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    Default In need of Infinity Info!

    Hi all, im looking at Infinity and have some questions, i may update this post to add more as i go.
    Force selection:
    1) can i take an army of pure Mercs?
    2) the webstore is not the easiest to gain a good idea of the visuals of each faction, where can i get a good look at lots of figs?

    cheers pops

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    Hi!

    Quote Originally Posted by Popsical View Post
    1) can i take an army of pure Mercs?
    Sadly, no.
    as per page 25 of the Rule Book, an Army List must include one Lieutant - Mercs don't have a Lieutant option

    Quote Originally Posted by Popsical View Post
    2) the webstore is not the easiest to gain a good idea of the visuals of each faction, where can i get a good look at lots of figs?
    There is their catalogue, which at least has better formats for the pictures:
    http://www.infinitythegame.com/catalogue/

    The Artbook would be a great start too, as is the Materclass Vol. 1 from Angel Giraldez (though the latter is a limited run) ... if you FLGS is carrying the Infinity range, I am pretty sure they have either somewhere too; if not, they are a common sight at demo tables to get people hooked who are not into game but the miniatures

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    Bummer about the mercs as i love the models. Nomads tickle my fancy, are they any good?
    The new merc biker looks great, who can have her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popsical View Post
    Hi all, im looking at Infinity and have some questions, i may update this post to add more as i go.
    Force selection:
    1) can i take an army of pure Mercs?
    2) the webstore is not the easiest to gain a good idea of the visuals of each faction, where can i get a good look at lots of figs?

    cheers pops
    1. Mercs aren't really a faction of their own but rather a pool of units that can be used by certain factions (depending on the individual Merc unit). Some factions have broad access to Mercs however and can be run as Merc armies. Check out Qapu Khalki (A Haqqislam Subfaction) as they have the best access to Mercs.

    2. Orpheus beat me to the link. The Gallery catalogue is the best way to look at models.

    3. Don't forget the free rules and unit profiles available here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popsical View Post
    Bummer about the mercs as i love the models.
    You can still put a lot of them in list if that is way you like to play - you will only have to play at least a small group from one of main factions.
    (There are some downsides to that; you will not be able to hide the identity of your Lieutant as well as others and many Mercs are Irregular, so you can not spend the orders they generate on other troops)

    Quote Originally Posted by Popsical View Post
    Nomads tickle my fancy, are they any good?
    Depends on your playstyle, really...
    Nomads are the best at Hacking outside ALEPH (most troops have a Hacker option; and WIP 13 is an average for the army) and have some very good specialists (Clockmakers and Inventors are among the best in their respective fields, only matched by their ALEPH counterparts in the Human Sphere); but their medium infantry is good too and their specialized troops do shine if you know how to put them to use.
    But their reliance on specialisation can also be their greatest failure: Don't expect to hold your own against conventional troops in a fair fight, esspecially the Nomad TAGs. They also have a hard time dealing with enemys with cover modifiers or the CH-skills (the only MSV-carriers in army are Riot Grrls, Intruders and Grenzers)

    Quote Originally Posted by Popsical View Post
    The new merc biker looks great, who can have her?
    The new biker is an Authorized Bounty Hunter; one of the few mercs who are tournament legal and all armies of the Human Sphere have access to her.
    But the biker variant of that troop is only accessible though a lucky roll (sadly), since the Bike isn't a choice in the army list but a result of a skill all ABHs have.

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    Now bare in mind i have no idea at all about whats hot n whats not. I designed a list of Nomads which is purely figs i like for 300pts.

    Name
    REVEREND CUSTODIER Hacker (Hacking Device Plus) Lieutenant
    IGUANA
    IGUANA OPERATOR
    CHIMERA
    3 PUPNIK0(3)
    ZOE & PI-WELL
    DAKTARI
    GECKO
    GECKO PILOT
    GECKO
    GECKO PILOT
    WARCOR (Aerocam)

    SWC is 5
    300pts exactly!

    Is it any good?
    Last edited by Popsical; 05-03-2015 at 04:46 PM.

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    Just a note on mercs, they are supposedly still getting a sectorial list in the upcoming book acheron falls.

    Likely the dudes that the druze shock teams work for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popsical View Post
    Now bare in mind i have no idea at all about whats hot n whats not. I designed a list of Nomads which is purely figs i like for 300pts.

    Name
    REVEREND CUSTODIER Hacker (Hacking Device Plus) Lieutenant
    IGUANA
    IGUANA OPERATOR
    CHIMERA
    3 PUPNIK0(3)
    ZOE & PI-WELL
    DAKTARI
    GECKO
    GECKO PILOT
    GECKO
    GECKO PILOT
    WARCOR (Aerocam)

    SWC is 5
    300pts exactly!

    Is it any good?
    So couple og things.

    because you're starting I recomend starting smaller 150-200 pt games, 300 it can be tempting to take all the toys and forget the bread and butter.
    as to the list, what missions are you playing, BRB, YAMS, 20x20, ITS? this all influences your list building quite substantially.

    looking at this as a BRB/ITS list I dont think its that great, you have only 8 orders that I can see and 2 of those are irregular (so only the unit with them can use them) Typically at 300 pts you want 10 orders minimum with 12-14 being more standard (so two combat groups)

    You are also kinda vulnerable to hackers, the Iguana is a repeater and so sorta covered by your own hackers but the geckos are subject to all sorts of nasty tricks. Just wait for the first time someone pops your pilots out of their TAGs and THEN shoots the dudes, rather than trying to fight the TAG

    I think you could make a mean 3 tag list like this, but you'll want to ditch some stuff to get both specialists (to cap mission objectives) and orders (to fuel the tags).

    EDIT: As to "whats hot and not" Infinity doesn't have units like that, there are no must takes. Provided your list is built around some key design elements (sufficient specialists and orders being two of them) then its purely up to you and what you can get to work. something that others hate may be golden in your force/hands.
    Last edited by daboarder; 05-03-2015 at 07:35 PM.
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    Mercs will be their own factions when the new book drops. Archeron Falls is at the earliest late fall if that. So they will get sub factions like the rest. You would just have to wait 6 months or longer.
    http://www.data-sphere.net/news-sect...acheron-falls/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popsical View Post
    Now bare in mind i have no idea at all about whats hot n whats not. I designed a list of Nomads which is purely figs i like for 300pts.

    Name
    REVEREND CUSTODIER Hacker (Hacking Device Plus) Lieutenant
    IGUANA
    IGUANA OPERATOR
    CHIMERA
    3 PUPNIK0(3)
    ZOE & PI-WELL
    DAKTARI
    GECKO
    GECKO PILOT
    GECKO
    GECKO PILOT
    WARCOR (Aerocam)

    SWC is 5
    300pts exactly!

    Is it any good?

    Sadly no, not enough objective capturing specialists or cheerleaders and too tag heavy. Remember a tag can be taken out by pretty much anything now, last game my well positioned Military orders sarg w. sniper (21 points) completely took out an Iguana (71 points) in its own active turns.
    The Warcor will do nothing if you arent playing in a league with experience.

    Personally I would start at 150-200 with a mix of different guys but followin the same basic outline

    Few line troops to provide orders
    Few specialists to capture objectives
    a couple of medium/heavys that you want to try

    eg a non-optimised list but decent to start out

    http://anyplace.it/ia3/ia.html?roste...O1T362O2T361O1

    ALGUACILES - line troops, couple of specialists to capture objectives

    Gecko - you seem to like tags

    Hellcats - for the basics of airborne deployment and counter attack

    Riotgirl - heavy hitter

    CUSTODIERS - nice high willpowered hacker (hackers are required to take remotes/tags)


    just my $0.02



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    Quote Originally Posted by archimbald View Post
    Sadly no, not enough objective capturing specialists or cheerleaders and too tag heavy. Remember a tag can be taken out by pretty much anything now, last game my well positioned Military orders sarg w. sniper (21 points) completely took out an Iguana (71 points) in its own active turns.
    The Warcor will do nothing if you arent playing in a league with experience.

    Personally I would start at 150-200 with a mix of different guys but followin the same basic outline

    Few line troops to provide orders
    Few specialists to capture objectives
    a couple of medium/heavys that you want to try

    eg a non-optimised list but decent to start out

    http://anyplace.it/ia3/ia.html?roste...O1T362O2T361O1

    ALGUACILES - line troops, couple of specialists to capture objectives

    Gecko - you seem to like tags

    Hellcats - for the basics of airborne deployment and counter attack

    Riotgirl - heavy hitter

    CUSTODIERS - nice high willpowered hacker (hackers are required to take remotes/tags)


    just my $0.02
    Cheers to all for your replies, so 150 is a better start.
    Would this be better?

    Name
    SWC
    C
    REVEREND CUSTODIER Hacker (Hacking Device Plus) Lieutenant
    CHIMERA
    PUPNIK0(3)
    ALGUACIL
    ALGUACIL
    IGUANA
    IGUANA OPERATOR

    SWC 2.5
    148 pts

 

 
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