wot i dont get is why so many smugglers. surely its not the only group you can take to nim.
At the time we had 9 active raiders in our guild. We now have 8 (we lost the Sentinel). We just happen to have 3 Smugglers, 3 Consulars, and 2 Troopers. We didn't go out of our way to avoid Knights, it just kind of worked out that way.
You can beat it without so many Smugglers, other groups have done it.