>>419150 Imagine if there was a fire emblem game "inspired" by the Children's Crusade.
So you start off with a massive amount of characters where no one is older than 14, all have terrible stats, little equipment to go around and are marching off on a quest to fight the "evil empire/god of darkness".
Stage are all just travelling from the homeland to try and reach the territory of the villain, where events are getting attacked by the likes of wolves or small groups of struggling bandits and scrabbling to eke out enough food and shelter to keep your 'crusaders' alive.
There would be many side paths where if you make the wrong choices you get screwed over pretty hard like accepting work from a kindly merchant leads to a boat ride where he brings you to a slave market leading to a desperate escape mission against overwhelming numbers of slavers.
Even if you manage to survive against the odds and reach the final battle at the villain's fortress your remaining dregs are just a minor addition to the army that has been fighting it, basically being put into battle outside the stronghold against horrific monsters with a large number of NPC warriors doing most of the work.