I just fought my closest battle yet on Total War. My enemy had superior armor and weapons than my troops, but mine had superior numbers. Before the battle started, I had 956 men and my foe had 801 soldiers. When the battle was over, I had 193 soldiers left and my adversary had 140 levies left. The battle could have turned either way, but I ultimately won just by a hair. The battle took place in a canyon just outside of a forest so it acted as a bottleneck for both armies, resulting them to fight in very tight spaces. I like the conditions of this close battle and might include such a fight in the future.