I've just come back to thrones for the first time since the Alleigence update, and the campaign improvements look really nice, and I'm loving the manouvering on the campaign map and tough choices with suboptimal armies and slow recruitment that thrones brings.
But... I'm finding myself dreading the actual battles. Skirmish mode always being on the AI units is way too abusable.
Enemy have skirmish cav? Put your own skirmish cav in melee mode and chase. They will run into the open while taking javelins to the back. AI have missile infantry? Fake a charge or series of charges with the lightest of cavalry and they will stop shooting and run into the open, even if they were perfectly safely standing among their own missile units.
The AI is not great generally (far too much indecisive reformation of ranks, never attacks if it is the defender, even to stop you linking with reinforcements), but this is really bad in a game where cav is generally rare, allowing the player to easily gain the advantage.