We have released an update in which we have added a new retreat mechanic.
Now it will be much easier to avoid unwanted battles and save both your army and time.
You will now be able to retreat from the battlefield (2 times per hour).
Retreats can be initiated by opening the Scoreboard in battle (Tab key) and pressing the appropriate button.
If you have more than one player in your team, each team member must press the button to confirm the retreat.
Once you have reached your limit of 2 retreats in one hour, you (and your team) will be affected for one hour, prohibiting you and your team from retreating from the battlefield.
The effect can be seen at the bottom right of the global map.
Enjoy the game!