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    As you should :-) Pay where you play is always a good policy. I get most of my models online as no place local sells Infinity miniatures. If they did, I'd make the drive to purchase them at the shop.

    That's also the way I started Infinity. I bought Nomads and Haqqislam, taught myself, then taught my friend using my two factions. From there we just pulled people in as we found them and usually taught them based on Nomads, Haqqislam, of my buddy's Yu Jing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkLink View Post
    They're readily available on line. Stores have limited shelf space.
    This is very true when it comes to stocking Infinity. Part of the issue with stocking infinity is it can be very difficult for a store to figure out what exactly to stock. With Infinity, a large number of models are not available in the loadouts available for the unit. It's common practice to proxy. Since all the models are pretty much WYSIWYG, there's less "well, we'll stock this box/blister and they can make these 5 units from it". It's easier, imo, since there are more unit boxes coming out. But if a model was ugly, people generally avoiding buying it in favor of proxy.

    Then you get to the TAGs (Big stompy robots). Most of the PanO TAGs can easily proxy for the others, so why should the player bother buying the other one? How do you figure out which one you want if none stand out aesthetically to you?

    That's probably the least eloquently I've ever tried to describe that set of opinions. I hope it makes sense. With such a large range of SKUs, the low *necessary* model count to play a game, and the common practice of proxy in this particular game; figuring out what to stock is difficult. Hence you see lots of stuff on the discount table. It's been on the shelf for more than 2 years. Not because it's bad or ugly, but because their player base already has the 1 they need. They don't need 2 or more.

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    Most of the recoomendations for Infinity I"ve seen have stores stocking only the starter boxes. Minimal investment for the store but still gives a wide selection for people starting the game.
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    so i am thinking of playing and i want to avoid the pitfalls I have done before, I buy the models I like and then find out the have little in game value together and no synergy so kinda looking for premade lists. I'll just have to google foo it

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    Which faction do you like? Infinity definitely has models and units that are plain better than other options, but a little research should inform you. And the bad stuff is more playable in in some other games, the "good" and "bad" is more about the tools you have in your list than the specific models in a vacuum. For example, I play PanO and always always bring either a Nisse HMG or Aquila Guard HMG, because they can kill camo really well. As long as I have something that can kill camo, I'm good to go, it doesn't have to be either one of these in particular (and there are a few other options, I just happen to like those two models in particular).
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    With the exception of ITS tournaments requiring the use of specialist troops (docs, engineers, hackers, etc) for mission objectives, there are no true "useless" troops.

    Everything can die to the basic weapon in the game.

    That being said, it's more important to play the mission than go for a wipeout of your opponents troops. You can actually end up losing that way.

    Unlike GW, Infinity units are pointed based solely on stats/skills/equipment, and not how useful the troop might be.

    Dark: good to see you joined the Infinity crowd! Saw your name on the ITS rankings.

  7. #17

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    I'm also interested in switching to Infinity, but I haven't really dug into it yet. Are there any really good sites that post Infinity vids?

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    I've been looking at Infinity myself and would love some good sites for beginners. I've been looking at some of the models and rules and stuff, trying to figure out a basic force with models I like. It's good to hear I can use the stuff I think looks cool. Looks like I could get a 300 point army for $130-$150, a little more money would get me some flexibility.

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    I don't know of many sites that post videos. You could check Beasts of War as they post them occasionally but really, check out the community forums at Corvus Belli website or see if you have a local community facebook page.

    Also on Facebook is the awesome WGC (Wargamers Consortium) Infinity page. Easily the best wargaming community anywhere on the internet.

    300 points for $150 sounds about right but it depends on the faction and what specifically is in your list. If you take an Ariadna order monkey list then it will run more while a Yu Jing Heavy Infantry list will likely run less.
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    I was looking at Ariadna. Honestly, I'm not sure what all the models do, but there was a mix of assault rifles, carbines, shotguns, grenade launcher(s), missile launcher, sniper... Seemed like I was covering a lot of bases. But looking over more stuff, I'm now confused on the army building, because it seems you have like sub-factions or something and can't mix that much? Or their army builder just really, really confused me.

 

 
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