I’m sure Jim will be very pleased that you find them useful Eg407.
As you can imagine, space was very limited on each card. The word ‘avoid’ is simply a shorthand way of saying:- “Don’t-send-Wb-to-fight-against-Elephants-or-you-will-lose”... ...so steer clear of this particular match-up, whenever possible. (Just as it's not a good idea to only bring a knife to a gunfight, it's not a good idea to try and counter Elephants with Warbands)
The same applies to Ax facing Pk/Bd/side-supported Sp in good going.
Ahhh! Thank you for clearing that up Stevie. We were wondering if we had missed a post combat nuance.
I shall bear the advice in mind as I am playing the Illyrians in our Greek city state theme competition!
Although it is fairly easy to look down the “Combat Outcomes” on page 11 to see the ‘quick-kills’ (and thus the match-ups that you should try to avoid or actively seek out), it’s not so easy to see the dangerous effects that combat differences have.
A combat difference of 3 (say CF 6 v CF 3, or CF 5 v CF 2) can be just as devastating as a ‘quick-kill’. Especially when the effects of the easily achieved overlaps are taken into consideration as well.