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Ravester the Gamester
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Can someone explain the process for creating a squad?
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If you're just starting out, I'd really suggest you use the stats (but pick your own names) from the sample squad in the manual.
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Without knowing where you are stuck, no one can really help you. A few observations that might not be obvious to a newcomer:

1) The higher your Squad Quality is, the lower your Weapon Quality will be. Since this is a strategic choice, Battle Hymn lets you just choose your Squad Quality instead of randomly rolling. I prefer this method myself.
1a) Newbies should start with a high Squad Quality. Dealing with low quality soldiers is not for beginners, and having less weapons options will make set up seem less overwhelming.
1b) It is possible to get a best of both worlds by choosing a very low SQ and carefully building your men up through experience. This is a very advanced strategy, and makes you EXTREMELY vulnerable to casualties.

2) When you buy a solider, the only options you select are Initiative and whether or not to give him Commander status. The other stats are determined by random roll, but high IN soldiers get very good bonuses on these rolls.

3) Newbies should avoid getting soldiers with IN of 0 or 1. Men like these are very difficult to work with.

4) Try to get a mix of INs from 2-4. The more spread out your numbers are, the more likely it will be that someone will always be available for action.

5) Don't buy an IN 5 soldier unless you really know what you're doing. They're awesome, but they are also outrageously expensive.

6) Two commanders is about right. I prefer to get an IN 4 commander and an IN 3 commander, just to keep the actions spread out. There is no rule forbidding you from getting 3 or more commanders, and this can actually be very powerful, but it also feels kind of weird when almost half of your unit are all 'commanders.'
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Ravester the Gamester
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Thanks, this helps a lot.
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Ravester the Gamester
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Can you tell me what page those are on?
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Ian MacGregor
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Squad generation is explained in section 4 of the rule book and the tables you need (squad quality table etc) are on the player-aid screen under squad generation tables.
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Antifringe wrote:
1) The higher your Squad Quality is, the lower your Weapon Quality will be. Since this is a strategic choice, Battle Hymn lets you just choose your Squad Quality instead of randomly rolling. I prefer this method myself.


Where can I find this. I have Battle Hymn and it's the same as Ambush, you roll for it. I mean, I know I can do what I want but was interested if that's the case.

Thanks.
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