Are you playing 1st edition specifically? If not, this may be better posted in the 2ed entry for the game
, since that is much more active nowadays.
French version is only 1st edition but you're right, last thread answered in 2014, I didn't pay attention. Will post it in 2nd version strategy forums ! Thanks for the tip
Hard questions that I think there aren't any hard/fast rules for. The probabilities are complicated by card play. I have a few personal rules for myself that I try to cling to:
1. As many as you can - with as many elites as you can (up to stacking limit of course). Rule of thumb for me is usually 8+ units with at least 4 elites.
2. If you've got a reinforcing army nearby - go for broke - otherwise wait for reinforcements and hope that the enemy decides to sortie.
3. at least 3, but 5 is better - no elites required.
Thanks for your thoughts