Playing Settlement Mode agains AI and preparing my next scenario, I have been reading Linked Scenario #3: Hurt Locker.
I have failed the CHA test required for having a 750 caps and I have to play with a 550 caps team, so the teams are:
Attacker (Me): 550 caps, Sole Survivor Leader, Dogmeat and Cait
Defender (AI): 775 caps: 7 mutant units.
Does it makes sense? Because I see a very unbalanced and hard situation.
You sunk 550 points into just 3 models?
Yes. I have 90 extra points from Settlement mode items and scenario suggest to use Cait (she has a high caps cost).
I may try a different team configuration.
All 3 of your models have high point costs. I would suggest dropping at least one of them and buying some rank and file troops with guns. Supermutants always want to close range and melee, so the more lead/lasers/whatever you can sent down range into them before they close the better. Having only 3 model, one of which is melee only, and Cait having a melee lean as well, is playing to the Supermutant’s strengths.
The linked scenarios seems to be very unbalanced against the survivors. Even more so if you play them vs an actual human instead of the AI. (The first scenario I lost after my opponent’s first turn when he burnt half the crops just by moving once and then standing there. The second scenario is also almost impossible to win vs a human (a mutant hound in the exact centre of the table = getting to the intel is a detection by the supermutants - and Piper has to essentially spend the entire game running from one point to the other in order to get a minor win…)
Thanks for the tips.
I finally have changed the team to:
- Sole Survivor (No Leader)
- 5 Settlers
So, now we are 7 vs 7.
Having only 3 model, one of which is melee only, and Cait having a melee lean as well, is playing to the Supermutant’s strengths.
Until now, I was making the opposite strategy, trying to use more melee units with melee enemies, but I think your approach makes more sense.