Hi Martin -
I largely agree with all of the proposed rule changes. My specific comments follow:
"Troops armed with bows, longbows or crossbows and no named melee weapon are Inferior Fighters."
I agree. In regard to Wayne's comment about the Mangudai and other bow-armed Superior Fighters, my thinking is that they should perhaps be rated as Superior Shooters instead.
"Inferior Fighters hit all but other Inferior Fighters on a 5+ in combat."
"Levy missile troops do not get the bonus archery dice when shooting."
I agree. I also like Wayne's addendum applying this to all Inferior Shooters.
"Levy troops who lose a combat read the result table one line lower than normal."
I agree with this, along with Wayne's suggestion to apply this to all Inferior Fighters.
"Warbands may not make voluntary retirements."
I agree, if by this you mean that Warbands should not be able to do a voluntary About Face and move away from an opposing unit, and unless someone can offer some historical instances where such a thing is recorded as having actually happened - I can’t think of any myself. I also concur with Wayne's suggestion that Warbands should not be able to Disengage from combat, once joined.
"Skirmishers may move in any direction without movement penalty. They still lose 25% of their move when changing formation."
I agree, but I also concur with Wayne's response that Skirmishers should continue to use up half of their normal move distance to change formation.
All in all, some very good proposed changes!
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on Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:42 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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