Amric, I think I'll finish the installment later today
Gjerg Kastrioti, the game can't - but I can If I make it my policy to raid rather than conquer (not all the time, naturally, but fighting Turkey almost requires it).
My thoughts on raiding: the purpose of it in the game is to deny your enemy the looted province's income and ability to build new troops. The priority, however, should be the destruction of enemy reserves (new recruits), thus denying him reinforcements and winning victory points.
The raiding army should not be large, to avoid supply problems. It should be mobile, consisiting entirely of cavalry (also makes it easier to completely destroy enemy recruits). It should avoid large battles and try to keep to the plains.
Tell me if I missed anything.