Before you get the wrong impression I absolutely love the Total War series, finding them a fun way to pass the time. However since getting them after some strong suggestions, I have always wondered that is the series really a good strategy game? Now I'm not arguing if it's a good game or not (I strongly believe it is) but I've always been let down slightly by the simplistic method of strategy and simple army rules, that make winning against the AI really easy even on the hardest difficulty. Has anyone else felt that the strategy and tactics were too easy or simple? Most of the time you'll be just charging into the enemy en masse, even if you make detailed and careful formations thanks to the AI and battle 'rules' the majority of combat will just devolve into simple mass charges, which takes the strategic edge away from the game. It ends up being a matter of who has the biggest or best army, not the smartest or cunning tactics more often then not, which makes plans for small, flexible forces that unless are horse archers stand no chance. Maybe it's just me being bad at strategy (which, sorry for boasting, is unusual) or something singular. Anyone else has this problem?