As my interest in this game has reached an overwhelming level now, I have decided that I might as well ask for some advice
I am planning on having the Empire as my primary faction, but I am not sure which models I should use beyond the few that I like.
Right now I am basically going to play a light faction with Kronen, Claire, and Evangaline.
From my understanding however, once I make it a faction based group I can only have 1 wanderer and no one from other factions, so Evangaline will be out once the Black Lion (Dark) is out (the green for that guy looks awesome btw)
I also plan on grabbing Yuri once he is avaliable in the US; gotta have the leader after all, and his model is a favorite of mine as well.
So the models I will have for sure (once they are out that is) are:
Yuri Olson (Don't have, but will get)
Black Lion (although I don't know anything about him, so ignore him for now)
I also have the models of:
Harod (Dark, so not important for this discussion, but his model was awesome)
Feng Yi (loved her artwork, and the model caught my attention)
Tsubasa (same story, he seems like he would be a good 4th member for my current group though)
and Aoi (possible Evangaline replacement?)
So my big questions are:How should I equip them?
I really have no clue on Yuri or Claire.
Kronen could use a number of things; Raphaela's gift or Supernatural armor seem good for defense, or if I want him to be a bit more of an offensive player I would slap Supernatural Weapon on him, but I really don't know.
For Evangaline, Prescence seems like a natural choice for her.How should I use them?
Strategy advice would also be appreciated, as I am pretty new to the game.
Some of the posts in the strategy section are really insightful, but the Empire factions seems to have very specific strengths and weaknesses.
Most are slow, but heavily armored and damaging, but with limited support.
Here are the impressions I have so far from their abilities.Kronen
is a great Anchor for the entire team, a big chunk of Empire tank that the opponent would want to avoid, but I have to manuever to force them to engage him. Using the (slightly) faster characters like Clare and Yuri could tie up people for a round or two (due to their own armor)and allow him to engage their opponents is one way to get him there.
He is a great meatshield too, so I could see him engaging the opposing team's more dangerous fighters as well.Claire
adds alot to the manuevering game, she would be great for "pool shotting" opponents towards Kronen, or into anyone he may be fighting. Then Kronen could then have a field day wailing in on them. Her extra reach also means she could fight opponents at arms reach without actually being in hand to hand with them. She even has a great desperation move in the form of throwing Gae Bolg, I could see that utterly destroying an enemy support character caught unawares.Yuri
is incrediably impressive as well, he seems to be a great all-rounder, with impressive stats. He is also a pretty awesome guy for all his group orientated abilities, making the already tough Empire team even tougher. His own offensive power is great as well with Critical Mastery and Queen's Round. Definetly a worthy leader. Not to mention his leader card.
Although temporary, I cannot forget about Evangaline
, although she is rather flimsy compared to the rest of the team and has no offensive power to speak of it is clear how valuable she is. Every single ability she has is vital to enchancing the team's strength and survival. Defending her properly could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Kronen is a great bodyguard for her but I am unsure if that is the best use for him, I guess it depends on my opponent.
and finally:Who should I get?
Most of the other Empire's models didn't grab at me, but none of them are particularly bad either (cept maybe Khaine, her model rubs me the wrong way for some reason
That is all I have to say for now, sorry for being so long winded. >.<
Any advice would be appreciated