I think this is a pretty good troop I find them hard to play and would like others advice. These guys are in a lot of armies too. AVA 4 in Ikari, Dahshat, Druze, and QK (though QK doesn't get the SO) I particularly like the the Combi/E-mauler because it's fun to put down mines in the enemy half or even deployment zone. The SO I've never had luck with and the BSG is pretty good and a cool figure. Some things i think are important: 1. Make sure they are in a group with some regular orders. I've made the very dumb mistake of taking them all in one group, bringing them on the table, and then not having any orders for them to do anything! I did have some orders at first but after they were killed off, the Bashi had nothing. 2. Don't be afraid to Not use Parachutist skill and deploy normally. I've also had trouble doing the airborne deployment because of needing to pick a spot at the beginning of the game and you must stick to it. What seems like a good idea in the start is not always later. The 12pt SMG can make a good Lt. Decoy too. For defensive missions, they can be used to go into suppressible fire to just hold an area. My toughest thing to figure out is Holo placement. I always seem to get them picked and killed off.