If I think long enough and hard enough, probably. :)
> Of course there are situations where you are likely to suffer smaller
> losses by giving away parts of your forces. Consider:
> A B
> 1 dragon 1 chimera
> 10 peasants
> Getting rid of the 10 peasants is going to reduce your overall losses
> without measurably affecting your chance of success in the current combat
> system, the 4:1 system, and the smash system.
Actually, giving away those 10 peasants reduces your chance of victory by
20%. You lose 0.2 dragons for 1.1 peasants -- hardly a good deal. Keep
those peasants and always attack with a force as strong as you can possibly
make it to minimize your total losses.