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wishes, hopes, and expectations for the Druze (for about the next 12 months)

Discussion in 'Druze Bayram Security' started by semper_fidelis, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. semper_fidelis

    semper_fidelis Active Member

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    Hey there criminals,

    what are your hopes and wishes for the Druze sectorial? At best realistic ones ;)

    I think we can realistically expecting a Brawler box in 2019 to get some cheap scum. That or a set with two minis (one specialist and one regular one or with multi sniper).

    If CB really loves us, it would give as also a nice mini for Arslan in 2019!
    I don't think we can expect more than that in the next two years or so. Maybe one additional character or mini type, but that would be deluxe, since we are a small faction and other factions deserve more love.
     
  2. sorniak

    sorniak Well-Known Member

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    hmm...they already sold bunch of old unpopular miniatures (escpecialy gromova :) ) why would they bother for a small bunch of people, who has chosen that sectorial? :)...
     
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  3. Scrap square

    Scrap square angry beta male

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    It'd be wack to get another merc. But if we did I could honestly see Druze Bayram Security getting either the Morat prisoner dudes or some kind of S5 like an Al Fasid.

    Model wise:
    Brawler Box: SMG AHD, Doc (With that awful little med pistol), MSR, Generic with rifle. Or an HRL.

    An Arslan model would be bad ass but probably won't happen.
    Some Druze blisters would literally make my life more positive. Looking @ that terrible Haris profile with CCW (Machete Corvus PLEASE) and the LGL. Like an m203 40 mike mike would be sweet. Panzerfaust model would make me way happy too.

    Honestly though I think we're MRRFF'd/ASA'd and won't get shit ever again. And I'm fine with that. DBS is definitely a veteran faction and are tons of fun to play and thematically awesome, don't need that bloat.
     
  4. Errhile

    Errhile A traveller on the Silk Road

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    You had that generic Brawler w/Rifle as Uprising limited model. So I wouldn't expect one anytime soon.

    And the rest... I'll be making them a diverse dogs of war bunch:
    • old Celestial Guard Sniper,
    • 1ed. Najjarun Engineer
    • current Muyib LGL (I intend to convert him into a HRL)
    I guess I'll add some Hacker & Doc. Depends on what I'll be able to hunt down on the 2nd hand market. Eg. the 1ed Interventor would make an ideal Hacker. And for the time being, the Najjarun will have to moonlight as one.

    As for Druze Haris model, CB didn't paid attention to what they were doing writing those profiles: there are two models in the old Druze box who can be nothing but Haris: the sword-armed one (that's a standard-issue Haqq CCW, the Druze seem to be using a good deal of Haqq-made equipment), and the one with DEP on his shoulder. But I wouldn't mind much - it is the old, discontinued box (and yes, I do own it, I do not intend to buy the new one, unless I get invested into the DBS so heavily to actually consider it warranted!). The current box has none of these, but it has an universal proxy model with ChainColt.
     
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  5. Scrap square

    Scrap square angry beta male

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    I think you skimmed the post a little too fast.

    Anyways..

    I'd like a Valeryia re sculpt. Maybe the typical in action hacking pose, like this art work.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. McNamara

    McNamara Merc Rep

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    I'd love a second Combat Remote for Druze, but I doubt it will happen.

    For minis I just appreciate the opportunities to convert and proxy with all NA2. Making your own Mercs out of the other factions best of is just so much fun!
     
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  7. semper_fidelis

    semper_fidelis Active Member

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    The sculpt of Valeryia is really not my cup of tea as well. I had the chance to get my hands on the limited Druze Hacker and will use her as Valeryia. Where is the image from?
     
  8. Ursun

    Ursun Tough as Nails, Grim as Old Boots

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    Wishes: Al Fasid
    Hopes: Fluff telling how they rebuild after the losses of the Outrage desaster, giving them access to some more druze units, like a druze themed hi or a druze cc focus infiltrator ot a druze warband or a druze ad or a druze bike. I mean, since ikari is basically jsa+dbs, but we dont get access to the "bad guy theme-non jsa" units ikari has, we need our own version of those
    expectations: nothing, dbs is new and "complete" since fluff dictates that outrage weakened us so far that we dont have resources for anything till we rebuild (buh lame, unimaginative)
     
  9. jfunkd

    jfunkd Rebel Myrmidon Graffiti Artist
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    My expectations for DBS expansion are nearly zero.

    I don't feel negatively about DBS, they should be fine in season 10, but I don't put any hope into the NA2 armies seeing upgrades during this season. Maybe JSA, but probably not since CB seems to be near capacity with both production and design effort. NA2 is very new and I can't see most of them being revisited so soon with so many other, more pressing issues that CB needs to address.

    Brawlers box is probably inevitable, beyond that I doubt we will get any additions that are existing units, and that we will only see a new unit if it is produced for another sectorial (or faction) and makes sense to cross-faction into DBS.
     
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  10. Stiopa

    Stiopa Trust The Fuckhead
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    I'm not playing DBS, but I wish they were more fleshed out. Druze and Brawler teams are quite flexible, but having some more options would be great. I like the Druze theme very much, and there's so much that could be done with them. Druze HI, Druze AD trooper...

    Model-wise old and new Druze box covers most options nicely (maybe with some light conversions), so a Brawler box would be a good addition. Other NA2 would use it too, so I think it's pretty likely somewhere next year.
     
  11. holycannoli

    holycannoli Dancing to Kazak Kalinka

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    Most likely we're probably not going to see any shiny new toys for awhile, a shame really as I picked up Druze for liking their flavor, as well as loving the new Druze box. But once brawlers hit then we're probably done for awhile. But as for what I'd want, a HI or something else with a punch. Currently the list feels pretty restrictive in limited insertion, as it feels that I either need to run a tag centric list, or dump a bucket of named characters on people.

    As for what I would LIKE to see, well that's another story. If we're going purely best case scenario speculation, maybe when Ramah gets released and they get some new toys (like TAK, Operations, or Tunguska) The druze may see some of those goodies show up in their list. There was mention of the Al Fasid, and I for one think it'd be nice to see one showing up with a bit more yellow. Give it the druze veteran and some other remix's to make the Druze Fasid without the new SKU, and hey look, we'd also have smoke without having to take Saito!
     
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  12. semper_fidelis

    semper_fidelis Active Member

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    I think a Brwalers box should be an obvious release. Linetroops should be available for every faction :) More stuff in the future would be nice, but I can live without the rest. Deluxe releases in the future would be: Arslan and some sort of heavy infantery version of the shock teams.

    But for now, give me those Brawlers!
     
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  13. Ariwch

    Ariwch The denizen of the StateEmpire salt mine

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    HI of a kind (Al Fasid looks thematically good), Avicenna (been working with Haqqislam and without any access to Doctor+? Nonsense!).

    Brawlers on the contrary I would prefer not to be released: I personally think it's better to use other armies models as proxies to reflect that "brawler" is a common term for a merc back-wise.
     
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  14. kesharq

    kesharq Lucky Dice-Roller

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    If I remember correctly, Bostria said in one video, that Brawlers are an ideal opportunity to collect and field models from diffrerent factions.


    At least, thats what I do:

    Kaplan Sniper is obvious
    Locust Hacker will be my Engineer (wrong weapon for a Brawler Hacker)
    Muyib HRL is also obvious
    Limited Edition Brawler as Lieutenant or common guy/gal
    Grenzer with modified MSR (cut barrel) as another Rifle/LSG-Guy
     
  15. Balewolf

    Balewolf It's all opinion

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    While hedonistic, Avicenna is someone who goes out of their way to help and heal others. Now that Avicenna is floating around doing whatever they want, I doubt they would help the bad people. I think there is fluff somewhere saying that Avicenna has actively gone into areas that the Druze have messed with to help those oppressed, but I'm probably wrong.
     
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  16. semper_fidelis

    semper_fidelis Active Member

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    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    I've been expecting/wishing for a Druze Bayram(and to an extent QK and Ikari Co) starter. I even was hoping for one with Coldfront instead of Vedic as the Druze/Ariadna combative thing is a great background piece that just isn't really used too much anymore it seems.

    Anywho, expected something like this:
    [​IMG] Druze Bayram Security
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    [​IMG]4 [​IMG]2
    [​IMG] DRUZE Lieutenant (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)
    [​IMG] DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, Panzerfaust / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
    [​IMG] DRUZE (Fireteam: Haris, X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, D.E.P. / Viral Pistol, CCW. (1 | 25)
    [​IMG] DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle + Light Grenade Launcher (E/M and Nimbus) / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27)
    [​IMG] BASHI BAZOUK (Specialist Operative) Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 17)
    [​IMG] HUNZAKUT Sniper Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 21)

    2 SWC | 138 Points

    Open in Infinity Army


    That set could also be used for QK and if the Haris profile gets changed to also be a generic profile it sees a bit more potential usage.
    The Druze box that was released?
    [​IMG] Druze Bayram Security
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    [​IMG] DRUZE HMG, Chain-colt / Viral Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 29)
    [​IMG] DRUZE (X Visor) Shock Marksman Rifle, Chain-colt / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27)
    [​IMG] DRUZE Hacker (Assault Hacking Device) Combi Rifle + Pitcher, D-Charges / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 28)
    [​IMG] DRUZE (X Visor) Combi Rifle, Chain-colt / Viral Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)

    2 SWC | 107 Points

    Open in Infinity Army

    There was one model with the Chain-Colt out--which actually can't be used for the MSR model or the CR+LGL. It looked suspiciously like a SWC box.
     
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  18. McNamara

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    Something so strategically useful will never be released by CB. We probably get a Bashi with an AP rifle first.
     
  19. Scrap square

    Scrap square angry beta male

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    I'm still blown away by how specific people get about models/weapons on models but that's something else entirely.

    The new Druze box sucked hard to be honest. Especially the sculpts being so fixed in place. I feel like the pistols out/generic models are lazy as hell design wise. And the hacker model ruins the iconic Druze helmets :O. Had to go out of my way to pickup a few older boxes to do some of my conversions and finally have my Druze with attack Hyenas.

    A Druze Bayram Security starter would be so weird I'd love it.

    Druze HMG
    Brawler AHD
    Brawler Rifle (For generic use)
    Hunzkaut (The crouching female with 40mm)
    Druze Combi
    Arslan model exclusive to box (lmao)
     
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  20. holycannoli

    holycannoli Dancing to Kazak Kalinka

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    Not going to lie, a Druze starter with 3 Druze with rifles and another Brawler sculpt, and why not Arslan would be a godsend for starting up the force WYSIWYG
     
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