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Nicolas Eymerich

1000 pts Directorate Vs Acquan - Capture the Station

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Hi guys, and happy new year!  :)

Finally I can play another game since months...and I'm a bit rusty  :(

This weekend I'll play against an Acquan player, a 1000 pts Capture the Station Scenario. We've decided to choose the roles before playing the game, so I know I'll be the defender.

I've never played this scenario, so I wanna some advices if possible. In addition I would play some stuff I've never used: Torpedo Cruisers and Battle Station  :rolleyes:

Here the list:

 

++ Directorate Fleet (Standard Fleet) (610pts) ++

+ Tier 1 (490pts) +

Battle Station (210pts)
····Firewall (210pts) [+2 PD, Second Cyberwarfare Turret (20pts)]
········Rules: Countermeasures, Launch Tubes, Maneuverable, No FSD
····Profiles:
········Firewall (+2 PD): DR:7|CR:11|Mv:2/6|HP:10|CP:7|AP:6|PD:9|MN:0|Sh:CL|WC:0|TL:0
········Firewall Turrets (Any) 1: 1:5|2:10|3:9|4:6|Type:Beam|Incr.:10"
········Firewall Turrets (Any) 2: 1:5|2:10|3:9|4:6|Type:Beam|Incr.:10"
········Firewall Turrets (Any) 3: 1:10|2:9|3:8|4:5|Type:Cyberwarfare|Incr.:10"
········Firewall Turrets (Any) 4: 1:10|2:9|3:8|4:5|Type:Cyberwarfare|Incr.:10"

Carrier (280pts)
····Overseer (280pts) [+1" Mv (5pts), Cyberwarefare Fore]
········Rules: Countermeasures, Cyberwarfare Weapons, Reinforced (Fore)
········Interceptor Token (30pts) [6x Interceptor (30pts)]
········R&D Cruisers (120pts) [2x Tormentor (120pts)]
············Rules: Stealth Systems
····Profiles:
········Dominance/Overseer (+1" Mv): DR:5|CR:9|Mv:7|HP:7|CP:5|AP:5|PD:5|MN:0|Sh:CL|WC:6|TL:2
········Tormentor: DR:4|CR:7|Mv:8|HP:5|CP:4|AP:2|PD:5|MN:0|Sh:0|WC:0|TL:1
········(SRS) Interceptor: Mv:12"|AD:0|PD:2|AP:0|Token Size:Small
········Dominance/Overseer Fore (Cyberwarefare Fore): 1:6|2:7|3:5|4:2|Type:Cyberwarfare|Incr.:10"
········Dominance/Overseer Starboard/Port: 1:6|2:8|3:4|4:2|Type:Beam|Incr.:10"
········Dominance/Overseer Torpedo (Str/Prt): 1:5|2:5|3:5|4:5|Type:Indirect|Incr.:12"
········Tormentor Fore: 1:6|2:7|3:5|4:2|Type:Cyberwarfare|Incr.:10"
········Tormentor Torpedoes (Str/Prt): 1:5|2:5|3:5|4:5|Type:Indirect|Incr.:12"

+ Tier 3 (120pts) +

Frigate Squadron (60pts)
····Liquidator Squadron (60pts) [3x Liquidator (60pts)]
········Rules: Difficult Target, Reinforced (Fore)
····Profiles:
········Enforcer/Liquidator: DR:3|CR:5|Mv:10|HP:2|CP:2|AP:1|PD:1|MN:0|Sh:0|WC:0|TL:0
········Enforcer/Liquidator Turrets (Any): 1:4|2:5|3:3|4:-|Type:Beam|Incr.:10"

Frigate Squadron (60pts)
····Liquidator Squadron (60pts) [3x Liquidator (60pts)]
········Rules: Difficult Target, Reinforced (Fore)
····Profiles:
········Enforcer/Liquidator: DR:3|CR:5|Mv:10|HP:2|CP:2|AP:1|PD:1|MN:0|Sh:0|WC:0|TL:0
········Enforcer/Liquidator Turrets (Any): 1:4|2:5|3:3|4:-|Type:Beam|Incr.:10"

++ Works Raptor Fleet (Natural Allies Accompaniment) (390pts) ++

+ Tier 2 (390pts) +

Torpedo Cruiser Squadron (195pts)
····Interdictor Squadron (195pts) [3x Interdictor (195pts)]
········Rules: Difficult Target, Stealth Systems
····Profiles:
········Interdictor: DR:5|CR:6|Mv:8"|HP:4|CP:4|AP:2|PD:3|MN:0|Sh:0|WC:0|TL:1"
········Interdictor Fore: 1:5|2:6|3:3|4:-|Type:Beam|Incr.:10"
········Interdictor Starboard/Port: 1:5|2:4|3:-|4:-|Type:Beam|Incr.:10"
········Interdictor Torpedoes (Any): 1:6|2:6|3:6|4:6|Type:Indirect|Incr.:12"

Torpedo Cruiser Squadron (195pts)
····Interdictor Squadron (195pts) [3x Interdictor (195pts)]
········Rules: Difficult Target, Stealth Systems
····Profiles:
········Interdictor: DR:5|CR:6|Mv:8"|HP:4|CP:4|AP:2|PD:3|MN:0|Sh:0|WC:0|TL:1"
········Interdictor Fore: 1:5|2:6|3:3|4:-|Type:Beam|Incr.:10"
········Interdictor Starboard/Port: 1:5|2:4|3:-|4:-|Type:Beam|Incr.:10"
········Interdictor Torpedoes (Any): 1:6|2:6|3:6|4:6|Type:Indirect|Incr.:12"
 

 

As said, I wanna test Battle Station and Torpedo Cruisers, so I thought to go for Cyber as much as I can (Battle Station and Carrier) to drop down PD and then hit with torps!

Do you think it's a viable path?...I think a big disadvantage with this list is that I have few squadrons in comparison to my Acquan opponent which is used to spam several squadron, but I think I can compensate with the ghost station (it is a friendly model from the start of the game, it's correct?)

 

Thx for all the answer guys...and happy new year again  :lol:

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I can't read Battlescribe print-outs and figure out what you're basically taking...

Aquans only have two options in this Scenario:

Take Assault Craft Tokens to capture the Station

Destroy the Station

Generally, because Aquans don't have few Boarding options, they're better off destroying the station. However, with Precision Stike available on a lot of Squadrons and the System Sniper TAC, they can easily turn off the Station's defenses and capture it with a frigate squadron. If your opponent is smart, he'll take a few Assault Craft Tokens AND Precision Strike on a few squadrons so he has options.

How do you plan to counter these?

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Hi....well, I dind't think about this at all XD

We're beginner players, our last game was months ago unluckly :(

So you think I have to expect some brutal actions from Aquans...do you suggest to go for brutal force too? (cruiser, battlecruisers and fight with classic beam weapons?)

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nice to have some cyper to shut down pd but dont Forget Aquans have good Access to SRS so you will probably face some Interceptors as well which will restrain your target selection with your Torpedos. 

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I think you've over done it on the interceptors. The carrier can cloak; run bombers instead while it sits back and cybers, so you can destroy approaching ships. Battlestation can also carry interceptors for an upgrade; consider running 3 on it instead +2PD. Gunships could be a good tier 2 option; while their guns are short range, they are very fast, and carry decimator warheads on power guns (if a squadron is disordered, it cannot launch assaults, use precision strikes, nor link point defense). Their mines can also help protect the station as the Aquans approach. Plus 6 torps out port/starboard, same as your works raptor. Give either an extra shield or +2AD to their already 5AD mines (I'm a fan of the 7AD mines).

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Hi...I fixed my initial list. The concept has been modified, and I though 3 different lists. In all of these there is the Battle Station cause I wanna test this guy ;)

Here the lists:

 

List 1

Battle Station (230pts)  [+3 WC (5pts)(Interceptors), Second Cyberwarfare Turret (20pts)]
BattleCruiser (250pts): 2 x Deterrent (125pts) [Corrosive Torpedoes (10pts)]
Destroyer Squadron (160pts): 2x Nemesis (160pts) [2x Precision Strike Beams (10pts)]
Gunship Squadron (180pts): 2x Annihilation (180pts) [2x +1 Sh (20pts)]
Drone Squadron (100pts) [4x Hostility (100pts)]
Liquidator Squadron (80pts) [4x Liquidator (80pts)]

 

List 2
 

Battle Station (230pts)  [+3 WC (5pts)(Interceptors), Second Cyberwarfare Turret (20pts)]
Judgement (225pts) [+1 Sh (15pts), +2 WC (5pts)(Interceptors)] +[2x Punisher/Suppression Escort (30pts)]
Destroyer Squadron (160pts): 2x Nemesis (160pts) [2x Precision Strike Beams (10pts)]
Liquidator Squadron (80pts) [4x Liquidator (80pts)]
Liquidator Squadron (80pts) [4x Liquidator (80pts)]
Interdictor Squadron (225pts) : 3x Interdictor (225pts) [3x Corrosive Torpedoes (30pts)]
 

List 3

 

Battle Station (230pts) [+3 WC (5pts)(Interceptors), Second Cyberwarfare Turret (20pts)]
Overseer (225pts) [+2 WC (5pts)(6xBombers + 2xInterceptors), Cyberwarefare Fore, Decimator Torpedoes (10pts)] +·[3x Punisher/Suppression Escort (45pts)]
Destroyer Squadron (160pts): 2x Nemesis (160pts) [2x Precision Strike Beams (10pts)]
Liquidator Squadron (80pts) [4x Liquidator (80pts)]

Liquidator Squadron (80pts) [4x Liquidator (80pts)]
Interdictor Squadron (225pts): 3x Interdictor (225pts) [3x Corrosive Torpedoes (30pts)]

 

In List1 I have Battlecruisers and Destroyer to hit from far distances, while Gunship can move fast to reincerce left or right side.

In List2 I have Torps Cruiser just to test them, but I don't have many Cyberstuff as in List3, but Judgement is a beefy option that I cant easly do not take into account.

In List 2 and List3 I have more Interceptors than List1.

 

Probably I can go only for one of these cause we'll not have so many time to play 2 games this weekend :|....any preference? 

TY for previous suggestions :)

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it depends if you want to be boarding one of their big ones :) If  you aren't too fussed about it then absolutely kill them one at a time. If your opponant uses those crystal heavy cruisers then they definately need to die first. they are a pain in the ass!

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TBH I'd go boarding heavy.

Battle station and Anarchist

T2 Gunships and heavy cruisers

T3 Drones

Have to point up a list but heck my 1st answer to everything is cyber and assault.....partially becuase never needed a 2nd one yet :-D 

Man forgot how tight 1k was

 

A boarding Anarchist is 220 without wings , a battle station is 210 with just the turret

You could do it with a minimalist approach the above, 2 naked gunships, 3 naked heavy cruisers and 4 drones 3 frigates....10 points to either get a 2 man interceptor wing or a 10 point upgrade  

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