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Postby BANE » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:29 pm

Can someone who plays this give me a heads up about army creation. What is required, what units to include, can u have 1 type of model in a unit, is there a FoC type thing, that sort of stuff.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Infinity

Postby Ljundhammer » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:07 am

I've only looked at it briefly, as I'm otherwise engaged at the moment.

The rulebook is fairly impenetrable though, I agree. The first comment here: http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2013/06/ ... i-get.html has a rejigged rulebook which is (apparently) a little less confusing than the real one.

This is the army list creator: http://infinitythegame.com/army/ but I've not played with it, so I'm n ot sure if it'll help...
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Re: Infinity

Postby BANE » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:34 am

Massive help, cheers James.
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Re: Infinity

Postby Ljundhammer » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:29 am

Doh - the first link was wrong for the different rulebook here it is:

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2013/06/ ... i-get.html

Go to the first comment for a "better rulebook" - beware though, I've not looked at it fully myself.
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Re: Infinity

Postby BANE » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:00 am

Do you know if there are must take units? Ie troops in 40K. I hear that some missions require certain units but not sure which.
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Re: Infinity

Postby Ljundhammer » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:04 am

Nope, no idea, sorry.

You can search BOLS & 3++ by keyword & I know that they've run a couple of short seires on it. But like Malifaux, it's really one of those games where you need to be shown how to play I think.

Have you tried you tube? It's good for Malifaux, but not checked Infinity.
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Re: Infinity

Postby BANE » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:08 am

TBH I am starting to pick up info from the wiki on the infinity site
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Re: Infinity

Postby Baragash » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:47 am

I haev been lead to believe there's a HQ requirement, and that there's a heavy weapon cap relative to the size of the game.
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Re: Infinity

Postby DaBoss » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:07 pm

Its been a while since I last played a game of Infinity (my club had good run at playing for some months early this year).

Army List generation is both simple and hard.
You must have a Lieutenant Unit to lead your group
Otherwise units have an 'availability' value to limit how many duplicate models you have.
SWC - Special Weapons Cost is capped based on size of battle, you will find that certain have a SWC cost.

Otherwise spend points on what you want.

As you said, some scenerios require certain skills or units like Hackers. I've found the game to work best when you play for the mission but you can still win by taking down 60% of opponents force.

My Example Aleph 200pts
GROUP 1 (Regular: 5/Irregular: 0):

MARUT Lieutenant (Strategos L3) MULTI HMG, Heavy Flamethrower, Nanopulser / AP CCW. (3 | 122)
DAKINI Tacbot Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (13)
DAKINI Tacbot Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (13)
SOPHOTECT Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (31)
YUDBOT Electric Pulse. (3)
DAKINI Tacbot Combi Rifle + Light Grenade Launcher / Electric Pulse. (1 | 18)

4 SWC | 200 Points

Marut is the Lieutenant
with Sophotect Medic\Engineer with Yudbot to run around for her
with 3 Dakini grunts

Bit of a brute force team with the Marut taking point - but hopefully this helps.
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Actually played a game that lasted 1 turn and I didn't move a single model and lost!!!
Whereas another game lasted 2 hours where no one got killed and I won due to my Hacker downloading the information first.
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Re: Infinity

Postby BANE » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:47 pm

so you can basically take any single model from the range of the faction you want to field? I was looking at Aleph too, wanted to take Achilles with some close range weapons and a couple of snipers and machine guns plus a hacker if the points stretch far enough, this is purely from a rule of cool on the models front tho.
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Re: Infinity

Postby DaBoss » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:18 pm

Agreed I liked the look of Aleph before I even read the rules, also got Yu Jing as I thought the idea of them was cool.

Note, some models belong to Sectorial Forces and have additional restrictions on inclusion on a list, which I had to be careful with buying Yu Jing. Also Paridiso Campaign has added some more restricted models.
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Re: Infinity

Postby berger15 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:50 am

I was looking at this as an alternative skirmish while waiting for Deadzone, but didn't think anyone I knew played it. I may have to look at the PanO a bit more closesly now Phil . . . :)

And great link for the "amended" rulebook, LH!
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Re: Infinity

Postby cgra1 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:00 pm

Id playtest this with you Bane. I got as far as reading the official rulebook but as you know nothing sinks in without playing the game a few times first.
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Re: Infinity

Postby cgra1 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:39 pm

Has anyone played Mercs? It looks like an infinity type game.
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Re: Infinity

Postby berger15 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:47 pm

Mercs looks interesting. No rulers, the character card is used for that, a snap-to-cover feature, only around 5 models per side (so a real skirmish). I think it looks pretty good. I think the army boxes are about £40 and include the quick-start rules too. Would probably try it, but I don't think many peeps at my club would play it more than once, as it's "not like 40K". There will always be a few looking to try new systems, but probably not enough to sustain it.
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