What can you recommend the best escort for the last and pre-last nobleman in the nobble train? I am speaking about possibility of conquest yourself. For example, I sent 2 noblemen in a train just to conquer rather big barb village (1000 points). I knew that the loyalty was 36, so I for sure needed only 2 noblmen, no less and no more. But it was rather unpredictable that my first nobleman decreased loyalty from 15 to -6 and conqured the village, so my second nobleman reconquered it. I suppose that was because somebody else sent nobleman between my attacks. And I loose all my troops which I send in the first attack (400 axes and 100 LC) because my 2-nd attack with only 100 axes and 30 LC attacked my own support in this village I have just conqured and killed these 400 axes+100 LC. So this is only one example of how village could be self-conqured. Considering this, what is the good escort for noblemen in a nobble train when we are speaking about self-conquers? What is the good escort for final nobleman (4-th for example) and the nobleman before him (3-rd, for example) if there is possibility for the 3-rd nobleman to conquer the village and 4-th to re-conquer it? Should we place smallest escort with the 3-rd nobleman so we loose the smallest possible troops if the 4-th nobleman would attack the village and re-conquer it? For example: 1-st attack: nobbleman+full offensive 2-nd attack: 200 axes+100 LC 3-rd attack: 100 axes+50 LC (the smallest escort) 4-th attack: 200 axes+100 LC+ defensive support if exists ?