I'm starting a new thread for Mare Nostrum updates, to keep the scrolling to a minimum. The Italians play a major role in Mare Nostrum, of course, and they have a few different unit types. Above is their first-line Royal Army Squad. They have pretty good Firepower and Range, and a solid, if not standard, Morale. Perhaps you have noticed the asterisk above and to the left of the Squad's Morale. It's new to the LnL system. All Italian Royal Army (First and Second line) units in Mare Nostrum have this. It represents their unpredictability, and the rule reads as follows:
Royal Army units were unpredictable when determining how well they would fight. To address this, Royal Army units have an asterisk before their Morale value. When the Italian player rolls an unmodified 6 on his initiative roll, each Royal Army unit with an asterisk adds one to its Morale for the current game turn.
The Royal Army units do have a tough time rallying, as they all have a Shaken-side Morale of 4. They are strong when things are going well, and can even be excellent, if the initiative roll is a 6, but when the going gets tough, the Royal Army units can have a tough time on the battlefield.