Forge is a free download. So download Forge, and if you want, purchase Johnson or ask us what your third option would be. Unless you play Terminus Firefight, there is a strong chance your third option would be a better purchase than Johnson.
(Sorry, reached my 5 post limit) Wait, what?!?! That's insane! I can't believe they're giving away such a powerful leader for free (thanks anyway 343 :) ) I do still need your guys' help, though. So, I will definitely get Forge for free and purchase Johnson. In your guys' opinion, what things (such as leader abilities, vehicles, infantry units, etc.) are most useful/worth resources for both leaders and which ones are just a waste? PS Wanted to say thanks to all of you guys for giving advice to a lowly noob like myself, really appreciate it :)
PPS So, I'm looking into getting a Banished leader, too, and I'm kind of leaning towards Yapyap. What is the best strategy for Yapyap? Do you think his Ceasefire ability and Cannon Fodder make him better or worse compared to Arbiter? Thanks!