in my latest game(on a challenging ai,dense magic,dense monsters large map) I saw a clambercoil dragon!!!! wandering around from about turn 50 (resolin had released it by building a town within 3 tiles of the dragon cave)( seeing the dragon wander into my first town's zone almost made me quit the game from the oh SHIT there goes the game),
but about 30 turns later resolin declared war on me(they only had a power rating approx 20 more than mine(resolin had five towns, I had four, but was about to found my fifth) and I had hired several heros and had a reasonable stack with a power rating of strong,
resolin kept sending in armies with moderate or lower ratings, so I was farming the xp from them, then decided to take resolin's nearest city(which had released the dragon), killed all the defenders(was rated strong as was my army I was armed with longbows on my heros and a waraxe on the sov with the best armour found to date),
improved the troops defending the town and built it up (all while the dragon was wandering in a circle around a pit and clobbering any units that got within two tiles of the dragon BUT not this town), then went and collected the next town from resolin, trooped and built it up(btw about 100 turns later the dragon destroyed this town NOT the one that had released it),
then went and collected the third town from resolin , and again trooped and upgraded the town's buildings,
then with a stack rating of deadly(the same as the dragon) and a faction power rating of over 400 I decided to attack the dragon (stupidest idea I ever had should have waited to epic rating and magical armour sets) lost that battle losing five of my fast horse archer companies! and getting each of my heros with another injury,
in the meantime resolin decided to attempt to take back the area I had taken from her, BUT she still uses stacks of moderate of lower ratings and when she gets close to a town of mine she loses the troops and gets another injury to her heros, I decide to go after her second last town which was hidden by a range of mountains from the wandering dragon and I found only by following the trail of outposts, took the town (only had four defenders and I had attacked with seven attackers at company or level10+ hero sizing, trooped then built up the town,
and decide to sneak up the back of the range to attack her last town, and the dragon killed the town(not the last captured, but the second captured and the second closest to it's cave)(btw the dragon SHOULD have targeted the town that released it then had a bias to kill the side that had released it so that it could get back it's quiet life), then went and conquored resolin's last town, so got back to 'peace' but still had the wandering dragon to worry about,
started to expand and came across yitheril, and another dragon cave(with only a storm dragon) within TWO tiles of a newly founded town!!! and my stack of doom had a dragon from finally having built a dragon camp of the first dragon cave, so killed the dragon(not the clambercoil, just the little storm) and outposted both sides of the dragon cave and the yitheril flipped the outposts and declared war on my as my S.O.D. was on top of the dragon cave
, so went and captured each of yitheril's towns (and enjoyed the killing of the jugernaughts with dragon breath and four companies of archers and three archer hero's(now armed with the ignis bows and the fire accesories) and the sov with her battleaxe),
then after conquoring yitheril, I decided to finally go and kill that clambercoil dragon,
in it's battle it kept attacking the storm dragon of mine and all of my archers and sov as well as my dragon were all hitting the clambercoil on each attack so all nine attackers wore out the clambercoil's health without losing a single unit(but the dragon did need to get a bit of rest to restore it's health), I then went as was also clearing the scraplands while upgrading my cities to maximise the build rates and resource production.
build town, see dragon loose, nearly quit, rush build more towns away from dragon, resolin declare war, attack with low power stacks, resolin loses three of five towns, I attempt to kill wandering dragon, lose battle,, heal up, then go back to collecting resolin towns, collect last two, dragon kills one of MY towns that I had taken from resolin , get dragon from dragon camp at first dragon's cave, then expand, find yitheril & second dragon cave, kill storm dragon quick, the grab dragon cave, then yitheril grabs from me and declares war, I deliver WAR, enjoy killing jugernaughts while killing yitheril, win war, go back and kill first dragon, then start clearing scaplands.
bold text above is point of unit behavour that need to be looked at, the bold italic is what would make the game fairer and more interesting to both the AI and player for motivation.