While working on the RS2 update, there were a thousand ideas that got rejected for being too wild or would have pushed the game too far away from its inspirations.
So I thought I'd share a look at what THAT version might have looked like. Maybe down the road we'll have a spin-off.
Leader skill and Cool Under Fire merged into a single stat (Fighting Spirit?)
Intellect and Observation merged into a single stat.
Power probably just removed.
All stats balanced around 1 die roll tests, instead of some testing on 1 die and some on 2 dice.
All dice rolls changed and rebalanced to use a D8 (yes).
Morale tests changed to a FAD-style 2D8 test (pinned if one die fails, broken if both fails).
No phases. Instead when a unit activates, it takes 2 actions.
Probably a bunch more stuff, but that's off the top of my head.
Want to see this some day? Let me know.