After much experimenting, I've come to realize a major flaw (or intention) in the battle system.
1. The Empire is OP in battle. Tested this against every faction numerous times over with every conceivable unit arrangement , placement, tactic etc.
2. Though I've beaten others who use the Empire, that is only because they used the wrong set-up. However, there are a few Empire set-up's that very few other factions can match. Yes, even VC.
Only Chaos or Greenskins come close, but nine times outta ten they fall just short.
No matter the set up. Spam this, balance that...it just dont matter when it comes to beating the Empire with the right set-up.
3. The Problem is this;
These few Empire set ups are seriously OP because of the Karl Franz - Witch Hunter - Halbred - gunners - DemiGryph combo.
And if you dont use VC, the other player will surely bring DeathClaw, which means you lose.
Because even if you take out Franz, you must still deal with the Witch Hunter, the Demigryphs & probably the outriders which often turn the tide of battle because whilst trying to take out the demigryphs, the Empire gunners &/or outriders are ripping you to pieces. This is because they DONT BREAK after taking out Franz.
Even with Terror units, the Empire soldiers do break, but return time & time again. And this means that the other Empire soldiers who you were finally defeating regain some courage & fight on even harder. And if you beat them, you then must hope their are no gunners who have returned to shoot your seriously weakened force to bits.
All leading to heart breaking defeat after defeat. This stinks,
I have 50 + quick battle wins. But when facing the Empire, I have to choose the empire also. This is because all the good players know.
Even if you spam VC fliers and attack all at one, If the other player is any good, he knows to stack the Empire halbreds, & demigryphs halbreds, two guns & a witch hunter. And, the witch hunter will eventually kill Manfried (or any general with "accusation hex" ), while you're dealing with Franz or aiding soldiers etc. And even if you have heroes of your own, who you think can take out the witch hunter. WRONG.
If the Demigryphs dont kill'em, the guns will. And if they dont, all the halbreds who have at least 25 men, often hold out to the bitter end, returning time after time, if at least one demigryph unit remains.
Mainly the demigryphs & witch hunter are the most OP.
Everytime I use the Empire, I win.
If I dont, I lose.