I have started trying to play a new game (Infinity). There are exactly 2 other players locally, but we are attacting more players.
So the basics. Infinity is a squad based tabletop combat game set in the dystopian future (blade runner, cyberpunk). This is what first got me aside from the models looking fantastic.
I have played other skirmish games (Malifaux and Warmachine) but I find I do not care for the steampunk stuff, the Victorian era holds little interest for me.
So where was I, oh yea, Infinity, the rules are super solid, and available for free on the website www.infinitythegame.com They also provide several other downloads and printouts to help you get going, free of charge.
My 2 gaming friends are playing Yu Jing and Ariadna, I am playing Aleph (more human than human). Super fun game, with lots you can do, and react to what the other player does.
Sorry I have not been on in forever, super busy playing games!!!!
So I have had a few 6th edition games under my belt, and I have to say I am really liking things so far, a lot of new fun things to play around with. The change to fleet hurt me a little bit, but overall the game is so much better, its like a new life has been breathed into it. With mysterious objectives and terrain, the game is getting more interesting, and so far my games have been pretty cinematic.
My first game was myself on a team with my tyranid playing friend, and we were going against 3 non tyranids. It was so cinematic, and the 5 of us just had a blast, it was so much fun to just watch the hive fleet nom face, mwahahahhaha.
Short post, but hey, I just wanted to liven things up.
So my airbrush is here and as soon as I get the converter so I can plug my compressor in I am going to be painting me some models, this is going to be awesome.
So my brother got a whole bunch of miniatures with the christmas money my parents gave him, and get them all assembled to his great joy. He picked eldar as his army, and is painting them in a My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic theme, basing specific model types after the characters in the show. Its an awesome unique idea, and I cannot wait to see how people react to seeing this. That is not why I am writing though.
We played a small game on our kitchen floor, using cans and egg cartons, as well as my primer cans, as terrain as we do not have terrain and a board just yet (That is to come hopefully soon). The game was very interesting as I taught him the basics of the game, though it started out with my Hive Fleet (now named Hive Fleet Chrysallis at my brother’s suggestion) destroying his Craftworld Equestria. There was an odd turn of events though, as his guardians on his right flank turned the combat around, taking out the threats on that side as my Hive Fleet on the other flank was doing significant damage to him. Once his right flank was free though he swooped around and the game ended with him tabling me. He did very well, the game played out very interestingly, and needless to say I have my brother hooked on the game.
The best part of this all, it means I have someone in my apartment to play with even when I cannot go to the game shops to do tourneys. This rocks.