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First steps with Varuna

Discussion in 'PanOceania' started by Knauf, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

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    So this is what I've cobbled together after taking a first look at Varuna and which models I'd be interesting in getting.


    With 52 points and 1.5 SWC left, I'm not quite sure what to get. The Patsy/FB ORC/Machinist Haris and the Cobras will probably eat up most orders, so another expensive single unit seems out of the question. I'll gladly admit that my tactical acumen of Infinity as a game is not great, so maybe you can come up with something that complements the list below.

    Comments and suggestions are always welcome, of course.



    Varuna Immediate Reaction Division
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    GROUP 1[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]9
    ZULU-COBRA Lieutenant (Sensor) Combi Rifle, Jammer / Assault Pistol, Knife. (0 | 29)
    ZULU-COBRA Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 28)
    ZULU-COBRA Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Breaker Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 28)
    MACHINIST (Varuna Div.) (CH: Mimetism, Stealth, Aquatic Terrain) Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 17)
    ORC (Varuna Div.) (Multiterrain: Aquatic/Jungle, Stealth) Feuerbach / Pistol, Knife. (2 | 43)
    PATSY GARNETT Submachine Gun, Nimbus Plus Grenades, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 37)
    FUGAZI DRONBOT Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
    FUGAZI DRONBOT Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
    KAMAU Hacker (Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 28)

    GROUP 2[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]2
    HELOT MILITIAMAN Shock Marksman Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
    HELOT MILITIAMAN Submachine Gun, Light Rocket Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 9)

    4.5 SWC | 248 Points

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    The three Cobras are there primarily for the cool factor, but they do look pretty nice on paper. I just finished reading @barakiel 's tactica on these and I'm quite hyped because I adore the models.

    Patsy, FB ORC and Machinist form a Haris that covers all ranges pretty well and has some nice tools like Nimbus Plus, NCO, FO, an Engineer for Patsy as well as strong BS/MODs for FTF rolls.

    The Kamau Hacker was bought with a potential Bulleteer/Peacemaker in mind, but Fairy dust for the ORCs seems like a good choice, too. She is also a specialist who is rather capable in FTF.

    Helots and Fugazis are nice fillers for AROs and orders respectively. Sniffers help the Cobra LT with Jammer and Repeater helps (or dooms) the Hackers.
     
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  2. barakiel

    barakiel Echo Bravo Master Sergeant
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    Looks good. Thanks for reading too.

    If you have Patsy running her Haris, the obvious step is to get a Core link too. MSV2 Kamau and a pile of Fusiliers will get that done, giving you both Orders and some more firepower. You can drop the Kamau Hacker to get enough points for a full 5 minis.
     
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  3. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    Sadly I don't believe that Patsy + ORC + Machinist is a legal fireteam - machinists can only join Kamau teams. If you downgraded the ORC to a Kamau with HMG however, you could recruit a second Machinist to take you to a team of 5... 2 Kamau, 2 Machinist and Patsy.
     
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  4. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

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    @Leviathan thanks for the heads-up. A Kamau HMG works really well with the Nibus Plus, too, so that's not too bad.

    @barakiel something like this then? I managed to keep the Hacker Kamau and had points for a Palbot left:

    Varuna Immediate Reaction Division
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    GROUP 1[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]8
    ZULU-COBRA Lieutenant (Sensor) Combi Rifle, Jammer / Assault Pistol, Knife. (0 | 29)
    ZULU-COBRA Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 28)
    ZULU-COBRA Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Breaker Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 28)
    FUGAZI DRONBOT Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
    FUGAZI DRONBOT Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
    MACHINIST (Varuna Div.) (CH: Mimetism, Stealth, Aquatic Terrain) Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 17)
    PALBOT Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
    KAMAU HMG / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 28)
    PATSY GARNETT Submachine Gun, Nimbus Plus Grenades, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 37)

    GROUP 2[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]5 [​IMG]2
    HELOT MILITIAMAN Shock Marksman Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
    HELOT MILITIAMAN Submachine Gun, Light Rocket Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 9)
    KAMAU Hacker (Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 28)
    KAMAU (Multispectral Visor L2) MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 32)
    FUSILIER Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)
    FUSILIER Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 10)
    FUSILIER Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 10)

    5 SWC | 300 Points

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  5. Paperclip

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    its even better with a triangulated firing zulu, its a -12 for hitting your zulu most of the time while you are just hitting on 9s full stop.
     
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  6. Cartographer

    Cartographer Well-Known Member

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    You've got a floating palbot with no-one to sync with in the first group (Machininst can't be in a fireteam and with a G:servant).
    Personally, I prefer the ZC SMR over the Spitifre as the range bands are better thanks to the X Visor.
    I'm also not sure what the Kamau hacker is bringing to the table, why not double up on Snipers (you're not likely to move that fireteam anyway).
     
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  7. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

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    @Cartographer Yup, I forgot about how Palbots interact with Fire Teams. As for the Kamau hacker, I really like the model, so I want to integrate her somehow. Maybe putting her into a core link can work out. She has better WIP and than a fusillier hacker and with Shock Immunity and BTS 6 she should be much better defensively against enemy hackers.

    Varuna Immediate Reaction Division
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    GROUP 1[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]10
    ZULU-COBRA Lieutenant (Sensor) Combi Rifle, Jammer / Assault Pistol, Knife. (0 | 29)
    ZULU-COBRA Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 28)
    ORC (Varuna Div.) (Multiterrain: Aquatic/Jungle, Stealth) Feuerbach / Pistol, Knife. (2 | 43)
    KAMAU Hacker (Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 28)
    FUSILIER Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)
    FUSILIER Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 10)
    FUSILIER Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 10)
    MACHINIST (Varuna Div.) (CH: Mimetism, Stealth, Aquatic Terrain) Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 17)
    KAMAU HMG / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 28)
    PATSY GARNETT Submachine Gun, Nimbus Plus Grenades, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 37)

    GROUP 2[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]2 [​IMG]2
    HELOT MILITIAMAN Submachine Gun, Light Rocket Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 9)
    HELOT MILITIAMAN Shock Marksman Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
    ZULU-COBRA Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Breaker Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 28)
    FUGAZI DRONBOT Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)

    5.5 SWC | 300 Points

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  8. Ben Kenobi

    Ben Kenobi Well-Known Member

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    Can understand, why you want the Kamua Hacker, but why are you using the ORC Feuerbach over the Kamau Sniper?
     
  9. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

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    I own the ORC and don't own the Kamau Sniper. Also I'm not too hyped about yet another MSV2 MSR profile, so I'd rather try something fresh.
     
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  10. tschmitt

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    I like the ORC Feuerbach, but the Kamau MSR is worth its weight in gold.
     
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  11. thirteenpixels

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