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The princesses

Wow we just got three new models to play with. They seem to best synergise with each other but I can definitely see them working with some of our 8 point friends. I am particularly keen to try them out with kawa no rojin. I think that the big fella could really benefit from some melee buffs.

What are your thoughts on these shiny new toys?

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Lovely models but I suspect with only five wounds each and no armour you need to keep them close to each other as they can be fragile.  Sisterly bond is good with bodyguard making them hard to kill if you keep them together but it only has a 3" range as does their Melee buff which costs three ki hence unless you can pump ki to them means it's not available every turn.  Compare that to the 6" range of inspiration and two ki cost.

Iiju can inspire much better and is a vastly better beatstick for only 1 rice more if you are a Ryu player.

Where they shine is together attacking a strong enemy model with combined multiple attacks using command and co-ordinated attack but if the enemy model has supporting units or bodyguards it gets trickier.  

Also using command to push two sisters up the board early could be interesting.

I was very excited about the archery princess but would you take her over Minuro with +4 damage or Wasupu with rapid fire?

The blood brothers look better until you realise they effectively only have one activation each...

The bag carrier for 1 rice looks great though.

I love the fact that GCT aren't just pumping out extra strong models that we all have to buy to be competitive which shows they are committed to keeping the game balanced. Good for them!!!

It is going to take some playing and thinking to figure out the best results from these sisters!

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Lovely models but I suspect with only five wounds each and no armour you need to keep them close to each other as they can be fragile.  Sisterly bond is good with bodyguard making them hard to kill if you keep them together but it only has a 3" range as does their Melee buff which costs three ki hence unless you can pump ki to them means it's not available every turn.  Compare that to the 6" range of inspiration and two ki cost.

Iiju can inspire much better and is a vastly better beatstick for only 1 rice more if you are a Ryu player.

Where they shine is together attacking a strong enemy model with combined multiple attacks using command and co-ordinated attack but if the enemy model has supporting units or bodyguards it gets trickier.  

Also using command to push two sisters up the board early could be interesting.

I was very excited about the archery princess but would you take her over Minuro with +4 damage or Wasupu with rapid fire?

The blood brothers look better until you realise they effectively only have one activation each...

The bag carrier for 1 rice looks great though.

I love the fact that GCT aren't just pumping out extra strong models that we all have to buy to be competitive which shows they are committed to keeping the game balanced. Good for them!!!

It is going to take some playing and thinking to figure out the best results from these sisters!

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Sorry the forum said my first post hadn't gone thru so you get it in stereo!wink

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Have another look, we have posted the cards again as there was an error.

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The archer princess may not be as powerful as wasupu or minuro at range although having brutal on her ranged attack is pretty sweet. She has the added versatility of being a halfway competent melee fighter and her healing feat has the potential to turn the tide of a game. Add in the sworn sisters feat along with a few of her other goodies and I think that she is going to be well worth her 8 points.

As an aside does anyone know if the sworn sisters feat can be used once per turn per sister or once per turn overall?

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Let's hope it's not once per turn overall or that would be awkward if your opponent is playing them too.

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Each sister can use it once.

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