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Topic Subject:Battle difficulty settings
Tombini
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posted 14 April 2007 05:07 EDT (US)         
Hi all, I have a pretty simple question. My apologies if it's been answered somewhere on here before.

When you change the battle difficulty setting when starting a new campaign, what does that actually change?

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Julesmat_50
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posted 14 April 2007 06:42 EDT (US)     1 / 5       
I believe that it changes the morale balance between your troops and that of the AI. Effectively it make the AI troops harder to rout so it's more difficult for your lower quality troops to overcome the AI's ranks.

I'm sure that the more experienced players will be able to correct me if I'm wrong on this, but as I understand it - Easy gives a +4 morale bonus to your troops, Normal leaves the morale unaffected, Hard gives a +4 bonus to the AI and Very Hard gives a +7 bonus.

versalife
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posted 14 April 2007 07:23 EDT (US)     2 / 5       
I wonder if there is anyone in this forum who knows exactly how difficulty level effects the game?
Some people think that on Very Hard level computer can randomly spawn armies around the map in unlimited quantities with out any money expenses. Computer doesn't even have to build them in its cities. And what about unlimited finances on Hard level? Does computer really have unlimited finances?
Does anybody know 100% how it all works?

Lots of people say that its true about the unlimited finances on H/VH levels.
What r the other features do u guys know that computer has on Hard or Very Hard levels?
Thanks

[This message has been edited by versalife (edited 04-14-2007 @ 07:31 AM).]

Tombini
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posted 14 April 2007 18:15 EDT (US)     3 / 5       
So, with battle difficulty, it affects computer morale, not the units' actual strength? So it's not as if you're fighting an opponent and their units have modified stats (like attack and defense), it's just making them less likely to rout and more intent on winning?
TotalWarFanatic
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posted 14 April 2007 19:09 EDT (US)     4 / 5       
It definately effects units abilities as well as morale. I've seen cheap militia units beat elite ones, and if it was just moral, then yes the lesser unit would fight much longer, but they wouldn't fight so much better.

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posted 15 April 2007 06:45 EDT (US)     5 / 5       
I don't know if the patch fixed this, but a harder battle rating means not only you, but the AI army has lower morale. So, your men rout easier as well as the computers. This has the effect of making battles go faster, as units are more likely to run sooner. I actually prefer normal difficulty on battles. This ensures that the battle will last longer, as men don't run away, they slay each other.
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