Reply To: I don't get why you can't just cut off undead heads while they're down…

Ned Stark

Well, if we want to get technical, we can talk about the amount of fatigue it’d take for a mercenary clad in plate armor to crouch down and hack a head. Know that during the actual medieval era, if a knight in plate armor fell over, depending on his armor composition, he may not be able to get back up on his own. Armor is heavy.

Now, an answer that you probably didn’t want is: “Try using cleavers!”. Lower a Wiederganger’s health, then decapitate them.

Another answer that you probably didn’t want, if you thought of it, is: “Give axes and, billhooks, and swords to your Brothers with the Bloodthirsty trait beore engaging Wiedergangers!”.

Another thing is when engaging 30+ Wiedergangers, and they’re already upon you… you probably don’t have the time to do this.

At the end of the day, the most logical response to your question probably would be: “Not everything in the world of Battle Brothers is perfect, and the developers don’t have the cost-benefit of including every little detail that would make the BB world perfect.”

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." ~Marcus Aurelius

Game: "Characters with a height advantage against their opponents are harder to hit"
Me: "That's not true, and my short axeman is living proof!"