So, apparently a Mage with a staff that boosts spell mastery is considered a melee unit for placement... and is placed in front of a Defender. matter of fact, between the mage, and the two starting units, I could not get my Defender out front. And then the enemy killed my Mage very quickly. As in, before anyone besides my poor out of place defender could go.
Considering my defender was my only unit with armor, I am pretty much INSISITING that something in the code should be done to make the guy with more HP and armor and attack be placed IN FRONT of the guy with no armor, and almost no attack. The Mage I think was higher level, being the second hero I earned, I'm guessing that's why she was in front?
Very frustrating, makes no sense. But that's what betas are for, right?
On the suject of swarm... the mage went down so fast because by the last attacker, she was being hit for almost 3 times the attackers attack! I was fighting wolves, I realize they get an extra large swarm bonus, but man, 3 wolves tore her apart bore anyone on my team could do anything. Kinda frustrating.