Starting with Steel Phalanx

List #1: Expanding the Starter Box

To gain from the Starter Box, you’ll need to make use of the Steel Phalanx rules. My advise: buy the Myrmidon boxed Set. If you are a Steel Phalanx player without Myrmidons I’m not sure what you’re trying to do, but it is severely handicapping yourself to say the least. 😉

What you need:

Starter Boxed Set
Myrmidon Boxed Set
Myrmidon Spitfire Blister
Ekdromoi Blister

The List:
Eudoros, Myrmidon Officer (Mk12)
Myrmidon (Boarding Shotgun)
Myrmidon (Spitfire)
Myrmidon (Assault Hacker)
Thorakitai (Light Rocket Launcher)
Ekdromoi (Boarding Shotgun)
Agema Marksman (Missile Launcher)

The Myrmidons are Steel Phalanx’ line infantry. Together with the Enomotarchos Rule, this unit becomes the backbone of any Steel Phalanx force.

At 200 point level, the mobility and durability of a well-equipped Myrmidon team is frightening, and their damage output can become even more frightening. They all come equipped with high close combat stats, and an O.D.D. which helps them survive the advance towards their enemies. With the Zero-V and regular Smoke, it’s easy to advance the team up the field.

The Ekdromoi is Steel Phalanx’s drop trooper, and it’s almost as annoying as a wasp on a bright summer day. Not only can they drop in where they like, they also have good Close Combat stats, and have the Super-Jump rule, which allows them to skip over obstacles with ease. Obstacles you hoped would protect you against the onslaught of the Assault Sub-Section.

Place the Agema in the back, and drop Missiles in everyone’s face, while the Myrmidon spearhead drives forward.

7 Orders might seem too few, but we’re playing at 200 points, and you have the high mobility on 50% of your force. 😉

Thijs "Scorch" van Tienen

Infinity enthusiast and longtime cyberpunk fan. Also enjoys some good quality tea and Thai food. Runs Data Sphere together with Arachas.

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6 Responses

  1. TJ Atwell says:

    Thank you for this article. This is so comprehensive yet readable for newbs like me. Please keep them coming. This is teaching me the intricacies of list building for sectorals.

    • Scorch says:

      I am glad these articles help you! It’s what they are intended for! Enjoy your first couple of games! 😉 More to come!

  2. Thanks for another great article! I don’t see any mention of Ajax or Penthesilia, would you recommand against fielding them in an A.S.S. armylist?

    • Scorch says:

      Definitely not!
      These lists are just 4 options. We decided to keep it to 4 because we could go on indefinitely otherwise. Both Ajax and Penny are great characters to run in A.S.S. (and vanilla too).
      Personally (and that’s just my preference), I like Phoenix and Machaon a lot, and that’s why I included them in the list. 🙂 If you like Ajax and Penny more, go ahead and field them!

  3. VisOne says:

    I agree with Scorch. Phoenix and Machaon are better first buys being overall of greater use in all of the variety of missions available to players these days.

    Ajax and Penny are great at drawing attention and dealing damage but they alone won’t win you many an objective based game.

    However Infinity certainly is a buy and play what you like game. 😉

  4. Vonkrolok says:

    You may wanna consider an update considering Dactyls came out as a linkable unit: a link of specialists is very order efficient at objective grabbing… although more expensive than a Thora link.
    There already reports coming out of having them in the baby pool with a probot to reload those sweet Panzerfaust and Flammenspear

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