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    Quote Originally Posted by Pewt View Post
    Indeed they are, at least until the late game when they start using reasonably large stacks (but obviously you'll have more than 30k by then).

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    To everyone else: It's not about luck, or being really good at the game, or having other countries fighting them, etc. The golden horde uses sub-30k stacks. Let them assault a province to drain the morale from their infantry (so that only their cavalry are doing anything) then wipe the stack. Repeat. Same way you can easily do stuff like, say, beat Bohemia+Hungary+TO in 1399 with Poland on 25kish men.
    What's stopping them from moving 3 more stacks into that province while you're hitting the first one though? They keep >50% cavalry so you're not wiping it day one, and thenat least in my experience with the Horde, I'm staring at 60k troops spread into 3-4 stacks - hit the first one, and the other three come in to help, so even if you win the first battle your army gets spanked by the other stacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by President_Eden View Post
    What's stopping them from moving 3 more stacks into that province while you're hitting the first one though? They keep >50% cavalry so you're not wiping it day one, and thenat least in my experience with the Horde, I'm staring at 60k troops spread into 3-4 stacks - hit the first one, and the other three come in to help, so even if you win the first battle your army gets spanked by the other stacks.
    Nah, you gotta let them spread out. In todays session I fought the GH through pewts tactic. Since the provinces in Russia are stupidly big you can charge in, wipe one stack and retreat back behind scorched territory before the other stacks finish sieging. You might lose a province or two but in the big picture that does not matter.

  3. #103
    They don't spread out with me, though. Never. It's *always* a giant Mongolian death cluster unless they get hit by multiple DOWs and/or a TSC at the same time.

  4. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by President_Eden View Post
    What's stopping them from moving 3 more stacks into that province while you're hitting the first one though? They keep >50% cavalry so you're not wiping it day one, and thenat least in my experience with the Horde, I'm staring at 60k troops spread into 3-4 stacks - hit the first one, and the other three come in to help, so even if you win the first battle your army gets spanked by the other stacks.
    If they are already busy sieging your other provinces they won't break the sieges unless they are scared away by larger stacks.

  5. #105
    That's definitely not the behavior I've experienced from the Horde AI. Which is a shame, because it would be a lot simpler otherwise.

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