I am new to these forums, and I have been reading a lot of the topics on this game, (I just randomly bought the second edition because it looked cool in the store) and you guys have answered a lot of my questions and posted interesting house rules.
I don't think I've read on here a new variation that I have come up with; assigning the house cards to physical units. (This way if you are a Stark you can assign the Robb Stark card during your first battle to a specific footman/horse, and continually use the house card until the unit dies.) I feel this would add a more realistic aspect to battles. To me it didn't make sense that a specific character would be there for one fight then be missing for the next 6 fights that occur in that same area/or with the same units. I am not saying assigning a card to a piece of land, but to a unit. Do you guys think this idea would work? I understand there would be some balance issues, so you would only be able to use the printed effect once, (or else Loras could essentially take over the board in one turn) and you could apply the strength of the card to the battle.
-Thanks for the feedback