The first two battles were very simple and did a good job of teaching me basics. However, I am stymied on the third battle (Salernum). After studying the units and their use I find:
1. Once engaged my groups are eventual ground down. I am having trouble paying attention to individual units. After they engage they are eventually are defeated. I have tried to use detailed abilities (Calvary in Wedge charge. Unmounting Calvary for max effect. Set melee troops in appropriate roles such as defend, spread out, etc.
2. Should I be withdrawing unites on a regular basis to save them after initial attack?
3. Sometimes the scenario says if I capture the town I can win. I assume that refers to capturing the town center by having a group of soldiers there. I have had as many as three unmounted calvary groups there to no effect. What do you need to do to capture the town?
4. Is there a more appropriate area to post questions about tactics? Videos are helpful for teaching movements but I need some help about does and don't for handling units in the midst of the battle (i.e. is there a dedicated area to discuss beginner tactics for successful fighting?