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sometimes after an attack in combat in HoMM VI, I see not only damage dealt/units died counts, but also Swords icon with a number appear.

What does it mean?

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The sword icons shows that the damage done was melee damage

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hm, but isn't all the other damage done by melee troops (like sentine) melee aswell? besides, it usually only shows like "2" while total damage is like 200. – mrQQ Dec 1 '13 at 7:47
I could be wrong. It's been a while since I played M&M – Magictallguy Dec 1 '13 at 12:52
Just re-read your response. You misunderstood. I didn't say that the icons how much damage was done, only that it was melee damage. Ranged get their own icons (dependant on what kind of ranged attack was used) – Magictallguy Dec 1 '13 at 13:05
no, it's not like that. Now that I played more, there are more icons. The normal icons just show a number and skull with number (how many units has died). Then sometimes I also get swords icon (with a +2 for example), a green cross icon, etc.. what do these mean? – mrQQ Dec 1 '13 at 19:18

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