Thursday, 29 December 2016

15mm Alien Squad Leader Army - Alien Imperial

 One of the more technologically advanced armies in Alien Squad Leader is the Alien Imperial list.  The list represents a small number of advanced aliens, supplemented by hordes of Primitive units.  Perhaps the race is dying out, or has a low birth rate, or some other reason for a lack of numbers.  Whatever the reason, the master race never numerous on the battlefield.

Alien Imperial Army on Parade

In my universe the Kra'Vak are such a race.  A low birth rate and a penchant for warfare keep this race's population low.  After encountering humanity they were forced to enlist conquered races into their war machine.

This army is particularly large, both on my table and with the number of units in the army list.  Believe it or not, due to the sheet number of choices  there are some units that I do not have yet.  There are a total of 21 unit choices for this army, making it the largest list in the game. 

Small ASL games are normally 100 points and are played on a 4x4 table.  200 point games are played on a 4x6 table.  Alien Imperial armies are required to have 5 Primitive units per 100 points. 

Alien Imperial units are all equipped with Superior Energy Weapons.  Normally when shooting one rolls 2d6, needing a 7+ to hit the target (modifiers can change this target number).  In ASL, if ones die equal the target number the enemy unit may become pinned down or have to retreat away from the unit.  If your dice roll is greater than the target number then you may cause a hit to the target in addition to a reaction move (each stand in ASL has 3 wounds).  However, a natural score of ANY DOUBLE that requires a score of 10 or less to hit causes 2 hits.  A unit equipped with Superior Energy Weapons rolls 3 dice and chooses the best 2.  This means Alien Imperial units hit more often and cause damage more often.  Many units are also equipped with Superior Energy Shields which can help negate hits. 

This army currently consists of:

2 Kra'Vak Command groups with Superior Energy Weapons, 14 points ea
1 Primitive Lhurgg Command group with archaic firearms, 8 pts ea
9 Kra'Vak Infantry groups with Superior Energy Weapons, 9 pts ea
4 Kra'Vak Heavy Weapon groups with Superior Energy Weapons, 11 pts ea
2 Kra'Vak Powered Armor groups with jump packs and computer assisted aiming devices, 14 pts ea
2 Monstrous Infantry groups with heavy weapons, 11 pts ea
5 Primitive Lhurgg Tribesmen with archaic firearms, 4 pts ea
5 Primitive Lhurgg Tribesmen with hand weapons, 3 pts ea
3 Primitive Kra'Vak Cavalry groups, 4 pts ea
4 Heavy Droids with Superior Heavy Energy Weapons/Shields and Computer assisted aiming devices , 14 pts ea
2 Recon Droids with Superior Energy Weapons/Shields and Computer assisted aiming devices, 13 pts ea
2 Kra'Vak Grav Tanks with Superior Heavy Energy Weapons/Shields, Homing Missiles and Computer assisted aiming devices, 17 pts ea
1 Kra'Vak Armored Transport with Superior Heavy Energy Weapons/Shields, 14 pts ea
4 Armored Walkers with Superior Heavy Energy Weapons/Shields, Homing Missiles and Computer assisted aiming devices, 17 pts ea

Kra'Vak and Lhurgg Command Stands

Kra'Vak Infantry

Kra'Vak Infantry

Kra'Vak Infantry

Kra'Vak Heavy Weapon Teams

Kra'Vak Power Armor

Monstrous Infantry, Timonids with Heavy Weapons

Heavy Droids

Kra'Vak Cavalry

Kra'Vak Grav Tanks
 
Kra'Vak Armor


Lhurgg Fighters

Battle Mechs, Marauder Class

Battle Mechs, Supernova Class

Recon Droids

Heavy Droids
Although Alien Imperial Armies are quite powerful they must take care to prevent enemy units from closing to close combat range as this would negate their main advantage: Superior Energy Weapons and Shields.  Primitive units are used to supplement the more technologically advanced units and for massed charge attacks to finish off an enemy line. 

The painting tutorials for these miniatures have already been posted on this blog. 

 

 

4 comments:

  1. These look great. The armies you have been posting lately are all fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Sean. Four more still are pending photography.

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  2. Keep posting Db they're great inspirational stuff.
    Have to take pics of my armies & post.
    Z

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    1. Please do. Most of my ideas come from others. :-)

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