I recently bought the Tannhauser core game and a a couple of single packs and are now looking to expand my games a bit further. I like what I've seen of the Matriarchy, so the next thing is definetly Operation: Novgorod. But I was thinking even further ahead and was wondering about the other two current expansions.
Firstly; I've heard several posters claim that Asteros is quite imbalanced as a character, and I'm not much for mythic beasts anyway, so I wasn't planning on getting him. But I'm wondering how much use I'd get from the Daedalus map pack if I forgo buying him. Does a majority of the scenarios hinge on having him available? Is Daedalus without Asteros just wasted money? I know I can always play Deathmatch on the new board, but I'm just starting to get into playing scenarios.
Secondly; similar to the first, if I wasn't getting any Shogunate guys (I don't like japanese themed things in general) how interesting is Operation: Hinansho? Are all scenarios dependent on Shogunate units? Are there a lot of tokens only usable by them, etc?
I'd be grateful to anyone who'd give me an analysis of my thoughts!