In the original Mordheim making a hybrid character was simple. Characters all started with several proficiencies in melee and ranged weapons and you didnt have random statistics. Even a basic human or skaven fighter would almost always have a 50% chance to hit nearly any enemy in melee , and about the worst you could do on shooting on shooting was 16%. Here each weapon type has its own proficiencies and you cannot use a weapon at all without purchasing said proficiency with a skill. there are no minimum chances to hit so unless you pump points into Melee or Shooting stats and skills you will be woefully outmatched. That brings me to the Human Captain. In original Mordheim he was your best fighter, but as you couldnt really replace him once he died he was too awesome to use on the frontline. Here the Captain is basically a prebuilt character starting at level 12 with randomized stats(often low rolls) and level points spread out into both melee and weapon proficiencies, as well as Weapon Skill, Ballistic Skill, Initiative, and Leadership. You end up with a highly unfocused character that levels up slowly and often behind a blank starting character like a Warrior or Marksmen which can be easily formed into dedicated specialist. Trying to actually build a hybrid character is at best a time confusing process. Goals to work towards at Weapon Skill 50, Ballistic Skill 45, strength 45, and initiative 40 to unlock necessary skills. Just getting one set takes quite a few skills to unlock more weapons and for a melee character more attacks or Quick Shot for shooting. Shooting requires Trick Shooter as soon as possible. No matter what character you are some skills are just plain important such as additional Hit Points, Dodge, and various miscellaneous skills such as Sprint to increase you movement or Perception to spot enemies. So what a basic character from the Mordheim tabletop game can do, a Warband Skirmish character requires many skills and has to keep upgrading along one path so they dont fall behind. So is it actually a good idea to try to make Hybrids? Is the Captain your best or worst character?