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Campaign Paradiso Day 1. Aleph 101

For a long time now, I´d wanted to play the Paradiso campaign. I even bought some miniatures especially for it, when I bought the book back then. Due to a fluctuating player base and similar stuff, I never came around to actually play it. Now I have found a group nearby who just started and I jumped on the train. I decided to go for my Aleph, as no one else was playing them yet.

Two days ago, we did the first mission, due to bad lighting, we abandonend the prospect of taking more pictures, after the first ones. Yet still I hereby present a smal write up. I hopefully come around the next days to write a little story of it we´ll see.

So here are the army lists and two rather bad pictures of the board.




GROUP 1 (Regular: 10/Irregular: 0):


Tarana DEVA Hacker (Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 35)

Kumatra SOPHOTECT Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (31)

Antolius THORAKITES Engineer Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Flash Grenades, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (20)

Sri (Suerte) NAGA (Minelayer) Boarding Shotgun, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27)

Sran NAGA Hacker (Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 37)

Selene MYRMIDON (Chain of Command) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Zero-V Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 39)

Eleftherios EUDOROS Lieutenant Mk12, Nanopulser, Zero-V Smoke Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0.5 | 40)

Gar-03ξ-001 GARUDA Tacbot HMG / Electric Pulse. (1.5 | 31)


Zay-04φ-001 ZAYIN Rebot HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 27)


Pro-EVO-001 PROBOT (EVO Repeater) Electric Pulse. (0.5 | 13)


6 SWC | 300 Points






GROUP 1 (Regular: 10/Irregular: 0):


GUĬ FĒNG Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (9 | 0XP)

YURIKO ODA Combi Rifle + E/Mitter, D-Charges, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, CCW. (23)

KEISOTSU Hacker (Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 21)

KEISOTSU Missile Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 25)

KEISOTSU HMG / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 18)

KEMPEI (Chain of Command) Combi Rifle / Pistol, CCW, Electric Pulse. (24)

TOKUSETSU KOHEI Engineer Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (14)

SAITO TŌGAN Combi Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, EXP CCW. (41)

ARAGOTO Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 29)

DOMARU Chain Rifle, E/M Grenades / Pistol, E/M CCW. (27)


GROUP 2 (Regular: 5/Irregular: 0):


TOKUSETSU KOHEI Engineer Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (14)

DOMARU Lieutenant Chain Rifle, E/M Grenades / Pistol, E/M CCW. (27)

PANGGULING (Minesweeper) Electric Pulse. (8)

PANGGULING (Minesweeper) Electric Pulse. (8)

KEISOTSU Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (12)


3 SWC | 300 Points

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I deployed the Thorikates to the East in order  to run for the closest objective, the Sophotect was in the middle, close to my smoke bearing leaders.Anführer101 Close by were both Nagas under one single marker, which secured the central objective with a mine. A move that was mirrored by Oda Yuriko, which was standing behind the bushes with her link team.

My Hacker and Probot huddled inside the only structure and my Zayin secured the left flank. Zayin

His army was well spread with the fireteam in centre, with the missile launcher aiming at the central objective. One Tokusetsu was on my left flank, guarded by a Domaru (and Saito Togan as I was to find out). The other Domaru hid behind a rock and the medic and Kempetai were nearby.

The Aragoto was on my right flank and the last Tokusetsu in the middle. His Baggage Remotes stood in between.

Round 1:

Eudoros goes nuts and smokes his way to the central objective in order to shoot down the Missile Launcher and HMG Keisotsu. Nice start. Now sitting nicely at the central objective, he ist quite the danger to the JSA. The Sophotect moves up, discovers the mine and shoots it. Then he proceeds to the central objective. There he discovers that the one closest to the JSA is the right one. As expected.

In comes the Garuda from the side. Saito Togan reveals and misses. Then he is duefully critted into unconsciousness. The Garuda walks leftwards downs the Tokusetsu and the Domaru, while taken down by his Chain Rifle. That was a nice first turn.

The Japanese push forward immediately and the Aragoto shoots at the Sophotect, the one hit ist saved and she scuddles into cover. Then he gets into a shotout with Eudoros and ist critted. (It was four dice 6 vs three dice 7 (Eudoros was on suppressive fire)).

The brave Paramedic sprints over and revives the Tokusetsu and Saito Togan! That was awesome. Saito proceeds to assassinate the Zayin from Camo, fails and is critted again! By this point I started to feel bad for my opponent, but it wasn´t necessary as time will show.

Round 2:

Eudoros smokes his way to Yuriko and beheads her in close combat. I love Myrmidons. Then he proceeds to drive a Keisotsu into cover and takes down one of the baggage remotes.

The Sophotect runs to the objective, guns down the Paramedic, grabs the data, runs back to the EVO remote, tries to load up the data and…. the JSA Hackers crits to prevent it. Damn, but cool.

The Tokusetsu gets the data and there his order pool ends. The Keisotsu try to kill Eudoros, first he smokes, then kills one of the Keisotsu in ARO (Suppressive Fire through smoke, is a great trick), then receives two crits from the Hacker! Lt down.

Round 3:

The Thorakitai moves to get the last objective and fails to download it, twice. My Remote comes over and kills the Hacker. Now unopposed my Sophotect fails to upload…

The Kempetai comes around and kills my Thorakitai and then crits the Zayin. Wow, what a tough bastard.

The Tokusetsu tries to upload, my Naga Hacker reveals to block: 17, my Deva blocks: 18. The Tokusetsu rolls….: 13, he doesn´t make it. Phew.

Round 4:

Sophotects tries and suceeds. Mission ends 6:4.

It started as a slaughterfeast and ended quite tightly, I love this game.

Everyone was medevaced (Yuriko and Togan) or revived (Eudoros) and we both bought logistics level 1, no promotions.

Gotta go, see you around.


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