I've been prepping some ISS lists for an upcoming tournament, being a nice change from vanilla while also letting me revisit some units that I often neglect in vanilla play, and unlike IA, is a sectorial that actually has some identity. In all honesty, I really haven't seriously played ISS in a decent while, and so going back to approach them in this fashion really does highlight how they've aged in some places. Now, I think that ISS as a whole was at its N3 refurbishing and still is one of the better designed sectorials in the game. But it could still use some refurbishment to catch up with the times. To that end, I would aim for minimal adjustment for most profiles. The bulk of what ISS could use is just some sprucing up on its fireteam fluidity. Only in the most egregious of cases would I revamp or redesign actual profiles. Zhanying Imperial Agents: -Wildcard Trooper: Up to 1 Zhanying can join any fireteam of this Sectorial Army that does not contain any Kuang Shi The Zhanying is a costly toolbox unit that would rarely make for a strong pointman, but has a variety of profiles that would serve to add a lot of utility to any fireteam he's added to. And since ISS fireteams are all about packing in a wide variety of utility into its fireteams, this guy should really be a posterboy for the faction. However, the Kuang Shi link should never be allowed access to wildcard options, as it pushes toward some of the worse implementation of fireteams conceptually, using cheap chaff troopers to do little more than act passively and provide bonuses to a premium trooper. So the latter distinction is necessary. Wu Ming -Remove special fireteam option Giving the limited wildcard status to the Zhanying replaces this -Fireteam: Haris profile added using SMG/Chain Rifle loadout A Haris option would make these guys a more attractive option. A full core is costly and cumbersome, and these guys come with an eclectic armoury that could be made more playable in a haris format. Imperial Agents, Pheasant Rank -Wildcard Trooper: Up to 1 Imperial Agent Pheasant Rank may join any fireteam of this Sectorial Army that does not contain any Kuang Shi I still think the Pheasant needs a more complete revamp to see more use, but the problem is that I really don't know how I would even attempt to do it without redesigning him from the ground up. This would help at least to integrate him into lists more easily. Bao Troops Unfortunately, these guys are the previously mentioned egregious case, and are in some serious need of reworking. In their current state, they're nearly unplayable, and minor fiddling just isn't going to be enough to help with that. Aggressive, close ranged, breach-and-clear troopers. I'd even consider giving them frenzy to fit their background, but I'm not sure if it would be too much of a point-reduction for their own good. I could see myself using these. Biometric Visor has been removed entirely, as it's absolutely worthless to begin with. I just wish I could fit in a weapon that defies the concilium convention to the MSR profile... EDIT: Add automedkits until the cost seems reasonable. Thoughts? I'd like to see the Kanren get an Impersonation profile, but I feel that goes beyond my intended scope of focusing on minimal changes.