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The amazing Raoul

Discussion in 'StarCo' started by kghamilton, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. kghamilton

    kghamilton Member

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    Hi all

    Had a lot of success with Mr Spector, he's an absolute beast!
    So far he's:

    Immobilised an Anaconda
    Killed Saito in CC
    Decimated a Domaru link
    Covered the enemy DZ in drop bears
    Tag teamed with a Spitfire Hellcat to put an opponent into retreat on turn 1
    Not died

    Share your epic tales of this most troubled merc
     
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  2. Zewrath

    Zewrath Nordic Master

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    He got blasted by a HD Mk.2 Post Human Sniper as soon as he entered. He didn't even got a fair chance to shine! ;__;
     
  3. Solar

    Solar Well-Known Member

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    Killed a Hac Tao, Shaolin, Kuang Shi, Celestial Guard with KSCD and a Zhanshi in one turn.

    Immobilised and killed a Charontid LT in a game of decapitation.

    Killed an Oniwiban who was in CC with a stubborn Bandit.

    Spector is an absolute beast, no lie. Cannot wait for a mini!
     
  4. loricus

    loricus Satellite Druid

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    Threw Bears on a Moira link then killed a Lizard with the AP rounds on his BSG. I think people are still adapting to dealing with him...
     
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  5. Solar

    Solar Well-Known Member

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    I can see using him in almost every StarCo list. He's a wrecking ball
     
  6. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    Used regular version in a fireteam, took out an entire Druze link with dropbears and follow-up shooting
     
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  7. Vakarian

    Vakarian Bad Nomad

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    First game I ever played him, took out a mixed Rodok/Legate link in two orders.

    1. Throw drop bear past corner
    2. Hit 'em with the BSG
    3. Profit

    He's underperformed since then but I think that's more me trying to be *too* aggressive with him. Need to play him a little more safely, or hold him for use in turn 2/3 instead of trying to be a turn 1 alpha. He seems most effective when the opponent has moved models forward and opened up his back to Raoul.
     
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  8. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    PH13 makes AD:4 really tempting with an EVO, which would also aid the fragile nature of StarCo's Fireteams with TeamPro.
     
  9. Vakarian

    Vakarian Bad Nomad

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    EVO in a small second combat group does seem like a pretty decent idea, especially if you're running MB, Riots + Avi, or Riots + Emily link.

    Of course, I find it hard to take the EVO over Uhahu when listbuilding if I have to choose between the two.
     
  10. Savnock

    Savnock Nerfherder

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    Raoul is the main focus of my more mobile list for Interplanetario (the other one being Riot Grrls and Emily).

    He's a complete murderer, it's true. I've never had him not at least "earn his points back," and mostly he kind of ruins games by stomping people.

    NWI or multiple wounds on droptroops is amazing.
     
  11. Solar

    Solar Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he walked on, Hac Tao revealed and nailed him, activates NWI, shoots Hac Tao in face.
     
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  12. wendigo

    wendigo Nomad Artichoke

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    I really hope they put out a model for this guy soon. I have tried him once or twice and had a blast, but I hate running profiles without models. I skipped out on all the Corregidor Bandit fun until the model came out for the same reason. I know it's just a hangup, but still.

    What model do you guys proxy Raoul with? Maybe that would help.
     
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  13. loricus

    loricus Satellite Druid

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    Right now? Hellcat shotgun lol. I'm still 90% playing Correg so it's not a problem for me yet.
     
  14. inane.imp

    inane.imp Well-Known Member

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    Yuan Yuan Jesus..
     
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  15. Solar

    Solar Well-Known Member

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    I use the Bolt with the Boarding Shotgun as Raoul is originally from PanO, having absconded with his Drop Bears.
     
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  16. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    I'm in the middle of converting the RV yuan-yuan to have a pair of eskrima sticks and a nomad jetpack.
     
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    inane.imp Well-Known Member

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    My opponent last night left a 1.5" hole on his Unidron link's blindside. 5 orders into Raoul later 3 unidrons and his Lt is dead. My Brawler Sniper kills his Plasma Sniper from a long diagonal.

    We call the game at the end of my second turn after Imy KHD Bandit put him into LOL again and killed his Qdrone, an Ikadron and his Nexus hacker. The KHD also baited out a Notifier ML, who was executed by the MSR Brawler.

    Raouls still alive and sitting in his backline in a position to claim a quarter / push a button if required.

    It was brutal.
     
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  18. McNamara

    McNamara Merc Rep

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    So any love for Regular Raoul? Leviathan mentioned success in a link team? What kind of team?
     
  19. inane.imp

    inane.imp Well-Known Member

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    I don't really see the point?

    I suppose in a HRL+Raoul Brawler Haris. Which would probably work really well in a small points game.
     
  20. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    I took him in a team with the Hacker (for the SMG) and the Haris profile. He's pretty good in f2f firefights with the B4 multi-rifle and mimetism - chucking out a drop-bear or two in advance before rounding the corner. Still a short range type of unit, but I could see mixing the HRL or Sniper into that team for a long ranged option.