I am really digging the new Empire book - having never played Empire I come into the army fresh without any sort of expectations but I do have a couple questions.
1) What at the thoughts on the Imperial Griffon as a mount? The model is great but I can't seem to justify the points (I play 2500 mostly)
2) I really like the idea of small attachments of ranged state troops (10 of either Handgunner or Crossbowmen). I prefer the look of the Crossbowmen but I seem to lean toward the Handgunners in purely stat-effectiveness. Is the difference big enough for me to pass on the great Crossbow models?