behind the targeted unit, would some of the "missed" volley hit the unit behind the targeted unit. <--- If that makes sense. ^^