Friday, April 12, 2013

Mercenaries - Ghordson Driller

The Driller - great jack for only 6 points, and a pretty cool look to him as well. Well, that about does it! That's my 35 point Warmachine Mercenaries army complete... Thanks for following along!

I'm now trying my hand at Infinity, so tuned for that. I also plan on Firestorm Armada and Gorkamorka in the near future (but don't quote me on that!). 

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Pan Oceania - Magister Knights

More space knights! Bringing swords to a gunfight seems like only a marginally better strategy than bringing a knife, but these guys do look quite bad ass. I'm sure the Panzerfaust cannons mounted on their shoulders will come in handy though. Well, at least one of them has a Missile Launcher...

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mercenaries - Gorman Di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist

This guy just looks like a sneaky bastard. Again, the house model from Privateer Press was much darker, using black and grey tones as opposed to my brown and reds, but it was important for me to match him to my army. I was pretty sceptical about how the leather browns would work, but I think it turned out alright.

Wow, only one warjack to go and my 35 point Mercenaries army is finished! Stay tuned.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pan Oceania - Military Orders

I understand that Infinity is a Sci-Fi game, but I couldn't help but be drawn to the Pan Oceania Military Orders Faction.
I find these models to be an awesome blend of fantasy and sci-fi (Space Knights!), and after considering an Aleph Steel Phalanx army, decided to go with my initial attraction.

So here's my painted Military Order Starter Box. I wanted to go for a 'Fantasy Knights' theme, so I opted for lots of metallics for plate armour, and a somewhat darker palette than what is common to Infinity.

So, I've started on my Infinity journey - stay tuned, lots more to come!
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To Infinity... AND BEYOND!

It was only a matter of time before I got into Infinity... it fits my wargaming preferences (skirmish games) and I think the models are absolutely fantastic.
The only reason I hadn’t gotten into Infinity before was that I wouldn’t have anyone to play with. Not that that reason ever really stopped me from buying and painting models before, but I already have MERCS as my sci-fi skirmish game. The difference now is, my FLGS has a small community blossoming for this game – and that was pretty much all the excuse I needed to get into Infinity.

I mentioned in a previous post that my wife had given me some birthday money to spend, with the stipulation that I need to use the cash to start a brand new army. Well, I decided I’d start a Pan Oceania army for Infinity!

So I’ve bought up some boxes and models, already started painting them up (I’ll post photos soon), and I thought that I’d make a few notes on my journey to Infinity... AND BEYOND.


Infinity is a low model count game, with a tournament sized army having 10-15 models required. I think that low model count games, that are still able to give a very tactical gameplay experience, are fantastic, and Infinity is shaping up to be just that.
Low model counts mean less models to buy (a cheaper entry cost into the game) and less models to get table-top ready means that having a fully painted army isn't too far out of reach.

Free Rules, Tutorial Videos, Scenarios, Templates and Tokens

Can a company make entry into their game any easier? Free rules, scenarios, templates and tokens available to download free from the website, is a fantastic move in the right direction. There is also the option for official Templates and Tokens from Micro Arts Studios, as well as Full Colour Rulebooks.
They have also provided tutorial videos on youtube for some of the basic concepts and faction background. +1 Infinity!  Find the free Infinity Downloads here.

Terrain... Lots of terrain

This is probably the biggest barrier of entry into Infinity. I guess the money that you save buying models for your army you can spend on terrain, and there are lots of options for great Infinity terrain pieces, including official terrain pieces from Micro Art Studio. I’ll list a few of my recommendations, though I’m sure there are plenty more.

Oh, there’s also the papercrafting terrain option, and you can’t go past Toposolitario for his free papercraft options!

More Infinity to come... stay tuned!
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Monday, April 8, 2013

Mercenaries - Nyss Hunters

Now I know these guys are a huge deviation from the house models, but I really wanted to make these guys fit in with the rest of my army colours - so instead of going for the Dark Elf look and feel, I opted for the Wood Elf look. I think they turned out OK, and they definitely suit the rest of my Mercenaries army too!

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Mercenaries - Steelhead Halberdiers

I bought two boxes of Steelheads for cheap infantry - cheap infantry that make excellent tarpit units when Primed. They are very well priced, but once given Madhammer's Primed have the potential to wreak havoc on the battlefield.

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