One thing that seems out of proportion is the number of leaders that die in this game.
Clovis, I know that you already told me that you might consider lowering the leader death probability slightly and I appreciate that.
But after playing this game some more, I realize that it is not so much the rate at which leaders die but more in what battles they fall. In particular, I loose a lot of leaders in battles without or with very few casualties on my side.
See for example this battle:
It is true a huge number of generals met their death during this conflict. Some in ways that feel almost "accidental" (misguided howitzer fire, etc.)
But come on the commanding admiral falls in a battle where the enemy didn't get a single shot off? Did he have a heart attack or did he slip over a water bucket and broke his neck???