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The EI cometh- Infinity combined army plog

Post  Paz on Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:38 pm

So, after many moons of staring forlornly at the corvus belli website, getting all the rule books, listening to the podcasts and battlereports, and reading all the (absolutely fantastic) fluff, I've decided to start up infinity.

I think the hardest part of infinity is deciding which army to play, there are so many sweet armies, and the "its not your army, its you" mentality of the game really lets a hobbyist pick and choose his models.

It was a close call between Ariadna (gotta love those alien-werewolves and scotsmen!) Tohaa (pretty much tau) and the Combined (think The covenant from halo, but led by an ancient and immense alien AI), but the combined won out!

First up, an army shot! I only got in some of the units I wanted so far, but some of the coolest ones came first!
First you can see all the figs with pic-cards (no in game value, but cool nonetheless).

below is a Shasvastii Noctifier, with Missile launcher.
These nasty bug-aliens are pros at genetic manipulation and basically being sneaky. A Noctifier has Thermo-optic camo, so gets to sneak around undetected until he blasts a sucker with some nice missiles.



Next up, we have 4 cool dudes, mostly Shasvastii

Starting from the left, we have the skiavoros. This is an EI aspect body, meaning a combat aspect of the EI is downloaded into this big tubby bro, and he walks around wailing on peeps and telling the alien underlings what to do.
next, top right, is the Shasvastii Aswuang. Basically Space vampire. Has a ADHL (adhesive launcher) to stick his prey to the spot, then runs up and eats them, gaining wounds and such.
bottom left, we have a Shasvastii Malignos. Anothter TO:camo dude, is a hacker, for breaking down enemy TAGs (mechs), shutting down heavy infantry, or hacking guided missiles and air drop vehicles.
bottom right, we have a Shasvastii Gwailos- the main line infantry for my combined, I'll be using two of these bros. Tough, has a nano-screen (shield) to protect him, and big ol' boarding shotgun.


last, My Shasvastii Corax spec-ops. More meant for campaign play, I will be using her to sub for additional shasvastii units not yet out. She has a massive Combi-sniper rifle (can choose different kinds of ammo) to take out any homies sneaking up on my turf.


Lots more to come as I begin to paint these guys. The figs are glorious. metal models, little to no flash or miscasting, and so delicately detailed I might need a magnifying glass!

My roomie will be playing ALEPH, the militant arm of the human AI, so as soon as his stuff comes in, expect more pics and battle reports as they come!




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Post  dusktiger on Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:18 pm

wow, those are sweet; that last pic is a gorgeous model. i've been eying up infinity but since no one else spoke of an interest, i didnt wanna buy into a new system if i was the only one here. lemmi know if its easy enough to play; maybe i'll convince the wife to play it if i buy some stuff. assuming i have any spare OT money after my truck gets fixed; looks like i need a new heater core and those arent cheap repairs.

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Post  Paz on Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:22 pm

being a realistic skirmish game, it does have a lot more rules, but it does play faster, as it isnt you-go i go, its A active player turn, while the other guy gets to react.
think Overwatch, on everyone, all the time.
much more realistic, you cant just run at each other, lots of multi-level terrain is a must.

So far, Me (combined) Gingyballs (aleph) are starting (we have all the books and rules and such) and I know Al from the den is collecting a Tohaa force.

If you are interested, once we get the rules down, I can show you a game. Same base size as gw, and all rules and 'codexs" for free online, means you can proxy to your hearts content before ever buying anything.

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Post  dusktiger on Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:58 pm

sweeet. i love the knight models for the military orders of pan-oceania. i think i'm gonna order the MO starter kit and paint them up like some of the armour in Hellgate: London. i looked up the free rules on the site and printed the simple quick start rules; it seems pretty simple, and there's not a whole lot of weapon profiles to memorize since it looks like there's alot of crossover? overall, it's pretty swanky. being as cheap as it is to make an army too, i might be able to coax the wife to play when im stuck at home Razz

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Post  Paz on Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:24 am

PanO is pretty sweet!

The special rules are really the only complicated part.
Things like the levels of camo, speculative fire, and e/m damage can seem complicated.
But you are right, lots of crossover. And from the tester game Ian and I had, it's a fast paced and extremely tactical game.

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