i remember when playing shogun 2 the AI would use some smart moves to try and win the battle.
_they kept hiding in the forest when defending. (even waited for the cavalry archers to run out of ammo shooting them in the forest before atacking with its infantry.)
_they used attrition tactics when they had way more range unit than me before attacking.
_tthey tried to avoid charging into squads stronger than it and always aimed for the best outcome. (pike vs cavalry, swordsmen vs pikemen, not charging into a wall of pikes unless they were attacking, etc)
in warhammer the AI just charge at you. it is good at flanking with cavalry but if you put spearmen on the side it will just charge them instead of avoiding them until there is no better target. they don't even try to take out the artillery or protect it with something leaving their arty always alone and easy to take out.
it would be cool if the AI would always try to engage winning fights between units unless there is no other alternative. or support loosing fights with another unit to make it a win. also it would be great if their lord and heroes would be suicidal. they are usually the first to die as they charge in alone.
just as a reference, what do you people think about totalwar battle AI and what game has the better battle AI in all totalwar gmes?