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VCA for Sat

Discussion in 'Combined Army' started by Obeisance, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Obeisance

    Obeisance Well-Known Member

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    So I'm having a couple games vs. a friend on Saturday and I'm probably going to give my Vanilla CA a whirl. I haven't played them before.

    In fact, my order arrived today and I've got a bunch of assembly to do.

    ...

    We're playing Show of Force and Frontline.

    Show of Force
    Centerline mission - Incursion style 2 Panopoly, 1 antenna
    - Control the antenna at end of game (2)
    - Control with Tag (3)
    - Kill more than the enemy (2)
    - Kill the data tracker (3)
    No classifieds

    Can activate the panopoly to get items for a short skill.
    Data tracker required (model to be hidden)

    Focus on:
    Killing the datatracker
    Kill the enemy
    Controlling the antenna at end of game (hidden Malignos?)
    Know I'm going to cap out at 7pt

    Not order intensive. Requires no buttons or specialists. Murder things.

    Frontline

    Outside deployment is divided into three horizontal 8" zone.
    Requires more points in any given zone at end of game.
    - Dominate nearest zone (1)
    - Dominate central zone (3)
    - Dominate central with data tracker (1)
    - Dominate farthest zone (4)
    - 1 Classified (1) - or Intelcom
    Datatracker required (tough model that can move)

    Focus on:

    Killing models and moving up.
    Scenario is all about mobility and points in zones.
    Baggage counts as extra.
    Specialists not required if I take Intelcom, which I will use to press for 4pts.

    ...

    I've been playing with a list and I've come up with this..

    Charontid MSV3 HMG Lt (2/79)
    Q-Drone HMG (1/26)
    E-Drone (0.5/28)
    Speculo BS (1/34)
    Daturazi Chain/Grenades (14)
    Daturazi Chain/Grenades (14)
    Ikadron, Baggage (9)
    Shrouded Minelayer (0.5/25)
    Shrouded Minelayer (0.5/25)
    Malignos Hacker (0.5/41)

    6 SWC, 295pts, 10 orders.

    Datatracker will be the Ikadron or Charontid depending on what I need.
    Shrouded will be zone control/deterrents.
    Malignos will objective grab or be a pain in the butt.

    I feel like the entire army rests on the shoulders of the Charontid and I suspect my list is total garbage. I'm used to playing 14-16 order Tohaa.

    How would you build and play for the scenarios?
     
  2. sanyv

    sanyv Active Member

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    Tags or EI aspects as datatrackers are a good idea. They're the most reliable that we have. But they also expose us to "all or nothing" kind of stuff. If they kill your Charontid, your list becomes far less of a threat. I've been lucky with Charontid as datatracker for now, though.

    I like your list with a few exceptions :
    - the Malignos is too expensive for me, but I can understand its use as a "clipsos FO but not cheap"
    - I love plasma, and I would take some (either Charontid or Q-drone) as both missions ask you to advance. Rambo plasma Q-drone can be nasty, especially if you manage to smoke all his way to get close to your target
    - I would try to fit Bit&Kiss to "protect" hackable stuff. And I'd love to see the Pitcher+Exile mini combo if your opponent brings a fireteam.
     
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  3. Obeisance

    Obeisance Well-Known Member

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    Fair. Problem I'm running into.. points too tight for 12+ orders, but slightly too much for 10. =P

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    Messed with it. Probably still terrible.
     
  4. sanyv

    sanyv Active Member

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    Your army code doesn't seem to work.

    You can still do something like that, very close to your list. Still 21pts left (or 22 if you take the Charontid with plasma). Still a bit more points if you abandon the E-drone for the Nexus or a cheaper hacker.
    [​IMG] Combined Army
    ──────────────────────────────────────────────────

    [​IMG]9 [​IMG]2
    [​IMG] CHARONTID Lieutenant (Multispectral Visor L3) HMG, Nanopulser / Heavy Pistol, Knife. (2 | 79)
    [​IMG] Q-DRONE Plasma Rifle / Electric Pulse. (1 | 25)
    [​IMG] E-DRONE Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0.5 | 28)
    [​IMG] SPECULO KILLER Boarding Shotgun, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, Monofilament CCW, Knife. (1 | 34)
    [​IMG] DĀTURAZI Chain Rifle, Grenades, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 14)
    [​IMG] DĀTURAZI Chain Rifle, Grenades, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 14)
    [​IMG] Bit Hacker (UPGRADE: Expel) Submachine Gun + Pitcher, Deployable Repeater + KISS! / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 19)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] KISS! Adhesive Launcher / Electric Pulse. (- | 4)
    [​IMG] MALIGNOS Hacker (EI Assault Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 41)
    [​IMG] SHROUDED (Minelayer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 25)

    6 SWC | 279 Points

    Open in Infinity Army

    Fit whatever you prefer in the last spot. Krakot, Zerat, another Shrouded minelayer...
     
  5. Obeisance

    Obeisance Well-Known Member

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    That's basically what the I made was, yeah.

    Had a Zerat slotted in as the last order.

    Is a lot of Camo typical for CA? I've done like no research into what people play/when.

    What do regular tournament lists look like?