Singled angle wrote:
Under the current programming, retaliation can be a waste of points. With higher ranked cards, I've found that I can beat similarly ranked opponents on my first try, to have them retaliate and beat me just as easily. Several times I've found myself grudging, and fighting the same player over and over on a retaliation war.
By the game's mechanics, the lower point player will earn more points from a higher point player, so if you're the higher point player, just skip that opponent without retaliation, or watch their points climb as yours get chopped away.