The last thing the romans need in a competition is elite. They are too expensive. Have the time the legion is only losing because its getting hit in front and rear.miffedofreading wrote: Instead for "comptetition" purposes I would like to see a significant REDUCTION in the number of elite legionaries you are allowed to take. The list allow you to take virtually an entire army listed as ELITE which is ludicrous, and anything that isn't elite will certainly be superior. I could live with the OPTION to have all superior and maybe up to 8 elite, but the current 18 elite is way way too much. Fine for a specific historical game rather than a typical points game.
The problem we have now is that against armoured, elite, drilled, skilled swordsmen, your typical gallic or germanic warband has absoloutely no chance on earth of achieving anything. IMHO
Protected Impact foot sword gauls will get cut to ribbons by the legion that is superior skilled sw armor. The legion doesn't need elite.
I am kind of worried that MF gauls are too expensive but I need to work up an army before i am certain.
But the short answer is elite is unnecessary for the legion versus nearly any foot foes.