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Old 06-17-2017, 02:38 PM   #26
Kelly Pedersen
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Default Re: [Basic] Skill of the week: Strategy and Tactics

Originally Posted by evileeyore View Post
I don't run large scale battles... but if I did I'd probably use Strategy rolls (have to check Mass Combat rules, it's been a long time since I read them).
As WaterAndWindSpirit said, Mass Combat only uses Tactics on fairly small scales - less than 50 people to a side, more or less. Above that, it uses Strategy. I tend to think that that's not really how the skills tend to break down in real life, but that is the way GURPS currently does them.

Personally, I'd like to see a split between Tactics (Small Unit) and Tactics (Large Engagement), and use the latter for most things Mass Combat currently uses Strategy for, and save actual Strategy for an even larger-scale "Mass Combat - Winning The War" ruleset.
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