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?

  • Have you gone through the Options menu in the game? Commented Feb 28, 2013 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
    Commented Mar 1, 2013 at 17:00
  • @AdamP - Yeah, I must have restarted one mission 15 times...
    – KatieK
    Commented Mar 1, 2013 at 17:02
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    @KatieK such is Fire Emblem. It is nothing if not unforgiving.
    – AdamP
    Commented Mar 1, 2013 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
    Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 22:06

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

  • This is correct.
    – Tony
    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 15:54

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