September 14, 2015 at 5:04 pm #10366razideParticipant
UH-congrats on selling your house. I hope it wasn’t just to buy more CMoN games.
I hope you’ve factored in a fair bit of time sitting around unpacking the stuff you had in storage and getting all nostalgic.
Still painting the USAriadna army box. The exclusive Maverick Girl Dismounted has the same legs as the female Grunt.
Also spent a good few hours assembling the Yu Jing Invincibles Yan Huo with HMC. Pinning the backpack, HMC and ‘stabilizers’ after having to double check how it was all supposed to fit together. He is big enough to look like a mini TAG and comes on a 40mm base.
Multigoret, your terrain set up looks good. Very impressive.September 14, 2015 at 5:30 pm #10367
Sadly, it’ll still be a long while before I get it all back, as we have to buy a house here to put it in, and that’s a long way off yet!
It’s going to be great fun unpacking all my games and gaming scenery when I do get it though, I’m looking forward to it. It will mean a lot of new content for this site too.September 15, 2015 at 8:34 am #10373
I managed to get in two games this weekend at a local meetup! That was fun!
I played my 7 man Nomad force from Operation Icestorm against the new (and very popular) USAriadna army box.
My opponent was the local Corvus Belli rep, or something. I’m not sure what his title is, but he kept making references to obligation and allegiance, this and that, blah blah. Whatever. Anyway. He’s he guy who organized the meetup and brought all the terrain and pretty much ran the show. He was a very good teacher and a good opponent.
Without going into a play-by-play, I pulled off a win on my first game. I think it was a combination of being on the slightly favored side of the table, and lucky dice rolls. He won the second, pretty quickly.
I can say the game is simple enough to learn, and I had lots of fun, but the depth and breadth shines through immediately when seemingly every action / turn / question is answered with “well, unless blah blah subrule” or “well, this guy has blah blah skill, so this . . .”, or “well, you could use your knife, but this guy has blah blah, so maybe you should dodge, but here’s a reason you might not want to dodge. OK, just shoot, because blah blah other thing.”
Knowing the loadout and capabilities of your opponent’s squad is VERY important and the sheer scope of possible skill sets is daunting to say the least.
I’m really excited to learn more about the game and get my guys painted up proper, but I can tell this is going to take patience and dedication to get the most out of it. Time allowing, I’m looking forward to a fun future with the game. At least I’m motivated for it as of now. We’ll see how long the shine lasts. 😉
Peter. You’re in Australia, right? A couple friends of ours just moved there. Maybe I’ll drop in for a quick match if we ever get around to a visit. Thanks for the invite. 😉September 15, 2015 at 1:41 pm #10377
Bloody brilliant WS, nice one.
I’m Australian, but I live in New Zealand now. You’re welcome if you get over this way!September 16, 2015 at 2:52 am #10381
Always needed an excuse to visit New Zealand, outside of the usual Hobbit stuff. LOLSeptember 17, 2015 at 5:57 am #104018thParticipant
Anyone with a passion for Infinity may be interested in the Modiphius kickstarter for the RPG set in that universe… it comes with miniatures!September 17, 2015 at 7:48 am #10403
Thanks for the reference. I clicked “remind me.”
I’ve only just started with Infinity, and last week played my very first RPG. It was fun, but it’s too early to get a feel for whether or not my group will continue down that path.
I’m definitely intrigued by the Infinity RPG though.September 18, 2015 at 2:56 am #10407CK LaiParticipant
Congrats on your first step to getting a new house! I’m also going down the same route and hope to have it sold in a few months’ time.September 18, 2015 at 9:05 am #10409
My advice – get a really good agent. We were lucky to get someone who was incredibly efficient, gave us detailed feedback, and basically took care of everything.September 21, 2015 at 10:55 am #104388thParticipant
I am intrigued by Infinity, but I think £300 for everything in print is a big ask. Costs a fair old pile of cash for core book and gm guide.September 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm #10440
Black lined my Orc Trooper tonight. I’m following the process laid out in painting book. It’s taking some time, but it’s actually going a lot faster than I’d anticipated. And I’m extremely pleased with the results so far.September 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm #10441
Wow, amazing result. I just use a wash thse days, but then again I get lazier with my painting as I get older!
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