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Varuna is here! :D

Discussion in 'PanOceania' started by Nemo No Name, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Riquende

    Riquende Well-Known Member

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    Zulus do seem on the pricey side, but it's only because of the PanO TO Infiltrator options. It looks like downgrading to Camo and FD1 isn't really saving enough points, but only because they go up to BS13 and get stronger weapon options. I did an analysis a little while ago of units that can start outside their DZ, in a marker state, with a B4 weapon. The list is shockingly small and has just been added to with the Spitfire loadout, which can potentially find an unexpected angle into the enemy DZ at a +3 range and open up with a B4 surprise shot on the first order of the game. Shock MMR loadout could also be handy, X visor is going to mean he's never taking a range penalty to any spot on the board.

    Echo Bravo look to save a few points with their downgrade but pay for it with their weapons and weirdly don't have a basic combi or BS option. Red Fury will probably be popular as you can bring B4 in at a cheaper SWC cost than an Akal Spitfire.

    Helot is the big surprise with Neurocinetics but I suppose it represents the suits quite well. Needs a lot of thought on which weapon option to go with though, SWC is looking like it'll be tight in this sectorial. LRL/SMG could be a cheap turret to try to lock down a local area.
     
  2. Nemo No Name

    Nemo No Name Aleph Cultural Atache
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    That's just a nice bonus <3
    K1 is bad design ammo because it hurts units that are already overpriced due to high cost of ARM, and is actively bad against units that have advantages under current ruleset (cheap units). So even if it was good for use in-game, it hurts the overall game balance. I would so much prefer if it was removed from game completely.
     
  3. Yasashii Fuyu

    Yasashii Fuyu Well-Known Member

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    As a Yu Jing player...I can only shake my fist in angry jealousy at this video's reveals....this is disgustingly good. Yes the AD Trooper is a bit boring, but the Zulu Lieutenant? Wtf.... and combining it with 9-13 points Helots? Just unbelievable really...I heard people arguing that "Shock isn't as spread out as people think" when talking about the new "fake" Invincible Army HI....well guess what....it just got a LOT more available in PanO...for real low cheap...

    Oh well....the rest of IA better be good, else they might as well name this book "Make PanO Great again, fuck everyone else" :-P
     
  4. Modock

    Modock Well-Known Member

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    Some very strong profiles. I'd say happy times for PanO.
     
  5. eciu

    eciu Easter worshiper

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    It's not that the profile are strong (some of them are), but the fact that actually PanO got some interesting equipment combinations (although it also got immortal BS13+mimetism ;D )
     
  6. Zsolt

    Zsolt Well-Known Member

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    When assault pistol on combi is not pure tax!
    Now Pano doing the Triangulated pistol better than Tohaa, it's something!
     
  7. Tongfa

    Tongfa proudly selling out since 1991

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    I love it. Varuna seems like a high-tech Ariadna. You've got a camo lt, shell games...

    Am interested to see how Decoy is different from Ambush camo? Does each helot drop 3 camo tokens?

    Have always appreciated CB for giving Aussies a bit of rep in the fluff. Will be very excited to have my Aussie/Indian Zulu Cobra Lt leading Varuna and the fishy bois to victory.
     
  8. Tongfa

    Tongfa proudly selling out since 1991

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    I like to think that the Zulu Cobra's Assault pistol is like the Halo 1 pistol. He just scopes in and puts down 4 shots at 48" from a freakin' pistol. Amazing.
     
  9. Zsolt

    Zsolt Well-Known Member

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    Either Decoy or Limited Camo, there's the '/' in the profile. From the earlier video it seemed you get 2 extra copies of your Helot, which don't do anything (like ambush camo, that's not a camo token, but the actual troop, or Holoecho copies).
     
  10. eciu

    eciu Easter worshiper

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    Mind how it is written. It is camo OR (exclusive) decoy. So either you get a camo, or probably you place "almost Holo2, but without changing the appearence".
     
  11. Nemo No Name

    Nemo No Name Aleph Cultural Atache
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    Assault Pistol is max 60cm range. Triangulated Fire just lets you fire at flat penalty, but you are still limitied to max range.
     
  12. Tongfa

    Tongfa proudly selling out since 1991

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    Ah I missed the "/". That clears it up.

    Off my gut - I feel I'd go for the Limited Camo then since it gives me that initial marker state and the option to move without breaking marker (I assume that Decoy breaks upon movement). But who knows - Decoy sounds like it could also be a ton of fun.
     
  13. tox

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    Varuna is underwater for PanO player's drooling...
     
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  14. Cartographer

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    Surprise shot Triangulated fire from cover with an Ass Pis (oh god, what a name), imposing a -9 on return fire as a way of getting B4, hitting on 10's vs a Q-drone (when you need the "hard" take down).
     
  15. Flipswitch

    Flipswitch Sepsitorised by Intent
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    Always get the names muddled but the sensor jammer guy seriously owns as does the Helots. Holy crap.
     
  16. MrNailbrain

    MrNailbrain Relentless Optimist

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    That is all.
     
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  17. Nisse2MeetU!

    Nisse2MeetU! Active Member

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    Pano is getting BS 13 which is indeed Awesome!
     
  18. Nisse2MeetU!

    Nisse2MeetU! Active Member

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    Varuna looks at first glance like it may be one of , if not our most powerful sectoral??
     
  19. Nisse2MeetU!

    Nisse2MeetU! Active Member

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    AVA 4 - Croc Men is Awesome! Its almost like FRRM having AVA
    4 Chausseurs! ;)
     
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  20. Nisse2MeetU!

    Nisse2MeetU! Active Member

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    Maybe your title “Make PanO Great again, f*ck everyone else”, could be used as the subtitle of the New book? ;)
    It seems like Pano got a boost worthy of the title, “Hyperpower of the Human Sphere!” ;)
     
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