I think there should be a better way of managing soldiers, which would also improve AI players, but I am not sure how to do this without getting very complicated. Just have a switch to allow/force training site to prefer training partially upgraded soldiers might be a help that is fairly easy to impliment.
It would also be possible to give the trainers a better strategy. But I'm not sure if those improvements are really necessary
I have been playing this map for about a month now and I still haven't got the hang of soldier management!!
The two things, I think, that would help me most would be the ability to see where promoted soldiers are without clicking on individual buildings ...
Is it really so hard to know where they are? If you prefer heroes only at the front and if you send all your soldiers to a small number of warehouses, it happens that your promoted soldiers go there
In the past, on other maps, I have built large numbers of military buildings and, after hours of trying to expand my territory with only rookies, I have discovered a building near the headquarters, full of promoted soldiers! When I dismantle that building, instead of going to where they are needed, the soldiers distribute themselves, apparently randomly, amongst the other buildings nearby. Very frustrating!
But you can make sure that they don't go to buildings nearby, but somewhere else. Still frustrating?
the challenge maps are made so that a pro must use every trick he knows and even then it will be difficult. that's because once you mastered all the tricks, every other map - yes, even a regular 1v7 - is so easy it's boring.
Also if the AIs take trading outposts? And then an 1vs15?