I've been playing a lot of Hegemony Gold lately and one thing I've noticed a lot, especially on the Ionian Campaign, is the AI's somewhat poor management of
food in regards to keeping their armies fed.
I've found that at least on that particular campaign I was in no threat from Athens since anytime they tried to attack me, by the time they reached me they were already half out of food, then shortly after trying to siege me they would route do to lack of food, I didn't even need to fight them off.
I know the challenge in this game comes more when attacking enemy cities but I would at least like to feel threatened a little from enemy attacks as well. Shouldn't the AI at least know how to bring workers with their armies carrying food?
I've just started a Sandbox game as Sparta earlier today too, and even though the faction I'm fighting to the west isn't all that far away it seems like I can
just huddle up in side my city, wait for the invading army to starve and eventually route. I mean isn't it them whose supposed to be starving me out?
I'm sorry if I seem like I'm being a little over critical, I do love this game, I really do. This is just something that seems to stick out. I already
play on expert and am trying to get as much challenge as I can from the game. The Macedonia campaign seemed a little easy but I've only gotten about 15 hours
through it. I tried playing with recruiting off, but it just doesn't seem right, I would play an option like recruitment 'low' but off just
doesn't seem like an option to provide more challenge in a realistic way. I do admit the sandbox mode and Ionian campaign are more challenging so I'm enjoying
those, I've yet to try the other one but will check it out in not to long a time.