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Losing half my army to attrition on the same turn the siege started

Cyndi_HopeCyndi_Hope Posts: 16Registered Users
Anyone else getting really annoyed by this? Capturing a city, for then the AI to start to siege you the next turn. Only for you to suffer absolutely insane attrition to your army before you even get a turn. Yet if you try doing this to the AI they end up getting a turn before suffering any attrition at all.

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  • Misaka_ComplexMisaka_Complex Posts: 1,510Registered Users
    It might also depend on the campaign difficulty but I haven't faced any "insane" attrition from this.
  • Whiskeyjack_5691Whiskeyjack_5691 Posts: 2,496Registered Users
    edited June 19
    CA_Josh responded in a similar thread and said they're looking into it, so hopefully it'll be fixed in the upcoming patch.
  • XhalXhal Junior Member Posts: 154Registered Users
    That happens in minor settlements because they have no reserves.

    Don't stay in minor settlements if there is an enemy army nearby.
  • lylinlylin Member Posts: 91Registered Users
    The upside is you can do this to the AI too and you can avoid this by encamping outside a settlement. Still feels a bit broken though..
  • RealityTorrentRealityTorrent SwedenPosts: 101Registered Users
    I don’t think the issue is that there is attrition. I think the issue is that the player cannot choose to sally out and fight before the attrition happens, while the AI does get that chance. It’s because the world turn ends after the last AI has done his moves.
  • AgentGBAgentGB Junior Member Posts: 156Registered Users
    edited June 20
    Once you capture a settlement, if you think you're gonna get counter sieged & suffer attrition on the next turn, you can actually move your army outside of the settlement immediately after capturing it so they cannot do this. If they attack the settlement your army will naturally reinforce the settlement or give you the opportunity to retreat if you think you can get enough movement points between you & them.
  • markp27markp27 Posts: 1,339Registered Users
    Wondering if anyone has considered that the AI may have the assignment to reduce supplies running already.
  • kweassa1kweassa1 Posts: 663Registered Users
    AgentGB said:

    Once you capture a settlement, if you think you're gonna get counter sieged & suffer attrition on the next turn, you can actually move your army outside of the settlement immediately after capturing it so they cannot do this. If they attack the settlement your army will naturally reinforce the settlement or give you the opportunity to retreat if you think you can get enough movement points between you & them.

    ^^^ This.

    Also, making sure of your strategic situation helps, too. Like, don't hastily take settlements which can be counter-sieged just the next turn <-- this really means the player was caught totally off-guard.. .and therefore, being more careful in combat planning could easily avoid the problem.
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