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New wave of Varuna rumors (OMG)

Discussion in 'PanOceania' started by barakiel, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. barakiel

    barakiel Echo Bravo Master Sergeant
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    Everything below came from Facebook.

    I'm passing this along with the best of intentions and tons of excitement:

    From an article in GTM [game trade magazine] by Gutier Lusquinos:

    Varuna will include:

    Squalos with fireteam Duo, note the wildcards below.
    Orc Troops in Fusilier fireteams
    Kamu able to join any fireteam [wildcard I guess]

    Knight of Montesa BIKERS. Yes, BIKERS.

    And an Orc character named Patsy Garnett an NCO Orc who can join all fireteams, again I guess wildcard.

    Enter the Snake-eaters.
     
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  2. barakiel

    barakiel Echo Bravo Master Sergeant
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    If any if this is true, Varuna sounds incredible. The makeup of the starter box makes a lot more sense now too... It's basically functioning as the SWC box for Kamau, with Kamau combis not being very necessary since this degree of linkability would put Kamau in mixed links all the time.

    ORCs in linetrooper links is great. We discussed that recently. BS17 ORC HMG for 84 points is almost Vet Kazak levels of awesome.

    Montessa bikes is so mind blowing it makes me doubt the validity of this...
     
  3. meikyoushisui

    meikyoushisui Competitor for Most Ignored User

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    Montesas on bikes boys! It's happening! All we can do is pray they come to Acon as well (likely.) Montesas as bikers is super thematic too in terms of fluff, it's a great and natural fit, imo.

    It appears to be real as it's being featured in GTM.
     
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  4. paraelix

    paraelix Well-Known Member

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    Pics of article or GTFO. Sounds absurd.
     
  5. eciu

    eciu Easter worshiper

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    I think it will be KotHS not Montesa on bikes.

    Equestrian dammit.
     
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  6. GrantC

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    Also from Facebook
     

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    Nope, Montesa.
     
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  8. eciu

    eciu Easter worshiper

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    Strange but article seems to be adamant on the topic.

    We will see (I wonder if all profiles will get bike).

    Also wonder if they will lose Mech. Deployment, as Mech Deployment bike with 2 W seems.... bit good...
     
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  9. Cratesbane

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    Well That'll shake up MO's Tactica. Unless the bikes turn out not to be nice things.
     
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  10. Ayadan

    Ayadan Knight of the TAG Order

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    Anyone has a better quality version of this pic? Because I can't read it and I'd love to.
     
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    Came here to see if this had been posted, and to share it myself if it hadn't been yet.

    I think this all sounds awesome.

    Only remotes in the Fireteams would make me happier.

    So my ongoing quest to manage my excitement basically ended today...
     
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    something that's actually readable maybe? but thanks for the pic!
     
  14. Zsolt

    Zsolt Well-Known Member

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    knights on a bike are stupid. also why recycle Montesa?
     
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  15. Ayadan

    Ayadan Knight of the TAG Order

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    Do you think we could have AI Motorcycle?
     
  16. Zsolt

    Zsolt Well-Known Member

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    ORC in any link team < Vet Kazak in any link team
     
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  17. Ayadan

    Ayadan Knight of the TAG Order

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    The problem is more that the Vet Kazak is very cheap for the punch he packs rather than the ORC being costly. ORC itself is a good troop, really.
     
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    We could.

    But it does not seem likely.
     
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    Some more stuff from what I can decipher.
    "Varuna Immedeate Reaction Division also includes the Mechanized Cavalry, the PanOceanian standard TAG, but with Fireteam Duo that will be more used by other units able to hoin that Fireteam with two Squalos."

    So they specifically mention Wildcards can join the TAG duo. I'd also assume the Squalo gets a new Profile as a result of Duo capability.

    "Orc Troops, a PanOceanian core unit, is there too, but with some additions to fit with the operational behaviour of this army and being able to join the Fusiliers' Fireteams, where you can find Fusilier Bipandra."

    So Fusiliers, Bipandra and Orcs able to join Linetrooper Links. Together with the ususal REMs that also makes Varuna pretty comfortable in the Order monkey department.

    "the Helots, aboriginal aliens from Varuna, make their appearance as militia with a rear-guard support role and a bunch of interesting skills."

    Still vague, but we'll see.

    Just imagine really quick that Montesas on Bikes could be keeping their Assault for 14" Move + CC.Attack (with their current CC and CCWs that is niche but still - lol).
     
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    It's unlikely. Background-wise, AI Motorcycles are not just specific to Nomads, or even to Tunguska, but to a specific organisation within Tunguska.