Starting Allies: Beast in the Dark, Obnoxious Locals, Rose Tomas, & Nina Tucker.
These give starting wits of 14
Obnoxious Locals, Beast in the Dark and either Nina or another ally are used to fuel Mad Scientist's ability to search out and recruit strong chimeras
Educated fool brings out The Brigadier General which will give each of his leader levels an extra +1 command for recruiting so that any of the 7 cost allies can be recruited at Lv1. Since all allies have to share a faction, faction less allies like bluebird unfortunately cant be used