Writers love to toss around the term "historically accurate" in order to make their war stories seem more credible and realistic.
But they're ignoring the way battles were really fought and won back in the day, and the fact that dragons were fought by knights who carried around polyhedral dice to keep combat fair for both sides.
So if these writers want to keep their historical war stories up to snuff they need to add concepts found in this Pain Train Comic like rolling for initiative, critical failure and encounter engagement.
Only then can they move on to more advanced concepts like saving throws versus breath weapons and the true cost of having a cleric resurrect you...
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