@noneshallpass haha yeah I got that your all saying the same thing sorry my wording maybe. Thank you guys
Commander XP weird effect
The rule in the commander expansion that you can only count one modifier gives the weird effect that in an area where the defender has an advantage: an attacking commander raises the attacker value but a defending commander doesn’t. This seems weird to me and makes me wonder of this really was the intention of the rule?
@sleipnersm38 Does your sentence contradict itself? Sorry, just wanted to make sure I understand. At one point you say “the defender has an advantage”, but then point out an example where “an attacking commander raises the attacker value but the defending commander doesn’t.”
I guess that doesn’t really affect my answer. I think the point of the expansion would be to add those bonuses where you otherwise wouldn’t have them then. As in, you wouldn’t bother placing a commander on a mountain territory with mountain infantry in a defending situation. He’d have no effect there. That commander is better used in a non-special terrain territory to help boost your forces there.
But I might not be understanding your question?
@Chris_Henry Sorry for the confusion. My point is that it is weird (to me) that the effect of the commander isn’t equal to defenders and attackers.
- If there is combat in a place with mountain/city/fort the attacker can use a commander (and all that it is supposed to represent) to raise the quality of the attacker but the defender can’t do the same. I guess I think that 2 opposing commanders should level each other out.
@sleipnersm38 Yeah, I hear you. I think they’re just keeping it consistent with their rules throughout the base game, i.e. bonuses can’t stack. That’s already something they’ve done. For example, defenders/attackers of a city with a river don’t get bonuses/negatives to stack on each other. Same with river and mountain territories, etc.
Just to clarify my example and yours too, a commander could help units on a mountain territory that were defending, but it would be non-mountain infantry units, since mountain infantry already have a +1 bonus. Regular infantry, militia, etc. could still benefit from that commander.