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Newb questions regarding JSA

Discussion in 'Japanese Secessionist Army' started by Birdio, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Birdio

    Birdio New Member

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    Hi, I’m relatively new in the game, playing now Aco because I liked it, but I have the bug of JSA inside before I started playing, I bought Mushashi and Kitsune like 10y ago, and I keep finding myself looking at the JSA army pack every time I go to the flgs to play. Is it worth the box or like others you end using more than half of he figures as proxies? I’m thinking of lists about Kitsune, Mushashi, Togan or Jojimbo, oniwabans, ninjas... cool >> competitive for me.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Goonhammer

    Goonhammer Well-Known Member

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    The box is absolutely worth it, especially if your list building ethos favors the rule of cool over being super competitively successful. It gives you the start of a keisotsu fireteam, which, as much as I hate to admit it, is pretty close to mandatory in a lot of lists, at least insofar as it can be used as a battery to power all the things you want to actually accomplish stuff. It also gives you two different flavors of Ryuken, which are situationally awesome if used right (meaning kept the hell away from direct template weapons), the Daiyokai, which I love to launch like a missile directly into the opponents brain, and a great new oniwaban sculp, which is the stabbiest of all the stabby things we can field.

    Obviously, if none of those things appeal to you, or your playstyle, don't get it, but I think it's worth the purchase. Plus, the models all look really, really nice, especially compared to old JSA stuff.
     
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  3. Desolad0r

    Desolad0r Member

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    I use all minis from the box frequently. But not at the same time.

    I love Kuroshi Rider too, but I don't usually use Batou.
     
  4. meikyoushisui

    meikyoushisui Competitor for Most Ignored User

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    The Daiyokai I don't think I field almost ever. The HRL Ryuken is your proxy for your second SMG Ryuken until you get something else to use for it. Kuroshi Rider is hit or miss, there are some missions where I would definitely favor her, but some where she wouldn't even be a consideration.

    Everything else you'll use almost every game.
     
  5. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    The HRL is occasionally useful, but normally a second Ryuken SMG is better.
     
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  6. Teslarod

    Teslarod Trebuchet Enthusiast

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    That makes the Daiyokai a better Gecko. Effectively gained a free Order worth of value on a troop you will be spending it on every turn. One of two JSA troops that can score in TAG missions.
    Still don't like the Haris around him, might consider running him in a Duo with Neko though (2019, the year where Duos became a thing lmao).