Hi, and welcome.
Combat XP is basically awarded when you hit any active opposing titan. It depends on the class of weapon (weight/slots) you fire (lighter weapons give less XPs, heavier ones more), and the difference between your target to hit number and what you rolled - the harder the shot, the more XPs you'll get. This is all thoroughly explained in the Guide, in a section called Experience.
You mean XPs or DPs? After a battle you get XPs according to whatever skill checks you made, which are then converted to DPs (on a 15:1 basis, explained in the Guide, HQ section) so you can allocate them in the HQ to develop your jocks. Dragging battles will only award you more XPs if you make more skill checks, like crossing rivers, running through woods, repairing with the dcs, etc, it won't create more enemies to fire at
I usually get 1000+ XPs a battle, some times ~800 at lower levels. You can monitor the XP gains with the squad status screen, check what is going on. Does this happen with all members of the squad?
You can control the number of AI titans during the setup of the map, btw.
< Message edited by Thorgrim -- 12/28/2005 11:25:38 PM >