@redrum When conscripts alone attack trenches alone, the two immediately stalemate, but the territory remains to the previous ownership. Does this make sense?
First of all, if I have two otherwise normal units, except that are attack/defence 0, what one assumes it would happen is that you keep making combat rounds as normal, but nobody ever hitting anyone else.
Thus, as per normal combat, if I send conscripts alone against trenches alone, I would expect still to be able to retreat, while the program doesn't allow me to, but instantly stalemates me, like if the trenches are some sort of ignorable unit that I decided to ignore.
If there should be a default behaviour upon this case, I would rather say that the program should oblige me to retreat, as it would be pointless keeping making useless combat rounds (eventually, I will have to retreat anyways, to go on with the game).
On the other hand, if I cannot retreat, it makes sense to stalemate, as otherwise I would be stuck attacking at 0 against units defending at 0, and the game would remain stuck forever in this pointless battle loop. This would be the case of offloading 1 conscript into a territory with 1 trench, if the program would not stalemate me.
However, moving from a rules standpoint to a realistic standpoint, I can see that if I am in a territory with someone else, and we both cannot hit each other, there is nothing the other side can do to avoid me staying there, while I can do nothing to remove it from the territory, thus stalemate makes sense.
However, in this case, why is the conscript not capturing the territory?
Since the conscript can enter and capture an empty territory, why this same conscript is, instead, not able to enter and capture a territory with only trenches inside, in the moment these trenches can do nothing to keep the conscript out of the territory, how can they avoid the conscript capturing it, instead?
And how can any user be expected to infer that in case of conscripts attacking trenches all this will happen:
- I will have no ability to retreat at all.
- I'm able to stay in the territory, and I'm actually forced to do so.
- The trenches are able to avoid me capturing the territory.
Also, should the "v3" rule that you cannot send transports alone to make a battle extended to conscripts too?