Natalya is described as an epic hero, in what way is she epic? Is she at the same level as Edison?
The reason I'm asking is because I'm thinking about expanding my Tannhäuser collection with the Matriarchy. I'm thinking of getting the Operation Novgorod box, a Matriarchy Troop Pack, Osanka and maybe Natalya. I've got all of the figures for the Union except Edison, all released Reich models and I also have Wolf. I don't want the Matriarchy to be "overpowered" in comparison because of Natalya.
I'm actually thinking about not getting Edison (or Frankenstahl) at all, partly because I don't like the introduction of even more powerful characters since power creep often ruins games, partly because I have a figure case with just enough space for my current miniatures + the Matriarchy models and Gorgeï and Asteros.
How is Asteros power when compared to other characters? Would it be unbalanced for one side to field Asteros?
Lastly, are the Shogunate any fun to play? There doesn't seem to be too much talk about them on these forums and they are seldom mentioned when there's discussion on what to purchase. Is Operation Hinansho any good/fun and can it be used without the Shogunate without loosing any of the fun?