My copy of Tear Ring Saga for PSX came from a friend in Japan. Haven't had the time to boot it up, but given that it's Fire Emblem in everything but name I'm looking forward to it. Especially since that console gen never got a FE game proper.
Also got a copy of Der Langrisser for SNES, which I've been meaning to pick up. Should be fun.
I'm halfway considering a run of FE:A where I kill off everyone except for MU, Chrom, and Lucina just for the sake of it, but do killed units still appear in the story, or are they just completely dead in your file forever?
Anyways, I'd want to finish my extreme run first, but I think I'm stuck on chapter 2 or 3...
Well, both Donnel and Olivia have yet to reappear, so I'd assume they're dead forever everywhere.
Nice. I'd like to see how the story turns out when the main living cast is just 3 characters.
I wouldn't be surprised if they gave you replacement units. Any unit with a major impact on the story is usually safe, and the games can throw you a bone with the spares. I remember Seisen no Keifu will give you replacement units for the second generation, if you fail to get some of the first gens to wed/fall for each other, the game creates replacement units. Shadow Dragon does something similar, too.
I've been playing Fire Emblem: Awakening pretty much nonstop for the past few days; just beat Chapter 13, so I guess I'm technically about halfway through the game?
I don't normally play games through more than once, but I might start a new file after this and see if I can get the optimized stat pairings to work for me.
Trust me when I say this Nowi + MU is ridiculously broken, especially if you get Nah and Morgan both with Galeforce.
Get each of them at level 30 Manakete->lvl30 Dark Flier->lvl 30 Manakete. This should roughly get you to their statcaps, too.
I rarely had to use another unit. They are just obscenely broken units, even for how broken FEA is.