Is it just me, or do our painted representatives on the table top often take on a personality. There are some of my regiments which always do well. They can be counted on to pass morale checks or fire devastating volleys. Others run away at the drop of a d6.
One regiment in particular gained a wicked reputation of always routing. But only for one commander my friend George. When ever he commanded the 3rd New York they could be counted to epic fail at the worse possible time. Final George offered to buy them, so he could melt them into a musket ball and shoot them away!!
Years ago I had an Imperial Guard Epic army and one stand defied the odds and took out a number of vastly superior enemy units due to jammy rolls.
I promoted him at the end of that game.
The next few games he again made jammy rolls and pretty much influenced the entire campaign.
My friend Dan has a unit of 42mm Greek Evzones who often get loaned out to me since his collection is bigger than mine, and I need an extra unit. They run away every time they take a morale test. I am beginning to suspect he’s giving me this unit on purpose.
We always believed the future of a newly painted regiment was determined in its first game on the table. If it performed reasonably well, it would be a unit that could be counted upon. If it routed, a router it would be.