When outnumbered and victory seems extremely unlikely, are there any strategies for withdrawing troops to suffer fewer casualties? Or alternatively, strategies for inflicting as much damage as possible on the stronger enemy force? When I'm in this situation I find that far too often I get totally destroyed without inflicting much damage on my opponent.
This comes up a lot when I'm playing two-player campaign multiplayer and I'm taking the reins of an AI army in a battle against an overwhelming human counterpart. Any ideas?