Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year, Infinity players!

A new year is rolling in, and with it, promise of an awesome new book and awesome new models.  Thanks, Corvus Belli, for a fantastic year of minis!

Have a wonderful and prosperous new year, Infinity players!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Quick Terrain Reference

A while ago, I made a quick "Guide to Terrain" for LGS use.  I printed out the various terrain descriptions on little cards that could be put next to pieces on the table, and although they haven't seen much use yet, I think they'll start being useful with the large influx of new players that we're seeing.

Since I've been working on a tournament for newer players, I've dug up the old file and posted the content up for use.  It's fairly easy to understand, and having a reference sheet on hand is always useful.  Feel free to pillage the text and use it for your own LGS.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Civilians, please?

Infinity has an incredibly rich fluff background.  This often translates to fantastic battlefields, as players try to capture the feel of the Human Sphere in their terrain.  Multiple-level battlefields and sleek futuristic apartment blocks dominate the table like never before, and it seems like the 40k "swiss cheese" style of building has become a thing of the past.

There's just one thing missing.  People.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Sophotect Challenge - 3

My schedule is pretty packed.  Between working for free and scrambling to make some cash in the evenings, I don't have too much time to myself.  Sure, I just started my holidays, but relatives are on their way.  That means lots of entertaining (which has its own up-sides) and no painting.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Love (Hate) Affair with E/M

I love the idea of E/M weapons.  I love the way they're supposed to work, shutting down advanced systems all over the place.  I love the thematic "anti-tech" warfare that E/M weaponry implies.  I love the idea that they can wreck anybody's day, and - as an Ariadna player - I love thinking that I'm 95% immune to E/M.

The problem is that the idea of E/M does not match up with reality.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Sophotect Challenge - 2

Yesterday, I responded to an unspoken challenge: show those Aleph jerks what they're missing by not running a Sophotect.

Now, I'm not a stickler for running painted models, but I figure that Sophie should be presentable before she hits the table.  As I mentioned last time, my goal is to have a fully painted Sophotect that I will include in every ISS list I make for the month after I finish.  The first step, of course, is to paint her.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Sophotect Challenge - 1

I was out with a number of local Infinity players at the LGS today when the topic of the Sophotect came up.  "She's so good!" was the general consensus, but none of the Aleph players seemed to run her.  How could they know how good she was if she's never even hit the table?  Then the ugly truth came out:

"[We don't run her because] the Sophotect is actually better in the ISS..."  Huh.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Model Review

After some arguing about model reviews on the Infinity forums, I decided that it was high time to post my own model reviews.  So, without further ado...