I am wondering what the combat effects are for mud.
During mud turns, I notice that all CVs drop to 1, even when I have large stacks or relatively strong troops that are not isolated, have access to a railhead, and are in contact with their HQ. The manual talks about mud's impact on fort building, movement, and supply, but nothing about its effect on combat. On a thread I was reading here, someone stated that all CVs are divided by 8 during mud turns.
What are the total combat effects for both the defender and the attacker during mud? If both the attacker and the defender divide their CVs by 8, would mud not simply net out? For example, I have a stack with 14 CVs and I want to attack a stack with 4 CVs in the clear. During mud, my counter CV shows 1 and the defender's counter CV shows 1 as well. Is my CV not really 1.75 and the defender's CV not really 0.5? If so, the ratio is still the same (3.5:1), so my attack should be just as effective, no? I must be missing something here, because many of my attacks that I expected to go well (3:1 or greater before mud) were ineffective.
Any help on mud is appreciated!