Do you often CMA with the adrenalized drudges? I'm just two games in with Thexus in Mk3 and as the list hit a little less than in Mk2, I'm trying to figure out if it's worth it to get some muscle elsewhere (dwarves or aiyana)?
I try to when I can, because losing an attack with a drudge doesn't matter so much when they're attacks suck anyway. Just make sure that you adrenalize a drudge in the back, because otherwise it won't be able to CMA and charge with other drudges.
Another thing is that it's hilarious when you get caster assasinations with drudges. I've done so twice, once against 3 drudges and a slaver that were hiding behind a house after Sorscha1's feat, and once against Sloan after she spent all her focus sniping out my heavies.
On the 60 drudge list, how do you manage your time? I've played it for the first time yesterday without clock (just to practice) and my god... just deployment takes a lot of time!
What about terrain? Any other ways to mitigate that? Especially with SR2017 and the new methods, can be tricky with walls & rough terrain....
I've found that while my deployment may take twice as long as my opponent's, I quickly become ahead on clock once the game begins. While you have a lot of models to move, a lot of the activations are running. Also CMA's help you attack faster, as you'll only roll dice once per CMA instead of once per model.
Terrain you just have to run around. Remember that your Cephalyx leaders have pathfinder, so if the terrain is small enough you can have your drudges run around each side while the leader goes through the middle.