Red Coats, sometimes Redcoats or HB Glacier, is a Glacier deck with low agenda density that builds a large server and taxes the runner's credit pool making them unable to access agendas. The name refers to the British taxation of the United States prior to US independence. The deck was championed and its name coined by Greg Nordeng (Nordrunner).
It is characterized by:
- The as well as high number of taxing, in-faction ice.
- Multiple 5/3 agendas such as and
- Asset economy such and .
- Taxing ice like , , and .
- Additional taxation tools like , ,and .
There is also a variant of Red Coats that deals threatens to Flatline the runner in addition to taxing them with cards like . This variant is sometimes referred to as Deadcoats or dead coats.