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Discussion in 'Combined Army' started by Space Ranger, Oct 25, 2021.

  1. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I'm having some problems getting my head around this mission, with Shasvastii in particular. But I wanted to make this for all CA. Shas has only one HI that can be immune to the cold, then REM and the Snow-Op. So I'm not sure how to keep anything alive!

    Anyone with advice?
     
  2. Mogra

    Mogra Well-Known Member

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    You are forgetting the 93 points TAG.
     
  3. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Very true. I just don't have one yet but I guess I can proxy. That still doesn't help the rest of the force though. As far as I can tell, just about everyone dies in the end.

    Something I didn't see before was that troops in a zone lacking a heating unit are killed. I didn't get that before. So keep yours safe and destroy theirs. Or if yours is destroyed, get to theirs.
     
  4. Mogra

    Mogra Well-Known Member

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    You also should get control of the middle zone, that is what the tag is good at.

    Sheeskin can be a good snow operator.

    The rest, try to keep them alive in the dead zone at the end, coordinating orders.
     
  5. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately it's about connecting consoles, not controlling them, and that needs to be done by a specialist. Also there are 3 classified objectives.
     
  6. Mogra

    Mogra Well-Known Member

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    It is also about controlling the middle, second objective.
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  7. Triumph

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    I actually played this mission against SEF on the weekend, they opted for a Gwailo+Boarding Sheskin Haris as part of their list.

    With that said, having played this mission a few times, the rework is unfortunately just Annihilation by another name. Focusing on objectives is a trap.

    Pick up an attack piece that doesn't die to freezing (Sphinx), or pick Sheskin and make her snow ops or whatever. Then focus on punching your opponent in the dick really hard. If you simply cripple your opponent they won't have orders or points to contest the middle at the end of the game, and you will score 6 points which is all you need. I have found this is the most effective way to approach the mission, attempts at doing classifieds or focusing on button pressing was a mistake.

    The mission needs scoring adjustments made to it (like Frontline received this season) so it actually plays as advertised and not just an Annihilation clone but that's a thread I plan to make at a later time.
     
    #7 Triumph, Oct 26, 2021
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  8. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I've got a first draft of it. I figure Sheskin doesn't need to be the HI if I make her the Snow Op. I just realized Baggage doesn't help for dominating the middle so I might make changes there. But then REM are not affected by the cold.

    Frostbyte
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    GROUP 1[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]9 [​IMG]1 [​IMG]1
    GWAILO (Multispectral Visor L2) Heavy Rocket Launcher ( ) / Breaker Pistol, CC Weapon. (1.5 | 43)
    Q-DRONE Heavy Machine Gun / PARA CC Weapon(-3). (1 | 25)
    SEED-SOLDIER (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Panzerfaust / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 17)
    SEED-SOLDIER (Paramedic) Combi Rifle, Panzerfaust ( | MediKit) / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 18)
    SHESKIIN (Lieutenant) MULTI Rifle, Pulzar, D-Charges / Pistol, DA CC Weapon. (0 | 51)
    NOX (Paramedic) Combi Rifle, Zapper ( | MediKit) / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 16)
    NOX Heavy Machine Gun / Pistol, CC Weapon. (1 | 21)
    NOX (Hacker, Hacking Device) Submachine Gun, Zapper ( ) / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0.5 | 14)
    T-DRONE FTO Missile Launcher, Flash Pulse / PARA CC Weapon(-3). (1.5 | 19)
    BOUNTY HUNTER Submachine Gun, Chain-colt(+1B) / Pistol, PARA CC Weapon(-6). (0 | 8)
    GROUP 2[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]4 [​IMG]2 [​IMG]2
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) Light Flamethrower(+1B), Flash Pulse / Pistol, PARA CC Weapon(-3). (0 | 9)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) Light Flamethrower(+1B), Flash Pulse / Pistol, PARA CC Weapon(-3). (0 | 9)
    SHROUDED (Hacker, Killer Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Shock Mines ( ) / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 25)
    SHROUDED (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Flash Pulse, Shock Mines / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 23)
    TAIGHA Chain-colt / AP + Shock CC Weapon. (0 | 5)
    TAIGHA Chain-colt / AP + Shock CC Weapon. (0 | 5)
    5.5 SWC | 300 Points
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  9. Triumph

    Triumph Well-Known Member

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    While true, it also means she can't spend the snow ops order without fucking up her fireteam. Preferably you want the Snow ops on a high value solo operator that doesn't tend to utilise a marker state and may or may not get value out of not freezing, which can be annoying for Shas to find. Personally I find Messer is the best option. Gives you a free hack/white noise each turn if he decides not to leave the DZ and makes him survive the freeze as well. If not Messer, Doctor Worm is the other solid choice. Free attempt each turn to fix stuff if you want it.

    Again, crippling alpha strike and full focus on murder is the best way to play this mission. It really is just Annihilation with some window dressing at the moment. The scoring breakdown has a positive feedback loop into killing your opponent's stuff.
     
    #9 Triumph, Oct 27, 2021
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