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Help a new player with OSS list

Discussion in 'ALEPH' started by deej, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. deej

    deej New Member

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    I'm a new player building a take all comers, 300pt OSS list that will be my starting point for ITS. Any advice would be much appreciated. So far it looks like this

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    Dakini (combi rifle) 13 x3
    CSU (specialist, breaker combi rifle) 15
    Samekh FTO (missile launcher) 22

    Yadu (lieutenant, multi rifle, drop bears) 36
    Shukra (Chain of command, boarding shotgun) 25
    Asura (HD+: redrum, combi rifle) 72
    Naga (multi sniper) 34
    DEVA (HD, combi rifle) 31
    Zayin (total reaction, HMG) 26

    To me it looks small, but I don't have much point of reference as I'm still learning. It is 11 models, so I'll need to figure out what goes in the 2nd group. Maybe the Zayin and Naga as I assume they are a little more self sufficient, especially on the reactive turn. Any advice you have would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Kir

    Kir Well-Known Member

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    Why did you pick the yadu lt over the asura ltl2? She supplies you with an extra lt order, and either you still have pts for a hmg nco yadu to use those two orders or a normal one.
     
  3. Nenyx

    Nenyx Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome here.

    I suggest that you use the Army editor which has an export to forum function.
    You can play OSS in limited insertion (ie: one group only), it's perfectly viable. You'll see with experience if you prefer 10 orders, 12, 13, 15 ... Note that the miniature count and the order count are totally different in OSS. Some troops like the arjunas, the posthuman or some devas can bring several bodies for one order, either disposable syncronised remotes or additionnal bodies.
    If you feel like you need more orders, you can field netrods (4 pts each), lamedhs (8 pts flash pulse / repeater remotes) or probots (8 pts baggage / repeater remote). Another troop you may consider to fill a second group is the warcor. It does not gives you a regular order, but it is really cheap and will often cause more trouble for your opponent than what it is worth, thanks to his flashpulse.

    For your list, i suggest that you upgrade your Asura to the Lt2 / MULTI rifle one. It's a bit sad having such a good fighter with only a combi rifle. You can take a yadu HMG as Kir suggested. Your deva HD is not really useful here. You already have the asura to give assisted fire to your remotes - you just need a repeater close to them. Take a lamedh and that's it. Or if you want multiple buffs on your troops, you should rather take the apsara, she can buff the whole dakini fireteam (granted, not all of them together, but still ...). She is not as useful as an assisted fire for your samekh through
    I'm also a bit unsure about samekh FTO by the way. It is a really powerful ARO, with a excedingly powerful weapon, but it is somewhat a liability for the fireteam, as it does not have mimetism. And since you don't have an engineer, your opponent only need to do one wound on it. You can take either a posthuman (Mk.1 engineer + Mk.5 forward observer for a cheap 20 pts specialist) or the more expensive but very potent sophotech (engineer and doctor). Gives them at least one yudbot to extend the coverage, and you're good to go. Remotes takes 3 wounds to be permanently killed, but only one wound to be disabled; It's a big difference for your opponent if he must either do the 3 wounds or take the risk of seeing them being revived.