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Paul Paella
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On page 46 of the rulebook the last paragraph under the four-player section states when Sauruman is in play, all Southron & Easterling and Isengard elite units are also leaders.

Why is this? We played a 4-player game this weekend and wondered why they would make this change when it seemed as though the Shadow side didn't need this boost. We are novice players though, only playing a few times, some of the players for the first time. Is it because of the Nazgul being shared by both Shadow players?
 
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This is not specific to the 4p game, it applies to the game in general with any number of players.
 
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dboeren wrote:
This is not specific to the 4p game, it applies to the game in general with any number of players.


Really? That's news to me. Where does it say that?
 
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S&E Elites are only ever Leaders in multi-player games.

And yes, part of it is so the Shadow players won't fight eachother over their Leaders.
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dboeren wrote:
This is not specific to the 4p game, it applies to the game in general with any number of players.


I think you are misremembering this. The "elites as leaders" only applies to Isengard units in a 2-player game, not S&E ones. See Veldrin's reply.
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A related question: if I'm playing Sauron in a 3 or 4 player game, and I end up controlling/attacking with a mixed army including Saruman Elites, are the Saruman Elites leaders for me? Or are they only leaders when the Saruman player is in control?
 
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Porkins_ wrote:
A related question: if I'm playing Sauron in a 3 or 4 player game, and I end up controlling/attacking with a mixed army including Saruman Elites, are the Saruman Elites leaders for me? Or are they only leaders when the Saruman player is in control?


As long as Saruman is in the game they are leaders.
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