I have been playing this game constantly for about 12 months now. I am sure the old war gamers know this but it came as a revelation to me during my current online game.
I always had a fear for the Romans (now just respect) as I thought a Roman army full of 4bp LG is too powerful. Now I see the Roman asset is their curse, the reason is that LG bleed faster than HI.
For example: 2 evenly matched armies come to battle. The Romans have 15 LG for 60bp's vs the Greeks with 20 HI for 60 bp's.
To keep the maths simple lets say they both took 50% losses.
Both Armies would need to loose 30bp's from their stacks. Because the rules for HI and LG losses are the way they are the Romans and Greeks would both loose 10 full chits each. But where does that leave the armies now....
The Romans have 20bp's compared to the Greek 30 bp's, or the Romans lost 67% compared to the Greek 50%
So the Romans can look big and scary, but the bigger they are the harder they fall.
Now im looking to go LG hunting with a Cav based army.