Blue Head wrote:
I don't like the point system. I think, that it would be more realistic to have two opposing forces have an unequal number of troops/equipment. Also, I have the same problem as you. Though there are collectors in my area, none of them are my age, and few of them are serious to the point of having a brikwar.
Yes, it's more realistic, but I prefer fairness over realism. At least in a normal game. In certain games where one side has a tactical advantage (i.e. they hold a strategically defensible position, they only need to survive a certain number of rounds, etc.) then unfairness should be weighed in.
And different eras will have different sorts of unfairness levels. For instance, in the castle era, how much of a distance would five swordsmen make? It's not enough to make or break a game. Take the modern era then. How about five guys with long-range rifles? That has a bit more "oomph" if you know what I mean.
And I'm probably not making any sense, so I am going to quit while I'm ahead.
EDIT to avoid the fiendish double-post: I've had a thought percolating in my head for a while. Do you guys treat dwarves and other diminutive beings different from a regular minifig? If so, how?