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Starmada feels a bit... underwhelming. And here's how to fix that

Discussion in 'O-12' started by Sharrankar, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Bruno Braga

    Bruno Braga Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2019
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    To make Riotshields different than Nanoscreen but equally cool, they'd only provide cover in a 180 arc, instead of 360.

    I'd love to have those!
  2. Delta57Dash

    Delta57Dash Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2020
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    This sounds like a rules headache, as unless someone is directly in front of you they can easily draw a LoF line to your back arc.

    Probably better to avoid rules bloat/headaches and just have it count as Nanoscreen.
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  3. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

    Feb 6, 2018
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    That's how nanoscreens used to work.

    Not gonna lie, it was kind of a pain
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  4. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2017
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    I don't like the sound of Storm Shields in Infinity, but it doesn't sound all that difficult. It sounds like basically; if you see them, you get cover.
  5. McKaptain

    McKaptain Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2018
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    I was doing some list writing today and tried to write a list that really leaned into the strengths and just didn’t even try on the weaknesses.

    Core Link: Hector, Beta(Doc), Tian Gou KHD
    Haris: Beta(Spitfire), Parvati, Psycop KHD
    Peeled: HMG TR
    Andromeda SMG
    Fuzzbot x2

    If you are going second, which I think we agree is a worst case scenario, you can put them into the fireteams as above, put one on each flank, and use the TR bot, Andromeda, and Fuzzbots ONLY to cover the approaches to the fireteams. This requires completely giving up long range ARO and any sort of midfield control. It’s literally hide in the corners and castle.

    If they come for your fireteams it will take a lot of orders to get there and deal with them and they certainly won’t have enough to deal with both. And, if they fail, they will be over stretched and vulnerable to counter attack from the other fireteam.

    If they go for objectives, it’s not great for us but then the aren’t stripping orders from us and we can move out from whichever side is most advantageous. Even armies with good ARO, likely can’t cover both flanks.

    If you go first, you have the units to be able to build a single five man core pain train with Hector and just go ham on the opponent.
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