Greetings fellow commanders of the State Empire! I just started playing last year, but due to busy life have only gotten a few games in. I started with the Red Veil box and played through all the beginner missions, and played three 300-point games (first two of which I used models in the Red Veil and Beyond boxes). My third game, played last week, was Acquisition against vanilla Nomad with the following list: Acquisition ────────────────────────────────────────────────── GROUP 1 10 4 CELESTIAL GUARD (Kuang Shi Control Device) Combi Rifle + Light Smoke Grenade Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 13) KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5) KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5) KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5) KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5) WÈIBĪNG Yaókòng Combi Rifle, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 16) DÀOFĚI Spitfire / Pistol, Shock CCW. (2 | 55) TIGER SOLDIER Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle + Light Flamethrower / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 29) GŬILÁNG (Forward Observer, Deployable Repeater) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27) GŬILÁNG MULTI Sniper Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 33) GROUP 2 5 DĀOYĪNG Lieutenant L2 Hacker (Hacking Device) Boarding Shotgun / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 29) MECH-ENGINEER Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15) YÁOZĂO Electric Pulse. (0 | 3) SON-BAE Yaókòng Smart Missile Launcher / Electric Pulse. (1.5 | 18) NINJA Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Tactical Bow / Pistol, DA CCW, Knife. (0 | 29) BOUNTY HUNTER Submachine Gun, Akrylat-Kanone / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12) 6 SWC | 299 Points Open in Infinity Army The only difference was I used a Zuyong FO instead of Guilang FO on the list. The reasoning was I thought he'd be sturdier at holding objectives and being liaison officer. I got both antennas and the tech coffin in turn 2 but didn't manage to hold them in turn 3. I ended up losing 7-1. We discussed at length after the game and I learned quite a few things. I still have some questions upon some reflection: 1. Should I shuffle the CG and Kuangshi with some of the troopers in group 2? It was my first game using Kuangshi and I find they died quite easily due to impetuous. I was quickly running out of orders in my main group. 2. Tips for using Kuangshi? In my game they still did their jobs clearing out speed bumps, but my opponent had a lot of shock ammo so bypassed the Kuangshi's dogged or explode. 3. How do I effectively defend my backfield? A Hellcat walked in from the side outside my DZ and killed my data tracker. 4. Would a Zhanshi Yisheng be more effective in my list? My engineer didn't do anything all game and I was wishing I brought the medic instead. 5. Any other tips for my list? Thanks very much in advance.