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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 3:10 p.m. PST

How many "rank and file" combatants are your heroic characters "worth"? Four men? Ten men? A hundred?

I like veteran/elite forces to be 4:1 with grunts and heroic figures to be 10:1.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 4:04 a.m. PST

Mine are about 4:1 regarding veterans and 6:1 regarding lowest level troops. I had never thought about it before.

Legion 405 Nov 2017 5:34 a.m. PST

In the original Epic Space Marine game, there were rules for Heroic Actions for Leaders. About 6 of them that could be choosen by the player.

But a die roll was required to see if he was successful. There was a chance that he would be killed and the action fail … frown

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Nov 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

In my game, characters/heroes need to fight intelligently if they want to do well/live. But when played tactfully they can slaughter scads of rank and file over the course of a typical melee. I think that four to one is a good estimation of c. how many enemies a "typical" hero can cope with.

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