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I really like goblins, but it's so hard to select them because imho the Goblin Run rule makes them very weak. Then during a "practice" game this evening, I was watching my Gobos do what they do best (run and be destroyed) I happen upon a Run roll of a flag and a green helm (for a green Gob unit). Typically that means a causulty, but then I thought, "Hey, what if instead of taking a causulty, I just retreat the Goblin unit another two spaces (via the flag roll) and roll another Goblin Run roll?" If another flag comes up the Gobs keep running, if not they stop. If enough flag rolls occur the gobs will eventually retreat right off the board (standard BL rules for units retreating off the board).
What do you all think? Good house rule? bad house rule? Should I just give up on the Gobs?