Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Review: Warsenal's Camo Markers for Infinity

I have been looking at Warsenal for a few months.  I am slowly building my terrain for Infinity and they have some awesome products.  I am playing a lot more Infinity and decided to purchase their camo markers for my Yu Jing army. 

I will start with my interaction with the company.  I asked them some questions about their buildings.  Mainly how long do they remain "out of stock"  I will say that these guys are pretty friendly and were quick to answer my question about supply.  They also emailed me to let me know that they got a shipment.  I have yet to pull the trigger on the terrain.  Mainly waiting till the end of the year.

Like I said though I decided I could really use the camo markers.  I have been doing some demo games and Chuck's Comics and talking with some of the guys at Beltway Gamers about their products.  I think the camo markers really popped on the page. I purchased the Optical Camo markers.

Price was pretty good.  $7 for 5 markers and just over $2 for shipping.  Shipped on Friday and delivered today.  The markers arrive in a plastic bag.   The bases have a film over them that must be removed and is held on with the gravity of a dying star.  When you pry it off, there is no left over residue.  You are just left with a nice base.

Beneath that 3 is a nice laser etching

The markers are very nicely cut and look pretty cool on the board.  Todd (Sincain40k) even remarked how cool they looked in the photos while he came to the realization that he is a bigger geek than he thought. 

At the bottom of the post are some additional photos.  I have to say that they look really cool.  I will be buying a few of the other camo markers when I buy some of the buildings and add-ons.  I have to say these are a must.  They just look too awesome not to use.  I will be taking some more pics Wednesday when I get some games in.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Infinity: Into a Busy Week

I have been very busy and have had a reduced amount of hobby time as of late.  I was particularly bummed out that I haven't spent more time at the table.  I have had a few starts but nothing lengthy.

I managed to get one of the modes on the Su Jian pretty far along and the pants on most of my Celestial Guards.  I am pleased with the color but not the techniques.  I think I need to thin my paints a bit more.  I spent last evening painting.  I have some time set aside to paint tonight and will do just that.  This weekend will probably be a wash since the PS4 will be out and I will be spending my time killing stuff.
Not the optimum setup with all the fire lanes

While I was bummed about painting, I have had time for the hobby.  I played a demo game at Chuck's against Dave to run him through a game of Infinity.  I also ran two of the other guys through a game.  It was a fun time by all and I at least know that Dave is prepping for a rematch.

I plan on running demo games at Chuck's pretty regularly.  They want to start building up a group playing.  I will have to bring a lot of extra terrain.  In fact, I plan on bringing up the table I am building using the Secret Weapon Miniatures tablescapes.   Plus, painting up an extra starter to give the players a chance to use painted models on the table will make it even better.

I did pick up and assemble two of the Micro Arts Studio buildings, the garage and the L-apartment.  They look cool.  Assembly was OK.  I learned a lot from these two.  I need a lot more but really can't wait to see these painted. 

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Weekend Round Up: Titan Games and Hobbies, Yu Jing and Infinity Beginner Tournament

This weekend was a beginner Infinity tournament at Titan Games.  It was a small affair.  7 players but one dropped and ran the tournament.  I want to first say that the store was nice.  It wasn't as big as Dropzone but felt about the "right" size.  I was reluctant to go to this store because I always think of it's location as being "too far".  It is 2/10ths of a mile further than Dropzone from me.

Chris was the guy who dropped and ran the tournament.  He came up with some cool scenarios and made the event pretty fun.  Wilson from Beltway Gamers came as well and won the honor of pummeling the n00bs.  He had 6 games or so prior experience.  I went 2-1.

I will explain the games but I don't know much more than the army names for my opponents and I didn't take any pictures because only two people had painted armies and the scenery on all but one table was good looking for Infinity.  This is not a knock on the store.  They actually just setup a table of TME Scenery but it was unpainted and looked like a white hell.  They had one setup table that looked great but I didn't get pics of it

Friday, November 01, 2013

Updates: Neverborn Nearing Completion, Farsight and Infinity on the bench.

While I hoped to get some more painting done lst weekend, it did not come to pass.  I got a game in with Todd (SincaiN40k) on Friday to try some new things out.  That didn't go very well but was a blast.  Added some marines to my standard list.  I think the list works but I had some bad dice rolls and had some other issues with forgetting some rules.

I have almost all of the Neverborn done and based.  Just need to finish Pandora and then clear coat them so I can add the blood and slime.  I was hoping to be done last weekend but looks like it will have to be this weekend.  I may try to get a game in this Saturday as well.

I got a shipment of more Infinity models.  I started assembling them and plan on playing in a small "beginners" tournament.  Should be fun and will be my second time playing.  Only 150 points but you can't complain.

I also have my Farsight "Count As" set to be primed with 3 more Crisis suits.  They should be enough to work on both my Farsight Bomb and Enclave list. 

Below are some of the pics of what I have been working on.  I plan on another post by the end of the weekend to show the completed Neverborn.