It's been a pretty busy January in terms of gaming, I've played four separate miniature games, two of which I hadn't played before. I played a game of Cold War Commander last week but unfortunately forgot my camera and I always disliked AAR's without pictures, so I didn't post about the game. This week I tried my first game of Infinity. It's a game that our club all jumped into a year ago but never really played.
In this game there was a combined Haqqislam and Yu Jing force attacking a fortified stronghold held by the Combined Army. To keep a long story short we were caught out in the open and were devastated by the sniper fire from the tower and hidden positions in the bunkers. In hindsite we should've had an advantage in points when assaulting a strongly defended position, but this was our first game so we didn't really bother about the scenario game and wanted to focus on getting the mechanics right.
As far as my impressions of the game, I think it has a lot of cool factor to it. There lots of different toys and tricks to play with and you have to be very judicious in the use of your forces. While I like the premise of the game and how quickly it flows, and I absolutely love the miniatures and the fluff, I think the rules could be a little more streamlined in terms the number of weapons and abilities available. I can see that this game will take a little while to get the hang of, as opposed to Lasalle which I pretty much got on the first try. Having said that, I think skirmish games work well in the sci-fi setting because you can have all kinds of neat weapons and toys that give it a lot of flavour.
|Picture showing the heavily protected position of the Combined Army|
|Hassassin and Yu Jing forces take cover ready to assault|
|Snipers in the towers rain down some damage on the attackers|
|The Yu Jing remote is taken out early due to sniper fire|
|The Hassassin Ragik tries to land on the tower but misses and lands in open ground under fire.|
|On the other flank 'Hassan' the Haqqislam infantry support hears some rumbling on the buses behind him|
|Too late for Hassan, as he is hacked to pieces|
|To add insult to injury the infiltrator impersonates Hassan|
|Meanwhile the Yu Jing Lieutenant makes a bold and aggressive move on the bunker, and is shot down|
|Hassan's brother, Ali, sees fire from another bunker and puts his Panzerfaust to work|
|And blows it up! He has yet to learn of the fate of his brother|