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The 'good bit', the advantageous and/or fun aspect of a particular army or faction. The 'cherry on the cake'.
It usually refers to the tactic your force excels at, and the enjoyment of pulling it off.
Ideally, all forces have at least some 'cheese' associated with them – the ferocious charge of a Viking bezerker, the 'Mad Minute' rifle fire of the BEF.
Ideally, it should be sparing and situational.
A force or faction with too much cheese is.. just plain 'cheesey', unbalancing the game and turning into a chore for your opponent.
Those who actively seek the cheese and build their force to maximise it are 'Cheese chasers'. Don't be one.

Original definition 16 January 2015 8:38 AM by Norman D Landings.