Jake has a couple of units of monks so I figured I ought to have a unit or two to counter his. It will be interesting to see if they claim any special attributes. Also, this was a nice change from painting the more numerous Ashigaru and Samurai. I believe I have enough monks to field one more stand.
In an unrelated note, I met Kevin and one of his childhood buddies for a quick and impromptu game of Commands & Colors Napoleonics Sunday afternoon. Having recently picked up the Austrian expansion, Kevin suggested a scenario featuring Austrians. I chose Teugen-Hausen. Commanding the Austrians, I was narrowly bettered by a 8-7 banner count. The loss was decided by majority control of the first line of hills. Losing the majority of hill hexes in the French portion of the turn, the Austrians were unable to either take out enough French or retake the heights in the bottom half of the turn. Good game against a player not familiar with the system. Kevin's classmate picked up the mechanisms of the game without issue and fought to a victory. Very close match!