Well, actually, I do have something better to do, it's just that I can't actually muster the willpower to do it.
It's stupid of me but it is what it is so I guess I'm talking Civ here.
I believe last time I left you I was moving my forces in. Well, update: I'm in the transition between 325 BC and 320 BC. I captured Sardica, where Macedon's army was stationed (and thus, I destroyed it, giving me the edge in this war). My army is outside Sardica and next turn moves to Antandrus. (I also have an immortals at the forest between Cyzicus/Byzantium, with a second immortals approaching next turn.) I have a 3/4 wounded immortals (backed by two archers and a horseman, with two other horsemen nearby) posed to attack Miletus next turn.
I've got two archers posed to attack Cyzicus next turn, defended by a wounded 3/4 spearman.
Both the spearman and the immortals have a defense of 2.
The problem I face is that the immortals to the south is being attacked by a 3-attack veteran swordsman.
And my spearman is being attacked by a 3-attack veteran hoplite.
And Cyzicus has a 3-attack veteran swordsman.
In a worst-case scenario, leaving me with a dead immortals, dead spearman, and dead archer, with Cyzicus heavily fortified and Miletus with strong defenses.
I can't save all my units.
But I've instilled a "best 2/3" policy.
I can lose the immortals to the south if my spearman kills the swordsman in Cyzicus.
I can lose my spearman to the north if my immortals live and so do both my archers.
Now, admittedly, I've thrown out wins I probably shouldn't have, where the archer killed the swordsman.
If one of those comes up, in spite of it being only 1/3 wins, I'll take it at this point.
But I am sticking to this.
Cyzicus must lose its swordsman or have me keep both my southern immortals and two archers with the swordsman killing my spearman and the hoplite killed by my spearman.
These are my terms.
They...are apparently hard terms to fulfill.
But I'll manage it.
It's just a matter of time and patience.
This might be Sid difficulty.
And I might be at a slight defensive disadvantage.
But this is no "26 units with double the attack".
This is doable.
I might need to compromise, with the above.
But I'm not letting myself see only one archer live; I'm not seeing that swordsman alive unless my immortals also lives and both archers live.
As many times as it takes, I'll get that.