Well, I will try to explain better my point of view.
Step 1: France (attacker) chooses probe and sends her battle file to Prussia (defender);
Step 2: Prussia receives the french battle file and the defender chooses withdraw;
Step 3: Prussia click "done" and she knows immediately that the battle is over and that the defender has succesfully retreated;
Step 4: France completes her land combat phase.
The breach: if the prussian player is a cheater he will choose withdraw waiting for the result. If he sees that the battle is over he will have the immediate knowledge of the attacker's choice. If the program asks him simply (without any message of "Battle Over")to send the battle file back to the attacker he will know that the attacker did not choose probe. Knowing this, he can delete the battle file generated in his pc, before sending it back to the attacker, and he can change his choice, knowing that the attacker did not choose probe.
The step 2 is the main reason why Marshall changed the old version of the battle file exchange system in the patch 1.05 (nto sure about the number of the patch).
The defender, when he chooses his chit, should not know the result of his choice, because in this way he will never know the result of his choice that are revealed for the first time to tha attacker when he receives back from the defender the battle file.
In the case of a probe/withdraw situation we are back to the original system.
Am I wrong ?
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