Through my many hours of Medieval Total War, I had noticed certain things about the game that just never happen, at least not to me. One of these is the large-scale siege like the ones we all create in the Custom Battle. Whenever I have a reasonably large army thats been locked up in a castle, they always just wait it out, never attack it. I once had pushed to Constantinople in the late age as the French. Obviously, it was a Fortress by now, with every upgrade possible for the castle. When i took the province, it was my 5000 soldiers, of which an entire army (16 units that is) was devoted to our good friend the Culevern (sp?). The Turks retreated, and a large army, about 700 men, was locked up in the city. Naturally, I tore that sucker down and slaughtered them all. Naturally. Now, a few turns later, the Turks counterattacked with one nasty freakin army. i lost, and about 800 men were locked up in the castle. I waited, and waited, and waited, and still no castle assault. My men stayed in Bulgaria on purpose, waiting to see if they'd attack the castle, and they never did; i wound up sallying forth with my Bulgarian army and a large naval landing of mercenaries. So to make a long story short, why wont the AI ever attack your castle ( with the exception of pesant garrisons), even if they have artillery? Has anyone ever seen them attack, or are we in the same boat? Any other wierd habits of the AI you wish to share?