Hi fellow Legionnaires, I have two related question on Squad deployment and numbers.
1/ Minimum required squad numbers.
The rules say that the Legion should not “ever” pass under the threshold of 15 squad members, that’s the equivalent of 3 full squads. Have you GMs been very strict with that, or have you allowed this requirement to be fulfilled after a Recruitment action has been done?
My reasoning is : the reason for this rule as given, is that there should always be at least one full squad to protect camp when 2 squds leave on mission. In this light, having less than 15 rookies at the end of a mission phase (because of deaths, desertion) sounds not important if the Legion is able to recruit and have more than 15 at the beginning of the next mission phase, and fulfill the requirement.
2/ When squads are deployed on a mission, should they always be at full complement of 5? Or could, for example, a squad leave for mission with 3 or 4 soldiers/rookie only? RAW are not entirely clear on this.
- For secondary missions, it sounds logical to have at least enough squad members to bring the heavily wounded specialist(s) back to camp, in the case of a 1-3 on the engagement roll.
- In the case of the primary mission, what would the fictional explanation be?
Thanks for your comments!