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varangian guard picure and advice on best profiles?

Discussion in 'O-12' started by dhellfox, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. dhellfox

    dhellfox The keeper of the Forgotten

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    upload_2020-4-9_23-54-12.png
    with the release of the merc rpg sourcebook there was a pic of the varangian guard members (highlander rifles and wulvers minis look like accurate proxies) which got me a bit more interested in them in an O-12 list. any advice on the effectiveness of each load out?
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  2. FreezeZ

    FreezeZ Well-Known Member

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    They dont look viking at all. I am disappointed.
     
  3. Vanderbane

    Vanderbane Well-Known Member

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    As I play them, the cost for smg vs. shotgun options is not a relevant consideration. If I am outside of template range, I am probably throwing smoke anyway. As such, the question is usually do I pay a point for two chain colts ca. One chain rifle. My recommendation is to do so when you can. The 13 point chain colts model is scarier for fireteams and two wound models. If they are forced to dodge, you are winning.

    There are edge cases for the light shotgun, so if you take 12 pointers, I'd grab a mix, but the 13 is usually my go to if I wanna do more than Chuck smoke.
     
  4. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest looking into the Light Shotgun profile. It's been treating me and people in my meta well. The increased ARO presence really helps out more than an SMG's special ammo for N3 rule set.

    No, it seems they went with the late, post-Skansinavian era, Varangian. Vikings are holed up on Svalarheima...
    (For more info than you can care to have regarding said vikings, go to the Pan-O forums. I haven't checked if the flame fest has died down, but it wasn't pretty a week ago)
     
  5. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Varangian Guard are recruited from veterans of the Ariadnan Expeditionary Corps, so the picture certainly fits the fluff.
     
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  6. FreezeZ

    FreezeZ Well-Known Member

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    I know about their fluff but on this picture they looks just like wulvers and volunteers. I'm not saying they should look like Vikings. A piece of equipment that would refer to the name would suffice. Like helmets.

    And yeah. I have seen flame about lost space wolf.
     
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  7. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    This is also RPG artwork, so not necessarily what the final concept/miniatures will look like, Cuervo Goldstein for example looks completely different from his RPG incarnation.
     
  8. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    Also, dollar to donuts they're taking a "no profile, no pictures" approach.

    Fluffwise, AEC was Scots and Merovingia.
     
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  9. Kreslack

    Kreslack See you Space Cowboy...

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    So glad to see they aren't going for a viking look.

    If anything for the models I'd more like to see a blend of Ariadnan and O12/Aleph gear on them. Maybe legs and arms styled like O12, and chest armor, vambraces and pouches from Ariadna. Weapons could go rither way

    Alternate would be a more scots/mero like unit with O12 weaponry.
     
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  10. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    It had already been mentioned they were gonna be Caledonians, not sure why anyone is surprised :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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  11. Ghost_X

    Ghost_X Well-Known Member

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    I will gladly accept a new batch of Caledonians
     
  12. wes-o-matic

    wes-o-matic Well-Known Member

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  13. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    See the aforementioned "no profile, no pictures" comment.

    Can you buy Merovingians? No? Since AEF was heavy on Merovingians and CHA, of course they're going to push the thing you can actually buy new rather than second hand.
     
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  14. McKaptain

    McKaptain Well-Known Member

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    Orrrrrr, fingers crossed, we will be able to buy either new in the near future.....