Difficulty Option 2: True Core D&D rules and monster states. Recommended for Party Size 6.
For the love of anything that is, isnt or even might be holy ... What dont you understand about that "giving monsters DnD stats" means practicaly recreate every single NPC over again from scratch? (except models) -_-
In the words of the senior NCO instructor at cadet battalion: “If you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying. And if you got caught you didn’t try hard enough!”