Discussion in 'News' started by chaos11, Jun 26, 2019.
And Millicent comes from A Clockwork Orange, slang for police.
To bad with the Gangbuster's BSG. I imagine most everyone will go for the KHD and sub.
I'm aware. But this could go deeper.
Finns often call forward observer bots as "fobba bots". Fobba is also the online handle of a Finnish Facebook police officer (tasked with answering questions from the public), Marko "Fobba" Forss.
So if the Kyttä bot is also a FO bot, then we've come full circle.
Wow nice BS!
Can we have regular smoke in PanO now?
Slightly disappointed about Hippolyta - she's pretty much just Perseus +1. The Ganbuster with madtraps and a KHD is interesting, and I'm glad they also made the delta hacker a KHD instead of the AHD we have to deal with on Ekdromoi in Steel Phalanx. I'm also happy that they gave the Gamma 2W + NWI - it's fitting for the amount of stuff a high tech faction should be able to stuff into an S5 frame; It's going to suffer from not having any modifiers though.
Also unless I'm missing something they can't take Warcors, which is kind of strange.
Yeah, that thing looks like a hell of a toolbox for as little as 21 points.
Can't find "Oko"
Depends on what Peacekeeper and Anti-Riot does.
Unlike Zhencha, this unit seems very well balanced between utility and function. Since it doesn't have a marker state natively, the KHD isn't necessarily the natural for them. Personally I'm more interested in the Gangbuster MadTrap profile.
So is Gangbuster in American.
Of course, there's many pieces of info missing yet but so far he seems like a button pusher and I doubt Peacekeeper will give special operative status.
Incidentally that comes out to 207/3,5 with some light proxying.
I like the Gamma profiles a lot, FA1 to really dominate the active (+1B is effectively equivalent to +3BS) but a serious need for protection in reactive.
Comparing the Nisse with the Epsilon, Peacekeeper looks to be a substantial discount/penalty.
It's more general. The verb "kytätä" roughly translates to "spy" or "observe". Which could explain why CB chose the name.
Were they going for a literal translation of the "loose cannon (gun in the artillery sense)" idiom straight into Finnish? Because if so, that's a very... peculiar idea about how language works, but also something I'd fully expect from the linguistic competence of Infinity fluff writing.
The Rozzers are 'ere!
Maybe something like "Can not shoot at unconscious target"? Maybe only versus human target?
They get -1 Objective Point for everytime they fire a non-concilium weapon?
Can we assume the Dakini bots and the Deva to have the same profiles as their "parent" army or will they get Peacekeeper too?
Oooooh yeah, about that. If I was doing clandestine operations for the Space UN, I wouldnt want a reporter breathing down my neck.
They can't achieve Extreme Prejudice and have to Casevac all the troopers they shot down?
Peacekeeper is not a Skill that would impact points costs.
I think the four points is mostly down to profile differences.
Nah, I don't think it's that deep. I was more asking about what the Finnish slang meant seeing how the word itself etymologically comes from Swedish word for "shooter". I think CB more looked for slang for "polis"
I'm more than a bit disappointed they didn't name one of them "Aina", which comes from Turkish "aynasiz" and from a Swedish TV series (112 Aina, where Aina is not slang but the name of the receptionist of a police station (Aina being a Finnish first name) and kind of cemented the word). It'd been very funny.