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    Default When do you use the battle autoresolve option?

    In my case I'd recommend it only if the prediction of probability of winning is very high and that you'll keep at least 95% of your army. Don't do it if the prediction is below 95% ( and worst if most of your army has inexperienced military units ). For example I saw some youtubers playing Rome 2 Total War using the autoresolve option even when the prediction said that they'll keep about 50 % of their army after the battle. Not a good idea in my opinion because it doesn't always accurately happen as the prediction says. For example, when I was about to fight a battle I first checked the prediction: it said I'll win but that I'll keep about half of my army. I decided not to accept the automatic resolve. And it turned out to be a wise decision because I had less than 50% of losses after fighting the battle manually in the battlefield.
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    Default Re: When do you use the battle autoresolve option?

    Whenever I don't have cavalry or elephants in my army, because they eat up all the casualties.

    It really depends on if I'm pressed for time, if I don't need to wipe out the opposing army in one go, and if (like you said) I'm not going to lose a substantial part of my army.

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    Default Re: When do you use the battle autoresolve option?

    I use when I've defeated the enemy army once and it seems like a waste of time to deploy my army again just to defeat a handful of depleted enemy units who survived the battle. I also use it when a city battle is so one-sided that there's no hope of victory, or no fear of defeat (such as an enemy full stack attacking my small garrison, or two of my veteran armies of high-tier units attacking an enemy cityh with only a garrison). It varies - sometimes I don't use it because I want to see what will happen next in the battles, sometimes I use it because I want to see what will happen next in the campaign.

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    Default Re: When do you use the battle autoresolve option?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    I use when I've defeated the enemy army once and it seems like a waste of time to deploy my army again just to defeat a handful of depleted enemy units who survived the battle. I also use it when a city battle is so one-sided that there's no hope of victory, or no fear of defeat (such as an enemy full stack attacking my small garrison, or two of my veteran armies of high-tier units attacking an enemy cityh with only a garrison). It varies - sometimes I don't use it because I want to see what will happen next in the battles, sometimes I use it because I want to see what will happen next in the campaign.
    In my case I would still fight the battle even if the prediction gives me no chance at all just to cause the enemy army as many losses as possible so that it is a bit easier to beat it with an army I bring later to finish them off. You're right that in certain occasions you shouldn't be afraid of losing a city. You can regain it later.
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    Default Re: When do you use the battle autoresolve option?

    I use when I've defeated the enemy army once and it seems like a waste of time to deploy my army again just to defeat a handful of depleted enemy units who survived the battle
    That's why I'd recommend not to end the battle yet when the victory is declared for you. Chase all the fleeing enemy units and never let the general escape alive ( if he's still alive when the victory is declared to you )

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    Default Re: When do you use the battle autoresolve option?

    Every turn in every situation.

    I've turned TWR2 into a big ol' game of Risk!

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    Default Re: When do you use the battle autoresolve option?

    Very rarely. One of the reasons I play Total War is the battles, so I fight almost all battles manually. Even when I know the odds are stacked against me and defeat is assured I'll still usually fight because I can often inflict greater casualties than autoresolve would, plus it gives me a chance to try out new tactics and use units in unconventional ways. I may lose the battle, but the damage I do may help to win the war, and occasionally I may even squeak a win when the autoresolve is certain I'll lose.

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