Captain Leonatos

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  1. Yep, you right, i was thinking about exile. I've got your point, and i totally agree. But in the first list i've seen 2 hackers (Legate and Rodoks), so it's very risky for an enemy hacker to target the link. I mean: someone target my hacker? Then he probably risk 2 hacking aro's. Umbra can easily avoid incoming hacking attack by breakwater program, while Rodok can disable the enemy device. It will be different if Legate stay far away from Rodoks team (but it wouldn't make sense for me, his White Noise Zone is too important), then the only Rodok hacker works like a beacon for enemy hackers for sure. To be honest i would do so: 4 rodoks (HMG, double shotgun, paramedic, boarding) + Samaritan (Spitfire but i always prefer breaker-combi) in a core link. Rodoks shoot, then Samaritan devours anyone who dares approaching too. They all have Super-Jump, so the whole team can jump with short-skill, without risky idle. Legate should just keep it up with the team, ready to launch White Noise Zone. Then i would insert the Maakrep with HMG to add more firepower (and a MSVL2).
  2. Wait a minute: lacks of hackers doesn't mean this link will be ignored by enemy hackers, especially those with "expel" or "spotlight". If you wanna try the high mobilty link you could join the Rodocks with Samaritan (he have SuperJump too) instead of Legate. The big differences between Unidrons and Rodocks are these: REM can't go prone, can't make cautious movement, they dodge always with PH-3 (even with sixth-sense L2), they are not mimetics, they are less armored and they are defenseless in close combat. Umbra Legate can launch White Noise Zone nearby the link, to jam enemy MSV.
  3. Reporting for duty sir! My Morat shall be proud to serve in our glorious campaign!
  4. I've tried often the combo M-Drone + R-Drone for spamming sniffers and they never failed me. 25 point well spent imho. In effect, the Drone-box is a must-have for MAF, i've bought 3 of them to be sure
  5. Yep, but most of assault hacking program (Rodocks) have DT or breaker special ammo effect and high damage value. Stop! program have 16 Damage with breaker ammo effect. But hacking attacks are not the only solutions against a Swiss Guard, that's sure.
  6. I prefer Achilles as Liutenant. When he'll go on frenzy, you'll got 3 orders for him (regular, impetuous and his personal Lt order). Yes, in the most regular scenario, he'll die. But if you pick Achilles you shouldn't expect to keep him backwards, especially with Patroclus at his flank. And 3 orders make him a more dangerous threat. That's why i suggest you to pick a Myrmidon Officer with Chain-Of-Command. When your hero will fall, you can keep your regular training and continue the carnage with Patroculs Beyond this, my two cents: when fielding a piece like Achilles, you must consider not only when all things go as planned, but how to keep fighting when all things goes wrong. You have only 9 regular orders, of wich 2 are netrods. In the worst scenario you could start first (and losing 2 orders by opponent command token) and lose one or two netrods with a bad deployment rolls. Your game ends here (unless you roll only critical hits). Achilles is like a chess queen: you can do everything with him. But if you lose him, he must leave a victory as legacy. And, overall, wars are won on the shoulders of grunt: Thorakitai and Myrmidons. I don't see much of them in your list, too many main vocalist.
  7. A question: can i toss grenades on models in camo-marker state with speculative fire? I think not (grenades haven't targetless trait like smoke) but i'm unsure about that.I've always knew that i must discover a camo-marker first, before tossing him a grenade.. but i might be wrong
  8. You right, but it's your duty to keep him alive and send him against the right targets. His bolstered armor gives him higher chance to remedy at bad CC rolls. For everything else, there are Eudoros and Ajax
  9. My two cents: They are two version for two different task; V1 is for killing stuff mainly via shooting, V2 is for killing stuff via close-combat. When Achilles is engaged, the ODD modifier is not considered and the armor bonus could make the difference (especially versus AP and/or Exp ccw) In both version i prefer the Spitfire, because 4 shots with BS15-18 are really dangerous for everything. If there's something under 8" you can use the Nanopulser and (especially) engage in close-combat (MOV6-4 and M.A.L4 leave poor chance to escape).
  10. If you fear particulary the Aquila, then pick the Overdron. For 2 turn the Albedo will be a pain in the ass for the watcher of Pan'O. Alternatively make a fireteam with Legate Hacker and unidrons, then launch White Noise Zone + Markmaship L2 on plasma sniper. So you can enlist the Sphinx too.
  11. Swiss Guard can be roasted by hacking attack, guided weapons (T-Drones) or even with targeting. If you can "sense" her through sniffer and/or sensor area, you can make a Sat-Lock attempt. With targeting bonus it's more simple to take her out (but this doesn't mean easy..), even without MSV. But, all this attempt could be order-expensive. If you feel yourself more bold, once you have discover the Swiss Guard, send her an Umbra (Legate or Samaritan) for a friendly arguing
  12. Maybe an intensive use of our drones: M-Drone and R-Drone. More cheaper, faster and no SWC cost included. If u go first u can spam sniffer along your half part of the table and then activate Sensor skill. No one can hide from your army. In addition, R-Drone are repeater too, so u can react with appropriate hacking AROs. My two cent: in a vanilla CA there's only one camo-hunter: the Charontids. In comparison to him, Maakreps/Yaogats are little "hunter-wannabe" But they work well with him for sure.
  13. I've wrongly wrote overclock while i was thinking to enhanced reaction for them (unidrons) lol Never mind! My brain can't sustain a multitasking argument
  14. We start from this: i really like Sogarat as models. Badass behemoths with big guns and a really bad attitude I often use them for proxing Charontids (same Silhouette). Imho the Feuerbach loadout isn't so good as ARO piece. Mind you: In MAF, when he can be linked in a Fireteam, he can be really a pain in the ass to deal with. But taken as a single ARO piece he suffer greatly the negative MODs at his BS, especially when targeted by several shots through zero-v zone and cover (snipers with MSVL2). Not to mention to hacking attacks that could shut him down (Suryats with Firewall are more reliable from this point of view). It still a good active piece against heavily armored targets. If i think to Sogarats as ARO pieces, my first thoughts go to the APHMG loadout. He can be really good as "interdictor": place him in a good covered spot and in suppressive fire. To be honest, vanilla CA have more reliable ARO pieces, not only the noctifer with ML: R-Drones, Q-Drones, Ikadrons, HMG Rodocks, Unidrons, Maakrep, Yaogat, Malignos, Charontids, Avatar (lol).. Almost all our REM's can be overclocked for enhanced ARO (R-Drones, Ikadrons and Unidrons), while Maakrep and Yaogat needs not explanations. Little tip: if you're afraid by the classic combo "smoke&shot" for your Q-Drones, try to keep them in a white noise zone (Umbra Legate with HD+).
  15. Another little tricks: A Noctifer and/or a linked Plasma Sniper Unidron (with Assisted Fire activated) in White Noise Range of an Umbra Hacker? First up: activating supportware; second launch white noise, and at least fire at will