mimetic. WTF no idea that was actually a word... thought it was technobabble that you just made up. Spot on! Thanks for teaching me something.
Brennan, what kinds of greaves exist for minifigs? Let's not make completely new rules for armor when we've already been paring down something that works.
Speaking of something that works: I played brikwars last night, and tested out body armor in a 3v3v3v3. One team had 3 guys with heavy armor, my team had all light armor, one team had all regular minifigs, and one team had one of each. The heavy armor team won, but only because of shitty die rolls - had I succeeded on my heroic feat to have a space ork charge through MG fire to slice an armored gunner's head off with his heavy melee weapon, my team might have won. Either way, not only did light armor not upset the balance of the game too much, but the lightly-armored units actually filled a pretty specific role. They were tough enough to charge into most light-arms attacks, while also being mobile enough to not be slowed down. In return, they still weren't as strong as fully-armored guys, and regular minifigs outmaneuver them pretty easily.