Thursday, May 2, 2013

Revamped PRDF

As many who follow know, I am in the process of moving, which is taking longer then I would like since we keep having buyers back out of the contract at last minute. This market is rather annoying to deal with in that regard.

 Anyhow, the move does not keep me from keeping somewhat into my games and slightly up to date. I posted my Anima Tactic minis a while back, and now I am back with my thoughts on my PRDF. Gear Up 6 released recently (with a pic of my current PRDF in it which I was proud of even if the pic was small), and the Paxton Arms video showing the blue and white warrior really got me thinking. Namely because blue is a pretty amazing color scheme. My PRDF list also has a few point changes between GU5 and GU6 which change up my old force rather drastically.

In that regard I decided to completely rebuild my PRDF from the group up and take it in a totally different direction that I had it running before.

32nd Desert Griffons (PRDF, Peace River Defense Force) 1000, TV, PL 3, 5 SPs, 6 CPs
Ruleset: Gear Up 5 Threat Values

Infantry Section (Core) 115TV
Add Mobile Gun Team, Add Second Mobile Gun Team
  Infantry Team Leader [2/2/2/2] (9/27 LHC) Light Mortar 7mm Assault Rifle CGL
  • Swap LMG for Light Mortar
  Infantry Team [2/2/2/2] (9/27 LHC) Light Mortar 7mm Assault Rifle
  • Swap LMG for Light Mortar
  Hippeis [2/2/1/1] (12/36 LHC) LFM RAM 
  Hippeis [2/2/1/1] (12/36 LHC) LFM RAM 

Veteran Strike Squad (Specialist) [Army Command Group] 455TV
  Chieftain IV [3/4/4/4] (17/68 SLHC) LAC MRP/18 APGL HG VB CGL, ArmyCmdr
  • Upgrade Att and Def to 3
  • Upgrade EW to 3
  • Upgrade Ld to 3
  • Skill Updates for ArmyCmdr
  • Elite Program Upgrade
  • Add Field Armor
  Skirmisher [3/3/3/0] (13/39 LHC) HHG FGC LRP/24 VB (Warrior IV->Skirmisher)
  • Upgrade LRF to LAC (post1940)
  • Swap LAC for FGC and HHGs
  • Upgrade Att and Def to 3
  • Upgrade EW to 2
  • Upgrade EW to 3
  Skirmisher [3/3/3/0] (13/39 LHC) HHG FGC LRP/24 VB (Warrior IV->Skirmisher)
  • Upgrade LRF to LAC (post1940)
  • Swap LAC for FGC and HHGs
  • Upgrade Att and Def to 3
  • Upgrade EW to 2
  • Upgrade EW to 3
  Crusader IV [3/3/1/0] (19/95 SSLHC) HAC MRP/18 MRP/18 LFM APGL APGL VA (Warrior IV->Crusader IV)
  • Upgrade Att and Def to 3
  • Mandatory Stat Upgrade (GU6)
  Crusader IV [3/3/1/0] (19/95 SSLHC) HAC MRP/18 MRP/18 LFM APGL APGL VA (Warrior IV->Crusader IV)
  • Upgrade Att and Def to 3
  • Mandatory Stat Upgrade (GU6)

Fire Support Squad (Auxiliary) 290TV
  Chieftain [2/2/2/2] (15/60 SLHC) LAC LRP/24 APGL HG VB CGL
  • Remove ECM(1) (Wartime economy)
  Warrior [2/2/1/0] (15/60 SLHC) LAC LRP/24 APGL HG VB
  • Remove ECM(1) (Wartime economy)
  Warrior [2/2/1/0] (15/60 SLHC) LAC LRP/24 APGL HG VB
  • Remove ECM(1) (Wartime economy)
  Crusader IV [2/2/1/0] (19/95 SSLHC) MBZK MRP/18 MRP/18 LFM APGL APGL VA
  • Mandatory Stat Upgrade (GU6)
  • Swap HAC for MBZK
  Crusader IV [2/2/1/0] (19/95 SSLHC) MBZK MRP/18 MRP/18 LFM APGL APGL VA
  • Mandatory Stat Upgrade (GU6)
  • Swap HAC for MBZK

Veteran Light Tankstrider Squad (Auxiliary) 140TV
Add Warrior
  Alpha Dog [2/2/1/2] (25/75 LHC) LRG MAAC APGL CGL(Coyote->Wild Coyote->Alpha Dog)
  Warrior [2/2/1/0] (15/60 SLHC) LAC LRP/24 APGL HG VB
  • Remove ECM(1) (Wartime economy)
Created with Gear Garage V0.53 - Gear Up 5 Threat Values

It is a bit more IF heavy then my old force plus I lose the cataphract, but the feeling seems like it should be a bit more dynamic. I built the FC to help the skirmishers with FO and EW. The Field Armor there to help him survive.

The main thing about this force over my last one is the number of hard hitting minis. I will no longer have two squads of Infantry eating points up, instead more focused on the gears, and letting the Crusaders play a larger part in battle.

Of course this is just something I have thrown together using a basic list on the Heavy Gear forums that I actually liked for 800 points and wanted to grow on it. My mind's eye envisions this army bringing the rain of rocket fire, with only a few direct attacks worth mentioning along with a large EW ability. Now of course to see how it behaves on the tabletop will require some play testing.

Now if only this move would get over so I can actually get going on all the hobby activities I am falling behind or adding to my queue...
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