This is not a critique of what CB releases for O-12...in fact, there is not enough information one way or the other outside a bit of fluff and one very low res image to give us an idea of what CB plans for O-12. I am sure that no matter what CB does some will be very happy and some will be very disappointed. With that said, I have eagerly awaited O-12 for some time (like many others). During this wait, I have thought about ways to differentiate O-12 from every other faction. Aleph, PanO and Yu Jing are 3 very high tech factions and presumably O-12 will be as well. In my mind, we need high tech, but avoid looking and feeling like what we already have. Here is what I would do. First, I would make sure that O-12 is a single group army (ideal for limited insertion). To do this and to make the army unique, we would have to take several innovative steps: 1) No generic troops (cheerleader, order-generating cores). No Dakini tacbots, no fusiliers, no Zhanshi or even zuyong cores for O-12...they are too special and too specialized for that (at least for the team we see in Infnity). There simply are no 10-18 point troopers here. 2) Every unit is personalized and is "named." In my O-12, every miniature is a character (closer to what Defiance seems to deliver). Some characters are true heroes carrying high point numbers in the realm of (or beyond) named characters from other factions, but many are second line O-12 characters if you will. The overall point is no generic minis at all...NONE. You can still have different groupings/backgrounds from the fluff...for example Simon Draxx, special operative from Delta, Livea Smythe from Kappa Division if you want but no generic 3 Kappa Division troopers. This uniqueness would also flow into sculpting, there should still be some commonality of theme within divisions, but much more unique look and personality to each unit which should be doable since the overall model count will be lower than every other faction. 3) Extensive use of wildcards perhaps at a "division" level. For my O-12, I propose no homogeneous fireteam cores or Harris cores and I even recommend foregoing a single wildcard. Since every unit is unique if you will, I suggest they combo in unique ways...this could be done as almost an across the board wildcard for all units or wildcarding at the "division" level. Kappa and Echo Division units can all wildcard to form a Harris or Core, etc. I could get more specific if I knew CB's plans for # of minis from each sub-grouping. I hope that these steps, along with some new unique abilities, would give the O-12 faction a feeling of uniqueness; keep the tech and individuality high and the numbers low and in my opinion make the faction unique. Does anyone else have innovative ideas for the faction?