Not saying they shouldn't surrender, at some point. Just that there's sophisticated code in this game that can take account of all the diffs involved. Waiting around for the auto surrender time period to expire wouldn't seem realistic by comparison, though I understand that you would like to see the code changed, sure. Myself, I have been quite happy with surrender and rout behaviour in this patch build. Haven't seen anything I would worry about (doesn't mean it doesn't exist or that others haven't come across probs, just I haven't seen any). Actually, I haven't had probs with ammo either (as I said before - I'm never really testing the game, just trying to play it). To me it's looking really good at the moment. Aside from the CTDs that are being dealt with, the only thing that has (only slightly) bothered me is that I have to take direct control of Bn indirect fire if I'm to get what I want because I haven't seen the AI doing anything useful with mortars etc prior to an assault. But that doesn't really bother me, to be honest because it doesn't - to borrow Bletch's phrase - offend against my 'sweetspot' for micro-management (even if it was fixed I'd probably play that way). That and the target/task boxes still appearing to be odd and inconsistent shapes (to me) - though that's a cosmetic issue ony, hardly worth worrying about. For me I'd be happy to move on and have the COTA pack. Not move on and forget all these things - I'm sure Dave will get to most of them at some point - but (CTDs aside) there's no show stoppers for me right now. None I've come across, anyway. And I play it - as in just try to play it and enjoy it and only notice if something goes wrong if it occurs in that context - almost every day for an hour or so at least.
Besides, I'd like to think that where it's a 'pig-headed' unit that surrounded and out of ammo (in terms of its attributes in the scenmaker tab), I have, say, quite a few hours more to rescue it before it gives in, than where it's, by comparison, a 'spineless' unit. So I wouldn't myself prefer anything auto like that.