In this thread I want to start a discussion about the following question: Are the current mechanics involving LTs in Infinity good the way they are, or do we need/want additional rules to further diversify LT profiles and make their choice more important? I'm aware that this might be a rather divisive topic, since I'm going to suggest alterations of the current rule set, but I'm confident that we can discuss this in a productive and civil manner. Regarding the question above, my answer would be "possibly", so let's dive a little deeper into the topic: At this point, every list needs to have an LT profile. Usually, there are several different profiles available for each faction, so one would assume that the LT choice is an important decision to make when it comes to list building. Is it important enough though? Form my point of view, the LT should probably play a bigger role in games than they currently do. Thematically, they are the brains behind every operation, but when translating this concept to the actual game, this part is filled by the player who effectively becomes the LT for their army. In gameplay terms, a cheap LI LT seems the way to go in many cases, so you can spend more points on regular orders. This is somewhat offset by SWC, but I feel like the offset might not be big enough. The LT has the following qualities within the context of the game: 1. They provide the WP for the initiative roll Having a higher Stat for one single FtF roll is an advantage, but it is still only one roll. The outcome of that roll is reasonably important, because initiative and deployment heavily influence the way the game will play out, so I think this could be the right point to increase the importance of LTs. In order to diversify LT profiles, other rolls could be introduced in order to fulfil certain winning conditions within the game, based on the WP (or another stat) of each respective LT, placing more importance on that choice. . 2. They generate a Lieutenant order This one is interesting. It's a reasonably important factor when choosing your LT, because one additional order can make a big difference on the right unit. Strategos, Advanced command and Executive order do modify this quality, it does not work with link team members and it's more or less wasted on cheap LTs without special equipment, so I think this one is already quite well off. One thing I would consider is to attach those skills to more LT choices in order to provide more options and to diversify profiles (e.g. Executive command on more/different troops in marker states or in AD reserve). 3. Their death/absence will result in LoL LoL is generally something you want to avoid (if you are not Morat, anyway) so survivablility is an important factor when choosing your LT and I feel that this mechanic is already rather well developed due to marker states, NWI, link teams, CoC and Executive Command. Maybe have LTs in AD reserve not cause your army to enter LoL, so they become a viable choice. 4. They cost a certain amount of points, SWC and a combat group slot A simple quality that is true for all profiles – not much to say here. Maybe increase the cost of some LI LTs a bit more to make them less attractive. 5. They provide additional bonuses through Skills exclusive to their roles (Strategos, Advanced Command, Inspiring Leadership) As mentioned above, I would like to see these on more LT profiles to further diversify our LT options. Putting advanced command or Strategos Lvl 1 on otherwise outclassed LT profiles would be a nice incentive to use them. Possible new LT qualities: Another way of making LTs more important would be to attach more qualities to that role. In order to avoid rules bloat, those should be associated with existing game mechanics, e.g. Command Tokens. Having your ability to use Command Tokens impacted by how capable your LT is, seems like an intuitive change. Example: Each LT generates one command token. For every point above WP 11, your LT gains an additional Command Token, up to a maximum of 4. With this change, having higher WP on your LT would matter a lot more and having a cheap LT would be a bigger drawback for most factions. These are my two cents on this topic and I’m sure you have your own ideas. Looking forward to your opinions!