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Steel Phalanx - 300pt - IL

Discussion in 'ALEPH' started by Achelon, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Achelon

    Achelon Member

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    Greetings fellas,

    In two weeks I have a tournament and I've decided to go with my lovely Greeks.

    It'll be an ITS 10 Tournament with IL.
    Two of the missions are yet to be decided, but one will definitely be Frostbyte.

    The list I've come up with is this one:
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    [​IMG]10 [​IMG]2
    [​IMG] PHOENIX Lieutenant Heavy Rocket Launcher, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Heavy Pistol, DA CCW. (2 | 40)
    [​IMG] AJAX 2 Combi Rifles, Nanopulser / AP Heavy Pistol, EXP CCW. (0 | 39)
    [​IMG] MACHAON Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0.5 | 38)
    [​IMG] MYRMIDON OFFICER (Chain of Command) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 35)
    [​IMG] ALKÊ Spitfire, Nanopulser / Pistol, CCW. (1.5 | 25)
    [​IMG] THORAKITES (Forward Observer, 360º Visor) Submachine gun, Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
    [​IMG] THORAKITES Engineer Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 18)
    [​IMG] THORAKITES (Forward Observer, 360º Visor) Submachine gun, Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
    [​IMG] PENTHESILEA Combi Rifle, Contender, Nanopulser / Pistol, Monofilament CCW. (0 | 41)
    [​IMG] SCYLLA Hacker (Killer Hacking Device UPGRADE: Maestro) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser + 2 Devabots Charybdis / Pistol, E/M CC Weapon. (0.5 | 34)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] DEVABOT CHARYBDIS Heavy Flamethrower / Electric Pulse. (7)
    [​IMG] YUDBOT Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)

    5.5 SWC | 299 Points

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    It's a double fireteam list.

    First one, and main force group, will be the "Myrmidon" fireteam with Phoenix, Ajax, Machaon and a Myrmidon Officer.
    Not much to say about it, it's a long&close range team. Phoenix as team lead for BS attacks and changing to Ajax team lead if CC is possible.
    Using Ajax as the frontline, even if he falls, with PH16 to Dodge, ARM5, BTS6, W2 and V:NWI, and with Machaon behind, it'll require plenty of orders (or lucky crits) to kill him in one round.
    In case Phoenix dies, the Myrmidon Officer will be there to be Lt.

    The second group is more of a mid-range/specialist team. With 2 FO, an Engineer and Alke with the Spitfire, the idea is to put them right in the middle and cover the advance of the Myrmidon group.

    The last 2 spots are for Penthesilea, as I just fucking love the model and I always play it, and Scylla with a Yudbot.

    Penthesilea will be my assassin. With 8-6MOV, the Impetuous order and the ODD, it should be possible to reach enemy DZ and start rekting his ORAs or cheerleaders with the MonoCCW. In case they have a TAG...smoke with the Myrmidon and go to CC asap.

    Scylla is a Hacker I've come to like a lot lately. Even if she has -1WIP compared to an Ekdromoi, the two Devabots offer a lot more Hacking cover and defence with the Heavy Flamethrower. And add the Yudbot and well...gg.

    All in all I kinda like the list. I have 10 orders, two groups with plenty of specialists, an TAG-IP assassin and a good hacker.
    In case Highly Classified is one of the missions, I have 6 specialists (1 Doctor, 1 Engineer, 1 Hacker, 2 FO and 1 Chain of Command) so I should be able to deal with everything).
     
  2. DukeofEarl

    DukeofEarl Well-Known Member

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    Who is using the Yudbot? Your Engineer and Doctor are both in Link Teams which means they can't use one.
     
  3. Achelon

    Achelon Member

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    Shit, forgot about that rule!

    Well, Yudbot out and will change Scylla from Maestro to Icebreaker and done.

    [​IMG] Double FT
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    [​IMG]10 [​IMG]2
    [​IMG] AJAX Lieutenant 2 Combi Rifles, Nanopulser / AP Heavy Pistol, EXP CCW. (0 | 39)
    [​IMG] PHOENIX Heavy Rocket Launcher, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Heavy Pistol, DA CCW. (2 | 40)
    [​IMG] MACHAON Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0.5 | 38)
    [​IMG] MYRMIDON OFFICER (Chain of Command) Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 36)
    [​IMG] ALKÊ Spitfire, Nanopulser / Pistol, CCW. (1.5 | 25)
    [​IMG] THORAKITES (Forward Observer, 360º Visor) Submachine gun, Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
    [​IMG] THORAKITES Engineer Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 18)
    [​IMG] THORAKITES (Forward Observer, 360º Visor) Submachine gun, Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
    [​IMG] PENTHESILEA Combi Rifle, Contender, Nanopulser / Pistol, Monofilament CCW. (0 | 41)
    [​IMG] SCYLLA Hacker (Assault Hacking Device. UPGRADE: Icebreaker) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser + 2 Devabots Charybdis / Pistol, E/M CC Weapon. (0.5 | 37)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] DEVABOT CHARYBDIS Heavy Flamethrower / Electric Pulse. (7)

    5.5 SWC | 300 Points

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  4. natetehaggresar

    natetehaggresar Backlogged Painter

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    Don't do it!!!!!!!!!

    It's not maesteo v ice breaker, it's KHD v AHD.

    With the killer hacking device she can cybermask herself and all her bots. Scylla becomes a deadly threat to anyone and can use marker state to advance aggressively up the board.

    The ONLY right Scylla is the khd one. I hate to say it, but she's that much better...
     
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  5. DukeofEarl

    DukeofEarl Well-Known Member

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    I'd still stick with the KHD Scylla. Cybermasking her is a huge benefit for objectives and attacking with the bots. Not sure there is a good spot to use the other 3 point though. Might be worth it to leave then on the table
     
  6. Achelon

    Achelon Member

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    But one question, can she Cybermask herself AND the bots? Wouldn't only herself change to Impersionation state?
     
  7. Nenyx

    Nenyx Well-Known Member

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    No, the benefit from the program extends to all REM.

    http://infinitythewiki.com/en/index.php?title=Ghost_(G)&redirect=no#Ghost:_Synchronized
    G: Synchronized and Hacking Programs
    If the player activates any Hacking Program which provides any MOD or state to the Controller of a G: Synchronized trooper (Cybermask, or Kaleidoscope, for example), then such MOD or state will also be applied to the G: Sychronized trooper.

    More information about Scylla and her various tricks here:
    https://forum.corvusbelli.com/threads/skylla-and-cybermask.1029/
     
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  8. Achelon

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    Awesome!! Didn't know about that, this is definitely something I will make good use of as I was already thinking on using Cybermask on Scylla.

    Thanks for all the help guys! In the end I left Scylla as KHD, took the Yudbot out and changed the Myrmidon Officer to Combi Rifle.

    Hope the list works nicely. The idea is to try not to move the Myrmidon Fireteam in the first turn and use Phoenix to kill as much enemies as possible, use Smoke to cover the advance of the Alke Fireteam and in Turn 2 or 3 advance with Myrmidon FT if needed for objectives.
     
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  9. daszul

    daszul Well-Known Member

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    With the spare points you can change one of the two THORAKITES (Forward Observer, 360º Visor) to a Paramedic.
    Thats a Specialist as well, same weapons, but might be able to save a life...
     
  10. Achelon

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    That's a good idea, and won't make much use of the FO skill anyway as I'm not using SML Remotes.
    Thanks for the idea, will change it!
     
  11. Nenyx

    Nenyx Well-Known Member

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    Note that the FO is a bundle that comes with several things.
    The Forward Observer skill, that is, the targeting of an enemy troop, is usually the least used and the least useful among these.
    FO is also a specialist, and in that way, able to do specialist duties. That's a second point, and more useful than the former.
    But, FO also gives the troop a flash pulse, which is a potent ARO weapon. Meaning the FO thorakitai, which has 360° vision and an average WIP 13 (i would call it subpar, but it would enrage PanO players :p just kidding), can be a big threat in the reactive turn. The SMG he wields gives him a good ARO in 0-20cm range, and is able to suppressive fire, while the flash pulse gives him a 20-60 cm ARO able to shut down anything.
     
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  12. DukeofEarl

    DukeofEarl Well-Known Member

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    Another key part about Scylla and her bots all being Cybermasked is the interactions with their repeaters. They are now hidden until you use them (if you had another hacker using it for example it would only reveal the repeater you are hacking through) and your opponent can't work through them.