Last 15 posts from Oddleg's Enterprises

Taking Stock

Posted on May 28th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello people, For those of you who have noticed, yes it’s been a little while. A combo of being overly busy and not too much to say other than the same old same old. It has helped that my laptop seems to have had something go pop and suddenly won’…

Boba rides again!

Posted on May 11th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hello people, First a caveat, this is NOT a Charlie Large Spuds I’m so great post…..honest :)Dropping down to Dark Sphere Thursday night I rocked up with my Boba Smurf list determined to put into practice my recent epiphanies about deployment and op…

That would be an Ecumenical matter!

Posted on May 10th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hello People,Bit of a hiatus once again but there you. Yet another impressionistic style mini review as we played a bit more Infinity down at Enfield Gamers this Tuesday.This time it was a four way 250 point game with pretty much the full rules with St…

Strap in….it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

Posted on May 4th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,Bit of a busy week culminating with the X-Wing Regional tourney at Milton Keynes run by the rock solid guys at Guardians of Tyr.I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting too much from this one in terms of results. This was mainly because I w…

Obligatory SALUTE 2015 post; Making the Most??

Posted on April 27th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Hello people,Yes it’s that time of the year when the blog-o-sphere is awash with my SALUTE posts so here’s my hopeully vaguely alternative version!As previously mentioned I rocked up with Shaun and Craig (aka the McTagues and yes it is supposd to rhyme…

Marked for Death?

Posted on April 20th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,As shocking as it might be I’ve actually completed a hobby project that doesn’t involve X-Wing!Behold 24 custom made pin markers for my Brit Commandos and yes I do indeed expect to get shot that much ;) As I’m sure you’ve noticed they’re l…

Yankee Zulus

Posted on April 19th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hello people,Something of a phonetic reference as I’ve finished up my Scum Y-Wings and Z95s. Keeping with the crimson, bone and check scheme was easy enough and hopefully they don’t look too busy for it.My Scum roster currnetly stands at two Firesprays…

To INFINITY and Beyond?

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hello people,

Last Wednesday night Jon came over and brought Operation Icestorm with him.

I have an admission to make. I’ve been immensely tempted by ININITY for a number of years but haven’t done anything about it. Other than the time / money issues I’ve been most put off by getting enough games. I’d also heard that the mechanics were a bit fiddly and potentially rather gamey. A couple of years ago at Salute I almost cracked to the point of picking up the 2nd Edition rulebook and two starter sets at a startling good price. I eventually them down again!

I’ve always really liked the aesthetic of the game, the figures, the races, the setting….everything. It feels very Blade-Runner to me and I’ve always loved that. I very nearly pre-ordered Op Icestorm but was put off by the paper play-mat and then I spent the money elsewhere.

So back at Wednesday night we ran through the five beginner missions in the box that run along the narrative of a raid by a Nomad strike-force on a PanOceania facility. Starting with three grunts vs three grunts a figure / unit is added each mission along with thier additional abilites / rules / actions. Pretty straight forward but well thought out none the less.

 As or mechanics it’s a skirmish game. You get one activation token per figure on the table at the beginning of the turn. You spend one activation token to give a figure two ativations from Move, Shoot, Close Combat Attack, Dodge and Special which you can take in any order. I you have a Leutenant you get a bonus activation token, only usable by them. You can spend multiple tokens on the same figure OTHER than if your Leutenant has just bought it. The turn after individual figures can only spend the activation tokens that they generate.

The big difference with Ininity is Automatic  Reaction Orders, AROs. Once a figure has performed an action all enemy figures that can draw line of sight get an ARO and can Shoot (single shot), Move, Dodge as a “Face Off” reaction. It’s basically a built in Overwatch, similar to the NUTS WWII ruleset. As such tactical movement and activation is key, if you go charging in you’ll get shot and combat in this game is BRUTAL.

Five quick games in it feels like grown up Necromunda, which is a good thing, a VERY good thing. The game is also very well supported by a very slick Website from which you can download a free set of the core rules, browse the fluff and make use of the Army Builder.

The figures are just as grown up as the game itself. Being true 30mm scale and multi-part pewter they’re not novice friendly but they look awesome. In someways pretty cheap to get into with starter sets at about £35 you will need PLENTY of scenery and then a bit more!

As I’m sure you’ve realised I’m VERY keen to invest. I really fancy the Combined Army, especially the Morat and Shasvastii. Something about the alien jackboot seems to call to me :)

I have to admit that it’s bonus to me that this ISN’T yet another Kick-Starter, but that’s another story!!

Angel Interceptor

Posted on April 13th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Hello people,Another weekend, another X-Wing event. This time it was five rounds of relatively casual play organised by Scott Wilson up in Dunstable. Other than a minor issue over byes it was a good day out.As is my recent habit I took a new list and p…

Coming in to Land

Posted on April 4th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hello people,Just back from a day of casual flying up at Lost Ark. Five of us in the car made a good day out and half the field. I’d decided to give Project Lambda a proper run out and flew the ollowing;Omicron Group Pilot – Heavy Laser Cannon – Fire C…

Back on the Brush

Posted on March 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,  It may not have escaped your notice that I haven’t painted anything in a while. There are a number of reasons including time but mainly it’s been opportunity and inclination. In short I haven’t needed to be painting anything up for …

Small Margins

Posted on March 27th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello people.Not been saying too much recently but that’s because there hasn’t been too much to say except more of the same, which isn’t really my style.This week has featured a bit more To the Strongest on Tuesday down at Enfield Gamers. This time I c…

Stay on Target!!

Posted on March 16th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,Well, against my best expectations, and possibly some of yours, I actually managed to apply all of the shoulder patch transfers to my Commandos. 39 geezers being 78 little discs of dark colour. Despite fastidiously ensuring that left and r…

Control……you must learn CONTROL!

Posted on March 13th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hello people,Wise words indeed from a certain green midget and would you look at that, a post on a riday!This week I have, unsurprisingly played rather a lot of X-Wing, 5 games so far, the difference has been that I’ve let my Scum of the leash. Holding…

Infamy! Infamy!

Posted on March 9th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

….my dice have had it in for me!Another week, another belated post and a lack of brush in hand. A rather busy week of real life though not unpleasantly so :)Tuesday night down at Enfield Gamers myself and Shaun turned back the clock a touch with a ru…