(Sorry for hogging the boards, to those who have noticed my RTS questions, thanks for everyone's help so far. )
In some RTS's, the battles were slower, one squad against another could take a minute or more. in starcraft, that would be more like 10 seconds.
It seems more like a battle of math and speed to finish the equations.
So my question is how to get back the tactics? I don't want people wasting time on spread sheets of strengths and speeds. I want them thinking through real tactics. like taking advantage of scenery, bottle necks, long distance weapons, lower damage from weapons.
What ideas do you have to improve tactics and strategy over excel sheets of numbers for winning.