Andreas Johansson wrote:I guess the unspoken assumption between my question was that in actuality the change was gradual and therefore the end result should never face the original.
I hadn't thought about it that way, but that does seem to be a reasonable approach.
Andreas Johansson wrote:This implies of course that there should be transitional lists: but in the absence of such actually being documented they can be simplified way at little cost.
Such undocumented transition periods are implied by every major army list transition not imposed by aliens from above, sure.
Andreas Johansson wrote:Of course, I do not actually know anything about how the change took place.
Me neither. And I suspect if anyone did know about it (and publish the info) that data would be chewed up and spit into another list, and we'd be talking about the transitions between that list and the ones on either side (chronologically or geographically).