I Just cant work it out, there are just too many things I want to try, please help me!
I have always played vanilla Aleph since I like having access to some of the vedic units so much. However recently I have been proxying up some other armies and have been experimenting with lists featuring double link teams (QK, Tohaa), and link team + medium TAG (Corregidor), and have really been enjoying what I have found.
The efficiency with which a double link list can get up the field is marvellous, and cheap TAG's are great since its not the end of the world if they are taken out. A note on link teams â€“ my favourite aspect has been getting lots of units up the field fast, the actual link bonuses havenâ€™t phased me that much, as such even if a link breaks once I'm mid field I'm OK with that.
After playing these lists I thought Id have a go at bringing it back to ALEPH:
The 1st list is the double link list. I'm pretty much happy with it, may make a few tweaks, but the core should stand:
56 â€“ Patroclus (spitfire)
43 - Ajax (lt)
39 - myrmidon officer (chain of command, boarding shotgun)
32 - myrmidon (spitfire)
16 - myrmidon (chain rifle)
29 - thrasmedes (light rocket) or Nisse (but she causes SWC problems when combined with Ajax and Patroclus)
16 - spec ops (multi sniper rifle, mimetism, doc/hac/engi)
13 - thorakitai (smg)
4 - netrod
The idea is that each of the links has a bit of everything (long range, short range, ODD, armour), so that the leader for any given task can be the individual most suited to it. Ajax may stay with his link (but I'm hesitant to have the lieutenant and chain of command in the same part of the table!) or he may go off on his own. Patroclus is something of a wild card, he is expensive, but I like his combination of speed, resilience, and fire power.
Now the problem list!
This one is supposed to be TAG + link team.....which fits in fine, but Im struggling to pad the rest of the list out:
80 â€“ Achillies (Lt, spitfire)
~40 â€“ Enomotarchos character
25 â€“ myrmidon (combi rifle...or spitfire depending on who the link forming character is)
16 â€“ myrmidon (chain rifle)
16 â€“ spec ops (chain of command, hacker/doctor/engineer/minelayer)
So that's about 170ish points. I think the spec ops acting as the chain of command model is a good idea as opposed to a myrmidon officer since Id rather use one of the hero's to form the link and bring additional fighting power for a comparable points cost.
I could squash a thorakitai link in as well....but that's not really the point so I'm hoping to find some other ideas.
What do we think?