From a Discord conversation this weekend, I think a priority for balance is to reassess the rating impacts on BS and ranged weapons. For example, my Skaven warband's rating drops 1,000 when I switch my leader from Weeping Blades to dual warped pistols which are just as effective in killing. I think the Defense Modifier should be given more weight to combat potential, which is what I believe the Ratings are based on. Having a strength 50 weapon with -50 modifier that negates WS pct. and can't be parried should be valued more. From experience it's easier to kill a high defense opponents with warplock pistols that it is with Weeping baldes. Also, Speed skills seem to have very little impact on rating which needs to be re-assessed as it can have a significant impact on combat potential.