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Griping about Druze Shock Troops

Discussion in 'Miniatures' started by EccentricOwl, Oct 24, 2019.

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  1. EccentricOwl

    EccentricOwl Well-Known Member
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    I enjoy playing Druze, but I'm annoyed by the options in the box.

    THE OLD DRUZE BOX:
    • Combi + Shock CCW (Technically, not super useful, as only one model now has the CCW, but it's a nice model)
    • D.E.P.
    • Combi + Hacker (though the 'hacker' is pretty subtle)
    • Combi + LGL
    • Also, Spitfire

    The new box:

    • HMG
    • Marksman Rifle
    • Hacker + Combi
    • Chain-Colt (since every Druze Shock Troops has the Chain-Colt and/or Viral Pistol this model essentially has nothing)
    • Cool looking special Hacker

    However, buying either one of these boxes really isn't enough to make most of the profiles!

    Let's assume you're buying only from the webstore , or buying models off the rack, or from your FLGS.

    • Combi ✅ (Using Hacker or Limited Edition model)
    • HMG ✅
    • Combi + D.E.P. HARIS LEADER ❌(technically you could use the old DBS model but he lacks D.E.P.)
    • Combi + Panzerfaust ❌
    • Combi + LGL ❌
    • MULTI Sniper ✅(Although expensive, you can buy Jethro from the big OUTRAGE! pack)
    • Shock Marksman ✅
    • Combi + Pitcher Hacker ✅( The official Hacker model has the pose, but no pitcher. Considering how powerful shooting repeaters can be, I was disappointed.)
    • Paramedic ✔ (no visible MediKit but I guess you could use Chain-Colt and pretend he's got another gun)


    This isn't a huge deal, but the result is very frustrating for me. Using appropriate models adds to verismilitude, immersion, and ease of play since opponents don't have to constantly ask "what is that model?"

    Plus, for a small and cozy sectorial like Druze Bayram Security, it's nice to be able to "complete" the faction, owning most-to-all of the models you could use.

    Ah, but, to my frustration, I'll never really be able to use more than half of the profiles available for DBS unless I scour for the old box or buy a second for heavy converting.

    Petty? Yes. I know it's a bit petty. But it's quite a big peeve for me right now, and I just wanted to vent.
     
    #1 EccentricOwl, Oct 24, 2019
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  2. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    The Limited Druze isn't really a hacker, she doesn't have a visor, hacker hand, Hacking Device, or fancy backpack (Edit: or Pitcher), they just advertised her as a KHD because it was one of the new pieces of equipment with the book.
     
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  3. EccentricOwl

    EccentricOwl Well-Known Member
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    You're right. I guess she'd count as a hacker with a Pitcher, since she is kind of holding a magazine and her Combi Rifle has a pitcher. Will update my gripe.
     
  4. colbrook

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    Combi rifle doesn't have a pitcher, it's a standard PanO combi
     
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  5. EccentricOwl

    EccentricOwl Well-Known Member
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    I know we're really splitting hairs. Is this the normal PanO combi rifle?

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  6. colbrook

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    Absolutely, it's just missing the magazine
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  7. Hecaton

    Hecaton EI Anger Translator

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    Her sweet shades are her KHD interface.
     
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  8. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    Seems to me that if you get the old box you are set
     
  9. colbrook

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    If you want them to be, that's the great thing about Infinity, many models can work for many profiles.
     
  10. Hecaton

    Hecaton EI Anger Translator

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    Technically she's not WYSIWYG for the KHD profile either, because she just has a combi rifle, not a combi rifle+pitcher.
     
  11. colbrook

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    If we really want to split hairs she's not carrying a knife so isn't WYSIWYG for any Druze profile
     
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  12. EccentricOwl

    EccentricOwl Well-Known Member
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    True, but I think that the Knife, like the Pistol, always ends up blending into the model since they're on every model and sculpted very similarly. So that's not a big deal.

    Wouldn't have access to HMG, Marksman, Panzerfaust, Sniper, or D.E.P. profiles, but I'd accept it. Sadly, I can't find the old box anywhere online.
     
  13. Hecaton

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    Yeah if I could find the old box somewhere I'd probably start a Druze army.
     
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    Unfortunately, the old box is really hard to find at this point.
     
  15. Camden Leisure Pirate

    Camden Leisure Pirate Best of the best of what's left

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    Check out some of the UK websites, I know I've physically seen some in a shop in London recently, I will check over the weekend.
     
  16. BoxedSnake

    BoxedSnake Well-Known Member

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    I play DBS with both boxes and some minor conversions. Just added a combi to the DEP mini to use it as the panzerfaust or the haris, a multi sniper rifle to the chain colt guy to use him as a sniper (actually I'm not playing this profile), and a medic gun to the old hacker. You can see some of them in my thread:
    https://forum.corvusbelli.com/threads/starting-with-druze.24403/
     
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