dvinn wrote:The game started smoothly - The war was commencing and it was Robert's win surely - but suddenly, Eddard Stark took his armies and went walking around the North in circles (literally, just bouncing from province to province) and ended up being the reason Robert lost the war. Is this normal behavior for the AI or is something wrong with that?
Oh, dear. It appears Ned's boatitis has relapsed. I'm afraid the only known cure is an emergency boatectomy.
Basically, this is a known bug, which generally doesn't come up because the North has no boats. Apparently they got some somehow in your game, and the AI reasoned as follows:
(1) I am far away from King's Landing.
(2) I own at least one boat.
(3) (1) and (2), therefore I should commit entirely to an amphibious assault on King's Landing.
Minor details like "actually owning a fleet large enough to transport my armies" and "travel time" don't enter into it.
The only solution we were able to find was to take ALL
the North's ships away. It seems it's still possible for them to get them, though.
EDIT: Although, now that I think about it, you did say Ned's army was bouncing
from province to province, whereas the more usual symptom of boatitis is marching your troops to various coastal provinces and sitting there forever. You might just have encountered a different military AI bug.