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Discussion in 'News' started by kanluwen, May 2, 2019.

  1. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    Frankly, a better argument is for them when we're talking about Druze/Ikari/QK.
     
  2. ZlaKhon

    ZlaKhon New scale enthusiast

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    How is that so?
     
  3. MikeTheScrivener

    MikeTheScrivener Kamau Amphibious Intervention Operative

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    those armies aren't two sides of a battle pack smushed together.
    TBH though, Foreign Co only has one usable model out of Icestorm, being the ORC.

    I could see the battle pack including them and providing some beautiful character sculpts that would incentivize Aristiea! players to buy into it.
     
  4. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    Seen what the Druze box is? It's a SWC box. 1x proxy(Chain Colt), 1x HMG, 1x Marksman Rifle, 1x Hacker.

    Take a list like this:
    Druze Bayram Security
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    BASHI BAZOUK (Specialist Operative) Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 17)
    BASHI BAZOUK AP Rifle / 2 Breaker Pistols, CC Weapon. (0 | 17)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, Panzerfaust / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, Panzerfaust / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle + Light Grenade Launcher (E/M and Nimbus) / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27)
    DRUZE Lieutenant (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)

    0.5 SWC | 134 Points

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    The only thing that isn't able to be taken by QK is the Bashi Bazouk Specialist Operative...but it's the generic profile for the BB anyways.
    Qapu Khalqi
    ──────────────────────────────────────────────────

    [​IMG]4 [​IMG]2
    BASHI BAZOUK AP Rifle / 2 Breaker Pistols, CC Weapon. (0 | 17)
    BASHI BAZOUK Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 16)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle + Light Grenade Launcher (E/M and Nimbus) / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, Panzerfaust / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, Panzerfaust / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)

    0.5 SWC | 133 Points

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    Oh and what's this, Ikari Company?
    Ikari Company
    ──────────────────────────────────────────────────

    [​IMG]4 [​IMG]2
    BASHI BAZOUK (Specialist Operative) Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 17)
    BASHI BAZOUK AP Rifle / 2 Breaker Pistols, CC Weapon. (0 | 17)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, Panzerfaust / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, Panzerfaust / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle + Light Grenade Launcher (E/M and Nimbus) / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27)
    DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)

    0.5 SWC | 134 Points

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    This is what I mean by that. It's a boxed set that can work for 3 factions in one go, fills out most of the missing Druze profiles(of which the only one missing then becomes the Druze MSR with CH: Mimetism...which is only in Druze Society anyways!), and also takes care of two of the three currently missing Bashi Bazouk profiles.

    Make it so that the 2P box including that set gets this model added in:
    Druze Bayram Security
    ──────────────────────────────────────────────────

    [​IMG]1
    DRUZE (CH: Mimetism) MULTI Sniper / Viral Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 32)

    1.5 SWC | 32 Points

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    Makes it clear the 2P set is supposed to be Druze Society, but it retains its ability to act for everyone else.
    There's also the Akalis Sikh in Foreign Co, which I'm sure absolutely nobody at all saw coming once they axed SAA and kept the Sikhs available.
     
  5. ZlaKhon

    ZlaKhon New scale enthusiast

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    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I see your point about these models being usable in several factions, but that would make for a terrible box to use on its own. Also it would give us a total of 8 new scale Druze sculpts and a total of 4 new scale Bashi sculpts. That doesn't really fit CBs current release policy.
     
  6. melkiach

    melkiach Well-Known Member

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    And the preorder exclusive miniature? Monstrucker?
     
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  7. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    And? The VIRD box is terrible "to use on its own".
    Varuna Immediate Reaction Division
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    ORC (Varuna Div.) (Multiterrain: Aquatic/Jungle, Stealth) Feuerbach / Pistol, Knife. (2 | 43)
    KAMAU (Lieutenant) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 20)
    KAMAU Heavy Rocket Launcher, Submachine Gun / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 23)
    KAMAU (Multispectral Visor L2) MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 32)
    ZULU-COBRA Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 28)
    CROC MAN Hacker (Assault Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 36)

    7 SWC | 182 Points

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    There's no "proxying" any of that stuff either.
    Yeah, and that policy is awful.

    It's why we have garbage like missing Securitate profiles(MSR, Feuerbach, CR with Repeater, and BSG without Repeater. You might try to argue "There's no need for a model!"--but you'd be wrong. The BSG actually has a Repeater modeled on her back), no box for Grenzers(despite missing 3 profiles), and many other instances like it.

    A lot of this stuff could have been solved by simply adding a second set of arms to the models. It would have mandated more design time, better QC, and more materials though--so it is about as likely to happen as CB getting together with Respawn and making a TAGfall game.
     
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  8. ZlaKhon

    ZlaKhon New scale enthusiast

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    I agree that from a customer perspective missing profiles are sometimes annoying and I definitely support the idea of at least sometimes including additional arms and heads in boxes like the new nomad bike. But I thought we were were to guess what we can expect for the new Battle box?

    Existing sectorials that could need a resculpted starter:
    NCA - possible, especially with 3 bolts pulling double duty for Foreign Company
    FRRM - feels unlikely so close to TAK, but possible
    Caledonia - already confirmed that there won't be any new models this year
    QK - possible, maybe with some Druze as @kanluwen suggests
    Bakunin - already confirmed this is not happening
    Corregidor - possible, but since Morans were stated to not happen in the next two years or so, releasing a starter seems a bit pointless
    Shasvastii - seems almost confirmed to me
    Steel Phalanx - possible, really hoping for new Myrmidons
    Tohaa - probably too many new releases on a small player base that still has to buy and paint Spiral

    Potential new sectorials:
    Svalheima, White Banner, Khanate - all not happening soon

    NA2s prepared in the lore:
    The caledonia one - not happening unless Carlos was deliberately misleading
    White Company - could be, but we've just had a Battle Box with Aleph stuff

    My likely candidates: NCA, QK or Steel Phalanx paired with Shasvastii.
     
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  9. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    QK needs its own box, if we're going to be realistic on things. My suggested box can pull double duty as one but it ain't made just for QK.
    The same thing applies to Druze. They blew it royally with that box, and they need to correct it.

    And if you want to get technical? This thread was made for June releases. Wildfire needs its own thread.
     
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  10. chaos11

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    Combined Army and Tohaa don’t. And they’ve said that Svalarheima and White Banner would potentially be done as a 2 player box so that’ll be when the cycling starts probably.
     
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  11. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    I'd be happy if they did a revamped Tohaa box, so unfortunately I doubt it will happen.
     
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  12. chaos11

    chaos11 Well-Known Member

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    I’d be very happy too. We’ll see I guess.
     
  13. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Contractor for the Tartary Army Korps

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    This box is practically confirmed to be half shas, it's the other side we don't know, and a two alien box will probably never happen
     
  14. toadchild

    toadchild EI Aspect
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    I feel like Svalarheima (Operation: Chilly Weather) would be a really cool and thematic box.
     
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  15. Dreilide

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    Do we have renders or a dossier on the SMG Kriigel yet? Spiral has been blowing me away with sculpts already, can't wait!
     
  16. Commander_Frost

    Commander_Frost Shadow Operative

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    summer is yet to arrive to the frozen wastes of Svalarheima:sweat_smile:
     
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  17. Section9

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    fixt. :innocent:

    Though I'd actually call it Operation Fimbulveter.
     
  18. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    Correct answer is "Operation Banana Hammock".
     
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  19. Kahlain

    Kahlain Greeble-Faust investigator

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    Are preview pics of the Fusi FO, and Alguacil Medic available?

    ( Too much attention to the "heroes!" Cheer-leaders unite!)
     
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  20. ThananRollice

    ThananRollice Your Friendly Neighborhood Locust

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    Nothing yet, as far as I can tell.