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Operation Wildfire

Discussion in 'News' started by chaos11, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. ijw

    ijw Wargaming Trader, Freelance Editor (UK)
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    And Millicent comes from A Clockwork Orange, slang for police.
     
  2. bladerunner_35

    bladerunner_35 Well-Known Member

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    To bad with the Gangbuster's BSG. I imagine most everyone will go for the KHD and sub.
     
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  3. Icchan

    Icchan Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  4. Tobogan

    Tobogan Defensor del Orgullo PanOceánico

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    Wow nice BS!

    Can we have regular smoke in PanO now?
     
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  5. Spinnaker

    Spinnaker Vanguard Officer

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    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.
     
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  6. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

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    Yeah, that thing looks like a hell of a toolbox for as little as 21 points.
     
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  7. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. -Ghost-

    -Ghost- Shalashaska

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    So is Gangbuster in American.
     
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  9. bladerunner_35

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    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.
     
  10. Cartographer

    Cartographer Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  11. Icchan

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    It's more general. The verb "kytätä" roughly translates to "spy" or "observe". Which could explain why CB chose the name.
     
  12. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  13. Solar

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    The Rozzers are 'ere!
     
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    volgo Usuario

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    Speculation ON:
    Maybe something like "Can not shoot at unconscious target"? Maybe only versus human target?
     
  15. bladerunner_35

    bladerunner_35 Well-Known Member

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    They get -1 Objective Point for everytime they fire a non-concilium weapon?
     
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  16. bladerunner_35

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    Can we assume the Dakini bots and the Deva to have the same profiles as their "parent" army or will they get Peacekeeper too?
     
  17. -Ghost-

    -Ghost- Shalashaska

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    Oooooh yeah, about that. If I was doing clandestine operations for the Space UN, I wouldnt want a reporter breathing down my neck.
     
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  18. Minos

    Minos Νίκη ἢ Θάνατος
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    They can't achieve Extreme Prejudice and have to Casevac all the troopers they shot down?
     
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  19. ijw

    ijw Wargaming Trader, Freelance Editor (UK)
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    Peacekeeper is not a Skill that would impact points costs.

    I think the four points is mostly down to profile differences.
     
  20. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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