Of course you can shoot and run. No Mas once took out 6 of my infantry units with one archer unit…he gains the distance just enough to shoot one or twice then runs again. 2 archers and one katana can take out anything opponent without mounted units, unless your opponent is more skilled.
Sure it was an hour’s game that time with No Mas, but I don’t see his running as cowardice-it was an accurate assessment of the tactical situation, because he knew he could win.
I too can’t stand lousy players who run just to drag it out, they lost the battle, the tactical situation does not allow a comeback but they’d run anyway. I encountered one guy like that 2 days ago, a new player maybe, but he had one horse unit, no archers, I had 10 units…so I just sent my units running after him on auto. .and had my dinner, had a shower…he gave up in the end.
No matter what the rules are of any game, there’s always a loophole that people will exploit. I don’t see No Mas or Centurion complaining because I hardly get the chance to run with them-they beat me well and truly.