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Old 06-17-2017, 11:44 AM   #23
WaterAndWindSpirit
 
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Default Re: [Basic] Skill of the week: Strategy and Tactics

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Originally Posted by acrosome View Post
The real problem, as always, is in figuring out when you need to use Tactics and when you need to use Strategy (Operational). A fair rule of thumb for game purposes is probably something like "If you have to worry about logistics, it's Strategy."
As far as Mass Combat goes, Tactics is for combat when you command 5 elements or less (an element being either a vehicle or a fire team or the local equivalent in your universe (say 10 spear(wo)men in a medieval era)), and Strategy for more, though I'd allow some leeway for Hero elements (One soldier with enough firepower to rival an entire fire team (a single superhero for instance)) in the final headcount and probably not count them unless there were *a lot* of hero elements.).
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