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Shasvastii in ITS Mission: Acquisition

Discussion in 'Combined Army' started by John Benford, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. John Benford

    John Benford Member

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    I have a tournament coming soon where I have to play Acquisition.
    This throws up the conundrum of who to be the Liaison Officer and the Data tracker.

    Shasvastii Expeditionary Force
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    [​IMG]10
    SPHINX Spitfire, 2 Heavy Flamethrowers / EXP CCW. (2 | 106)
    [​IMG] SCINDRON Flash Pulse / Knife. (0 | 0)
    GWAILO Lieutenant HMG / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (2 | 45)
    M-DRONE FTO (Nanoscreen) Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0 | 23)
    M-DRONE FTO (Nanoscreen) Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0 | 23)
    CALIBAN Engineer Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife, CC Weapon. (0 | 28)
    MED-TECH OBSIDON MEDCHANOID (Journalist L1) Submachine Gun, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 22)
    SLAVE DRONE Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
    SEED-SOLDIER Combi Rifle, D.E.P. / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 16)
    SEED-SOLDIER Combi Rifle, D.E.P. / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 16)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)

    4 SWC | 300 Points

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    My thoughts are:
    * Do I use the Sphinx as my data tracker? This does take a lot away from not being able to go into CAMO and not starting in hidden deployment. It is still a TO TAG that has ARM 6 and can be put into suppression. Not sure if it will still survive until round three - it has a big bullseye!

    * Second alternative is to make the Gwailo Lt with HMG my data tracker. Use the Albedo to get rid of visors who are threat to the Sphinx. The M-drones will be useful in sensoring the middle to flush out TO hidden enemies.

    * The Caliban engineer and the Malignos killer hacker have the bonus of +3WIP and having the chance of rolling two dice. The Malignos will likely come out during turn 3 and hopefully survive and control a console.

    * Dr Worm and Caliban engineer are there to help repair the Sphinx when it loses structure.

    * Ikadrons are cheap order support and there to protect my flanks from AD:combat jump troops.

    * The seed-soldiers are there to provide chest-mines near the two consoles.

    * The problem I see is that I have no FO for the Liaison Officer. I suppose I could substitute one seed-soldier for a Nox FO.

    * I miss the idea of having four plus taigha miniatures causing harassment straight away due to the 16" deployment.
     
  2. Freki

    Freki Well-Known Member

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    Hey John, there is no Malignos in your list
     
  3. John Benford

    John Benford Member

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    whoops your right! No malignos. Can’t have everything.

    what do you think of my list?
     
  4. Freki

    Freki Well-Known Member

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    Totally out of my depth here since I've never played them.
    But I'll try some constructive critism:
    - Lt is fairly obvious, 2 markers not prone and 1 other camo
    - No Dazer to work with your Multi Terrain TAG
    - Little ARO
    - Gwailo haris comes with a large repeater network

    Why not replace this
    [​IMG]3
    M-DRONE FTO (Nanoscreen) Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0 | 23)
    M-DRONE FTO (Nanoscreen) Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0 | 23)
    GWAILO Lieutenant HMG / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (2 | 45)

    2 SWC | 91 Points

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    With this
    [​IMG]3
    SHESKIIN Lieutenant Red Fury, Pulzar, D-Charges / Breaker Pistol, EXP CC Weapon. (2 | 66)
    NOX Combi Rifle + Light Grenade Launcher (Normal and Nimbus plus) / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 17)
    NOX (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)

    3 SWC | 98 Points

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    You get your FO, you drop the extended hacking zone and even get some extra utility with a nimbus plus or the opportunistic grenade on clumped up troops.
     
    #4 Freki, Feb 18, 2020
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  5. John Benford

    John Benford Member

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    I like the idea of the grenade launcher with nimbus plus grenades. With help the Sphinx with flaming enemy miniatures.
     
  6. Bruno Braga

    Bruno Braga Well-Known Member

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    Shasvastii Expeditionary Force
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    [​IMG]10
    SPHINX Spitfire, 2 Heavy Flamethrowers / EXP CCW. (2 | 106)
    [​IMG] SCINDRON Flash Pulse / Knife. (0 | 0)
    SHESKIIN Red Fury, Pulzar, D-Charges / Pistol, DA CCW. (1 | 54)
    NOX MULTI Sniper / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 21)
    NOX Hacker (EI Hacking Device) Submachine Gun, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 17)
    NOX (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
    NOX Lieutenant Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
    SHROUDED (Minelayer) Boarding Shotgun, Dazer / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 24)
    MED-TECH OBSIDON MEDCHANOID (Journalist L1) Submachine Gun, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 22)
    SLAVE DRONE Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
    SLAVE DRONE Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)

    5 SWC | 297 Points

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  7. John Benford

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    Didn’t think about the problem of the hacking net. Be nice to have sensor though.
     
  8. John Benford

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    I try and avoid Sheskiin in a five man fire team. Trying to advance so many miniatures up field is cumbersome. Can be a liability. Prefer a Harris
     
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  9. Bruno Braga

    Bruno Braga Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I much prefer her in a Haris, she also doesn't really need the BS bonus, tends to be overkill in my opinion. But a simple Haris like this:

    Shasvastii Expeditionary Force
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    [​IMG]10
    SPHINX Spitfire, 2 Heavy Flamethrowers / EXP CCW. (2 | 106)
    [​IMG] SCINDRON Flash Pulse / Knife. (0 | 0)
    SHESKIIN Lieutenant Red Fury, Pulzar, D-Charges / Pistol, DA CCW. (1 | 54)
    NOX MULTI Sniper / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 21)
    NOX (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
    CALIBAN (Chain of Command) Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife, CC Weapon. (0 | 29)
    SHROUDED (Minelayer) Boarding Shotgun, Dazer / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 24)
    MED-TECH OBSIDON MEDCHANOID (Journalist L1) Submachine Gun, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 22)
    SLAVE DRONE Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
    R-DRONE Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)

    4.5 SWC | 300 Points

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  10. essexdave

    essexdave Well-Known Member
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    Hi John!


    Have you thought about swapping the Gwailo to the MSV2 HRL LT option, drop both the M-Drones and grab a Caliban Chain of Command, add a Nox Forward Observer and a slave drone. The Sphinx can well do the heavy lifting that you'd no doubt planned for the Gwailo HMG and I find the HRL is better for AROs being a pretty tough nut to crack and capable of dealing with two of the big Sphinx threats: warbands and MSV.

    Also gives you the liaison officer.

    ED