I am now playing NTW3 V8.2 I installed patch 1 then patch 2 over it. Was that correct?

1. The British never seem to attack my town, when indicated, they just stand out of sight and I win by default. Hate the boring wait but usally
I am vastly out numbered. Is this from the units clumping?

1a. 3 out of 4 times the map is not even in a town and flat open terrain when defending a town. I almost always get bad terrain for attacking where art. must be moved.

2. Seems art. damage has been decreased except for shot or destroying a building?

3. Patch 8.3 or revision is due when?

4. Is the road building broke, get a 99 turns after level 6 or 8.