Saturday, April 20, 2024

Frontline Operations Intel Report – 1

Hi, I am Jhokalups and I have recently started my journey into Infinity the game. I have been aware of Infinity for around 5 years at the time of this writing. About when N3 was first coming out. At first I was not interested in the game, the aesthetics didn’t appeal to me and I had just started on playing Guildball. One of the mistakes I made was trying to read the rule book from cover to cover, and trying to understand every rule before getting in; something the book itself advises against…


I remained connected to the game. I had good friends who played it, and was able to watch quite a few games when the Infinity and Guildball nights were the same at our friendly local game store. Due to other stores closing and an increase in the popularity of the Magic format played that night, the Infinity group decided to play a different day.


I continued to stay connected, they were still my good friends playing, and after playing through some of the Operation Icestorm Missions and watching a few games I was at least interested. I seriously started thinking about actually playing Infinity after a series of game nights where I didn’t have an opponent (scheduling conflicts, work conflicts, family conflicts, too many Magic Players taking ALL the tables in the store). The Guildball group decided it was time to follow the Infinity players to their game day. I personally figured, if I was there and Guildball wasn’t available, then I could play Infinity or something else, and at least get some table time in.


When I first started looking at the game, I liked Tohaa, they were alien, had some cool profiles, triades, and a fancy new box. Then I started looking at the models, and the faces turned me off of them. Then I looked at the Combined Army. I liked their tags, the Umbral troops and all the remotes. (Unidrones get plasma!) I never bought into CA, even when I saw the Xenodrone TAGs, which were pretty cool. So infinity faded into the background again.


When I first played through Icestorm it got me thinking about just borrowing the Nomad half of the box, since the person who bought it primarily played Pano. I then started looking at nomads with what was in the Icestorm box. One of my favorite looking models in the box was the Mobile Brigada, when I asked about it. I was told it had been traded away, and that it was not really the best heavy infantry in Nomads. He recommended that I check out the Riot GRRLS. They seemed to have a neat profile, but I didn’t much see the appeal. (This was before I knew about the Human Sphere infinity overlay, so I didn’t know what they looked like.) One day when I was. looking through the infinity shelf at some fancy models and thinking about the game I saw the Bakunin starter and the Riot GRRLS boxed set. And I got intrigued, the Bakunin starter had some very interesting looking models, including the Riot GRRL, which looked like something straight out of Fallout or Tank Girl. I started looking at the profiles of the models in the starter and was pretty interested.


When the Guildball group made the decision to transfer game nights, I took the opportunity to pick up the Bakunin starter box. And have really started to dive into the game. After assembling all the models, picking up some loaner models, and a lot of discussion I settled on what I would try out for my first Recon+ game.


 10 Recon+ v2


7  1  1
 MODERATOR Lieutenant Combi Rifle / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
 MODERATOR Combi Rifle / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
 RIOT GRRL Boarding Shotgun, Stun Grenades / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27)
 REVEREND HEALER Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser / Pistol, EXP CCW. (0 | 32)
 REVEREND MOIRA Combi Rifle + E/Mitter / Pistol, Shock CCW. (0 | 28)
 ZERO Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 21)
 ZERO Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 18)
 MORLOCK Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, E/M CCW. (0 | 6)
0 SWC | 150 Points

Open in Infinity Army

I like this list for 7 regular orders,  two camo markers and a few tools. I am looking forward to trying this out this week.

(Originally written 2018.9.12)