Its clear that alot of peeps want more options to play around with. Quite a chunk are asking for Squadleaders and support units. Elite units for the most part are nukers and CC. But not too many support elites out there. So i thought maybe support and leader units could be buildable to supplement each races roster.
This idea i got basicly is heavily borrowing off of DoW 1s attach unit system.
Leader and support units could be built out of an entirely new building. Or out of existing assets and make it so some need to be researched or have Tier requirements.
The squad leaders and support units for the most part wont have a big health pool maybe as much as your average builder unit.
Most of these single model units would rely on being attached to squads to be trully effective.
And these leaders could give different buffs depending on what squad they get attached to. Could be slight health and damage buff + unique buff or support ability.
I want to add that the health and damage buff on attachment will just be a flat buff. The singular sgt, apoth or warlock wont be adding his health pool and DPS to the squad. It would be handeled as if the affected squad got a 10 or 15% health boost and the leader will just match the percantages but die very last.
Some leaders being niche or limited to what units they may attach too like for example warlock cant attach to rangers, mekboy wont attach to regular slugga squad and apothacary cant attach to ASM. While there could be some squad leaders that can attach to almost any squad like Space marine SGTs could attach to Tacs, Devs, ASM and (also receive their equipment) but not to scouts. Same could go for nob leaders. They can attach to Shootas, sluggas and nobz, while mekboy would only attach to loota and tank busta squads
Costs for these units can be balanced fairly well i think. Instead of hard caps they just need to impliment upkeep or supply costs.
I think this would be a interesting way of adding more units to the game and implimenting leaders and support in a cool way that requires players to make choices instead of just mashing the L hotkeyon a group of guys to magically give every squad and their mothers a leader.
Feel free to comment what you guys think. Been brooding on this a while.