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Topic Subject:The invisible army
posted 21 May 2005 22:22 EDT (US)         
The other night I charged bravely into battle against Gaul and got annihilated. Fortunately, my general (with about three bodyguard left) plus a unit of hastati managed to escape to the hills.
However, after the battle, I could find no trace of the troops or my general!!
I guessed they maybe were so ashamed they became hermits never to be heard from again.
I checked the nearest town and a nearby boat but no sign of 'em. Any ideas?

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posted 21 May 2005 22:26 EDT (US)     1 / 10       
I've had the same exact problem.

It happens when your out of movement points, but it looked like you attacked.

The few other times this happened i re-loaded the battle and re-fought it, and i was fine.

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posted 21 May 2005 23:41 EDT (US)     2 / 10       
If you are reduced to badly, they would be destroyed.

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posted 21 May 2005 23:45 EDT (US)     3 / 10       
Not all the time. I lost a battle with 4 Axemen left and they didnt disband.

4 out of 656. A shame really. Kinda ok thow because i was faceing an army of about 1400 and i knocked em down to 200 or so

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posted 22 May 2005 00:28 EDT (US)     4 / 10       
Yeah, it has happened to me too, but I don't know if it's from lack of movement or numbers or both. Maybe they took the soldiers' way out and fell on their swords.

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posted 22 May 2005 00:49 EDT (US)     5 / 10       
I've found that if a unit gains any amount of experience, no matter how reduced in numbers they are at the end of the battle, they won't disband (that is if the army itself doesn't disband)

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posted 22 May 2005 02:12 EDT (US)     6 / 10       
They deserted.

Of course, I'd desert too after an embarrassing loss under the command of an inept, cowardly general.

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Iron Dragon
posted 22 May 2005 03:23 EDT (US)     7 / 10       
Did you have a look at the battle scroll before you went into battle?

If your army or any other army has a little sword icon by it, it means that that army is facing a do or die situation.
(in version 1.2 that is)

Think up your ideas and strategies. Then put them into action.

When will people learn that the is no such thing as race? There is only humanity.

We learn something new each and every day.

[This message has been edited by Iron Dragon (edited 05-22-2005 @ 03:24 AM).]

Duan Xuan
posted 22 May 2005 04:52 EDT (US)     8 / 10       
Iron Dragon's right. However, it's a icon with a skull and sword, something like the "fighting to death" icon you see in battles. It means that if you lose (or rather, the side with this small picture attached to it), the whole army will be annihilated.
Legio Yow
posted 22 May 2005 14:23 EDT (US)     9 / 10       


4 out of 656.

If you only had ten more soldiers, they would have fought like demons.

But that happens to me sometimes when I'm in enemy territory, so that might be the cause.

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Primus Pilus
posted 25 May 2005 08:49 EDT (US)     10 / 10       

Even pre-patch, there are battles when one side gets entirely destroyed even if completely intact units escape.

One reason for this is if the retreating army has no line of retreat on the campaign map (i.e. is blocked by natural obstacles or enemy zones of control).


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