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HI champ faction?

Discussion in 'Access Guide to the Human Sphere' started by Maksimas, Mar 19, 2019.

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What faction does Heavy Infantry best, sectorials included?

  1. PanOceania

    13.0%
  2. Yu Jing

    66.2%
  3. Ariadna

    3.9%
  4. Nomads

    9.1%
  5. Haqqislam

    2.6%
  6. Combined Army

    1.3%
  7. ALEPH

    1.3%
  8. Tohaa

    1.3%
  9. NA2

    1.3%
  1. Solar

    Solar Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it was in a vid recently, up to two Mobile Brigada in Alguacile teams, Tsyklons count as MB for joining fireteams, Daktari and Lupe Wildcard. Definitely will make MB very useable when you can put a HMG and ML with three Alguaciles.
     
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    Solar Well-Known Member

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    MO get Father Knights in OS teams and excellent Wildcard Santiagos so yes, definitely MO get mixed HI links.
     
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  3. eciu

    eciu Easter worshiper

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    Downgrading in terms of "power" of the list and probability of winning. Taking "suboptimal" choices, and lists. Something like taking on purpose Hollow Man link to Rescue ;P
     
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  4. eciu

    eciu Easter worshiper

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    They got. But the question is about best HI links.

    Old Hosp+Mag link beats every other (current) MO link hands down, not to mention it's all HIs.
     
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  5. Aspect Graviton

    Aspect Graviton Friendly Alien Overlord
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    1st Yu jing with their 16 types, Crane train, Hsien Haris, Zuyong multi purpose monster, and yan huo firebase.

    2nd Nomads, with 2 ultra efficient links and toolbox HI like the Queazy borat or task master.

    3rd Probably ariadna, as vet kazaks and backjacks cost no points in a faction of models which cost no points and come with good defensive camo screen options in mid field to protect your investments.
     
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  6. Solar

    Solar Well-Known Member

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    1) MO mixed HI links are pretty awesome right now

    2) Oh God yes we get it, please, move on for everyone's sanity. Five stages of grief, learning and growing, all that stuff.
     
  7. Maksimas

    Maksimas Maxi

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    Ah, okay, that makes more sense.

    So CJC will be able to pull off the Zhanshi Shang Ji/Celestial Guard Crane shenanigans too?
    Fascinating.
    Also, linked combat REMs?
    Extra interesting.
     
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  8. Maksimas

    Maksimas Maxi

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    It honestly did surprise me how well-off Ariadna HI are nowadays. Blackjacks and Ratniks are more or less proper HI, and what with there being the idea nowadays of ''Shock Immune 1W NWI is also an HI'', Vet Kazaks are pretty neat HI.
    I will admit the Mormaers hold a soft spot in my servos among Ariadnan HI.

    Fascinating stuff nonetheless.
     
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  9. Solar

    Solar Well-Known Member

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    A Mobile Brigada ML, Tsyklon Spitfire, Valyria (who is an Alguacile for fireteam compo now) and a couple of FOs will be a strong option I think.
     
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  10. Maksimas

    Maksimas Maxi

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    I need to get back to binge building in Infinity Army.
    Gotta consume all that HI related knowledge and ideas.
     
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  11. Barrogh

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    Not much of an addition, but since people keep mentioning more than one Ariadna options, there are also Wolvers. With their 2W and ARM 3 they are HI in pretty much every aspect aside from classification (and thus specific weaknesses).

    They do have their woes though - range, competition with either cheap stuff (Caledonia), reliable stuff or cheap&reliable stuff (vanilla).

    And full core requiring inclusion of an Lt in a sectorial where everything depends on him and his abilities...
     
  12. Stuffist

    Stuffist Well-Known Member

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    Yu Jing / Invincible Army.

    If you have any doubt, please play another faction (and bend to our raw power). There is no place for doubt in Yu Jing.
    But there is plenty of place for new HIs; because we don't have enough of them. We'll never have enough of them as long as they feature 1.99 Wounds.
     
  13. Maksimas

    Maksimas Maxi

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    I always wound it funny how the Wolvers are more like HI than most other actual Ariadnan HI.
    Something about that just strikes me as funny.

    There is never such a thing as too many HI, no matter what every local player keeps telling me.
    But there is such a thing as too few HI, most definately.
     
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  14. theGricks

    theGricks Well-Known Member

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    Viral Ammo.

    Also yes. Yu Jing...I dont know why its even a topic of discussion?
     
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  15. Aldo

    Aldo Trying to detox from being a lorefag

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    I like the Charontid and also the Anathematic.

    Which are the gentleman's, patrician's choice for a HI.
     
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  16. Maksimas

    Maksimas Maxi

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    The Charontid looks great, not gonna lie.

    Because I was curious...

    And I am always up for any excuse to talk about HI. Because I like to talk about HI.
    Did I mention I like HI? I like HI.
     
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  17. DaRedOne

    DaRedOne Morat Warrior Philosopher
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    I am a huge fan of HI. It is a shame that when I picked up Infinity Invincible Army was not a thing. However, now that IA is released I already have Nomads and Combined Army, and both are very good on the Heavy Infantry front, so I feel like getting into IA would be a bit of overkill.

    Besides, in Bakunin I can run this:

    Jurisdictional Command of Bakunin
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    TASKMASTER Lieutenant Red Fury, Pulzar, CrazyKoalas + TinBot A (Deflector L1) / Heavy Pistol, DA CCW. (1 | 53)
    TASKMASTER Boarding Shotgun, Pulzar, CrazyKoalas / Heavy Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 43)
    RIOT GRRL Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (2 | 34)
    RIOT GRRL Missile Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (2 | 33)
    RIOT GRRL MULTI Rifle, Stun Grenades / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 32)
    RIOT GRRL (Specialist Operative) Combi Rifle, Blitzen, Stun Grenades / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 30)
    RIOT GRRL Boarding Shotgun, Stun Grenades + TinBot B (Deflector L2) / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 30)
    DAKTARI Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
    CLOCKMAKER Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 18)
    MODERATOR Combi Rifle / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
    ZONDBOT Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)

    5 SWC | 299 Points

    Open in Infinity Army

    I call it my 'Full Pony' List, because all my Bakunin HI models are painted and named after MLP characters :D
     
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  18. Maksimas

    Maksimas Maxi

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    That genuinely looks glorious, and there are few things that look as immediately cool as two Taskmasters tearing up a midfield ( Though, truth be said, I have yet to see ANY Nomad HI locally... big sad. ).

    That is rather interestingly creative, in all honesty.
    Also sounds like something my girlfriend would do.

    Also, for the sake of throwing Nomad HI ideas around...

    This is quite the Krizis
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    KRIZA BORAC Lieutenant (360º Visor) Mk12, Submachine Gun / Heavy Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 64)
    KRIZA BORAC HMG / Heavy Pistol, CC Weapon. (2 | 54)
    HOLLOW MEN (Specialist Operative) Boarding Shotgun / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 30)
    SECURITATE MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 21)
    SECURITATE Feuerbach / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 22)
    SECURITATE Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
    SECURITATE Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
    SECURITATE (Repeater) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 16)
    SPEKTR Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Cybermines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 34)
    SPEKTR (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 32)

    4.5 SWC | 299 Points

    Open in Infinity Army
     
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  19. eciu

    eciu Easter worshiper

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    They are more TAGs than a PanO or CA TAGs ;P
     
  20. Aspect Graviton

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    You see CA come in pretty low on the HI ranking for me. As it stands have 4 and three are undisputable top tier death machines, you just can't afford more than one.

    The last one of course is the suryat which generally features in lists because it's the only one available in quantity, they have their uses but they're still costly with average stats (PHY 14 suryats now!), I'd personally like to see more cheap and cheerful CA HI like an up spec unidron, ARM 3 ,1 STR, V:NWI and a plasma rifle etc or a morat assault HI
     
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