Grizzly Down

Alright, well, we decided to get another game in after this one:

Overview

  • Forces: Caprice versus North
  • Caprice Objectives
    • Capture (SK)
    • Detailed Scan (RC)
  • North Objectives
    • Detailed Scan (RC)
    • Wipe Them Out (FS)

Caprice List

Supposedly Caprice + CEF Allies is good, so I did that thing. Jammer Bashans seem really awesome with ECM+, so I took two of those and a pile of Acco to round things out. Obviously I had to take the Meggido, because it’s SO COOL LOOKING. I have no idea what I’m doing yet, so this list is probably pretty bad.

Name TV MR AR H/S A GU PI EW Weapons Traits
CG1
SK
Jammer Bashan (CGL) 15 W:8 7 3/5 1 5+ 3+ 4+ MAC (FT+F), LSG React+, Brawler:1, Climber, ECM+, ECCM, SatUp, TD, Stable
Meggido Meteor 20 W:6 9 4/4 1 4+ 4+ 6+ MLC (FT+F), LATM (FT+F), HMG (FT+F), MSG React+, Stable, Brawler:1, Climber, Jetpack:4
Acco 7 W:6 6 3/3 1 5+ 3+ 6+ LAC (FT+F), LRP (FT+F), MMG (FT+F), SG (DM:5, AP:1) Agile, Climber, Stable
Stalker Acco 7 W:6 6 3/3 1 5+ 3+ 6+ LFC (FT+F), LRP (FT+F), MMG (FT+F), SG (DM:5, AP:1) Agile, Climber, Stable
+ Smoke 1 Smoke
BF2-25 Recon 13 W/H:10 7 3/3 1 4+ 4+ 4+ LLC (Arm), LCW (Arm) Arms, Agile, Airdrop, Sensors:36 (Aux), ANN, Comms, TD (Aux), SensorBoom (Aux), Stealth (Aux), Jetpack:6 (Aux)
CG2
RC
Jammer Bashan (CGL) 15 W:8 7 3/5 1 5+ 3+ 4+ MAC (FT+F), LSG React+, Brawler:1, Climber, ECM+, ECCM, SatUp, TD, Stable
Acco 7 W:6 6 3/3 1 5+ 3+ 6+ LAC (FT+F), LRP (FT+F), MMG (FT+F), SG (DM:5, AP:1) Agile, Climber, Stable
Acco 7 W:6 6 3/3 1 5+ 3+ 6+ LAC (FT+F), LRP (FT+F), MMG (FT+F), SG (DM:5, AP:1) Agile, Climber, Stable
Stalker Acco 7 W:6 6 3/3 1 5+ 3+ 6+ LFC (FT+F), LRP (FT+F), MMG (FT+F), SG (DM:5, AP:1) Agile, Climber, Stable
+ Smoke 1 Smoke
Total 100 9

North List

Adam decided to take an enormous gun and a tank chassis to bolt it to, and then a ton of guys to Forward Observe for the GIANT gun.

Name TV MR AR H/S A GU PI EW Weapons Traits
CG1
FS
Kodiak (CGL) 20 W/G:5 9 4/2 2 3+ 5+ 6+ MPA (Arm), MRP, LATM (Precise), HMG, MAPGL, MVB (Arm) Arms, Vet
Verder 27 G:4 11 4/4 2 4+ 6+ 6+ HAG (AE:5), MLC (AA) Offroad:3, Smoke (Aux)
CG2
RC
Cheetah 9 W/G:9 5 3/3 1 4+ 3+ 4+ PG (Arm), RP (DM:6), LVB (Arm) Arms, Agile, Comms, ECM (Aux), ECCM, TD, Sensors:24 (Aux)
Cheetah 9 W/G:9 5 3/3 1 4+ 3+ 4+ PG (Arm), RP (DM:6), LVB (Arm) Arms, Agile, Comms, ECM (Aux), ECCM, TD, Sensors:24 (Aux)
White Cat (CGL) 11 W/G:9 5 3/3 1 4+ 3+ 4+ LAC (Arm), RP (DM:6), LVB (Arm) Arms, Agile, ECM+, ECCM, TD (Aux), Comms, SatUp (Aux), Sensors:36 (Aux)
White Cat 11 W/G:9 5 3/3 1 4+ 3+ 4+ LAC (Arm), RP (DM:6), LVB (Arm) Arms, Agile, ECM+, ECCM, TD (Aux), Comms, SatUp (Aux), Sensors:36 (Aux)
Hunter 6 W/G:6 6 4/2 1 4+ 4+ 6+ LAC (Arm), LRP, LAPGL, LPZ, LVB (Arm) Arms
Destroyer Hunter 7 W/G:6 6 4/2 1 4+ 4+ 6+ MBZ (Arm), LRP, LAPGL, LVB (Arm) Arms
Total 100 10

FIGHT!

Adam starts off by popping smoke with his Verder just in case and advancing his Grizzly to take some shots at my Jammer Bashan.

I activate the Squad with my Meggido in it. The BF2-25 laser-designates the Grizzly, and between the Meggido, the Accos, and the Bashan, I paste the Grizzly in one combat group activation.

Adam proceeds to try to Haywire my Bashan and Meggido and starts raining artillery fire on my guys with the Verder. That enormous gun just deletes 1-2 Accos a shot with its Damage 11, 5″ radius explosion. BONKERS. Caprice has a rule that gives a bonus to shooting if you move called “Stable” so I just keep marching everything forward. This brings my Bashan into easy range for Adam to get his scanning objective on my commanders, which sucks, but I manage to scan the downed Grizzly to get a point. He’s also asploded enough Accos to get Wipe Them Out.

Eventually Adam’s light recon forces succumb to the relentless pressure of the Caprice striders and I shoot most of his stuff off the table as artillery rains on me. He scurries his remaining commander I have to scan super far away so I can’t get that objective, so I settle for taking the two Capture objectives.

This brings us to a

3-3 Tie

Post Game Analysis

Still have no idea what I’m doing. Caprice seems more straightforward to play than CEF, since I’m just encouraged to stomp my way forward and blow stuff up. I’ll have to explore adding more/different things in to my lists from CEF, but I really liked having a BF2-25 in there. I don’t think I needed a Meggido at 100 TV, so in future iterations of the list I’ll probably downgrade to an Aphek.

I do think Adam could have won this one. He spent WAY too much time trying to kill my Bashans, when he could’ve just ignored them and killed the BF2-25 which would’ve kept me off one of the capture objectives, thereby winning the game 3-2. Once they were crippled, the Bashans only move 8″, not 16″, so he could’ve just let them be.

Caprice getting an extra die of shooting thanks to Stable is offset by their kinda poop Gunnery so it seems balanced? I’ll eventually get good enough at this game to be able to have something more nuanced and interesting to say… but for right now I’m just enjoying playing it.

WiseKensai

WiseKensai

I primarily play Infinity these days, but I have PHR fleet for Dropfleet Commander and I will eventually get my CEF for Heavy Gear built...

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