From: Vermont, USA
During the battle, you get a text report of what is happening at the bottom of the screen, such as troops committed, routs, lulls in the battle, etc. The new combat report enables you to actually look at what each unit did in the battle, during each round of the battle,including events like showing cowardice, effective fire, making good use of terrain,effective tactical leadership, and many others. I really enjoy following the elite units, who usually do better. The reports actually show the special abilities of the unique units being used, which is nice to see. You can follow a particular unit, say the 4th Jagers, in every battle, which can actually get you to have a concern for that particular unit. This really helps the immersion, and has solved the ageod combat problem for me completely.
I have to say I also love this improvement.