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This mass combat system provides a simple but mechanically rigorous way to resolve large-scale battles in 5th edition. With this system, there's no need to break up armies into discrete squadrons or "units" which then make individual attack rolls against one another, thus creating a pseudo-wargame which 5th edition is ill-equipped to handle.

Instead, the two armies are treated as a whole and their clash is resolved in a few meaningful die rolls. This allows you to keep the focus where it belongs: on the PCs and their actions. The rules are just 4 pages long! The rest of the document consists of helpful appendices and a list of 40 possible wartime encounters.

The PCs can participate in the battle as officers or combatants, in which case the battle can be resolved quickly and present a fun minigame for your players, or the action can "zoom in" on the PCs as they undertake special missions amid the chaos of war, thus turning the battle into a climactic event.

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Remus T January 05, 2020 1:15 pm UTC
I've been looking for something like this for a long time - thank you!

Can't wait to try it out!
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