Saturday, April 6, 2013

Infinity: Nomads

Infinity is a game I've long wanted to get into, but just never found the time or motivation. I played several demonstration games over a year ago, liked it, but it has taken me this long to decide to make the jump.  In fact, I bought an Aleph starter box years ago when I thought my game group at the time was getting into it. We never did and I never sold the box. I've finally assembled it just recently.

I like all the models for Infinity, and, while I liked Aleph, the Nomads caught my eye as well. I decided to get their starter box as well, and jump in with two forces.  Here's a small starter force of the Nomad's Bakunin Jurisdictional Command.

Rather than copy the color scheme on the box, I came up with my own. The game as a very "anime" look to it, and I wanted to preserve that in the model colors. I used lots of clean, flat colors. Each model has about eight different colors on it, not including metals. So it's a colorful force!

I had photographed individual close-ups of these models, but discovered they were out of focus. I really need to learn how to use my camera. It looked focused when I shot the pictures and on the small preview screen. Yet when I loaded them up, they were fuzzy.  Oh well, you get the idea here.

The models are very delicate, but I was surprised at how easy they went together. This was true for my other models as well, though they do have lots of silly little bits to glue on. I just skipped those.

I was excited to get these to the table last night. I played two games, won one and lost one. We were really just walking through the rules. It's definitely a fun game and I'll be playing it more, especially as I acquire more models!

4 comments:

Da Green Skins said...

Those look great Jerry we will have to put Infinity on our list of games to play.

Jerry said...

Sure thing, Mike! Though I'd need a lot more terrain than I currently have. The game requires pretty crowded boards.

Mike G. said...

The models look even better in person. Infinity is such a great game even though it is not very easy to learn. I am not sure why there is not a good ARO tutorial on the internet. You can ask 10 players how it works and I bet that you will get 10 answers.

Anyhow, we can all always play infinity at my place.

Jerry said...

Thanks Mike. ARO is really confusing, but the game is really worth taking the time to learn.