I’m starting to investigate a bit of rules drift when it comes to large groups of weak enemies that are only a threat because of their organization, or something they can do together. It started when I was playing The Regiment, and had trouble figuring out how to deal with a machinegun nest. I started wondering if maybe the entire machinegun nest could be treated as a DW monster.
Then I started thinking whether I could treat an group of DW monsters as a single DW monster. Now, I understand this might violate some of the premises of DW, that a blow is a single blow, but if, for example, I want the adventurers to fight a group of bees, I don’t want to stat up each bee individual. That would be asinine. I want monster called “Swarm of Bees.”
And if you can do that for bees, why can’t you do that for groups of larger monsters too? I know that this will probably be handled in the war supplement, but I think this could be a useful hack for now.