Hey all, i was just thinking about combat resolution in 5th edition. In the past, it was determined by things like out-numbering, whereas now its taken a little bit from fantasy and gone with casualties caused.

But in fantasy, casualties caused in combat is only one part of the equation, with other things such as rank bonuses, defending cover, etc coming into play. Do you think that 40k (maybe next edition) should borrow more heavily from fantasy in this respect? So like a 10 man squad gets +2 static res (+1 for every 5 men), and a 20 man squad gets +4 static res, before casualties are even determined?

Or are people happy with the assault phase as it stands now?