To Infinity, And Beyond part 2………………………………..

Posted: February 19, 2015 in Infinity
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So Infinity: Operation Icestorm turned up the other week from the trade that I did for some Space marines. Now I chucked in a few extra Marine bits in with the deal and the person I dealt with did the same. So I ended up with the Operation Icestorm set, the Caledonian Highlander set, and the limited corporate security unit model! Out of everything only the highlanders have been assembled, and the CSU model has been primed white. Everything else is still bagged up in their boxes.

Now the first thing I have to point out is, you DO NOT get a full rulebook! It only contains a small portion of the rules (for the models in the set) you will need to either download (for free) or purchase the full rulebook to gain all the rules.

The second thing I have to point out is, On the back of the box it states that you get a “full colour 64 page Infinity Operation Icestorm A4 tutorial rulebook” however the rulebook is half English and half Spanish so the rule book is only 32 pages.

Inside the box you will find two card boxes one with the Panoceania models inside and the Nomads in the other. Each model is bagged separately.

Their is also a plastic wrap bundle which contains the gaming mat (23″x 33″), buildings and counters, mine was open so the rule book may have been inside. The gaming mat and buildings can be purchased separately (as the Moto.tronica scenery pack) The gaming mat can also be purchased as a “rubber” version similar to the one in Deadzone.

You also get 6 dice.

Now one thing to bear in mind to all the 40K players (like me) that want to try Infinity. Is that Infinity is a skirmish game with between 5 and 20 models, similar to Necromunda/Mordheim. you do not need loads of models to begin with. The best way to describe Infinity, is as a small special forces raid type game. Using specialist troops to attack some vital location (ammo dump, command centre, etc). And like Necromunda you will need lots and lots of terrain.

Now I have always wanted to find a decent “special forces” type skirmish game, the last one I came across was a game called Sabotage by a company called TFT. It was a nice rule set that was a hybrid wargame and RPG, but TFT vanished and so did the game (and figures). I had high hopes that Deadzone would be my skirmish game replacement, but I found it let me down on all fronts (rules and models).

I am looking forward to getting in some games, and seeing what its like!

 

 

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Comments
  1. Achilles says:

    It’s a great game,
    But it’s ‘affordability’ is offset by the need for a serious table setup. The game breaks with the wrong terrain. You’ve got the Mototronica sets that come in the box, which is an okay start!

    By the by, if you’re ever looking to ditch the Pan O half of that starter, let me know! 🙂

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