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Reinforcement thoughts?

Discussion in 'General' started by csjarrat, Jul 21, 2023.

  1. Daireann

    Daireann Well-Known Member

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    I am not fan of proxies, but with NA2 I realized, that it could be used very well.

    Plus the next reason to proxy is to represent personal lore that you can make for your army.

    For example I made my JSA army closer to PanO. Especially with MO.
    Of course I am using them in game as usual. Only visual part changed. Rems, Support units, and a little of MO (but not much. For example knight-commander instead of kempeitai but change their sword for katana.)

    Or like I decided to do with Dahshat.
    I lowered amount of haqqislam troops and made more Ariadna and YuJing units. Both themes are represented in this army. (Plus some personal story, and it is mostly for myself)

    Wu Ming are planned as Diggers in the future, but of course they would be painted as more rusty and used armor))

    So yes, I can agree, that in the case of NA2 we can proxy different things easier.
     
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  2. psychoticstorm

    psychoticstorm Aleph's rogue child
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    I use proxies here and there, mostly various Aleph models I like as Devas for my NCA, some HVT ladies as CSU, and various models I like as Bounty hunters, I see no issue in players using proxies to make their list more visually thematic.
     
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  3. A Mão Esquerda

    A Mão Esquerda Deputy Hexahedron Officer

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    I have several minis (1 LI, 3x MI, 1 HI) as “universal proxies”. All modded and then used when new troops are released.
     
  4. Mcgreag

    Mcgreag Well-Known Member

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    I'm I the only one who thinks NA2 got shafted on the comlink skill?
    Most (Druze, JSA, Ikari, White and Spiral) of the NA2 armies only have the Wardriver as their comlink option and the Wardriver it's one of very few comlink troops that doesn't have +1 or +2. The only other armies without at least +1 is Aleph (all) and Morats.
     
  5. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

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    Soo where are the non-reinforcement profiles?
     
  6. csjarrat

    csjarrat Well-Known Member

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    22pts for a bullshit zero pain hacker with a shotgun is bloody annoying.
     
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  7. zapp

    zapp Well-Known Member

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    Wardriver being the only comlink option for JSA makes me just sad.
     
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  8. StephanDahl

    StephanDahl Well-Known Member

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    Well, it tracks. The Imperial Japanese Navy really don't like the Army, and is unlikely to rush to their side.
     
  9. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    The only one that got a good one is Dahshat with +2 Com Ghulam. Otherwise, sucks. I was hoping to play Ikari again but nope. Back on the shelf.
     
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  10. psychoticstorm

    psychoticstorm Aleph's rogue child
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    well it makes thematic sense as the commlink troop is part of the reinforcements and not part of the mercenary force that has contracted them.
     
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  11. Zinho

    Zinho Active Member

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    So, looking at the Infinity Army..
    Starco - alguaciles
    foreign - securitate
    dashat - ghulam
    Others: just Wardriver

    Why the other NA2 armies can't get a linkable commlink troop as the rest of the sectorials in the game?
     
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  12. Time Bandit

    Time Bandit Vulnerability (Total)

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    Wardriver is one of tbe best commslink units in the game! Same price as a zhanshi comm, but can do hacking missions and gets 6thsense and a Bshotgun.
     
  13. csjarrat

    csjarrat Well-Known Member

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    That's about 250 years out of date by the time of infinity
     
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  14. Dujiaoshu

    Dujiaoshu unsporting Druze

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    So my updated thoughts, in general

    The reinforcement profiles are actually nice
    Diggers are impetuosi and linkabile
    Miranda and sforza each have extra orders and are linkabile
    Brawlers have interesting new options
    ABH and CSU are cheap and cool
    I'm still reserving judgement for anacondas and monstruckers tho. (For whennO play the druze 4 TAG list)
    Samsa Stark Is just good fun

    The commlink trooper in my opinion Is quite a downgrade to druze because it's a sectorial starved for SWC, troop slots, and efficient profiles, so I personally hate It.

    Mixed bag, wanna try It

    Very curious to list for 150+100 pts and 300+100 pts as well
     
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  15. Riktikticheck

    Riktikticheck Member

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    I do wish there would have been a couple of option for commlink per army, for example HI commlink +0, MI commlink +1, LI commlink +2, so you could balance the usefulness of the trooper to the extra slots gained, or something similar.

    One other option I thought about was giving Spec Ops Commlink 0/1/2 for 4/6/8 or something exp
     
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  16. Mcgreag

    Mcgreag Well-Known Member

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    If you filter for Commlink skill on mobile (android) Spec Ops comes up as on option but not if you do so on the browser version for some reason. In neither case Commlink is available as selectable skill.
     
  17. Mcgreag

    Mcgreag Well-Known Member

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    This would be my first take at the reinforcement part of the list:

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    SFORZA REINF. Viral Rifle, Adhesive Launcher(+1B), Nanopulser / Heavy Pistol, PARA CC Weapon(-6). (0 | 28)
    MIRANDA ASHCROFT REINF. Combi Rifle, E/Mitter, E/Mitter(+1), Nanopulser / Pistol, Monofilament CC Weapon. (0 | 28)
    CSU Agent REINF. (Specialist Operative) Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser(+1B) / Pistol, PARA CC Weapon(-6). (0 | 15)
    CSU Agent REINF. (Specialist Operative) Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser(+1B) / Pistol, PARA CC Weapon(-6). (0 | 15)
    DIGGER REINF. Chain Rifle(+1B), Grenades / Pistol, PARA CC Weapon(+1B), AP CC Weapon(+1B). (0 | 14)

    0 SWC | 100 Points

    Open in Infinity Army

    Can be a Core fireteam (non pure), NCO and Tactical Awareness means plenty of orders, a wide range of different threats (Viral, Adhesive, E/Mitter, Grenades, templates and different types of CC), several specialists.
     
  18. DragonZla

    DragonZla New Member

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    You must have at least one brawler to form a core.
     
  19. csjarrat

    csjarrat Well-Known Member

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    I like brawlers HRL and msv2 MMR, pair of diggers and Miranda MR. It can stab, it can shoot, can push buttons, is perfectly 100/2 and brings 6 orders
     
  20. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    I'm really missing a commlink Brawler and a commlink Keisotsu here. Given the points balance of the NA2 reinforcements, I'd say they ought to be +2 to boot.

    Wardriver isn't terrible given the rules for Commlinks, but at the same time it is horribly out of place for my JSA and stifles list creation needlessly.
     
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