Hi everibody, I#m new on this forum. I#m French and have participated this year to the Kickstarter-equivalent that will allow translation of both BitD and BoB in French. But of course, like many others I couldn’t wait and have also bought the English language PDFs.
I have a few questions regarding BoB, the rules or the way to play.
In the RAW there is no mechanical advantage having a heavy, two-handed weapon compared to a one-handed one or even a dagger. Indeed, it could be said to be detrimental, since wielding a two-handed sword for example would prevent the Heavy to wear a shield, and make it more vulnerable. I would like to have the opinion of more experienced GMs on this : how do you integrate two-handed weapons in the position/effect discussion? Do you do it often or just handwave it?
2/ Rookies’ death.
If a squad of heavy-loaded NPC Rookies (with shield and armor) take Harm, can the squad use the collective Armor and Shield to reduce the number of dead rookies (one use for each only), or is it irrelevant?