Hey all, Long time viewer, first time poster to share with everyone my thoughts on the new army tome after three battles I've had over the last two weeks. I'll post my list comps in the other thread and detail more specific tactics and successes but I wanted to do an overview here. To start, I personally think the Coalesced are the stronger option in my opinion. Granted when I ran the FoS faction I only had one slann and no astrolith but without the summoning power of the old book I wasn't able to summon a ten man saurus unit until top of battleround three, which after two lost priority rolls was too little too late. The 10 Bravery is nice but it's nowhere near as powerful as Scaly Skin, which kept my 40 man skink units around well into battle round three after getting them into combat turn one. I ran two games with Coalesced Shadowstrike and Sunclaw, and these Temple Hosts are amazing. My sunclaw 2000 point list had 90 saurus, when I stuck a skink starpriest into the 40 man blocks they deleted every unit I charged them into. When I marked a unit with Shadowstrike and got full buffs on the skinks they hit harder than I thought possible. I wanted to try Fangs of Sotek Starborn to see how it plays, and the initial speed boost is amazing, closing the board turn one and getting shots and charges with skink clouds is insane. They just don't hold up as long as Coalesced skinks do and even in that list you get +1 to hit with Shadowstrike. I think the hordes this army can field now with the buffs from heroes can pack a serious punch. The mortal wound output on skinks and saurus had my opponents stunned. I cannot imagine the skink heroes will go this long without a nerf or a significant points increase, taking a starpriest and priest for every 40 man unit seems to be mandatory with the damage they can get. For reference my opponents in the first game with Shadowstrike was Ironjaws teamed up with Mawtribes and my ally was an Everchosen player (very thematic), the Sunclaw was against a SoD Despoiler list, and the FoS game was against Ironjaws again. If anyone can share some strategy or ideas for the Starborn to give their list some better legs I'd love to hear some thoughts, since I think they underperformed compared to the Coalesced. Hopefully this helps with some of the new lists we're putting together, I'll also share my lists in the other thread.