[mainline] Melee "marksman"

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Re: [mainline] Melee "marksman"

Post by Celtic_Minstrel »

Even so, it'll inevitably still get used on melee attacks in add-ons, so in my opinion there's still a good reason to change it.
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Re: [mainline] Melee "marksman"

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I have another idea. What about:
True Strike
?

Advantages:
  • Doesn't conflict with the name of any unit (AFAICT).
  • Unambiguous in referring to melee - "to strike" means, in this context : "to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust" - all of them involve contact, delivery to the actual target.
  • Isn't specific to a single kind of melee weapon: You can strike someone with your hand, with a blunt instrument, with a blade etc.
Disadvantages (that I can think of):
  • Two words rather than one.
  • Not an adjective (but then - we already have 'Leadership', 'Formation' in the UtBS campaign and so on.)
I think this addresses most if not all of the points of concern/dissatisfaction regarding other suggestions. So, how about it?

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Re: [mainline] Melee "marksman"

Post by Celtic_Minstrel »

This seems like a pretty reasonable suggestion. The two words could also be merged together as "truestrike". In my opinion it works equally for melee and ranged, but if people are that attached to marksman I suppose it could also be used for melee only.
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Re: [mainline] Melee "marksman"

Post by beetlenaut »

I still think marksman is better for ranged, but this is the best suggestion for melee in this thread. We probably shouldn't merge it though unless we also merge "first strike" (which doesn't seem necessary).
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Re: [mainline] Melee "marksman"

Post by revolting_peasant »

Elder2 wrote:
December 23rd, 2017, 3:19 am
Maybe a poll?
As a new post, you mean? And just a "Yes/No" on this option?

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