Well, I suppose warriors should upgrade to bronze age axes, axemen should be str 2 and only get 100% vs warrior (he's naked with a club) even if we consider the Greeks & Romans as being the only armies to be "organized" and "drilled" and especially if we use the Gaulic and Viking examples of everyman for himself fighting, then surely axemen should have a "negative" shock value and all other melee units should get 100% shock v axeman. Boudicca's real life forces only succeded en mass in a mob formation and failed when the Romans had a wall or forest at their backs and could shield each other and such. If a sword cant cut metal, what use is it? Samurai swords can cut through damned near anything. A European sword should at least cut leather armor and cloth barding, and damage steel, or else what's it for? Thousands of real men died by swordplay, so it must have happened. All those undamaged suits of armor in museums were decorative or never got used. All the damaged ones got melted back down and recast.