Bolts still suffer from their base troop Profile being very bloated with high stats and questionable Skills. FWDL1 pretty much only makes them a point cheaper while also delivering them closer to effective Spitfire Range. So I'd maintain the previous stance on them. This are the useable Profiles: Neoterran Capitaline Army ────────────────────────────────────────────────── 4 BOLT Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 24) BOLT Hacker (Hacking Device) Boarding Shotgun, E/M Grenades / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27) BOLT Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 24) BOLT Boarding Shotgun, E/M Grenades / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 19)[/url] Naked BS13 Spitfire with Veteran and added durability. Naked BSG+E/M Grenades to leverage the ground covered by the Spitfire and to keep things cheap. Those 2 are useable and benefit most from FWDL 1. Specialists are a bit awkward to add. The Hacker is expensive and actually the one place where I would have liked to see an AHD in PanO. Bolt's stats and Skills are nice to have for a Hacker and so is Sixth Sense L2. Still, with WIP12 and no access to Tinbots, Fairy Dust or postitive MODs from Programs that is wasted. Most things aren't afraid of a WIP12 HD Programs and Redrum still punches through BTS6 1W without effort. The Paramedic pays Combi+LSG tax, but at least stays unhackable. As for the remaining Profiles Drop Bears are simply not worth 4 points of Tax, ML or MSR just got worse with the Links focus switching to closer range. ARO pieces are way better when outsourced to one of NCA's TO troops to begin with, so it's not a big loss - just PanO things. Now expecting Bolts remain the same for the December update but Drop Bears and Combi+LSG drop by 2 points each I can see Spitfire+Paramedic+2Dropbears+BSG becoming truly viable. Simply because that Link would drop from 117 to 107. As they are now I'd imagine them staying rather limited for use in specific missions like their old pal Hunting Party. With NCA's usual trouble to get out of the DZ a FWDL Blackfriar is very interesting. There often is a lot of useable Total Cover and rooftops 4" in front of a DZ and he'd really love starting closer to Camo Markers and his positive Rangebands.