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The Joy of Invading Savage Planets: A Guide to the Onyx Contact Force

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1 hour ago, Vaulsc said:

For new onyx players with a spare hour and a half, here is my faction overview.

 

Good work mate.

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I enjoyed the video. Thank you for taking the time to knock that together. I must mention however, that I don't think Imetrons can be moved between combat groups via command tokens on account of their status as equipment rather than as a trooper. Unless something's changed I don't know about.

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Yeah a number have people said that. But my points still stand. I wouldn't put them into the first combat group at all.

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Apologies, I didn't mean to dogpile. 

 

And I agree with your point.

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I paused the video to type this, so you might have addressed it later on, but you said you didn't like the Spitfire Nexus because in many cases, the Q-drone is better.  You then mentioned Assisted Fire and that bumping its BS up to 14.  This is incorrect.  As a matter of fact, it's the Nexus that can get the +3 BS bump from being in a link team, bringing him up to BS 15 and perpetual partial cover (with the spitfire profile).

You're other points about the Q-drone (MMSL2 is still great even if it doesn't grant +3 BS and Mimetism + Partial cover = -6 MODs against) still stand, as well as the Unidron Spitfire being a (probably) better alternative.

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I actually meant the capability of having it hit on 14's from ignoring the cover bonus thanks to assisted fire. Overall, you'd only compare the Nexus spitfire to the Q as a Rambo if it WAS in the link team, but then you've got a better choice as you re-iterated, with the unidron spitfire.

It's worth mentioning that if you seem to be playing on terrain setups where there's no better choice but to move across areas of the board that have no partial cover, the nanoscreen is really good value. In a lot of cases though, the Q-drone at least enjoys the protection of mimetism in place of that cover.

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I figured you did.  It's just that when I was first starting, Assisted Fire was presented the same way to me and I actually played a couple games where I was convinced that it actually gave +3 to BS.

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Great video! but i have to disagree with some points. 

I found it hard to manouver a 3 man team of superjumping xeodrons that can take a mine and laugh.. would not even think how hard it would be to manouver around a 5 man 1 wound unidron link, they are best served in the back standing stil imo. There is a place for xeodrons, they rambo nicely and its great getting 3 models across the battlefield for just 1 order, 2 of which are specialists.. If you run into a hacker just break the link and let the samaritan handle it.

specialists with burst 5 red furies, dont know any other faction that can do something like that.

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On 6/28/2017 at 8:35 PM, Sabin76 said:

I figured you did.  It's just that when I was first starting, Assisted Fire was presented the same way to me and I actually played a couple games where I was convinced that it actually gave +3 to BS.

This is why you must read rules for yourself. TRUST NO ONE! lol

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