Now, I'm not talking about whether or not CA will make Nippon, but rather, how they might and maybe should go about building their roster and so on.
Now, I want to make one thing perfectly clear.
I can understand a lot of people wanting Nippon to have all sorts of Yokai and such Japanese mythologically inspired units in their roster.
But the worry I have is with the idea of Nippon becoming another Norsca. As in having so many monsters and so on units that all their human units will be completely overshadowed.
That's not to say I just want them to be nothing but human nits, I just simply don't want the cool human things like Nippon's samurai and ninja to be just some basic throw away units compared to their monstrous units, that's all.
I think that the ratio for humans to monstrous units for Nippon should be something lik 65-70% human and 30-35% monsters.
Now, that may not seem like a lot of monsters, but try to keep in mind a race like the Empire, which only has like two actually monstrous units in the forms of Demigyphs and Griffons. The same for Bretonnia and Hippogriffs.
Suddenly that 30% is starting to look a lot bigger huh?
Now, I'm just going to list a few "yokai" units and what they could be within Nippon's roster.
Oni: They should be akin to more muscular Ogres, looking more like Akuma from the Street Fighter games. They should come in two variants, those being dual spiked kanabo clubs or great two handed kanabo clubs.
Oni Samurai: More elite oni who wear armor somewhat similar to that of samurai, giving them considerably more protection.
They should come in 3 variants. One that wield no dachi swords as dual weapons, one who wield large swords that somewhat like katanas, and even wielding large guan dao or naginata style polearms.
These guys should have similar stats to the Ogre Maneaters, but higher leadership.
Kappa: Basically, they should be the "love child" of Zoats and Fimir, basically being big turtle men who have very high natural armor rating who wield large metal clubs and shields. Very tanky.
Monsters and War Beasts
Kitsune: Packs of quite large multitailed foxes that have flaming magical attacks. They should function somewhat like Flesh Hounds or White Lions. They could also have an ability that allows them to cause an explosion around themselves that does fairly decent damage.
Revered Kitsune: A much older and far more powerful Kitsune, that has nine tails and is wreathed in fire and lightning.
Their explosion ability would not only be bigger, but it would be really good again both armored and unarmored enemies.
Kirin: These dragon horse hybrid creatures would act as mounts for Nippon's heroes and lords, and their most elite warriors.
Serpentine Dragons: Eastern style dragons that are not only powerful monsters in their own right, but also have the ability to use some magic.
But those are just some creatures I could think of without making Nippon's whole roster monstrous units.
What do you guys think?