I just got my ass totally kicked. I was unprepared with a population of 24, and now I am down to 9. Gives me the challenge I was looking for, but maybe a little overbearing. Two attacks within 5 minutes.
Anyways, I’m glad the combat is much tougher!
Update: People seem to be entirely misinterpreting my posts. My point was that I love the difficulty, but I think there should be a little bit of balancing when you lose a big portion of your town. I had no chance of recovery after a tiny mistake. It was like an MMA fighter continually punching someone after a concussion - not cool. After losing my fighters, the next set of attacks were against level one footmen, which had zero chance.