Hi guys, like I said in the subject, I'm not technically new to the game, having been playing for a few years now, but games have been few and far between, and against a fairly limited selection of opponents (mostly Yu Jing, but with some Ariadna of both US and TAK flavours, and a couple of games against fellow Aleph, Haqq, and Caledonians). I'm taking part in a tourney on the 29th (Australian time, so probably 28th for most of you), and I know there's going to be IA, plenty of OSS, some USAriadna & TAK, with maybe a Varuna, but as far as I know I'm going to be the only Steel Phalanx player (decided I'd go for them instead of OSS, with so many playing that). Missions will be Capture and Protect, Biotechvore, and Looting and Sabotaging (none of which I've played before, but I did read the ITS10 doc to remind myself what the rules are). 300pts, two lists, no Spec Ops. My two lists I put together are both Limited Insertion, since I found myself building 12-13 order lists otherwise, and felt the loss of the few extra guns was worth having everything all in one battlegroup and being immune to having my orders confiscated first turn. First list, for the Capture and Protect and Looting and Sabotaging missions: Steel Phalanx ────────────────────────────────────────────────── 10 1 ALKÊ Lieutenant Spitfire, Nanopulser / Pistol, CCW. (1.5 | 25) THORAKITES (Forward Observer, 360º Visor) Submachine gun, Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13) THRASYMEDES (Fireteam: Enomotarchos) Submachine gun, Light Rocket Launcher, Nanopulser, Stun Grenades / Pistol, Shock CCW. (0.5 | 30) THORAKITES Marksman Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15) MYRMIDON OFFICER (Chain of Command) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 35) EUDOROS Mk12, Nanopulser, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 40) MYRMIDON Spitfire, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 31) MYRMIDON Chain Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 16) TEUCER (Multispectral Visor L2) Feuerbach, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (2 | 48) DIOMEDES MULTI Rifle, Nanopulser / Assault Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 42) 6 SWC | 295 Points Open in Infinity Army (Diomedes has the Multi Rifle instead of the Mk12 because it has an Anti-Materiel mode in case he can't make it to melee with the objective in L&S) Second list, for the Biotechvore mission, where I will be pushing towards the middle ASAP: Myrmie Spam ────────────────────────────────────────────────── 9 2 AJAX 2 Combi Rifles, Nanopulser / AP Heavy Pistol, EXP CCW. (0 | 39) EUDOROS Mk12, Nanopulser, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 40) MYRMIDON OFFICER (Chain of Command) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 35) MYRMIDON Chain Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 16) PHOENIX Heavy Rocket Launcher, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Heavy Pistol, DA CCW. (2 | 40) MACHAON Lieutenant Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0.5 | 38) MYRMIDON Spitfire, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 31) MYRMIDON Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 24) SCYLLA Hacker (Killer Hacking Device UPGRADE: Maestro) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser + 2 Devabots Charybdis / Pistol, E/M CC Weapon. (0.5 | 34) DEVABOT CHARYBDIS Heavy Flamethrower / Electric Pulse. (7) 5 SWC | 297 Points Open in Infinity Army There will likely be Total Immunity doggos to deal with, so I know my DA and EXP weapons will not be anywhere near as effective as usual, but I'm hoping I'll still be able to handle them if they close to melee, if I don't manage to kill them at range with Dam15 Mk12s and BSGs. I know having the CoC model be in a more aggressive link team than the Lieutenant in the first list is probably a bit weird, but as both it's the only CoC option in SP and the Thorakitai have Forward Deployment L1 in ITS10 from being MI, and will thus be more up in the enemy's face than usual, I thought it might be worth a shot? Ditching him for a normal BSG Myrm would give me 16 points left over, with which I could upgrade either one of the normal Myrms to a character officer of some type or one of the Thorakitai to a bigger gun or being an Engineer or something. Unfortunately both of the really big gun Thorakitai cost 1.5SWC, which would mean ditching at least 0.5 SWC from somewhere. The Myrm Spitfire is kinda redundant with Eudoros there, so that could maybe go? That'd give 2SWC, enough for either a HMG or Feuerbach Thorakites, or the Myrm officer Phoenix, who has an HRL. I'm a bit short on specialists in that list, so... maybe ditch Mr Spitfire for Machaon, which gives me a doctor, then the Marksman Rifle Thorakites for a HMG? Or, if the Spitfire is still relevant even with Eudoros in there, ditch the Chain Rifle Myrm for Machaon instead, making up the points by swapping Thrasymedes for a normal LRL Thorakites, and maybe the Marksman Rifle Thorakites for an Engineer one? What do you guys think? Any advice, either for the lists or the missions?