Hmm, does this come under the heading of "Win a few ... Lose a few"? It's quite the emotional chapter and you can't help feeling sorry for the Weaseleys' loss of Bill. I rather imagine finding some of his friends still alive is going to strengthen Jericho's resolve, much to several parties later distress.
Hmm well yes I guess that is what I was going for. I believe that in war it is to be expected that there will be losses, no one is invincible. However, when people kill off characters they tend to pick the most likely person who isnt part of the story (ex. Kingsley, poor guy dies all the time) or in an extravagent fashion (ex. Moody taking on 30 Death Eaters before being overwhelmed by Voldemort) in the scenario I made Bill didn't die extravagently and although he didn't have a large role he does serve a purpose. There will be deaths in this fic. Who I can't say, even J.K. didn't predict herself with 100% accuracy, she said in an interview 2 that were expected to live died and 1 that was to die lived. So it is all a matter of circumstance.