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Ambush gone, and now Hiding units on BF aswell

Poacher886Poacher886 Senior MemberPosts: 224Registered Users
Not content with the poor decision to remove 'Ambush' stance from the game, it seems the option to 'hide units' in Forest on the battlefield has also been removed....

Well not removed, just completely in effective, indeed, the enemy AI can spot some peasant long axes hiding in a forest from 3 miles, whilst struggling to see a full strength army stood in battle formation in full view at half the distance.


  • EfixEfix Posts: 250Registered Users
    edited June 2018
    Never had any trouble with AI spoting range
  • Poacher886Poacher886 Senior Member Posts: 224Registered Users
    They spot a hidden unit in a forest the OTHER side of the hill from half the map distance!
  • FossowayFossoway Posts: 1,451Registered Users
    Efix said:

    Never had any trouble with AI spoting range

    No, he's actually right, but it's not only for the AI. The spotting distance seems abnormally far in Thrones, compared to other Total Wars. It makes a bit hiding in forests slightly useless, especially in multiplayer.
  • CnConradCnConrad Senior Member Posts: 3,078Registered Users
    This is an issue. Really ruins lots of strategy.
  • Poacher886Poacher886 Senior Member Posts: 224Registered Users
    It is entirely useless, and after playing TW from the off, it is the FIRST game to have removed the hidden unit ability......whilst still leaving it in game!!!

    Seriously it was the FIRST thing i noticed in my FIRST battle in Thrones. How it has not been mentioned previously is a wonder to me...how it got past years of testing is behold understanding.

    Outside of the poor graphics (progressively worse since Rome2), it was the most prevalent thing on the battle map.
  • zmey_gorinichzmey_gorinich Senior Member Posts: 212Registered Users
    I think it has something to do with the units being hidden. I am able to hide my javelin cavalry successfully (against the AI) while other units I have much less success with.
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