I´ve been trying to play this game a lot and I just can´t get anywhere because I won´t win land battles defensive or offensive ones if I do not heavily outnumber them. Just a few minutes ago I fought a land battle and I won it, but not.
They fled but I sustained heavier losses and they will eat my up next turn
I never played Total war until ETW.
I was using a (imo) decent defensive line with 4 line infantry in a row in the front flanked by one spear levy on each side and a Yari kachi right behind the center of the line. one hiding unit on each side to create a killzone.
What happens is they charge in with 2-3 cav units and I deal with them with my spear levies and one infantry unit pretty quickly but when they charge with their melee heavy line-up they don´t take any casualities and manage to get all my line infantry engaged but one. Then they keep their own ranged units in the rear preventing any flanking attempts from me and basicly they just swarm me. I even had one unit stack more then them and it felt like I was outnumbered by 2-4. Any basic tips on how to land battle in Fots?