Sandeep - they've been in the fluff together before - Sandeep gave him his first book on necromancy and borrowed a student for a mission. Could have a new student-exchange program now that Schtook is accepting live students
Leveticus - kind of similar in that amalgamation of flesh and metal is their thing. Maybe Levi visits Transmortis as a guest lecturer? New model would be some sort of twisted monstrosity.
Sonnia - Kirai
Asami - Dreamer
Anya - Ironsides
Viks - Yan Lo
Schtook - ?
We now have 4 full pair revealed. Beside the Sonnia - Kirai pair, all of them have a new multi-keyword model that works well with all versions of both side.
So what you guys think about the remaining pair? Is there any interesting combination based on lore or game mechanism?
To compare with Lucius, this version of Anya cannot give order to non-keyword minion, instead she does have access to more high value combat pieces that Elite/Mimic does not. Sovereign is more durable with 2 Thunderstruck a turn. Corvis is getting 2 attacks from his Shove Aside trigger.
Unseen Manipulation and Arcane Reservoir together mean you most likely playing with 2 more hands than your opponent. I think Anya and Corvis can max out the hand game pretty easy. Both of them rely on Flexible Morality to stay alive, so attacking opponent's hand can help their survivability.
Anya's hazard shenanigans remains still, but is more restricted and no longer the centerpiece of the crew. This Anya is more focusing on Scheme Marker shenanigans and friendly models multiplying. She can deny some marker based Scheme just by existing.
Drudge, the new member of Syndicate, brings more defense tech and area healing to the crew. Wp is one of the weaknesses of the crew and Unionized can help this out.
They are however as squishy as a 2ss model should be. Keep them near your FwC carrier so they give you a SS back when dying. Or protect them with a Catalan Brawler if you do want them stay longer, since they are most likely handing out with a Scheme Marker.
They are well performed under the order ver. Anya for sure. The hazard ver. Anya, however, is moving around here and there all over the board so can hardly benefit from them. They are still a good hire though to adjust the SS pool, and can be helpful if you want to win a fight over a fixed point.