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Ryushi for the win!

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So I'm new to the game but played Uncharted Seas. I'm a former big 40ker and the fact that these guys are all carriers and use a ton of SRS and the fact they were forced from their home and now live on the fringes of space intrigue me. I'm planning on adding on Terran and Hawker Industry forces with these guys.

 

However, I really would like to play these guys straight up  and give them a try. I have the patrol box, but want to know what else I should buy besides the Shautrai carrier?

 

Thanks for any info!

CJ 

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If you go Terrans then you will be limited to only 25% Ryushi allies. Hawker will allow you to have a larger Ryushi force as you will be using the Kurak fleet construction rules. Hawker is also a good choice as with cyberwarfare you can make targeted strikes on enemy PD systems to allow the Ryushi SRS to get more work done.

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If you go Terrans then you will be limited to only 25% Ryushi allies. Hawker will allow you to have a larger Ryushi force as you will be using the Kurak fleet construction rules. Hawker is also a good choice as with cyberwarfare you can make targeted strikes on enemy PD systems to allow the Ryushi SRS to get more work done.

So Hawker is the way to go? This was my 3rd fleet I have planned to pick up but maybe I will go with them instead.

We are doing a planet fall campaign worked in. Only reason I chose Terran first

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The way the allies rules are written can be limiting if you are wanting to choose a base force from one of the Alliance books.

Like D6 said, if you choose Terrans you can only field 25% Ryushi, which means even at 1200 points you can't field the upgraded battle carrier with cruiser escorts (too many points).

Hawker is your best bet so that you can field all the Ryushi you want and supplement with some nasty Hawker cruisers or battleship.

I actually collect both Ryushi and Terran, and I'm looking at picking up the Hawker here soon.

If you're playing a Planetfall campaign you'll again be limited just based on model availability right now. You'll end up fielding mostly Terrans with Hawker allies and that's about all you can do if you want to keep a theme of Ryushi/Hawker/Terran.

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Yup I understand that. And I understand the list limitations. At that point I would of made Terran the main fleet to go with the ground forces.

Right now our group is just starting.only thing I have are both Ryushi box sets n wanted to see even at 1k they could stand their own ground. But I like the Hawker Ryushi feel. I may go that route for bigger point games

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I absolutely love my Ryushi. The battle carrier is a monster, even more so with cruiser escorts.

For this reason I always run my carrier without escorts and use it to secure objectives or run up a flank.

The limiting factor is the inclusion of only 6 corvettes in the box when you need two squadrons above 800 points. I get around this by deploying two 3 strong squadrons right next to each other and using the Regroup TAC card on the first turn to put them at full strength.

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The limiting factor is the inclusion of only 6 corvettes in the box when you need two squadrons above 800 points. I get around this by deploying two 3 strong squadrons right next to each other and using the Regroup TAC card on the first turn to put them at full strength.

That is a limiting factor for all Support Fleets, not just Ryushi, though.

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Oh the Ryushi are great.  I love the battle carrier and plan on adding it to my Terran fleet for big games.  What's not to love about it? Is a gorgeous model with battleship stats and the options to take 12 wings and deck crews.  That's vicious. 

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I strenghten my Ryushi with Tarakians (I love their battleship),but with some enemy Veydreth can be also usefull. Look in Aliance of Kurak there was plenty on posibilities.

 

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When comes to use Ryusi as allies all depens on points level on wich you play. Battlecarrier with 2 cruisers can be fun but it will cost to many points to make it wort (about 400 points).

 

So as 25% points ally on full battle fleet you can take Battlecarrier without Hokita accompaintment or Carrier with Hokita. Corvettes can be fun if placed in nebula :P. at 10" of enemy.

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