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[Infinity] N3 out: Only in USAriadna can you find a Coke Bottling Plant in the year 2185

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  • ChrysisChrysis Registered User regular
    Those Caledonians are pretty damned sweet. If I wasn't a dedicated Kazak player they'd be pretty tempting.

    Tri-Optimum reminds you that there are only one-hundred-sixty-three shopping days until Christmas. Just 1 extra work cycle twice a week will give you the spending money you need to make this holiday a very special one.
  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited March 19
    admanb wrote: »
    The best part of Steel Phalanx, and I say this as an Aleph player who finds them super boring, is that with their year of interminable character releases; including characters they had to make up and add to the rules in order to release, they never got a fucking Thorakitai box. That is a core element of the faction with seven distinct profiles, and they have three models from a starter set.

    I've been waiting for them to expand OSS because I really like their stuff, and if the new units are more alonge the Deva, Naga, Danavas and Asura lines I'll happily make a 300pt OSS list, but I would not begrudge Steel Phallus a Thorakitai box.

    I really like the Ayyar. I was hoping I'd like the sculpt because it's a unit I really want to try. The Shikame is something I've wanted to add to my Yu Jing since I saw the profile and I really like the dossier art. The Danavas looks amazing, and the actual sculpt is nice. Interesting that there's two heads on the Dossier art. Maybe a blister of 2? I was pleasantly surprised when CB did 2 model blisters with the Kaauri Sentinels. I liked that format and was sad when they stopped it in favour of single model blisters or boxes. Major Lunah is pretty great. Really nice dynamic sculpt, which I'm glad CB have been getting back in to. Mercenary with a Viral Sniper is interesting, and she's definitely Haqqislam in origin - her leg armour and visor are distinctly Haqqislam.

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  • NastrondNastrond Registered User regular
    I've never really had a problem with the Steel Phalanx focus, because the alternative was Steel Phalanx missing models and OSS missing models. I'd rather have Aleph getting models, and Steel Phalanx being finished out personally.

    Thorakitai are annoying, but that really seems to be a function of them not being happy with the Thorakitai profile or sculpt. With how crazy CB has been about basing models on popular culture, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the intent is to base the Thorakitai sculpts off the characters in the GitS movie, or already sculpted them and are just waiting until the movie is out.

  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    OSS yessss
    tbh I might try and sell off my Greek stuff.
    Aside from ninja doctor guy and huge hammer muscle bro none of their stuff was very exciting for me

  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited March 23
    Thinks I did not expect to happen at Adepticon - to walk into the Corvus Belli booth, and have Angel Giraldez start pumping my hand. I think it went over his head when I asked, "I'm sorry, did you think I was someone who mattered?" :lol:

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I met him a few times

    Really nice dude

    And so handsome!

  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    From what I've heard about the CB staff, they're all super friendly.

    Warsenal showed off some amazing terrain - their new Alcazaba line. They've done the previous gencon exclusive Studio B, which seems like is was a test peice for the range. they then showed the Caravansary, but not they've got what looks like the whole range up.
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    They also showed their Lo Pans Noodle House.
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    It still amazes me how much official terrain is out there and how detailed they're making terrain with MDF. Early MDF terrain was cheap and simple stuff, basically small or large boxes with etched detail. Now we're getting stuff like this.

  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny A Storyteller Registered User regular
    Honestly, while it adds to the game's cost a whole bunch, Infinity's focus on dense terrain boards and the range of urban landscapes for it are a big pull for the game.

    If I had infinite time and money there's a bunch of like, big theme boards that I'd just want to make to capture the setting more than anything else.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited March 24
    Yeah, one of the guys in our group has a full MAS board on their District 5 mat, fully painted. A lucky few people in our league got to play on that and had a blast every time. Everyone else played on normal grass boards with more than usual 40k type terrain and it's just not the same.

    Most of their Infinity terrain is out of action for repairs. Apparently people like to put their enormous miniatures cases on tables and use them as a sort of cow catcher to shift terrain out of the way to give them room. Unfortunately for MDF terrain, it catches on the table and snaps various walls and such. Since that's happened they've now got a rule of no miniatures cases on the gaming tables.

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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny A Storyteller Registered User regular
    One I'd love to do would be an Imperial service base of operations: The edges of the board (about 6 to 10 inches) are various YJ slums, businesses and buildings. The rest is taken up by an elevated plateau containing the installation. A classic blend of various Asian architecture, lush gardens and even a small set of ponds obscure the fact that every single interior functions as either living quaters for The Imperial Service, holding cells for their prisoners or other such things. The perfect image of the power of the state above the people. Beautiful provided you don't look too deep. The south side of the board has an elevated railway line connected to the plateau and the buildings in the city are such that jumping onto it (or using one of the few service ladders) can be done easily after deployment.

    Other than that like, a Vaudeville Strip (maybe with an Aristeia arena as the primary terrain piece) would be a rad way to show off the weirder bits of the setting.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    All right, so with Adepticon out of the way, I'm an Infinity player now. With a PanO starting base of Knauf and a fusilier, and looking at the Order Militant, would anyone have recommendations for a competent 100-150 point base?

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Well, Fusiliers are less available in the Military Orders, and Knauf is Sectoral only. But if you take regular PanO you can have them all, so that's definitely an option for you. Any particular military orders minis you like?

  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    @Solar I think you mean Knauf is generic only

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Aye yes of course

  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Aye yes of course

    That was one question I had (since I now need to actually read the rules and not just pick them up by the osmosis of watching people play) - Would going Military Order preclude Knauf, or do they still count as a general human faction?

    The problem from jump right in to the deep end. :lol:

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    General human armies are the generic lists, so Pan Oceania.

    A sectorial is a different army list that limits or expands the availability of certain troops - sometimes taking them entirely from out of faction, adds linked teams, and essentially creates a theme, both aesthetically and through gameplay. As a Military Order list, you will have a lot higher access to Order Sergeants and Knights, and much reduced or entirely removed access to almost everything else. That's what a sectorial does.

    Knauf, as a mercenary, is only available to generic human armies. So if you want to use him actually as Knauf, you'd have to play Pan Oceania rather than Military Orders.

    That said, he'd make a fine proxy for a Specialist order Sergeant with Multi Sniper Rifle.

  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny A Storyteller Registered User regular
    Last I checked for the Pan-O sectorials:

    Military Orders: Big beefy boys, lots of courage. Pick them if you want rad space knights and all that jazz. Also Joan of Arc fucking rules.

    Shock Army of Acontecimento: A bunch of the weirder Pan-O stuff. Honestly I didn't look at them much because I didn't like them.

    It's fun to be in the N C A: The Neo Terran Capitaline Army are the richest boys in the Human Sphere. They have all the best toys, all the biggest guns and troops that have earned the right to use them. This translates into kinda the most Pan-O of Pan-O armies. Good shooters with good equipment that win fire fights. They have a range of toys from a link team with throwable mines to a TO camo, rocket launcher wielding, BS15, power armoured asshole who could probably be happily argued to be one of the best overwatch pieces in the game.

    Shockingly my vote is for the NCA. Especially if you're new. Military Orders are pretty damn limited last I checked. Though honestly the best advice anyone can give you is to pick models you think look cool or which have rules you think would be fun to use. You wanna lead heroic charges? Bring a pain train 5 HI Military Orders link team. You want to fuck around with remotes? Field a robo army of the NCA's finest.

    For sectorial vs non sectorial it's up to you. If you want a wide variety of units go vanilla. If you want a more thematic list and to play with link teams (which are fire teams of 2-5 models that move together) then pick a sectorial you like the flavour of.

    Or just play Nomads. The true power of the Human Sphere :rotate:

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Aconticimento are jungle fighters. The planet is a bread basket world which is massively dense with vegetation. They've got a mix of light and medium infantry that do the heavy lifting, suppored by limited heavy infantry. They get some out of faction help in the form of the Aleph units Nagas, Drakios and Scylla, the background there being those units train with the Aconticimento regulars

    My friend plays them, they seem like a fun non-standard PanO list. But that's the rub - they're very non standard compared to what PanO is known for.

  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    Military Orders: Big beefy boys, lots of courage. Pick them if you want rad space knights and all that jazz. Also Joan of Arc fucking rules.
    That is kinda what I had in mind. XD

    And I didn't think about using Knauf as a proxy sniper. That's certainly an option if I want to go Order.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    You'll find the community is pretty happy with proxying. So much goes on anyway due to the amount of profiles that don't have models that it's just kind of expected that there will be some proxying.

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