As a newbie, I'm having a very hard time with using links. Specifically with both deploying them (especially when going second) so that they are not scattered outside 8" from the leader and at the same time not clustered together too much and susceptible to infiltrators / paradroppers with templates, and with moving them across the table. I'd like to ask more experienced players whether using links in armies like Ariadna is mandatory because I'm otherwise handicapping myself or whether non-linked TAK is feasible just as well? Every single time I tried to use something obvious like a Vet Kaz AP HMG + Front HRL + Line + Line + Line, something went horribly wrong and I either lost the bonuses because the Lines got picked off on the move or I deployed badly and something like Bran the Ape dropped in with a shotgun. I know that I still suck at the game, but maybe taking it slower and not using links for the time being would be more sensible? I feel like my new Tohaa and Triads will be much easier as almost anything there is linkable and the links are much smaller. Tri-Cores in the new sectorial might be even better as I need to worry about the footprint of only three soldiers to move around, not a big five-man group.