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  1. Joachim

    Kirai crew

    @sagrit I agree that there are quite a bit of restrictions on it. Though it is a passive aura and the fact that the opponent has to adjust to it already means its impacting your game. You cant keep everything in the aura, but if you summon hanged for example they should be. I also sometimes throw izamu into the fray and then move within 6". It's all a bit situational. I never really bank on getting ikyrio out, but I try to position so that my biggest threats are within the aura. Lost love also has a 1 action to place btb with a henchman within 12". Great for bringing that aura to archie, asura roten, datsu ba, anna lovelace. All in all, don't work too hard to get ikyrio out. If you put the aura on some threats then the opponent has to makr choices. My philosophy is that the more choices the opponent has to make, the more chance he makes a bad one. And also a 6 aura is no that small, so you can easily get several models in there at a time.
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    Kirai crew

    @cedar what is your best spirit beacon target? Do you typically put it on Kirai? I played it on izamu before, as normally a lot of stuff die around him.
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    Kirai crew

    Why are you taking bloody shears? It seems so underwhelming. Edit: Ok, forgot it had accomplice, that makes sense then in case you really need that.
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    Kirai crew

    I want to give this topic a new twist rather than starting a new topic. I'm playing a game with Kirai tomorrow and I'm going to try out some different upgrades. What do you guys normally take on Kirai upgradewise (if any) and does anyone use swirling aether? It sounds like a great mobility tool, an 8+ inch place is rather nice indeed. Nevertheless it costs 2ss, so I'm not sure if it's worth it. You're also giving up a seishin summon and a 5 of masks to get it off. Also does anyone have experience with the wave 5 upgrades?
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    Kirai crew

    @Sagrit Asura is also not a model you want to place far forward as she is very squishy. She does so much it is all a bit situational. If I really need her zombie then indeed the marker has to be closer to Kirai. I hired Asura with the emissary and datsu bah. They all summon stuff I can summon off and that doesn't dictate my activation order and positioning that much. Agreed, that is a list very focussed on overrunning the opponent with cheap models and summons. It will depend on the game. I have also played a different Kirai crew. Imho if the opponent spends 1 ap killing a mindless zombie it is often worth it. And you never know he wiffs and waists more. Even then it'll drop a corpse marker that the crew can use.
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    Kirai crew

    It pings one damage if im not mistaken and its a wp14 duel, so pretty difficult, pinging damage is always great. Asura does so many things its easy to forget stuff.
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    Kirai crew

    She gives you zombies for summoning. One of the strongest things on her card is that she makes every zombie or other undead model hit quite hard. She has an attack action which is quite a good debuff. Don't worry, Asura does plenty useful for 8ss . I'm absolutely sure that @whodares will agree. And again, Asura is living, so another way to surround Kirai with nothing but living and undead models so you can't easily avoid malevolence.
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    Kirai crew

    Indeed, I'm convinced you can play Kirai with just the seishin for summoning, but then you'll need datsue bah with my little helper to get you going. You're not summoning 3 models a turn off seishin this way, but I also don't think that's the way to go most of the time. Kirai also supports her crew pretty nicely so there's other stuff she can do. I don't see any need to summon off your own non-peon models. Some exceptions, sometimes you'll want to actually kill your own models to deny schemes, or depending on kirai's upgrades for scheme markers, or if you really need a summon somewhere that you can't get otherwise. I agree that archie doesn't have obvious synnergy with Kirai, though I think people sometimes overdo it and try and find nice synnergy, interactions, tricks between all models in the crew. Synnergy is great, but can't go wrong with 3 min 4 damage attacks is what I'm thinking. The fact that Archie uses corpse markers makes it a bit easier in a Kirai crew as you don't use them. But also don't forget that Kirai really likes hiring living or undead models for malevolence. So don't forget that Kirai gives Archie another layer of "protection". People are not going to want to ignore him, meaning they also can't avoid getting Ikyrio thrown in their face (even multiple times a turn possibly). Archie will suffer from the fact that Izamu exists and costs 3ss less and is a spirit as well as undead. Izamu is probably the more efficient choice, but I will try out both some more before really having a strong opinion. Archie is quite a bit more resilient though, especially if the opponent has ways to ignore armor. For now I'm really excited for trying out lampads. I think they're risky models, but they have a very high payoff and I really like them on paper.
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    Buying models prior to m3e

    True, we don't know exactly when it will drop, and if it is a year, I'm not going to not paint for a year. What I am doing is focussing a bit more on the model itself, so stuff I really want to paint, rather than how they work with the crew etc.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Oh, I guess you're right. Challenge failed then. Is it ok if i post models i completed anyways. It is still a motivation to finish models.
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    Kirai crew

    Hello guys, I've started a Kirai crew a while ago as I really liked her crews aesthetics. I recently purchased Archie as I'm always attracted to the big (aka expensive) models. I just wanted to ask how different people play Kirai, I haven't played a lot of games with her, but so far I really like datsu bah and Izamu. They're so much synnergy there with Kirai. I wanted to ask if people play Archie with Kirai and how he fits into the crew. It looks like he benefits from the fact that Kirai doesn't use corpse markers like a lot of other resser masters do. Thoughts?
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    @Franchute Hey geys, oh my, it has been so busy at work and then I went on holiday. I had no time at all to pain. So unfortunately I'll have to use another mulligan. I'm definitely excited to start painting again and I have some plans for my Kirai crew so I'll definitely try and report on the progress.
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    Monthly painting challenge - June

    @Franchute Sorry that it has been a while. Its been very busy at work and at home. So i'll have to use a mulligan for may. I'll do my best for june but cant promise anything.
  14. I think having extra rewards (not necessarily a price attached) can help a lot. This way competitive players (nothing wrong with that) can go for the optimized lists (and I believe every faction can field some very competitive lists. Including a price like the iron scorpion for playing 5 different masters in 5 games is great. A price for best painted. Best sportsmanship. Again, maybe something for running 80 or 90% keyword crews, etc. I feel that as long as there's something for everyone to enjoy, a couple of very strong lists shouldn't really be an issue.
  15. You're taking 18ss for 2 models to do this, so as long as the opponents has cheap stuff/free stuff/summoning itself, it's far from automatic, but it helps.