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Typhoon vs Cyclone: what to build?

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Typhoon vs Cyclone: what to build?

PostThu Jul 27, 2017 2:58 am

Looking for some suggestions as to how to assemble my four (4!) Resistance gunships. I have two blister packs, one of the original ones that can only be assembled as Cyclones, and one that has parts for both armaments - Cycles or Typhoons. So I'll have to build at least two as Cyclones - what should I do with the other two?

Are Typhoons best in pairs? Is it important to have three or four Cyclones in a squadron? Is there a points level where four Cyclones is a recommended tool?
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Re: Typhoon vs Cyclone: what to build?

PostThu Jul 27, 2017 5:55 am

I prefer three Cyclones in a squadron at 1,500 points, although I have been known to run two squadrons of two Cyclones each, which can cause fits in your opponent's AA plans. LOL.

I'd say another blister pack is in your future, mate. That way you could have three of each, which I think is a good sized squadron. Of course, you're not likely to run a squad of Cyclones and a squad of Typhoons at 1,500 points, but you could in larger points games, and this gives you the option to take either or...
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Re: Typhoon vs Cyclone: what to build?

PostSat Jul 29, 2017 12:06 pm

I like Typhoons best. They are very powerful units and they look super cool.
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Re: Typhoon vs Cyclone: what to build?

PostSat Jul 29, 2017 6:34 pm

Thanks for the feedback! A third blister seems like a lot, when I haven't even built or painted the other two - but I definitely understand your point. In very large games have six on the table at once even is theoretically possible....

So maybe the best start then would be build them as 2 Cyclones and 2 Typhoons and I can proxy if needed, and buy an additional blister is needed? Is the idea of a single Typhoon not very useful?
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Re: Typhoon vs Cyclone: what to build?

PostSun Jul 30, 2017 11:12 am

You need to read the rules on Barrage and consider how the unit will fight into your list and what you want to achieve with it. Templates are useful but note you only get one from a group of Cyclones. I really like the direct firepower of the Typhoon but I have used the Cyclone too and found it an effective unit.
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