Because if the melee units happened to be unbalanced(which they would be, "it is lucasarts"), that would destroy the game. One of the reasons why I'm always wary when I see a map with a melee unit on one side is because usually that melee unit is basically a jedi without powers and a lightsaber disguised as a vibrosword
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