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Why do Armies Run in Random Directions After Razing Settlements???

Vicious#9461Vicious#9461 Registered Users Posts: 22
edited November 1 in Campaign Ideas
For the love of god someone fix this - its been going on since WH1.

Classic case: You bring several stacks to a city, blow it up, and the army that initiated the attack suddenly moves like an entire move point bar worth of distance in some random direction! Best case scenario, it runs back the way it came and you only lose the turn it takes for it to catch back up to its other armies. Worst case, it crosses a river right into the teeth of oncoming enemies, into a zone where it takes attrition damage, or off in some direction where the accompanying armies cant support it.

I have no idea why this is still a thing in this game - it makes no sense and can ruin campaigns depending on when it happens.

PLEASE - just leave the army right where it was when the battle began. All the reinforcing armies stay where they were, so why cant the army that initiates the battle just stay put too??
Post edited by CA_Will#2514 on


  • adaliabooks#8607adaliabooks#8607 Registered Users Posts: 62
    Hard agree.

    It's really annoying, especially how random it is. There's no way to predict where they will end up.
    I've often claimed a settlement I had no use for or that had a completely useless climate just so I'd know where the army would be after the battle...
  • VerchialVerchial Registered Users Posts: 11

    Or even just a marker prior to the battle indicating where your army is going to run off to afterwards.

    It has always been a little strange to me that the "General" has almost no control whatsoever as to where the army goes after the battle. Apart from the basic attack angle to the settlement.

  • neiljwd#3010neiljwd#3010 Registered Users Posts: 6
    Hard agree.
    It is very baffling.

    What I don't get though is WHY.
    There's many design choices/balances in the (and any!) game that I'd prefer another way (yay mods) - But, I can always see a rational, or the intention behind a choice.

    But with this ****; yeeting yourself into the horizon after razing a settlement, I just do not get it, what is the point? What situation is it trying to paint a picture off?
  • Vicious#9461Vicious#9461 Registered Users Posts: 22
    edited October 22
    We ever get an answer on this issue @CA_Tama ?
    Post edited by Vicious#9461 on
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