I want to see lists that people are playing.
To start us off, here's my recent outings:
The Grey Pilgrim - Elixir of Vigour
Aiko - Prayer Beads
So the point of this one is to "Power up" the Grey Pilgrim with Ki and Faith, shoot a lot of guys giving stun markers and then melee. The Grey Pilgrim and Shisa can both attack under Ekusas Aura of Serenity too.
The Grey Pilgrim
Trying The Grey Pilgrim out with the big boys.
Po and Akari with a little help can be almost like Samurai on the offense!
Suchiro - Prayer Beads
Moment of Enlightenment
This is my go-to list still, I can make simple swap changes but three 4Melee monks and support seems like a good deal still.
I'm working on using out less melee capable monks, mostly the 3 melee pool guys but also Koji.
With The Grey Pilgrim and maybe Tsutsumi I think we can even out the inherent weakness in the lower melee pools and maybe get some use from the cool other abilities they have.
For this we need support, Ekusa seems likely and eats a lot of rice for work models. Rice farmers are in as is Aiko but I want to try Seiji, Tsutsumi and maybe Hotaru as my combat types. They need protection so my first list tried an Earth Kami and Kawa No Rojin but I think they are too much rice in this list.
Seiji doesn't get seen much, his Held ability is nice and all but he often gets to use it once then just gets killed because he has no defences, giving him Toughness (1) or Armour (2) helps a little and if you can get him to use up just 1-2 actions with his Binding Roots he's done a job worth doing.
Tsutsumi is a hard sell usually, Both his abilities are C and you can't move with them and his gun is heavy... Its very hard to make him worth the rice but I'm giving him a go, I know using Warding Shomyo in the right place is good, its just getting him there.
Right, let me see your current lists and tell me what you're working on!