Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tohaa Journey - Stage 2

I recently took a two-week trip to visit family in Toronto, and while I was there, I stopped by at Meeplemart.  Steve, the owner, is always very friendly and helpful, and I was able to find what I wanted in no time.

I picked up a small armful of Infinity models (including a Metro HMG and the Yaoxie remotes), but I also managed to find a pack of bases for my upcoming Tohaa army.  Most blisters of bases only came with 5-6 bases, which made me a bit hesitant because I don't really want to place an order/visit Toronto every time I need new bases for my army.  The Hitech bases I found, though, came in a pack of ten.

Most of the other bases were also either very generic (jungle, sandstone, etc.) or 40k-themed (skulls skulls skulls!), so I was relieved to find a set of regular "ship floor" set.  Hitech normally makes a lot of 40k-esque stuff, but I was lucky enough to get a hold some more generic bases.  They're of reasonably high-quality, and there were only a few holes here and there where bubbles got into the moulds.  For eleven bucks Canadian, I'm pretty happy with the purchase.

These bases have helped me decide that my Tohaa are going to have a boarding-party feel about them.  I think it makes sense - they're here to fight the Combined Army, so there are going to be a lot of little insertions here and there on just about everyone's vessels.  The dark bases mean that I'm going to want to work with lighter armour, and that's ok with me because I'm starting to really like the idea of a very dark-skinned Tohaa army.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tohaa Journey - Stage 1

After some careful deliberation about my third faction (I've been agonizing over this for a while, because there's a lot of stuff I like from other factions), I've decided to go for the Tohaa Trigon.  They're new and shiny, that's true, but I also wanted the chance to collect a faction from the very start.  I'll be posting a record of my Tohaa journey here, piece by piece.  It'll include purchases, unboxing, assembly, painting, and just random thoughts on the newest faction of Infinity.

The Tohaa promise to be very interesting.  We can already see that they get Viral weaponry instead of Multi weaponry, and they also seem to have access to some weird grenades (Swarm Grenades).  On top of all this, some of the Tohaa wear a symbiotic creature of some kind, supposedly pumping up their stats while the creature is still alive.

I've thrown up the concept art for the Tohaa starter for both your reference and mine.  With luck, I'll be able to grab the starter as soon as it comes out in October!  Following that, more images, more speculation, and more aliens! 

The Kamael (Light Infantry)
Sakiel (Medium Infantry?)

Clipsos (Skirmisher?)
Ectros (Heavy Infantry?)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Spec Ops!

Images of the Spec Ops models have recently been released, and they look awesome.  Check them out!



Combined Army




Yu Jing


Monday, August 6, 2012

Short Story Competition Entry

Some members of the (English) Infinity forums recently held a short story competition to encourage us novice writers to churn out some fluff.  I couldn't resist the challenge (and the forced deadline), so I put my fingers to keys and wrote up this little number.  Check out some of the other entries here.  And without further ado, here is my entry...