So yes, I'd say it's very important it is balanced; however you did actually display some good knowledge of balance. If an army vastly outnumbers another army, and hte vast army has weak sick men and the other army has a few elite; then in theory that is balanced. A balanced game doesn't mean everyone has to have the same stats - balanced means that it comes down to who controls their units better, not who has access to a unit that beats everything irrelevant of micromanagement skill.
And here's a quote about the Balrog:
"Two great trolls appeared; they bore great slabs of stone, and flung them down to serve as gangways over the fire. But it was not the trolls that had filled the Elf with terror. The ranks of the orcs had opened, and they crowded away as if they themselves were afraid. Something was comming up behind them. What is was could not be seen: it was like a great shadow, in the middle of which was a dark form, of man-shape maybe, yet greater; and a power and terror seemed to be in it it and to go before it. It came to the edge of the fire and the light faded as if a cloud had bent over it. Then with a rush it leaped across the fissure. The flames roared up to greet it, and wreathed about it; and a black smoke swirled in the air. Its streaming mane kindled, and blazed behind it. In its right hand was a blade like a stabbing tongue of fire; in its left it held a whip of many thongs.
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His enemy halted again, facing him, and the shadow about it reached out like two vast wings. It raised the whip, and the thongs whined and cracked. Fire came from its nostrils. But Gandalf stood firm."
There's a quote from the Fellowship... not all the same as the movie Balrog
Edited by Sheephoof, 27 September 2007 - 10:31 AM.