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Discussion in 'StarCo' started by Vakarian, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Vakarian

    Vakarian Bad Nomad

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    Hey all,

    Wanted to get your thoughts on how you're playing the best models in Starco - that's right, the Big Red Beauties (Beautiful Red Bastards?), the much-maligned but oh-so-gorgeous Mobile Brigada. I've found they're the most fun I get from Starco, even if they're not the best points value or the most optimized link.

    I've got a solid core link down that I love - HMG, Multi+LFT, BSG, Massacre BSG, and Dak. But what are you all running? And more importantly, what are you all running as support?

    Here's a few lists I've run and enjoyed. They do especially well in area control missions. My meta is very hacking-lite (lots of PanO, Ariadna, and Tohaa, so the total absence of hackers hasn't hurt me even with the HI link).

    [​IMG] Safe Area
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    GROUP 1[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]10
    [​IMG] MOBILE BRIGADA HMG / Pistol, Knife. (2 | 42)
    [​IMG] MOBILE BRIGADA MULTI Rifle + Light Flamethrower / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 39)
    [​IMG] MOBILE BRIGADA Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 33)
    [​IMG] SEÑOR MASSACRE Boarding Shotgun, E/M Grenades, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW, E/M CCW. (0 | 26)
    [​IMG] DAKTARI Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
    [​IMG] BRAWLER (Multispectral Visor L2) MULTI Sniper / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 28)
    [​IMG] BRAWLER Lieutenant Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 16)
    [​IMG] BRAWLER (Fireteam: Haris) Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 17)
    [​IMG] JAGUAR Adhesive Launcher, Panzerfaust / Pistol, DA CCW. (0.5 | 13)
    [​IMG] HELLCAT Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 28)

    GROUP 2[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]3 [​IMG]1
    [​IMG] IRMANDINHO Chain Rifle, D-Charges, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 8)
    [​IMG] WARCOR (Aerocam) Flash Pulse / Stun Pistol, Knife. (0 | 3)
    [​IMG] SPECTOR (AD: Combat Jump) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Drop Bears / Pistol, E/M2 CC Weapon. (0 | 33)

    6 SWC | 300 Points

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    And a totally different approach to AROs, but with the same basic idea:

    [​IMG] Safe Area 2
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    GROUP 1[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]10
    [​IMG] MOBILE BRIGADA HMG / Pistol, Knife. (2 | 42)
    [​IMG] MOBILE BRIGADA Lieutenant MULTI Rifle + Light Flamethrower / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 39)
    [​IMG] MOBILE BRIGADA Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 33)
    [​IMG] SEÑOR MASSACRE Boarding Shotgun, E/M Grenades, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW, E/M CCW. (0 | 26)
    [​IMG] DAKTARI Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
    [​IMG] CSU (Specialist Operative) Rifle + Light Shotgun, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)
    [​IMG] CSU (Specialist Operative) Rifle + Light Shotgun, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)
    [​IMG] JAGUAR Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 10)
    [​IMG] JAGUAR Adhesive Launcher, Panzerfaust / Pistol, DA CCW. (0.5 | 13)
    [​IMG] HELLCAT Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 28)

    GROUP 2[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]4 [​IMG]1
    [​IMG] WARCOR (Aerocam) Flash Pulse / Stun Pistol, Knife. (0 | 3)
    [​IMG] IRMANDINHO Chain Rifle, D-Charges, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 8)
    [​IMG] ZONDBOT Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
    [​IMG] CATERAN T2 Sniper Rifle / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 24)
    [​IMG] SPECTOR (AD: Combat Jump) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Drop Bears / Pistol, E/M2 CC Weapon. (0 | 33)

    5 SWC | 300 Points

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    Looking forward to hearing how other people are getting these badass dudes on the table.
     
  2. loricus

    loricus Satellite Druid

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    Brigada are good in StarCo because Massacre adds an amazing amount of power and utility to a Core. Even with Grrls around imo.

    I've only Duo them with the Anaconda and it's cool but I haven't done it enough to say anything.
     
  3. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    I've been considering a BSG LT + Missile Duo. I've been getting a lot of work out of Brawler and CSU duos in my games, and I like the idea of a HI template.
     
  4. Vakarian

    Vakarian Bad Nomad

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    Anaconda Duo seems fun. I don't usually play TAGs but it seems like having a buddy along would help mitigate some common TAG issues.

    I'm curious, how would you use the ML/BSG duo? That's an odd combination of rangebands and low burst for both.
     
  5. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    They'd have to be a Core fireteam consisting of two members for one thing (unlikely but possible... a lot of my lists dont have a core fireteam) since they dont have normal Duo in starco.

    BSG Brigada would be the LT - and its just for cheapness. if i can afford the multi+FT one I'd take that for sure, and it would mostly be to watch the back of the missile launcher while she does her thing - mostly in active turn only. :)

    Right now I use the brawler HRL for this, in a duo with a brawler LT. It's not all that strong really, but it puts out a lot of pressure and makes the enemy nervous/cautious. A brigada missile would be the same, but moreso (because missiles are scarier than rockets and HI are scarier than LI).
     
  6. Vakarian

    Vakarian Bad Nomad

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    Ah, I gotcha. At that point why not make some list sacrifices for a third Brigada and at least benefit from the extra burst for the ML?

    As an aside, I like the Brawler HRL lot in a Haris both as a cheap template shooter and as a way to move specialists or Raoul upboard (although I much prefer Raoul as a drop troop). And in the role you're describing I think the low cost of the HRL would win out over the better ammo of the ML.
     
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  7. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    Yeah, I agree. the Brigada would likely be restricted to limited insertion.

    Re: what you said, I haven't had a HRL brawler haris with a specialist yet, as my third brawler has been my LT in most cases. It's tended to be LT + AHacker duo advancing up, and HRL hanging back.
     
  8. Vakarian

    Vakarian Bad Nomad

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    I recommend trying the Brawler specialist/heavy weapon Haris out. Admittedly, when I use the Haris, it's most often MSR/Haris/Lt, but the option to use it as a forward link is nice, especially because you can hide your Lt in a Brigada link quite safely.
     
  9. Savnock

    Savnock Nerfherder

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    The availability and utility of Emily in StarCo makes cheap CoC a nice side-effect. With that already on your list, having the Multi/LFT Lt. becomes pretty economical for that extra order (or the BSG Lt if you're pinched for points). I use him as a suicide trooper, camo hunter, or Suppressive Fire turret. It's been pretty useful in my Limited Insertion lists so far.
     
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  10. Vakarian

    Vakarian Bad Nomad

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    Care to share what those lists look like? I'm curious to see what else fits in the list to make it work for LI.