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Archers are very effective against light troops and mounted archers are a good way to harass enemy troops. Always keep archers them away from infantry and cavalry. Put them behind your infantry when enemy is close and protect them with your cavalrywhen necessary. If you have opportunity to flank enemy using archers,make sure you take off skirmish mode and attack, you will catch enemy off guard. When enemy is far away put archers in front to shoot arrows as enemy approaches then bring them behind.
Your units will slowly or quickly get fatigued based on their actions. Use this to your advantage by forcing attacking armies to march to you and by running only when necessary.
Use terrain to your advantage. When fighting near or in a forest, lure enemy and launch surprise attacks. Place one or two units out in open while you hide rest of your army in forests. However, remember that archers perform poorly near trees. Also, remember that generals are not hidden in forests. When you are fighting on a map with a slope, try to control higher ground and avoid an uphill battle. Units move very slowly when marching uphill and attack much less effectively; opposite is true downhill If you have option to wait out battle and weather doesnít suit your army, wait until weather changes. Some units are better suited to certain weather condtions than others. Read unit descriptions to find out more details about each units ideal figting conditions. Some terrain such as mountains is impassible to your armies. Try to find an alternate route. Certain choke points such as bridges are important strategic locations. Defending a bridge is much easier than defending on an open plain. You can also hide your whole army on campaign map in a wooded area to launch surprise attacks on an enemy army.
G. After they flee
When enemy starts to flee, continue battle rather than end it so you can use your cavalry and attack dogs to run over fleeing enemies. You can gain more experience for your units this way. Using your general's cavalry to run over routing units is a quick way to gain experience and skills for general.
H. Attacking with multiple armies
Whenever possible, try to attack with multiple armies by surrounding terrain around enemy with your forces. When one of your armies is adjacent, AI is in control of army and helps in fight. Any type of reinforcement usually helps win battle but be wary of AI poorly managing your valuable Generals and armies.
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