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Why not more Mercs for the Druze..

Discussion in 'Druze Bayram Security' started by semper_fidelis, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. semper_fidelis

    semper_fidelis Active Member

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    He there!

    Still relatively new to Infinity, started ~2 ears ago and have been a PanO player since then.
    Now, I am really getting to like DBS as a smaller secondary force to collect and play.

    Now my question: Why is DBS not able to field Knauf, Miranda Ashcroft, Cube Jager, Aida Swanson..
    I mean we already have a limited range of units, so why the further restriction?

    s.
     
  2. ijw

    ijw Wargaming Trader, Freelance Editor (UK)
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    Welcome to the forum!

    From a background point of view, they're so vicious that a lot of other mercenaries won't work for them.
     
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  3. Balewolf

    Balewolf It's all opinion

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    Seems like we are in the timeline after Knauf stopped working for DBS and started killing them instead. Good question about the other mercs. I'd want them to have Yuan Yuan and Krakots as well, but I guess DBS aren't really involved in Paradiso (not sure) so they aren't around Krakots and if they had Yuan Yuans it would step on Ikari toes. They are supposed to be the bad people, so I'm guessing Miranda doesn't want to ruin her image by working with them. Sounds like Aida should be working with them though.
     
  4. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    Knauf, specifically, has a lot of bad blood with DBS. As for the others, I'm not quite sure
     
  5. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    The Druze Bayram Security list is designed to recreate the antagonist forces in the Outrage Manga. This naturally limits the forces available to it though there has been some recruitment since the story ended like Saito, Hunzakuts, and Bashis.

    Consisting Knauf was a co-protagonist he's extremely unlikely to show up!
     
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  6. Ursun

    Ursun Tough as Nails, Grim as Old Boots

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    I just wan't some S5, if I could choose Al Fasid , to go with them.
    Or Kum bikers... I mean, those are basically crminals allready... anyways, druze are bad, some mercs care about their reputation yadda yadda yadda
     
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  7. McNamara

    McNamara Merc Rep

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    It's a sectorial, so it doesn't need the standard Mercs. It's all about fluff and tight balance.
     
  8. jfunkd

    jfunkd Rebel Myrmidon Graffiti Artist
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    It's worth noting that DBS isn't necessarily representative of the whole Druze Mercenary PMC, it is only the forces of the Canavasary that was featured in the Outrage Manga. It is clear that Druze will work with a lot of other mercs in QK and Ikari.

    Maybe one day we will see an expanded Druze Sectorial, or Faction... probably unlikely though.
     
  9. Scrap square

    Scrap square angry beta male

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    It's mercs on hardmode, everything else is a crutch. This is bare bones bad assery for the stone cold killers.
     
  10. Q.A.I.

    Q.A.I. Well-Known Member

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    If I was going to wishlist one unit it would be streloks...

    ... Oh no, I don't have a fluff reason to justify it, but ambush camo decoy tokens mixed with hunzakuts, more midfield presence, and coordinated order mine-laying sounds like the funniest thing to watch an opponent jump through ever

    ... the added objective scoring ability and shenanigans would also cement our differences from Ikari, but that would all be too good to grant us lol

    Edit: also, they fit our scary masked trooper aesthetic. Who wants a scary skull trooper?
     
  11. Splod

    Splod Well-Known Member

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    I'd just like a Heavy Infantry option!

    Question is which existing HI would fit the bill?

    Ikari have Wu Ming and Al Fasid locked in, and StarCo have Mobil Brigada and Riot Grrls (I'm ignoring JSA). Janissaires perhaps?

    Something entirely new? :D
     
  12. McNamara

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    Wulvers!
     
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  13. Splod

    Splod Well-Known Member

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    I don't need another faction! :P
     
  14. jfunkd

    jfunkd Rebel Myrmidon Graffiti Artist
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    Al Fasid make the most sense even though it's in Ikari. It would provide a hell of a lot of utility too.

    I really wanted a generic Ramhorn TAG that didn't come with an engineer, and has fewer weapon options than Scarface, but we got the Anaconda instead.

    My feeling is that no HI is a deliberate limitation from CB for this faction, instead we get cheap TAGs to fill that role.
     
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  15. Balewolf

    Balewolf It's all opinion

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    After what the Druze have done on Ariadna, I don't think any "native" Ariadnian would willingly work with them.
     
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  16. McNamara

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    Oh right, totally forgot about that, when suggesting the Wulvers.
    Maybe they get there hands on some Rudras, to make up for the HI. That would be absolutely dreamy!!!
     
  17. b1ackheart

    b1ackheart Well-Known Member

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    It'd be nice to have a good Doctor option like Avicenna and I like the idea of a generic Ramhorn TAG pilot, less tooled up maybe but with a couple options. as far as heavy infantry i think Azra'il would make a better fit fluff wise as they are deposed sultanate guards, some of them have got to be pissed off enough to leave for some sweet, sweet merc money.
     
  18. semper_fidelis

    semper_fidelis Active Member

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    Thanks guys for all your answers! Seems to be I should grab a copy of the Outrage comic :)
     
  19. semper_fidelis

    semper_fidelis Active Member

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    OK guys, I read Outrage. Now, I know..
    ..and I have to get my hands on the Jethro miniature!
     
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  20. Shoitaan

    Shoitaan Well-Known Member

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    Druze are also exceedingly wealthy. Even with Jethro's network being significantly impacted by events in outrage, I think they're still rolling in money. I'm struggling to imagine the reasons some of Mercs in the universe would have to say no to overflowing pots of gold. Especially the alien ones.
    Balance issues though, sure. DBS is surprisingly strong. Limited flexibility is part of the design space I guess.