Sunday, August 18, 2013
GW Scouts for Infinity Proxies
...Yes Knight-Hospitallers for Infinity, by Corvus Belli. The guys below are in Teutonic Knight livery but the game also has Knight Hospitallers and they are my favourite knightly order. The six guys you see in the pic is enough to play a game at their suggested starting points level of 150 points, which means I will have plenty of spares. The game has light (I will use Scouts for these), medium (normal power armour) and heavy (Terminators) infantry. So GW models make ideal proxies and I have plenty in a box labelled 'junk', after already giving my son heaps more. Next I need to make up the OPFOR.
I want to play this game, it has so much crazy random sci-fi stuff in it that it can't help but be fun. You can even have stealth guys under a 'blip' marker moving around the battlefield and the lists are 'blind' so you never know if that marker has one or two or three guys under it. Or you can have hackers paralyzing enemy heavy infantry or disrupting aerial drops. Units can be cloaked to lay mines. If you want to pay the points you can have a cloaked sniper, who will dominate if he ever gets a fire-lane or, like in the pic above, in the futuristic battlefield swords are totally back in fashion. It demands heaps of terrain though so I am pondering how to manage that. Good thing the rules are free.