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Dynamo models seem superfluous

Discussion in 'Ariadna' started by prophet of doom, May 7, 2019.

  1. prophet of doom

    prophet of doom Well-Known Member

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    I wonder whether Infinity has reached the stage where some new models are just superfluous. Take the Dynamos for example. I have bought the Maverick pack back in the day to use them for Vanilla Ariadna. I fully expected models for Dynamos not to appear for a long time because the profile fits very much with the Mavericks. I have proxied Mavericks as Dynamos in my TAK lists as they are very useful troops.

    But I really don't see a point in buying the Dynamo models. The people I play with don't have a problem with such a proxy at all, not even at tournaments. The weapon loadout is pretty similar. CB could have waited for years until the release of Dynamos without anyone being deprived of using that profile.

    I get the idea that CB is soon reaching the point that CB has already produced every model that is necessary for the game. What are they going to do then?
     
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  2. Obeisance

    Obeisance Well-Known Member

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    I also specifically got a Maverick to use as a Dynamo.

    What are they going to do?

    Exactly what they're doing now. As they release new models, they discontinue old ones that are crappy old sculpts or ones people don't buy/play.
     
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  3. Ghost_X

    Ghost_X Well-Known Member

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    I do not have the Mavericks and I like the look of the Dynamos a bit more anyway, so I will make a purchase. I agree with your point though. The Dynamos look a lot like the Mavericks down to the visors.
     
  4. mipevo6

    mipevo6 Active Member

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    I am a new player, both to Infinity and TAK. I like the look of the models and was wondering if I should add them to my wishlist... I guess they are trying to tempt new players with more figures :)

    I am still learning so not sure how useful in the game they will be of course...
     
  5. LankyOgreBP

    LankyOgreBP Well-Known Member

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    Alternatively, you could think of it as two new sculpts for Mavericks/Dynamos for when you want to run a 3rd or 4th one and still have them all different.
     
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  6. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    I love the models. The mavericks are fantastic, but the dynamos are even better, and I will be getting them

    Ariadna biker lists incoming
     
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  7. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    I mean, we have a dozen different PanO HI that are all nearly indistinguishable from each other so why not more Ariadna bikes? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
  8. TheDiceAbide

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    I have 6 Mavericks and will be buying at least one box of Dynamo. My Mavericks are on quads and Dynamo will retain their bikes.
     
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  9. prophet of doom

    prophet of doom Well-Known Member

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    Isn't one of the Dynamos armed with a Molotok as well? I think the Dynamo with the rifle on the back looks just like the Maverick with the Molotok.
     
  10. LankyOgreBP

    LankyOgreBP Well-Known Member

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    Mavericks are molotok and rifle, which is the FO profile.
    Dynamo are molotok and submachine gun.
    Considering that both profiles have 4 options; molotok, rifle, SMG, and boarding shotgun, I really wish the Dynamo had a bs instead of the molotok. Then they really would work interchangeably.
     
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  11. Stiopa

    Stiopa Trust The Fuckhead
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    My 2c is that I like the Dynamo riders more than Maverics, but Maveric bikes more than Dynamos. Talk about confusion.
     
  12. ZlaKhon

    ZlaKhon New scale enthusiast

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    I don’t mind the release of cool looking models, but yeah in light of infinity having an SKU problem this release doesn’t make too much sense.

    I think that CB is acting out of a fluff perspective here in the sense that its just nice to have all kinds of units from the lore being represented by miniatures. I hope that they will explore some new types of multi-option releases like variable helmets etc at some point.

    Financially speaking I think it doesn’t make too much sense to release easy to proxie minis like Dynamos for CB since they are less likely to earn the large initial cost of design and mold production.
     
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  13. prophet of doom

    prophet of doom Well-Known Member

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    I very much agree on that. Since I already own the Mavericks, I have little incentive to also get the Dynamos, especially because one of the Dynamos also has a Molotok. I doubt many players want to use two cycle mounted molotoks. I have used both the Maverick and Dynamo molotok profile, and it is quite good. Maverick is better for the role because it has higher ARM.

    The boarding shotgun is on the maverick in the USAriadna pack, so it would have made some sense to sculpt one Dynamo with a shotgun instead of a molotok. I think the paramedic is an attractive option anyway.