LTDave wrote:Question: About the Combat System, and Stacking.the rules, page 6 wrote:Units fight together in stacks of eight and the sum of their attack and defense is taken as a total attack and defense for the stack.
Does this mean that only the first 8 units in a stack contribute attack and defence?
If so, why is there a table for stack with units up to 16?
If not, then what's to stop me putting 90 Stabbers in a stack with a defence value of 90?
It's getting towards the pointy end, when I'll need to start thinking about these things.
Good question. It's clear that rule is completely broken. The Elder Gods could stack 90 pikers for a defense of 630, and you guys could never win.
We have two options that immediately come to mind.
1. Limit the attack and defense calculation to the first eight units in the stack as we did in previous games.
2. Run the stacking bonus out another 8 units until the stacking bonus is 0.1, i.e. your 90 stabbers would have a 9 def instead of 90 and the Elder Gods' 90 pikers would have a 63 defense instead of 630.
I would like everyone to post what you think is the best choice and then vote 1, 2 or a third choice if you have one.