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Sphinx Vanilla List

Discussion in 'Combined Army' started by SoEinBasti, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. SoEinBasti

    SoEinBasti ShasBasti

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    Hello,

    I recently dipped my toes into the Onyx pool and want to try myself with Vanilla now.
    I am a little overwhelmed with the selection that vanilla has to offer and need a little help with list building.
    There a lot of different units I really want to try out:
    - Sphinx
    - Anathematics
    - Charontids
    - Noctifier (learnt to love them)
    - Speculo Killer

    Can anyone help me with some list templates to incorporate these units (of course not all at once, but especially a Sphinx/Speculo Killer or Anathematic/Charontid List would be highly appreciated)

    Basically I am looking for a list with a hard hitter/Rambo unit and some specialists/ARO pieces.

    Thank you guys for the help :-)
     
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  2. smog

    smog Well-Known Member
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    I’d try and include a HD+ or Kerr’nau for white noise when using the Sphinx.
     
  3. thirteenpixels

    thirteenpixels Well-Known Member
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    It's usually better to post a list and ask for feedback than to just ask people to make lists for you.

    Making lists is half the fun, jump in there and see what you can come up with!
     
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  4. DaRedOne

    DaRedOne Morat Warrior Philosopher
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    You have to play the mission, but if I was going to use a sphinx on vanilla, I'd try to fit in a cheap aspect. I'd go for something like this:

    Combined Army
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    [​IMG]10
    SKIÁVORO Lieutenant Plasma Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 52)
    MORAT Hacker (EI Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 22)
    Bit Hacker (UPGRADE: Expel) Submachine Gun + Pitcher, Deployable Repeater + KISS! / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 19)
    [​IMG] KISS! Adhesive Launcher / Electric Pulse. (- | 4)
    MED-TECH OBSIDON MEDCHANOID Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)
    SLAVE DRONE Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
    SPHINX Spitfire, 2 Heavy Flamethrowers / EXP CCW. (2 | 106)
    [​IMG] SCINDRON Flash Pulse / Knife. (0 | 0)
    Q-DRONE HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 26)
    NOCTIFER Missile Launcher / Assault Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 32)
    IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
    ÍMETRON . (0 | 4)
    ÍMETRON . (0 | 4)

    5.5 SWC | 300 Points

    Open in Infinity Army

    It might be cool.
     
  5. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    I had some good success with this list at an event late last year.


    Vanilla Sphinx
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    SKIÁVORO Lieutenant Plasma Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 52)
    SPHINX Spitfire, 2 Heavy Flamethrowers / EXP CCW. (2 | 106)
    [​IMG] SCINDRON Flash Pulse / Knife. (0 | 0)
    LIBERTO (Minelayer) Light Shotgun, Chain-colt, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 10)
    KERR-NAU (UPGRADE: White Noise) Plasma Rifle + Pitcher, D-Charges / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27)
    Q-DRONE HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 26)
    E-DRONE Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0.5 | 28)
    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)
    MED-TECH OBSIDON MEDCHANOID Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)
    SLAVE DRONE Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
    SLAVE DRONE Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
    ÍMETRON . (0 | 4)

    4.5 SWC | 300 Points

    Open in Infinity Army
     
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  6. smog

    smog Well-Known Member
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    I dunno, I don’t think an aspect is mandatory in vanilla, particularly with a Sphinx.

    Granted, this list is low on SWC, but the Q-drone can work as both offensive sweeper and ARO piece paired with a flashbot or two. The hungries and krakot clear away warbands and mines.

    [​IMG] 42 Assassination attacker──────────────────────────────────────────────────GROUP 1[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]10 [​IMG]1[​IMG] NEXUS Lieutenant Hacker (EI Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Nullifier / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 24)[​IMG] SPHINX Spitfire, 2 Heavy Flamethrowers / EXP CCW. (2 | 106) [​IMG] [​IMG] SCINDRON Flash Pulse / Knife. (0 | 0)[​IMG] MED-TECH OBSIDON MEDCHANOID Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)[​IMG] SLAVE DRONE Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)[​IMG] SHROUDED (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)[​IMG] R-DRONE Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)[​IMG] R-DRONE Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)[​IMG] IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)[​IMG] ÍMETRON . (0 | 4)[​IMG] KRAKOT RENEGADE 2 Submachine Guns, Chest Mine / Pistol, Shock CC Weapon. (0 | 17)[​IMG] KERR-NAU (UPGRADE: White Noise) Plasma Rifle + Pitcher, D-Charges / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27)GROUP 2[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]2 [​IMG]2 [​IMG]2[​IMG] GAKI AP CCW. (0 | 4)[​IMG] PRETA Chain Rifle / AP CCW. (0 | 7)[​IMG] Q-DRONE HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 26)[​IMG] IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9) 3.5 SWC | 300 PointsOpen in Infinity Army
     
  7. SoEinBasti

    SoEinBasti ShasBasti

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    You are completely correct.

    Here are two lists I find rather interesting. The first one is one I found here and the second one is made by myself.
    The problem with the first one is, that if I don't play the Anathematic or Sphinx really good, my opponent will crush me. Also he will probably use everything in his repertoire to kill them.

    The second list is a little bit more balanced, but the two filler Ikadrons and R-drones feel a little bit "wasted"

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  8. thirteenpixels

    thirteenpixels Well-Known Member
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    I think both of these lists are fine for what you're trying to accomplish (2 big dudes). Yes if your opponent kills both the anathematic and the sphinx you're in trouble but that's sort of the point with these kinds of lists. It also means your opponent put in a lot of work doing so.

    I think both of these lists are totally fine assuming the mission doesn't need a ton of specialists.

    Personally, I think Onyx does Sphinx best but if you want to stick with vanilla it seems like you have a handle on it.

    Oh, and Ikadrons are never wasted ;)
     
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  9. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    I like the combo of Sphinx and Skiavoros because, ok, its not an Avatar, but the two levels of Strategos are still really useful.
    For events needing less specialists you can also sub out a couple of guys for a Speculo, really double down on that extra reserve model. And if you happen to come up against an Avatar or Marut list, you've still got an assassin held back.
     
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  10. SoEinBasti

    SoEinBasti ShasBasti

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    Thank you guys very much for the help.

    I am gonna try my luck with a Charontid and Speculo Combo against steel Phalanz (Achilles incoming) on Monday.
    I also took a E-Drone and some other REMs for the Buff. We'll see how it goes. After that game I think I am gonna give Leviathans list a shot.
     
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