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  1. Yes. It's worth doing a full core of Grrls. They're stupid good.
  2. You don't really need 3 Minelayers. I'd swap one to a KHD (you have a lot of repeaters and a vulnerable Hacker Lt). I'd also swap a Lunk for a Salyut EVO (4 hacking AROs with that repeater net vs enemy hackers is much better than 2) and the Minelayer for a Transductor. This'll allow you to use Overclock to delay your opponent. You'll have to drop a Morlock to make it fit, but this'll allow you to get a Zondbot for Zoe. Second list I'd drop the Custodier for a Moderator CR + Moderator Lt. This'll leave you with 16pts. At 250pts I'd consider dropping Avi for a Dak but for another 13pts. This'll give you 29pts for flavor. I'd probably go Zondbot for Dak + Clockmaker, Zero KHD, downgrade the Morlocks to grab the 3rd. But there are other options: Bran / Prowlers for instance. You don't really need 3 Minelayers. I'd swap one to a KHD (you have a lot of repeaters and a vulnerable Hacker Lt). I'd also swap a Lunk for a Salyut EVO (4 hacking AROs with that repeater net vs enemy hackers is much better than 2) and the Minelayer for a Transductor. This'll allow you to use Overclock to delay your opponent. You'll have to drop a Morlock to make it fit, but this'll allow you to get a Zondbot for Zoe. Second list I'd drop the Custodier for a Moderator CR + Moderator Lt. This'll leave you with 16pts. At 250pts I'd consider dropping Avi for a Dak but for another 13pts. This'll give you 29pts for flavor. I'd probably go Zondbot for Dak + Clockmaker, Zero KHD, downgrade the Morlocks to grab the 3rd. But there are other options: Bran / Prowlers for instance.
  3. Battle Star Galactica. It's a space ship. (Boarding Shotgun)
  4. TM Red Fury is a toolbox bully (the standard 'solo TM' profile). So it's great for chewing through light inf. It's not so good fighting ARM4+ HI and TAGs. But this makes her great in ITS where you can use her to make it hard for your opponent to get his squishy Specialists to the objective. At 53pts she's not so big a cost that you can't get a full set of specialists to support him. I increasingly don't really like her as an Lt: it's a lot of points to sink into a model you'll end up not using to their full potential. MB Lt probably works better in that role (T3 backup attacker); whereas TM as a more active piece where you can take risks. Plus she's an extremely cool model. The Duo OTOH is more niche. But it's a great big hammer to smack people around with. And forcing people to fight 2 x ARM5 bruisers does wonders for the survival rate of the rest of the list. But it's a huge points sink that's difficult to support reliably in Bakunin (you can only afford a little bit beyond Zeros and a Moderator link); so you need a plan for it (have I mentioned how stupid good Grrls + Taskmaster Duo is for Biotechvore?). My preferred Duo is the ghetto option of HMG + BSG. Primarily because I find I can get outranged playing Bak, so need the HMGs punch. The BSG couples nicely as you can relatively seemlessly switch from killing things with the HMG to blasting them apart with the BSG. That and fighting past a CC19, DTW, BS19(16w/Shock), ARM5, 2W + Koalas roadblock watching an 8" firelane takes significant effort. 2 Zero blister is a must buy IMO. Zeros are just soo useful.
  5. Add a Healer BSG/Multi to the 2 Custodiers. Even if you don't run a full Haris, the Healer / Custodier Duo is legit. But Custodier Haris is solid.
  6. Needs an Lt. I'd drop the TR Salyut and switch a Tsyklon to a Spitfire for B4 goodness. It's also begging for a Vertigo Zond to exploit the Satlock power.
  7. It can't. It's no longer Comms Equipment.
  8. Everyone wants that. Jaguars, Thorakitai, Celestial Guard. Getting stuff like that outside of Ariadna is a big deal. CG even get FO (14 WIP Flashpulse!) with it now. That means it is shooting at 14 from 0-24 after cover mods. So good. That's why I wish the Jag cost a bit more. Too ideal for a cheerleader to not cost a premium over the other standard (Alguacillies). Yup. Honestly, I don't get why CR + LSG is 3pts cheaper than a Rifle.
  9. TBH I think CJC should benefit from James SA Corey fanbois: they're Belters. But they do suffer from being 'stolid and reliable'. They have no Brans, no Zoes, no Morgannas. Carlotta is boring despite being a 0 SWC BS13 AD Specialist with an ADHL (actually... When I say it like that...). I think Deadpool link and Bandits were a good change in the 'interesting' department: they don't add much relative power to the faction (due overall power creep with HSN3) but they do add a lot of character. What I really want is a cool Wildcat character that has some fun fluff associated with them.
  10. @Jujoji. I find Moderators work if you have exceedingly low expectations of them. My most common use for them is deployed very conservatively in either a 3 or 5 Core with Spit + 2 x CR (+ Para/Hacker + Pitcher/MSR/LGL). In this formation they do well as: Support base. With a mix of SSL2 AROs, B2 BS attack AROs, supportware, Pitcher and a spec Fire option they're able to sit in your DZ and enable your heavy hitters. The trick to this is relying on their FTFs as little as possible. T3 reserves. B5 BS13 in T3 can change games, but you need to have cleared out things it can't fight on T1 and 2. DZ Broom. It provides an option for fighting aggressively positioned threats (usually AD or Infiltrators) without having to reposition your attack pieces. None of these roles require Moderators to be reliable. They rely on your heavy hitters to do the work and the Moderators to sit there and not get in the way (and maybe help clean up at the end). Basically, they fit their fluff and act like beat police maintaining a cordon while SOG/SO19/SWAT etc go in and actually get the job done. What they're really missing is a DTW or SG to make them reliable at covering 8" firelanes (note, I'm not suggesting a cheaper profile just a 9pt profile with reliably fight inside 8") and a Dire Foe to add some active reliability to the link.
  11. I should probably run that list for lols. It probably would have done well in Hunting Party with some slight tweaks. But in more normal list building: I usually run 2-3 Infiltrators (usually Zeros) in a list. I find a single infiltrator dies extremely easily whereas 2 can support each other and provide a viable speed bump on T1. My usual pairing is KHD Zero + Minelayer/EMauler Zero. I say 'infiltrators' because Morans fill a similar role to Minelayer Zeroes: just with different strengths and weaknesses. Although, they tend to be fined on their own.
  12. You can literally run 100% Camo in Nomads. It's not even be bad: Nomads──────────────────────────────────────────────────8 2 INTRUDER HMG, Grenades / Pistol, CCW. (1.5 | 42) INTRUDER Lieutenant Combi Rifle + Light Flamethrower, Grenades / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 35) PROWLER Spitfire, D-Charges / Pistol, CCW. (2 | 36) PROWLER Boarding Shotgun, Grenades, D-Charges / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 31) ZERO Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 21) BANDIT Light Shotgun, Adhesive Launcher / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 22) ZERO (Minelayer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 19) BRAN DO CASTRO Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 33) SPEKTR Hacker (Assault Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 36) BANDIT Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Light Shotgun, Adhesive Launcher / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 25) 4.5 SWC | 300 PointsOpen in Infinity Army
  13. I have to laugh a little because I'm talking about Corregidor looking a little underwhelming in another thread while here the examples that are given for good Vanilla units are mostly Corregidor. Between you, me, Hach and WiseKensai it does occasionally get a touch difficult remember which thread we're saying what in. It kinda all blurs into one ongoing conversation.
  14. TBH I kinda agree with the bait and switch. As much as I enjoy slamming a powered armoured fist of a TM Duo into my opponents, what got me into Bak was Observance. And Observance is still as subtle as ever but got very few upgrades out of HSN3 (Kusanagi Haris excepted). It means that you get 2 distinct brands of Bak: HI heavy or subtle as fuck (arguably a third with Warband + REM spam). As an aside, I'm fairly certain that TMs would do better in Corregidor where they could be paired with a decent
  15. Re: Piwell. Either / both. He can happily use his 10" Move to get into Combi/Sensor/Repeater/button pushing range of sitting back and stacking ridiculous mods on a triangulated Combi/FO. My all time favourite Pi-well play was B2 Flashpulsing Le Muet in reactive and then dropping White Noise on Pi and then triangulating Le Muet in my active. -9 B1 vs - 3 B3.