Alright so maybe this wasn't the brightest move in the world. I decided to go after someone ranked higher but looked (at least to me) weaker. I mean c'mon. I had an army of 11 humans and he had 2.
I present the following transcript.
Your soldiers march onto the battlefield
Your generals report on your army's status:
4 of your soldiers are trained attack specialists
3 of your army consists of untrained soldiers
All 4 of your trained soldiers receive weapons
4 are given a Knife
All 3 of your untrained soldiers receive weapons
3 are given a Knife
Your field scouts report on the status of the enemy:
The enemy has all 2 trained soldiers with weapons
None of the enemy's 0 untrained soldiers have weapons
Both sides charge!
Your army strikes!
Your troops inflict 100 damage on the enemy!
The enemy sustains 0 casualties!
*'s forces counter-attack and inflict 130 damage on your army!
Your army sustains 0 casualties!
Your generals report on your weapon damage:
1 were not used
None were found to be sabotaged
Weapon strength went from 5 to 5
*'s forces defeated your army!
As your soldiers flee the battlefield you try to figure out what happened.
Were you overwhelmed by superior force? Were your soldiers tired?
Were your weapons in poor condition? Perhaps your soldiers were cowardly?
If you continue to fight and lose word will spread throughout the land about your army's incompetence!
Wow. Nothing like having your ass handed to you.
Moral of the this story?
Believe the rankings even if they don't look like they make sense.