In my opinion I would let Stoss's S.S. token take presidence over the general rule of counterattack . Melee is his forte and its tough enough as a melee based unit to close in as he has no ranged weaponry to choose otherwise . But in all honesty I can't think of a Union unit who I would want to initiate melee with Stoss in the first place to allow a counterattack possible . Stoss needs to be dealt with longrange . I usually try to get Tala in range for a TnT toss to eliminate him and his tainted .