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What Proxies to use?

Discussion in 'O-12' started by Commoner1, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Commoner1

    Commoner1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm very happy how o-12 turned out. But I think it will be a pretty long time until we don't have to rely on proxies to play the glue cops.

    So what are your ideas for proxies so far?

    I use the following:

    Alpha = Andromeda
    Varangians = Valkyrie + Galwegians (although I'm tempted to order some Jaguars for a unified color scheme)
    Omega = Orcs
    Lynx = Intruder
    REMs = new Haqq REMs look decent and I have 3 boxes waiting on my desk since my last shopping frenzy
     
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  2. ZlaKhon

    ZlaKhon New scale enthusiast

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    Just wondering, are you painting all of these in a coherent scheme or do you simply grab models from your painted collection?

    I ordered and splitboxed so that I have the wildfire bundle stuff twice. I hope that this will give me enough kitbashing material to cover all non-released models that I really want to use.

    For the models in the beyond box I think I am willing to wait or use very rough proxies like Posthuman Mk4 for Omega.

    Alpha = Kappa placed on a 55 mm base with blue tac
    Lynx = would buy a crocmen if it turns out I need one
    Zeta = Marut, but unlikely I’ll actually play it
    Razor = Delta with naked arms and headswap
    Varangians = Already painted Ariadnans or a conversion later on
    Cyberghosts = Davanas
    Lambda = Kappa lady with pistol replaced by a medkit
    REMs = Aleph stuff
    Monstrucker = Dozer

    My main focus for the start will be lists with two Gangbusters and two Team Sirius, so my initial efforts will be to avoid doubles here. After that my idea is to manage resources efficiently e.g. the Kappa with medkit can be a Kappa paramedic once the Lambdas are released.
     
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  3. Commoner1

    Commoner1 Well-Known Member

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    I will use the painted Galwegians from my Ariadna collection, but everything else will be painted coherently (unless I order that pack of Jaguars). Since I'm happy to play on a modest paint level I don't mind stripping the paint from parts of my collection from time to time (it also helps that I'm on sick leave this week and can spend the next days on finishing the entire army). So it's not that much effort for me.

    The only other unit I'm not sure about is the Omega because I think that a release in october or november is realistic. For the rest I'm not holding my breath.

    Good call on the Lynx and the Razor by the way. :-) I will consider those.

    A unit I totally I forgot:
    Lambda = New YuJing support pack
     
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  4. MikeTheScrivener

    MikeTheScrivener O-12 Peace Kepper

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    I'm currently using:

    Alpha - Andromeda
    Varangian - Valk, Hippolyta, and probably those two elf morlock girls
    Cyberghost - Danavas hacker
    Beta - Dakini
    Kappa girl as my second gangbuster
     
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  5. MrNailbrain

    MrNailbrain Relentless Optimist

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    I’m taking O-12 to a “Paint and Play event” where you paint up a Limited Insertion list and play in the event. So I’m doing the following:

    Andromeda standing in for Alpha Unit
    William Wallace standing in for a Varangian
    Aleph Spec-Ops with a Statuesque head in for a Cyberghost
    And this fine fellow is my Omega HMG

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The tournament is in November and I’m quite sad that the Beyond box won’t be out in time for it.
     
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  6. Skyhusky

    Skyhusky Well-Known Member

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    Andromeda as my Alpha
    Dactyl's as Lambdas.
    the two female wulvers + valkyrie as my Varangians
    I kind of want to mash the Szally's arms with a marut body for a converted Zeta. Thoughts?
    Using Dart as my Lynx unit
    Hollowmen as Beta troopers
     
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  7. Civilized Barbarian

    Civilized Barbarian Praxis' Lead R&D Janitor

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    Sounds expensive!

    I mostly play Nomads so prepainted proxies will be:
    Varangians - Jaguars more for play clarity than anything else.
    Cyberghosts - Interventors, same reason as the Jags.
    Omega - Iguana pilot. Weird lookin' HI with a giant gun, perfect.

    To be painted:
    Just bought the Crocmen 2 pack to use as Gangbusters. They're the only tank top wearing unit besides Jaguars so I can paint them the same as the starter Gangbuster. Surfing hacker Croc even has a visor so it'll probably see the most use. Going to be stuck using CrazyKoalas as Madtraps for the time being though.

    Also just split a Tunguska starter with someone moving into ForCo, so I'll paint up the Hollowman as a Beta and the Heckler as a trenchcoat detective type, maybe Lynx?.

    Bought the old Dakini HMG blister to play itself.

    Might repaint a spare Ghulam and chicken bot to be team Sirius.

    I have no idea what to do for Alpha. What does an S4 with wounds and no bike look like? Maybe one of the french sappers but that doesn't feel right either. Probably going to use a random S4 REM for the time being, or just stand a random troop on an S4 base.
     
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  8. ZlaKhon

    ZlaKhon New scale enthusiast

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    I don’t think the Marut body can handle those strong arms. I‘d suggest to take Szally and improve her by chopping some pieces of a Sirius Bot.
     
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  9. Luisjoey

    Luisjoey High Marshall of Wotan
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    I want to see the alpha, omega and the tag. cant make proxies of them yet XD
     
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  10. Krofna

    Krofna Active Member

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    I'm going to use a lot of Aleph and sprinkling of others
    Varangian Guard - Achilles, Patroclus, Myrmidons
    Alpha - Andromeda
    Gangbuster/Sirius - Ryuken Major, Dart
    Beta - Hollowmen
    Epsilon Sniper - Atalanta
    Monstrucker - Joe Scarface
    Bots not sure yet
     
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  11. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    Yeah, borrowing from aleph and varuna for the time being. I'm a little torn what to do with the Sirius squad. I want to run two, but the minis arrived friday and they're not really conversion/repose friendly (they're both built from two pieces).

    Curious to see what solutions other people come up with for the sirius bots in particular.
     
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  12. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    So far I have used:

    Alpha - Hannibal in a 55mm base
    Deva - Aleph character from RPG (who is pretty much a deva so it might not be an actual proxy lol)
    Cuervo - Delta
    Omega - Converted HMG ORC
    Beta - Hollow Man
    Zeta - Dragao
    Varangians - Galwegians and Dogfaces (had a mispack and only have 2 galwegians)
    Remotes - Nomad remotes because they are the only ones I own
     
  13. daszul

    daszul Well-Known Member

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    The Alpha has Guard.
    So does Andromeda and Voronin.

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    So you can expect a S2 human with some doggy bodyguard on a S4 base.
     
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  14. ZlaKhon

    ZlaKhon New scale enthusiast

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    I think this message doesn’t deserve a thread on its own and fits here quite well:

    No news about O-12 releases coming soon aside from the beyond box in November and a Vallejo Color Set (probably including a Kappa?) in November.

    At least for me, this means that it is time for kitbashing :D
     
  15. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    The rest of the forum thanks you for making sacrifices to the new model release gods.
     
  16. Wizardlizard

    Wizardlizard Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick side note on releases I am surprised the early release pack is not on the list of releases in the next few months as their separate blisters.
    Sure do want that second team Sirius.
     
  17. AdmiralJCJF

    AdmiralJCJF Heart of the Hyperpower
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    Well, it's November when we see our next O-12 option, right?
     
  18. MikeTheScrivener

    MikeTheScrivener O-12 Peace Kepper

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    I wonder what exclusive mini will come in the paint set. Another Kappa? Hacker maybe. Or hopefully this is a good chance to expand the line.
     
  19. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

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    FO or Paramedic probably. The SWC box would likely contain the hacker (plus HMG, Missile, Sniper)
     
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  20. Ravrohan

    Ravrohan Well-Known Member

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    One of the few boxes I'm interested in since O-12 colors are what I gravitate towards.