So, there is a mini game that is fun. The mini game goes as follows. You send out a group of units. You manage to skirmish with them. Then you get some kills. Then you come home and heal up.
But no garrison healing here is a thing, and that’s FUN. >:D (because reasons which nobody can fathom)
The devs are just not looking at the various mini interactions that made age of empires enjoyable. Running around with units at 0% hp because you have one small group of monks, and your units have to run to like 5 different locations to counter units… is fun. -.-