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Coming back to Infinity and want to start pure Shasvastii

Discussion in 'Combined Army' started by gomjabbar, Jan 4, 2019.

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  1. gomjabbar

    gomjabbar Member

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    Hey everyone!

    I want to make a return to Infinity and settled on Shasvastii because I like their unique look and from what I read they seem like great fun to play.

    I also know they will get some kind of revamp this year so not sure what to get based on that.

    So i'm looking for 2 unique lists of pure Shasvastii to build a buying list.

    What would you recommend?
     
  2. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Supposedly this year there's going to be an update of models and rules. So It might be good to wait a while. What I did was start with Vanilla Combined with a lot of Shasvastii.
     
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    daszul Well-Known Member

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    If you like their current look, then it might be a good idea not to wait too long, or some models might no longer be available...
     
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    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Good point @daszul I agree. I personally love most of the Shasvastii as they are. I'm not a big fan of Sheskin or the single Caliban that came out. But the rest were good. The Shasvastii I think are the only ones that look like proper Aliens. Morats look like Human-Ape hybrids, EI look like robots. Sigma and Umbra can be mistaken for human as well.
     
  5. gomjabbar

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    Yeah that is what I thought...and from what I read they will only update the sculpts and won't discontinue any models right?
     
  6. KanyeWest

    KanyeWest Well-Known Member

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    I believe the revamp should not discontinue models but you never know there have been cases where certain models were no longer available to the army. The goods though is most distributors will have a stock after they discontinue a model and if you like the sculpt of the model discontinued you can proxy it for any other model of the same size.
     
  7. gomjabbar

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    Is the Onyx Contact Force box still available or was it a one-shot starter?
     
  8. Bohrdog

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    I think the Onyx Contact Force 300 point is out of print but you can still find it in some stores and online.
     
  9. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    the double Noctifer blister is a great buy. Sheskiin, Haasht, the Corax specops and the various Gwailos are also great buys.
    CA Drones, Support pack, etc are also good, safe options.
     
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    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised t hey came out with the double set of Noctifer. Must mean they are not going completely away from the look of them if they are coming out with new ones this year.
     
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    theradrussian Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt bet on CB having any concrete plans - look at the goddamn ridiculous tankhunter Autocannon/AP HMG dual blister as a source in this specific instance.
     
  12. gomjabbar

    gomjabbar Member

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    Well for now I settled on a vanilla Combined Army and bought the equivalent of the Onyx Contact Force bundle plus the Support Pack, Noctifiers, Nexus, a Suryat with HMG and the Anathematics.

    I'll wait for the Shasvastii reboot to get into them!
     
  13. Skjarr

    Skjarr EI Mouthpiece

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    I'm fairly sure CB are on record as saying they are happy with look of the Noctifier and the Sphinx so I suspect they will stay as is.
     
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    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Well good! I like the Noctifer, meh on the Sphinx. Honestly i'm more surprised they didn't "retire" the Shasvastii like MRRF. They always seem to do something to what I own! Exrah, Yu Jing/JSA, etc.
     
  15. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    Shasvastii are too important for their concept and vision of what the CA is to really retire them from the tabletop. Same goes for Morats really.
     
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    Bohrdog Santathematics

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    I can't wait for Shavastii to get updated. When is Adeptacon? March?
     
  17. REDVENOM

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    March 27th I think... The shas update will be at Adepticon?
    This has been confirmed?
     
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    NO
     
  19. Skjarr

    Skjarr EI Mouthpiece

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    I have a strong suspicion Shas will be the Battlepack they are talking about for Gencon. Whether this will be an "Operation" box or an army box like JSA or Ariadna I'm not sure. CB aren't consistent with their terminology.
    I reckon Adetpticon will be a new book and RTF for Haqq.
     
  20. Saitan247

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    Why did they took Bit and Kiss away from Shasvastii?