Direct translate from my spanish guide. First of all, the biggest novelty of the Season 9 is that they type of troop is relevant. To be precise, Veteran and Elite are the most important and the Marut receives some extra love (she is our only Headquarters Troop). Also, a Specops with Chain of Command can do the Kidnapping aswell. DA weapons gain importance for certain missions, and we need to consider "tank" troops for Datatracker duty. Remember, heroes are Characters (at least at this time), not Veteran or Elite or... So our Actives are: Veteran Troops: Myrmidons and the Myrmidon Officers on SP, plus the Deva functionaries in Generic. Elite Troops: Ekdromoi alone on SP, but he is in very good company once we go to generic, with Dasyus, Asuras and ALL Posthuman bodies. As for Headquarters, the Marut is the only choice. Now, about specific changes or relevant stuff for some missions: MULTI weapons: this weapons change, in some missions (Hunting Party...) their "Stun" effect for IMM-1, meaning a state that requires a succesful Reset or Engineer to be removed. The troops with these weapons are: Marut (HMG), Atalanta, Teucer, Dasyus, Nagas, Dakinis and proxy mk2 (sniper), and one profile of Diomedes, Patroclus, both Aquiles and Asura (MULTI Rifle). Antimaterial CC weapons: DA and EXP are our only options here. DA weapons can be found on Eudoro (MA4), Machaon, Phoenix, Andromeda, the two cheapest Krakot profiles, all but one Ekdromoi profiles, and 26 points combi-toting Myrmidons; EXP weapons are in the hands of Patroclus, both Achilleus, Héctor and Ajax. Remember all SP troops but Phoenix have Frenzy, and I insist: characters are Type: Character only. Conclusion: The 20 points chain rifle Ekdromoi is Aleph's star troop for ITS9, since he comes with a DA weapon, MA3, Superjump, Aerial Deployment (lv 3) and Chain rifle. Missions like Hunting Party give him an Adhesive Launcher (non-lethal, causes IMM-2, a state that demands an engineer in order to remove it), plus a stun gun; he also can knock out the enemy HVT (melee, chain rifle) and can inflict damage to the enemy AC2 in melee. You can field 2 in Generic, or 4 in SP. Hunting Party is a mission which gives a heavy advantage to SP: chain rifle Myrmidons gain an Adhesive Launcher for long range, giving them a very good ARO weapon be it linked or alone (since a lone Myrmidon won't go into Frenzy, letting us shoot with 12 while imposing a -9 to the enemy). Datatrackers: The official word is that a Posthuman Datatracker is limited to a single body, and that chosing the Marut as Datatracker means both she and the Karkata are the datatracker at the same time (the long explanation: if the karkata dismounts, he is the datatracker, and if the karkata is killed, the Marut can reset to remove the Locked status and becomes the Datatracker again, this has been said by Hellois himself). Becoming Irregular does not affect Datatracker status, also. So, our best Datatrackers are Achilles, then the Marut, then the Asura, then Ayax, then Proxy mk3 or mk4, in that order. Coming soon; Mercs analysis, and Fear QK with their Kaplan engineer (27 points) fireteam Core.