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Any rumors on a Sphinx Resculpt?

Discussion in 'Combined Army' started by Cannon Fodder, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Cannon Fodder

    Cannon Fodder Well-Known Member

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    I see the sphinx is not on the Infinity web store so I'm presuming its OOP. Are there any rumors on it being resculpted?

    Also, is it really worth 106 points?
     
  2. Sabin76

    Sabin76 Well-Known Member

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    The new design dropped along with the rest of the Shas redesign. Frankly I was a bit surprised to see that, but there it is. No renders so far, however.

    As to your other question... yes. Every. Single. Point.
     
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  3. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Yes, we saw concepts during the Daddy's Fall release hype.

    Yes, an invisible 6-6 climbing+ TAG with Spitfire and twin heavy flamers is absolutely worth the points, it's in the running for best TAG in the game.
     
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  4. Sabin76

    Sabin76 Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention, with TA, you can more easily drop it back into TO at the end of your rampage!
     
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  5. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    [​IMG]

    Similar in design to the Gwailos, but embiggened.
     
  6. Cannon Fodder

    Cannon Fodder Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I was tempted to see if I could grab an old sculpt, but will hold off.
     
  7. chaos11

    chaos11 Well-Known Member

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    A707FA1E-D91D-40F0-975C-1DDFAE3BE1C2.jpeg There is a dossier too, as well as that art piece.
     
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  8. bladerunner_35

    bladerunner_35 Well-Known Member

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    I hope they will make something cool with the sculpt. Like making it creep and crawl. All creepy like. The design isn’t exactly breaking new ground.
     
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  9. toadchild

    toadchild EI Aspect

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    Looks like the old sculpt won’t be completely obsolete. Might have to try some dual Sphinx lists next year. (Or whenever; I’m just guessing)
     
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  10. Captain Nevercrit

    Captain Nevercrit Well-Known Member

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    Get in the robot Shinji
     
  11. Captain Nevercrit

    Captain Nevercrit Well-Known Member

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    Okay so one of our guys Sphinxed me and did it wrong last month.

    Its not a TAG. Its not Heavy Infantry.

    Its a ninja robot of death that fights in three dimensions.

    You creep it about wrecking face at short to medium range wreaking havoc and with the last order fade back into Camo.

    Worth every damn point.
     
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  12. DaRedOne

    DaRedOne Morat Warrior Philosopher
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    Mate, we're talking about an invisible Hulk that moves as fast as a bike, hits as hard as an HMG, can reach pretty much any place in the game, and generates two orders by itself. Oh, and it needs to take 5 wounds to be removed from the table.

    It is very much worth those points. Just don't get into range of flame weapons.
     
  13. ZlaKhon

    ZlaKhon New scale enthusiast

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    Just curious: how would you build such a list? My initial (very very bad) list is 2 Sphinx, 2 Ikadrons, 5 combi Nox with the LT and no further upgrades
     
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  14. Stiopa

    Stiopa Trust The Fuckhead
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    It's very difficult to go for any different build than something very basic. Double Sphinx leaves very little room for any support structure. This ITS season really helps with its TAGtical Awareness.

    Shasvastii Expeditionary Force
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    [​IMG]9
    SPHINX Spitfire, 2 Heavy Flamethrowers / EXP CCW. (2 | 106)
    [​IMG] SCINDRON Flash Pulse / Knife. (0 | 0)
    SPHINX Spitfire, 2 Heavy Flamethrowers / EXP CCW. (2 | 106)
    [​IMG] SCINDRON Flash Pulse / Knife. (0 | 0)
    NOX Hacker (EI Hacking Device) Submachine Gun, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 17)
    NOX Lieutenant Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
    NOX Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
    M-DRONE Combi Rifle, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 17)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
    R-DRONE Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)

    4.5 SWC | 300 Points

    Open in Infinity Army

    This one includes two potential Lt's to have at least some shell game left, and two specialists. But it all hinges on how effectively we can use both Sphinxes.
     
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  15. Cannon Fodder

    Cannon Fodder Well-Known Member

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    @Stiopa @ZlaKhon
    While its intimidating to have 2 sphinxes, the lack of orders is a problem. I wouldn't even think of putting 2 in a battlegroup with only 9 regular orders. Even with Tactical awareness its seams short. If you HAD to play 2 I think that list is optimal (which I think is Stiopas point)

    Plus having Victor Messer drop a white noise lets a sphinx take out anything with MSV easily. Any army without MSV is going to have issues fighting him anyway.

    I would look at the following as a decent Sphinx list.
    • Victor for white noise
    • Cutthroat to duo with victor
    • Cadmus to drop decoys and take out annoying deployables, (Mines & Perimeter equipment)
    • Noctiofier to get killer AROs
    • Because its limited insertion, the Mentors counter intelligence was not really needed. I think a 5 man Nox team is a good place to hide a Lt. A couple FO for longer range AROs & specialists.
    Shasvastii Expeditionary Force
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    SPHINX Spitfire, 2 Heavy Flamethrowers / EXP CCW. (2 | 106)
    [​IMG] SCINDRON Flash Pulse / Knife. (0 | 0)
    JAYTH CUTTHROATS Red Fury, E/M Grenades / Pistol, DA CC Weapon, Knife. (1 | 35)
    VICTOR MESSER (Hacking Device Plus) Boarding Shotgun, 2 Nanopulser, D-Charges / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 28)
    NOCTIFER Missile Launcher / Assault Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 32)
    CADMUS-SOLDIER Combi Rifle / Assault Pistol, CCW. (0 | 25)
    NOX Lieutenant Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
    NOX Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
    NOX (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
    NOX (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
    NOX Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
    5 SWC | 298 Points
    Open in Infinity Army
     
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  16. toadchild

    toadchild EI Aspect

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    If I’m taking a dual TAG list, I’m not planning on running a balanced army. It’s just a silly list I’m playing for a lark.
     
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