I don't usually visit game forums, but having recently seen Elemental on Impulse, I impulsively decided to try it and so bought a copy. I find I'm having difficulty understanding the mechanics of combat also. For example, an enemy unit made of of four soldiers, each with a defence and attack value of 12 (giving the unit a combined attack of 48 and combined defence of 48) attacked a city I own. After a couple of turns there was one soldier left in each unit which I assumed would bring the attack and defence of the units down to 12. I was wrong. Having now closed with my units, the enemy units proceeded to kill each of my 5 full strength units with a single blow each, still attacking with an attack value of 48. Is this how it is supposed to work, or is this a bug? If this is how it is supposed to work, why?
Thanks in advance for any help in understanding the mechanics of this game.