As mining becomes more prevalent and workers have to span longer distances just to get that sweet, sweet ore, goblin raids far from home have become a problem.
Having a “Villagers” party with the rally and defend point set in a safe location only helps so much. As soon as you hit the Rally and Defend button, the villagers under attack stand their ground and fight, even if alone.
As the title says, Rally and Defend should function more like “Rally, then defend”. Units should bust ass back to their rally point FIRST, then defend as needed.