Yes, I agree. In NCA now you have several options of specialists keeping the superior firepower. You could design a list with 15 orders easily with 5 or 6 specialists an include a beast like Swiss Guard HMG (or AHD which is also excellent as specialist and short/mid-range gunfighter), or an Hexa KHD or a couple of CSU and auxilias for instance and include fugazzis for protect your DZ, a link team with visors a ML and still have points and SWCs to fulfill others aspect of your strategy... In Varuna it is a little different, because of the nature of the army. There are no big HIs (like the Swiss Guard), or classic elements like visors or mines, etc... That is interesting because it makes it different from the rest of the PanO sectorials, VIRD seems more like a "razor" than a hammer like MO or NCA (with its high technology), and I consider it less flexible than SAA. In no way I want to indicate that VIRD is a bad army, I have really enjoyed using it. But he has his difficulties in this balance between attack and specialists as we have said. For me the ZC KHD and Crockman FO seem to be excellent options to start when you need good specialists, the rest to rely on Jammers and fireteams. On the other hand, now @Ayadan you mention the TAGs, have anyone used the Cutter or Squalo in your lists? if we talk about hitting hard, VIRD has one of the best of PanO TAGs, but at the same time very expensive in points and SWC.