Originally Posted by Xyliex
Platoons are done. They weren't very good cuz they were main decked cards. That's why squads work sooooo much better cuz they weren't.
There have been a handful of Platoons over the last few sets, but I think you're right, Squads have made them relatively obsolete.
That said, Platoons are still valuable as a Chakra source. Moreover, they don't hurt your field presence the way Squads can. Add to that potential for Platoon/Squad combos (you can swap out one for the other, you don't have to have a different name on a Squad card to Platoon it, you can chain into different Ninjas, etc.), and this card type has yet to die. Block has killed a lot of things, but the one thing it can never destroy is the imagination of a driven player.