Melee is the universal indicator of skill in NW. Considering the player base will be a large portion of ex-NW players and the game itself is of very similar nature, melee will be the indicator of skill here too. There is almost no competitive element (apart from 1v1 lines, think NWL) to lining up and shooting eachother. There's no room for skill or personal style. Part of the thrill of NW was having the odds stacked against you, but being able to pull through because you relied on your own melee skill, not because some predetermined stat governed that your unit sucked (think ramrod vs 2 line infantry).