I have just finished a battle in which the forgone conclusions mechanic almost cost me the game. My entire army apart from Boris on his griffon mount had been routed and i had just killed the enemy skaven lord when the UI for Boris had dissappeared. This was especially frustrating as my Deadly onslaught and foe seeker abilities had just finished recharging and i was about to activate them. Apparantly the AI in this game is so omnipotent that it had come to the conslusion that my Boris Griffon Lord at 80% health stood no chance against 5 units of mixed sakven infatry at half health and unit capacity and a 40% health doomwheel.
I had to fight the remainder of the battle which was at its most critical stage basically fighting against this stupid game and the enemy player because the game believed that there was no conceivable way for me to win the battle, yet by dragging the enemy infantry out into the shallow water and a few cycle charges was enough to win the battle from "certain defeat" to fully routing the enemy. The whole battle could've gone a lot smoother at the end if i had access to my llords abilities and the game hadn't locked me out of them because the piece of **** AI in this game thought it "knew better". Hell, even the other player was asking me to just quit the battle because he believed there was no way for m,e to win the fight, and yet i did anyway.
The FORGONE CONCLUSION m,mechanic has got to be the WORST mechanic i have ever witnessed in a RTS game and should be removed immediately. It should not be left to the AI to decide when a battle is unwinnable when there are two human players vs eachother and human error and stupid decisions by an opponent late game looking to hastedly finish the battle cannot be accounted for by the AI when determining the overall outcome of a battle.
REMOVE THE FORGONE CONCLUSION MEHCANIC CA