I have been busy trying to make the Hulang work. After a few tries conceptulising a list to support the Hulang's most unique feature, his E/M grenades I settled on something that should be able to put enemies into the Targeted state. Hulang ────────────────────────────────────────────────── GROUP 1 10 GŬILÁNG (Forward Observer, Deployable Repeater) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27) GŬILÁNG (Forward Observer, Deployable Repeater) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27) CHAĪYÌ Yaókòng Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8) HÚLÁNG (Fireteam: Duo) 2 Submachine Gun, E/M Grenades, D-Charges / Pistol, Monofilament CC Weapon, Knife. (0 | 41) ZHĒNCHÁ (Forward Observer) Submachine Gun, D.E.P., Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 34) KǍNRÈN Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, MadTraps / Pistol, Monofilament CC Weapon, Knife. (0 | 28) DĀOYĪNG Lieutenant L2 Hacker (Hacking Device) Boarding Shotgun / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 29) PANGGULING (Minesweeper, Repeater) Electric Pulse. (0 | 8) MECH-ENGINEER Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15) LÙ DUĀN Mk12, Heavy Flamethrower / Electric Pulse. (0 | 21) GROUP 2 5 3 6 SON-BAE Yaókòng Smart Missile Launcher / Electric Pulse. (1.5 | 18) SHAOLIN Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, Shock CCW. (0 | 5) SHAOLIN Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, Shock CCW. (0 | 5) SHAOLIN Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, Shock CCW. (0 | 5) CELESTIAL GUARD (Kuang Shi Control Device) Combi Rifle + Light Smoke Grenade Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 13) KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5) KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5) KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5) 2.5 SWC | 299 Points I originally went for the full Sat-Lock/EVO support boat. I eventually settled on using skirmishing FO's and Spotlight after I considered the Daoying's odds of actually pulling that off is roughly 1/3 against WIP13-14 targets which is reasonable when the spare LT orders are considered. Put the list down on Supremacy today against OSS. Not the best fit considering the desire for skirmishing KHDs for the mission bonus, but the Daoying was enough to make the Xenotech not awful. Pulled Mapping for the Classified, very good one given the extra mission parameters and the Zencha gave me a strong chance of completing it. Lost the roll for Initiative, opponent chose first turn and I settled for the close side of the table in the picture. The various see through advertisement holos count as low vis terrain. Opponent deployed first. After they were done with their first round this is what I could see. Operations Subsection of the S.S.S. ────────────────────────────────────────────────── GROUP 1 9 DAKINI Tacbot HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 21) DAKINI Tacbot MULTI Sniper Rifle / Electric Pulse. (1.5 | 21) DAKINI Tacbot Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0 | 15) DAKINI Tacbot Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0 | 13) CSU (Specialist Operative) Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15) PROXY Mk.1 Doctor (MediKit) Combi Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 10) PROXY Mk.5 (Forward Observer) 2 Submachine Guns, Nanopulser, E/M Grenades / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 10) APSARA (G: Jumper Level Z) Submachine Gun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 22) SHUKRA (Chain of Command) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25) DANAVAS Hacker (Hacking Device Plus. UPGRADE: Maestro) Combi Rifle + Pitcher / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 25) GROUP 2 2 LAMEDH Rebot Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8) LAMEDH Rebot Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8) 3 SWC | 193 Points Dakini link scattered around the building to the top left to shoot down the road and see most of the hill on the right, Flash pulse bots posted up on the two small buildings and the Doctor proxy hid behind the large building on the left. The FO Proxy started behind the red objective room on the hill. Counting my opponent's SWC and points I estimated 220pts on the table including a TO proxy. Doctor Proxy had no Yudbot and basically nothing to heal on the left side surrounded by Dakinis, so I moved to the conclusion the remaining SWC and points were being taken by an Asura Spitfire in reserve planning to deploy near the Doctor on the left side, with another 0.5 SWC for a total of 5.5 on a TO ADH Proxy. With that in mind the Chaiyi and Lu Duan were put on the left with the Gongcheng nearby to help them. 2 Monks went on the left to have a chance of intercepting the assumed incoming Asura, one went on the right behind the stair case to provide smoke for the Hulang and Kanren impersonating the Hulang with the mad traps. I wasn't confident that the Hulang wouldn't get rambo'd down going second even with the Mad Traps so I opted to deploy it as far away from the Asura's starting point as I could. Kuang Shi spread out evenly and the Sonbae just sat behind a building. The Daoying used Bravery to start on top of a building in the left quadrant. Guilang FOs were placed on the roof of the red building on the 24" line, this one was preparing to drop repeaters to catch out the Asura and Dakinis if they pushed up. The other one sat in the middle behind the square building ready to move repeaters to cover the hill and objective room if necessary. Zencha was held in reserve. I was almost right. An Asura was the reserve piece and was placed in the spot I expected. However it was a HD+ (with Redrum) Asura which messed up my plans of using a repeater to mark it as a target with the Daoying through the deployable repeaters. I decided trying to react to reinforce the left flank would be a mistake and just doubled down on forcing the right flank, placing the Zencha on top of the white hexagon building. Xenotechs were attached to the Asura and Hulang. Aleph Turn 1: FO proxy moved into the objective building, smacked a console then went into Suppressive Fire. Asura ran forward with the Xenotech keeping it close to use as a shield against any SML attempts. Activated the green console, then kept advancing up to the blue one and activated that too and took down the Chaiyi as well. Xenotech planted the Multiscanner then both models retreated behind the green dumpster next to the middle building on the left and the Asura went into Suppressive Fire. Yu Jing Turn 1: Impetuous troops advanced, none of them ended up dieing one Monk got a lucky break against the Asura and didn't go down the SF. Zencha climbed down the building and went around the right side of the objective room to remove LOF from the Dakini sniper and other remotes. It got discovered in the process. With suprise shot gone I opted to place a mine in the doorway threatening the FO Proxy, then activated the Zencha again and hosed the Proxy down. Activating the Zencha some more it activated the console then fell back into the middle of the room behind some scatter terrain and reactived Camo. In hindsight, should've done all of this with the Hulang instead of moving the Zencha but I was blinded by greed and wanted to move the Zencha up to try and do Mapping later for 2 objective points. Fucked up later in the turn and didn't have enough orders to move the Xenotech into a dominated zone because of this. Gongcheng fixed the Chaiyi. Second group advanced a Monk all the way up behind the central building. Unfortunately for my opponent he miscalculated by deciding the hug the green dumpster for cover it meant he couldn't see the Monk that proned around the corner up to the bin. It also turns out I had guessed the nature of the TO Proxy incorrectly, it was a sniper not a hacker. Fortunately from its perch on the building behind the Asura it was also unable to see the monk as the dumpster was close enough to prevent LOF to a prone model coming around the corner. With that in mind, smoke was then thrown in front of the Asura. The Monk made a prone move without stealth to burn the Asura's ARO, then left prone and moved 4" into CC while maintaining smoke cover. The second monk then ran into combat with them both to take advantage of the bonuses. Unfortunately the smoke was poorly placed and he only got 1 swing getting shot by the Sniper Proxy on the way in. Managed to stick 2 wounds into the Asura though, then the remaining Monk made another attack, crit and finished it off. Turn ended with my 3 quadrants to Aleph's 1. However both players got 1pt because Aleph moved up the Xenotech and I ran out of orders because of an extra one being spent trying to smack a console a second time with the Zencha. Aleph turn 2: Lamedh was moved into group 1. Danavas hacker moved up from behind the green bus stop in the middle of the table, ran up the escalators to the objective room to peak on the Zencha's camo marker. Turns out it wasn't a Danavas hacker it was fucking Sforza with my fake HI's worst nightmare, a fucking Viral Rifle. Sforza discovered the Zencha, took him a few more orders but he managed to kill it much to my disappointment. It did however cost about 6 orders to pull off so it was practically my opponent's entire turn Dakinis moved up to the red building in the middle planning to take over the aggression for the dead Asura shooting the Monk on the way. Yu Jing turn 2: Last remaining Monk ran in front of the Sniper Proxy and died from a cross table shot. Kuang Shi managed to live. Guilang FO on the roof decloaked and dropped a repeater. Daoying needed both LT orders but managed to mark the sniper Dakini with Spotlight. Son-Bae fired 2 missiles, killing the Sniper Dakini and a combi rifle one. Sforza had re-holo'd with one holo peeking around a doorway. Kanren ran up around the buildings and sent a holoecho to peek on it, my opponent decided this was a real one and took a shot revealing the doorway Sforza to be the real one. The Kanren then re-holo'd and killed Sforza with a Surprise shot. Daoying and Guilang coordinated Camo. Hulang ate up the rest of the orders moving up and getting the Xenotech to plant its multiscanner. Still 3 Quadrants to 1, this time both players scored for Xenotechs in zones. Aleph turn 3: Lamedh was moved into group 1. Opponent decided he had only one possible play to get back from behind and that was to move the Dakinis after my LT. I opted to try and immobilise them once, then my opponent realised the Sniper Proxy could see the repeater on the roof and shot it putting an end to that. Remaining Paramedic Dakini, CSU, and HMG Dakini fought their way up to the roof to attempt a shot at the Daoying. Paramedic got flashpulsed then the CSU shot by a random Kuang Shi pistol on the way through. In the end it was a desperate play with the HMG Dakini but the odds were garbage shooting on 4s while it was close enough to be counter hacked on 14s. Guilang on the roof shot the Dakini in the back of the head in ARO after the first attempt. With that opponent decided to call it. I was going to flip 2 more consoles in my turn and he wouldn't score for Xenotech that turn either, and I was in position for secure HVT which made the game impossible to recover. ------------------- So. The Hulang didn't get to do shit. Partially due to my greed for the classified, partially because of my concern that going second it couldn't be protected against a highly aggressive rambo piece which I believe was the correct assumption still. So going forward the list needs to be changed. The Lu Duan is likely to get dropped. I like it, but there's too many other camo toys fighting for orders here. I will attempt to sort out working in a Husong and a Warcor to improve AROs.