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« on: December 27, 2004, 10:51:58 PM »

I've been playing the game and watching replaying of online games for BFME, and after watching a few games, I'm seeing a pattern.

People are combining units together to little effect, and it's actually much more efficient not to combine units.

For example, one player had the daunting task of dislodging upgraded elven warriors/archers from a newly created elven wood, just past a bridge.  He had combined all his melee units with one archer unit, then moved them into attack.

What happened was the entire combined unit stayed put on its exposed position on the bridge while the archers fired on the elves, however, the elves were much more superior archers and the attacker was defeated.

If the units had been seperate, he could have moved his melee infantry in to engage, while his archers hung back and fired.  The melee troops would negate any benefit the elves had for ranged attacks.

If two forces made of combined melee and ranged units went up against each other.  It devolves into a shooting match as the archers went about their business and the warriors getting picked off before doing any melee combat.

The only use combining units has is in making management easier, as it always places archers in back and melee in front.  Rohan benefits somewhat from this, having peasants in front and archers in back, but this is the only case where it's worthwhile to do so.
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