Tinkerturf, the heavy-card pre-finished Terrain kits from TinkerHouse games has now released their excellent Terrain Kits to the public! I show off three of the kits fully assembled and actually walk through how easy they are to build. Some details: “https://shop.tinkerhousegames.com/ Elevation – $34.99 USD Ladders & Catwalks – $24.99 USD Cover – $32.99 USD ontainers – $24.99 USD MagLev Depot – $49.99 USD MagLev Rail – $36.99 USD At launch we will sell and ship within the continental US for a flat shipping & handling rate of $20. We are working on international sales and shipping solutions to be announced soon. Those will take the form of us supporting those regions, and in some cases distributors supporting those regions.”
B-Chilles is back to lead the Steel Phalanx against Rosie and the USARF in a smash-and-grab raid of ITSX Looting and Sabotaging!
So once you have decided to play Infinity what is the best way to move forward and get what you need to play a game or two? Luckily in the last few years Corvus Belli, the creator of Infinity, has released a series of two-player starter sets that you can use to get into the game inexpensively. There are currently three starter sets available; Operation Coldfront (Aleph and Ariadna), Operation Red Veil (Yu Jing and Haqqialam) and Operation Ice Storm (Panoceania and Nomads). Each retails for about $110.00 US and contain enough miniatures for two small forces, a game mat, a quick-start rulebook, scenarios and terrain. The Operation Red Veil set, which pits Yu Jing forces agains Haqqislam troops, is typical of the others in that it has everything you need to learn the basic Infinity rules and also has the dice, Order tokens and other tools required. Operation Red Veil contents The miniature contents of each start set consist of a faction starter box of 6 minis plus an exclusive miniature. For the Yu Jing it is
I picked up the Infinity Combined Army Onyx Contact Force boxed set on Thursday and worked to get them all assembled. It is cold as heck out so I have not been able to get any new miniatures primed so I have a lot of time to get miniatures built. The figures were a lot easier to assemble than any other Infinity figures I have previously worked on. I suspect that part of the issue is that these are larger miniatures than the PanO and Nomad minis I have built before. The Morat models are quite large and the two drones have large areas where the legs and arms connect making it easy to glue them together. The boxed set has enough figures to create a 300pt army for ITS but I think I will aim at creating a 200pt army for some friendly games while I learn the ins and outs of N3. Combined Army Onyx Contact Force Combined Army Onyx Contact Force
So you may have noticed that there are three ‘Getting Started in Infinity’ articles on the blog now. These were originally written for the Data Sphere website but when I stumbled upon them this week I noticed that the site had not been updated for some time and that my byline had been removed from the article. I assume that Scorch deleted my user account when I stopped writing there and that they system assigned the articles to him. In any case, I thought it might be best to reduplicate the articles here to ensure that they are still available in the future. I may also continue to work on the series.
Infinity is different than most games you may have played and it will take a little time to come to grips with some of the rules and how they interact during a game. This article will not provide a detailed examination of those rules but will instead look at some of the most important concepts in the game so you have a basic understanding of them when you read the official rules or watch some of Corvus Belli’s instructional videos. Stats Each model in Infinity has eight different stats MOV: A two number value (4-2 for example) CC: Close Combat skill BS: Ballistic skill PH: Physical WIP: Willpower ARM: Armour BTS: Biotechnical (determines resistance against electromagnetic, biological and information warfare) W: Wounds CC and BS are used in combat situations, PH is used to test physical actions such as landing during an air deployment and WIP is used for actions such as engineering, healing a model or hacking. To succeed in one of these tasks, you need to roll a value equal to or lower than the stat value
Almost no one plays a game for the rules. They are the reason that a player will continue with a game, but usually it is the miniatures or the game universe that draw a person in. I have a soft spot for the Knights of the PanOceania Military Orders, but the Infinity universe has a wide number of factions and a unique background, not to mention great art and miniatures, to appeal to any gamer. Infinity, like many other tabletop games, provides a rich and varied background for gamers. Where Infinity diverges from the norm is that it is a realistic science fiction setting that is not only influenced by military anime series but is also infused with a more global tone and language. The Infinity universe lets you field units like the Guarda de Assalto, the Shasvastii and the Yáopú Pangguling. So lets continue our exploration of Infinity by looking at the people and forces that are in the game. Let start at the beginning The Infinity game is set 175 years in the future where humanity has reached the stars and col
Perhaps you have been attracted to the wonderful miniatures? Maybe you have seen the game played at a local store or an event? Or did you overhear a friend discussing how a camouflaged electromagnetic mine disabled their armoured battlesuit? Whatever the genesis of your interest, you’ve been intrigued by Infinity and perhaps been thinking of picking the game up and giving it a try. Starting a new game system often requires a bit of reading and investigation and Infinity is no different. For some new players though the rising tide of new terms and concepts can be overwhelming. New names, new weapons and a whole series of science-fiction inspired equipment. The Knights of Santiago. The Tunguska Interventors. E/Maulers. Viral Mines. Deployable Repeaters. Holoprojectors. D20s. The Infinity game is a rich and varied sci-fi system that can often be confusing for new players and is a unique game that requires a new set of skills in order to thrive. So where do you begin? My first exposure to Infinity was with the
Hello! Today we break away from warhammer climates and move to the world of futuristic Infinity! I would like to present you a Djanbazan Tactical Group, which I had the pleasure to paint some time ago. 28 mm scale models have realistic body proportions. They look very small in comparison with the minis produced by GW. The figures are filled with detail – it’s amazing how many details can be placed on such a limited space. Bends of material, belts, loaders…. With each figurine you can spend long hours. I hope that my version of painting will suit your taste. I also invite you to familiarize yourself with previous posts on the blog and follow new ones Commission painting – firstname.lastname@example.org
Owen’s picked up a vanilla Arianda force and takes it to field against my Tohaa in a Mid-Tier game of Quadrant Control!
So Witch Soldiers for my Morat force, because crazy choppy and smoke grenadey is a great thing. Advertisements
Hello! Terrains from ZEN Terrain manufactory fell into my hands again. Some of the smallest buildings, a motorcycle bar and two larger houses. The quality of workmanship of the parts is on a really good level. The elements come to us packed in cardboard packaging, the instructions are quite clear and the parts are perfectly cut out. Assembling is easy and each element fits the other. Compared to Tabletop Scenics, these are rather simple, uncomplicated solids with an average number of details. Painting was based on the application of two layers of primer (black + grey), which prevented fading of the proper color. Thanks to this it was possible to obtain quite vivid colours. I invite you to see the photo gallery below. Commission painting – email@example.com
Combined Army starter Infinity, from Corvus Belli, has been around for quite some time and I have attempted to play it on several occasions. Once in Vancouver I had a Pan-O force that I actually managed to almost get fully painted. I don’t believe that I got any games in with the army. A few years ago I started to paint the contents of one of the Infinity starter sets and while I actually got the entire thing painted I once again didn’t do anything with it. So there is something compelling about the game and the background but I can’t seem to ‘pull the trigger’ and get more than one or two games in before moving onto something else. So while talking with Palmer about Kill Zone Arena, something that I was interested in, he mentioned that he was building up his Pan-O army and hoping to get some more games in. One of the things that makes Infinity a frustrating game to play is the learning curve required. This is what makes the starter sets such a great idea since they present a lim
Owen has repainted his Military Orders for the fourth time and is taking on my JSA in Mid-Tier ‘Frontline’!
The Caledonians hit the table for this Mid-Tier game of Comms Centre agains the USAriadnan Ranger Force!