Loftybloke

Returning To (Subjugate) The Human Sphere

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Hi all

 

I’ve posted here before, a long while ago during the second edition when I played Military orders& dabbled with Morats with some friends at a gaming club. Those friends since left to go to University, and I didn’t manage to stay in the game, selling my miniatures.

 

I have followed the game/miniatures with interest ever since, and around a year ago I bought the Morat starter for myself to paint as The newer sculpts were too hard to resist! I tried to convince my regular gaming buddy (40k/Malifaux) to play Infinity but he has stonewalled me the whole way “we play too many systems as it is.” Albeit in the same breath as “Oh hey let’s start Bloodbowl/Deadzone/Xwing etc”…

 

Anyway, fast forward to now and I found out a chap at work had bought Operation Ice storm and is working his way through an exponential expansion of Space Police TM and he encouraged me to get the minis put together and painted so that we could play some intro games together and learn N3.

Of course, the bug has bitten me again and we have been exchanging a fair few emails on the subject ‘have you seen this model?’ ‘look at this awesome terrain’ etc.

 

My question for you fine people is this – What should I buy next?...

 

I saw a YouTube battle report where a Morat player had a link team of Sogarats with Kornak, Oznat with Gakis, Dr Worm and a vanguard deathball with HMG which I liked the look of, and it’s pretty definitively Morat as well I guess as it’s straight forward and aggressive.

 

The new Avatar, Charontid preview, Umbra models and Batroid TAGs are also very tempting to buy purely on aesthetics though but I don’t want to buy anything that won’t work with my current small set of models.

 

I know there are recommended lists etc on Datasphere, but I wondered if there was anyway of combining the shiny new TAGs with my existing Morats, or if I should be looking at eigher/or rather than both.

 

I had the idea of planning for a tournament as they are apparently quite beginner friendly and more enjoyable than Warmahordes events I’ve attended in the past, so with that in mind, it seem April is the next event closest to me (the Northern Open I think), and that’s my aim of learning the game, and getting minis ready for :)

 

Thanks for your patience :)

Lofty

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If you have the starter set and want to stay on maf, I'd recommend:

Hungries;

Doctor Worm;

Drones;

That with the starter set will give you a nice force to play a few games. I would stay away from the Sogarat+Kornak haris as while it IS very strong it also has that 'all your eggs in one basket' problem in that if your haris dies early from a lucky crit or alpha strike you will end up feeling like your army is now toothless. I prefer a single sogarat HMG as the lieutenant to lock down one area of the map and then alternate between using a buffed up Q-Drone or the hungries with oznat ( I usually run the vulkan shotgun) to do active turn killing

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Brilliant info, thanks. That's not a massive outlay either for a playable force :)

 

I will eventually get that Harris link, just for how good it looks, but I understand your reasoning.

Would any of the TAGs work with the models you suggest as well?

 

Thanks

Lofty

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@Loftybloke there are plenty of ways to skin a cat and "Kornaks stag do" is reasonable but as DaRedOne says it's pretty all or nothing.  Personally i like standard vanguard or daturatzi as well if i was just starting out again but Dr boobworm medical doctor completer of classified is pretty essential.  

TAGs, currently if you're playing MAF you're only able to use the Raicho, however with the MAF starter set there is nothing over the availability in generic, in which case you can use all the toys, that also applies to the stuff DRO mentioned above.

BTW we have a tournament in Sheffield on the 17th of December,  if you're close enough to Leeds you're probably also close enough to us.  Even if you don't end up playing it may be worth coming down, If we end up with a bye I'll be playing Morats anyway.

 

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I have recently bought a Raicho and I've been having a lot of fun with it. The hungries link gives you a lot of orders for very little points, and so it's possible to deploy a Raicho and still have plenty of orders to spare. This is the list I'm using:

logo_602.png Morat Aggression Force
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GROUP 1sep.gifsep.giforden_regular.png6  orden_irregular.png4  orden_impetuosa.png5
logo_7.pngSURYAT Lieutenant HMG + TinBot A (Deflector L1) / Pistol, CCW. (2 | 45)
logo_26.pngBit Hacker (UPGRADE: Expel) Submachine Gun + Pitcher, Deployable Repeater + KISS! / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 19)
 sep.giflogo_26.pngKISS! Adhesive Launcher / Electric Pulse. (- | 4)
logo_15.pngMED-TECH OBSIDON MEDCHANOID Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)
logo_20.pngSLAVE DRONE Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
logo_9.pngRAICHO MULTI HMG, Heavy Flamethrower / . (2 | 91)
 sep.giflogo_9.pngRAICHO PILOT 2 Heavy Pistols, D-Charges, Knife. ()
logo_17.pngQ-DRONE HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 26)
logo_12.pngOZNAT Vulkan Shotgun, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 20)
logo_14.pngPRETA Chain Rifle / AP CCW. (0 | 7)
logo_13.pngGAKI AP CCW. (0 | 4)
logo_13.pngGAKI AP CCW. (0 | 4)
logo_13.pngGAKI AP CCW. (0 | 4)

GROUP 2sep.gifsep.giforden_regular.png4  orden_impetuosa.png1
logo_1.pngMORAT Hacker (EI Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 22)
logo_21.pngIKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
logo_21.pngIKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
logo_25.pngKRAKOT RENEGADE 2 Chain Rifles, Grenades / Pistol, DA CC Weapon. (0 | 14)

6 SWC | 300 Points

Open in Infinity Army

 

Plenty of orders to fuel that monster, and plenty of support to keep it from getting captured or worse by the enemy too. The weakpoint is that less than half the models are actually morat so you actually can suffer from LoL (not that much, but it did stall my advance in a game I played)

In the topic of TAGs, I honestly think the Overdron is the overall easier to use one, but no TAG from combined army is bad as long as you know what you're doing with it. Just remember that if you play MAF the only TAG you can have is the Raicho.

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@Graviton "Kornaks stag do"  - Brilliant :D

Also, I appreciate the invite to the December event, that's really good of you. We are having a Malifaux Xmas at Element Games that Sunday though, not an official event mind just a few of us that play :)

 

@DaRedOne Thanks again for the advice. I wish the Raicho looked better to be honest, then I'd havev no qualms grabbing for MAF, as it stands, the none sectorial TAGs are far more appealing to me at the moment.

So I guess my shopping list needs to be:
Drones box

Hungries box

Dr Worm Box

 

Cheers

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Well, I had a pretty succesful find on ebay...

For £50 plus next day signed for delivery, I managed to snag hte following (based on bad auction description and hard to tell photos)

Raicho

Vanguard specialists

Kornak

Old metal Sogarat HMG

Kurgat Assault Engineer

MAF Starter box

 

Not a bad start :D

 

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