Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 24
StarCo vs Black StarCo
300/ITS X – Highly Classified – Red Deck, Hard Mode
After a crazy couple of weeks being unable to play I was finally able to get back to the game store. My opponent this time was new to me, after we got the table set up and all of the classifieds picked (Experimental Drug, Predator, Extreme Prejudice, and HVT Identity Check) we asked what the other was playing. It turned out that we could say with confidence, that StarCo was probably going to win.
Black StarCo 4
1st Turn: Marko
1st Deploy: Marko
Black StarCo List:
In the cat walks again, this time we had a central room dividing left from right. There was one side that had a good sniper nest, but terrible spots to hide troopers in the deployment zone. With Black StarCo choosing to go first, I have them the side with the sniper nest (this also meant not having to pack my stuff up and carry around the table.
Black StarCo put a TR Bot and Alguacil Missile Launcher on the sniper nest. A small group of Alguaciles and Jaguars grouped under that tower. Another group of Alguaciles was grouped around a central cover piece. Finally Avicenna and some Jaguars grouped off on the Black StarCo right side. There were two Camo markers midfield, a Bandit KHD and an Al Hawwa AHD. Emily was the reserve and placed down with the middle group of Alguaciles.
I had my Emily and Alguaciles look team in my left, gathered around and on a small building. Centrally the Breaker sniper was on the ground looking out with a Jaguar covering. On my right Avicenna and the Grrls were covering, with the missile launcher up too for ARO. I held my Bandit KHD in reserve and deployed it near the enemy HVT.
Top of 1: Black StarCo
I use my command token to stream two orders from the group with Emily and 8 other members. To start off a Raoul Spector Drops in behind Emily and friends. He the process to go up and hit Emily with sticks, knocking her down before taking her out with a coup de gras. Then Spector takes out an Alguacil, the Brawler and the Jaguar before finally going down. The camo markers moved forward a bit and then the turn was done.
Bottom of 1: StarCo
Emily is dead, Brawler is down, the situation is not good. But I still have my Grrls and it’s time to put them to work. First though I have my Irmandinho run out, hoping to create a smoke screen for Avicenna to go pick up the Brawler and Jaguar (accomplishing experimental drug). Unfortunately the Irmandinho goes down to the TR Bot. Next I have my ML Grrl stand up and take a shot at the TR Bot and Alguacil, she loses and takes a wound. On her second try she beats the Alguaciles, but goes down to the TR Bot. Fortunately the hit takes out both the TR Bot and the Alguacil. I walk Spector into a spot where he cannot be seen. Then walk himforward to place down a drop bear overlooking several models. As he walks around and takes the shot the drop bear and shotgun take out two Alguaciles, a Zondbot, and a Jaguar. Walking around the other edge of the building Spector peaks out and tags an Alguacil in Emily’s group, catching several other Alguaciles and Emily in the blast zone, taking them all down. I drop my Hellcat in to try and take it the other Irmandinho. He did not.
Top of 2: Black StarCo
The Black StarCo Irmandinho angrily charges down my Hellcat, killing him. The Irmandinho then advances up and throws smoke to cover Avicenna. A Camo marker advances up through the smoke and reveals an Al Hawwa, who attempts to Spotlight Avicenna. Avicenna successfully resets out of it. The other camo marker advances more and gets revealed to be a Bandit KHD.
Bottom of 2: StarCo
My Riot Grrl on the ground takes out the Al Hawwa and the Irmandinho. Then Avicenna walks over to be able to pick up my Brawler next turn.
Top of 3: Black StarCo
The enemy bandit takes out mine and then does a coup de gras against my Alguacil. A Black StarCo Alguacil attempts to get knocked down by Raul to be picked up by Black StarCo Avicenna. Unfortunately the Alguacil lives. And the turn is passed to me.
Bottom of 3: StarCo
My Riot Grrl performs a coup de gras on the shed Irmandinho. Then Spector knocks down and does a coup de gras to the Alguacil with a death wish. Finally my Riot Grrl walks over and picked up the unconscious Hellcat with CaseVac. Having both completed a main classified and my private classified I have more classified objectives completed. Making it a:
Final Score: 7 – 1 StarCo Major Victory
This was quite the game. It was my first time playing against StarCo. Our two different approaches to list building give a lot to think about. The Alguacil ML and Reaktion Zond combo on the sniper nest was an intimidating ARO threat, I feel like reading the Riot Grrl for that ARO was a good choice. And she had a decent chance of winning, in convert and in both good range bands she has a 50% of winning that fight.
This was the first game that I got Spector to do with for me. The drop bear ARO and boarding shotgun template took out a good chunk of my opponent’s force. It seems like using Spector to great something with sticks might be a mistake. I do like having two AD troopers in my list, the two being able to drop in and support each other.
For Highly classified, I didn’t realize the importance of the secondary objective until accomplishing it got me a 7-1 major. If the main classifieds are tied, a secondary can take you over the top, which had a huge swing.
Next report will be from Rose City Raid, so until then, keep playing those games.