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I'm on Hard / Classic mode, and my units are dying a lot. Classic mode = permadeath, so my units are gone forever, and this is becoming frustrating. Can I change to a different difficulty level or mode without starting over?

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Have you gone through the Options menu in the game? – deutschZuid Feb 28 '13 at 7:19
If a unit dies you can always restart the mission to get them back. They are only gone forever if you complete the mission with them dead. – AdamP Mar 1 '13 at 17:00
@AdamP - Yeah, I must have restarted one mission 15 times... – KatieK Mar 1 '13 at 17:02
@KatieK such is Fire Emblem. It is nothing if not unforgiving. – AdamP Mar 1 '13 at 17:05
One thing I've learned is to use Frederick and Kellam as secondaries in Pair Up; they boost Defense by several points, which will help survivability immensely. – Frank Mar 3 '13 at 22:06
up vote 5 down vote accepted

No it can't. You'll have to restart the game to change difficulty.

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This is correct. – Tony Feb 28 '13 at 15:54

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