Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Infinity N00B: GnS Tournament 7/25

Last event before GenCon.  Unfortunately, it looked like a for people canceled the last second.  We were down to 5.  Missions were Beacon Land, Cold Sleep and Coffin Raiders.

Mission 1: Bye
I was actually slated to play Stephen but I didn't want to give the new guy a bye.  I hate them but spent the time talking to Dennis about bad music.

Mission 2: Cold Sleep vs. Corregidor (Ryan) Win 10-0

Ryan out gunned me but he didn't expect to have The Anathematics pop out in turn 2 to kill his remote or my Ikadon to dodge up field and flame his link team.  We both messed up some rules something fierce.  There was some confusion on if hidden deployed counts against your retreat total.  TO said, "No" (page 144 from BRB).  Not that it mattered.  I had enough command tokens to actually have the same amount of orders.  Despite Ryan killing all but three troops (The Anathematics, Skiavoros and a Kurgat) I completed all objectives.  Ryan gave me "Secure HVT" by not contesting it with one of his orders.  He was playing for the free entry into next month's event.

Mission 3: Coffin Raiders vs NeoTerra (Steven) Loss 3-4

I went in with 13 points due to the bye.  I played Steven who had first.  Second event that I played a Steven for first.  Last time it was Didion and he crushed me on turn one to win 1st.  S

Round 1 I lose my Q Drone, Maakep, Skiavoros and Spec-ops due to poor placement against his link.  The Q and Maakep, I kept for reserves and still messed up deployment.   He had me on the ropes and I went first.  I managed to get two coffins.

His turn and his link went unmolested.  He had some sucky rolls and I managed to get a Unidron to turn to face,  He moved closer and didn't think about them having Plasma Carbines.  Took two out with the blast.  Then he moved close and took another to break the team.  I actually managed to take out 4 before losing that force.  He took one of my boxes.  I was in retreat,

Once again I did the Ikadon rush.  Flamed most of his force in the center room.  He dropped my box but I was out of orders.

Unfortunately, Steven suffered the worse in the end.  Andrew was playing a new player and scored 9 points to tie Steven which resulted in Victory points.  His match against me was brutal and caused him to drop to second.

Tomorrow I head off to the Geek Mecca.  More from their.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Road to NOVA: Don't Call it a Comeback!

Man have I been busy.  Between work and getting prepared for NOVA I haven't had much time for anything.  I haven't played Infinity for almost a month.  Last week was the first time in a long while.  I played a game against a newer player.  He played Hassassins and we played Beaconland.  His list wasn't optimized for it since he didn't play the mission before.  It was basically a one sided match. I lost my Skiavoros and Fraacta but both were basically give aways.  I controlled more consoles.  I had more beacons in the exclusion zone and my opponents DZ.  I also reconfigured more of my opponent's beacons.  It was a tough game for him.  His issue is he started with 8 orders due to his 5 man Asawira link team that he used as a defensive link. I have an event this weekend.  It should be fun.

Most of my time has been spent working on the table for NOVA and designs moving forward.  I have been doing so much work on these I haven't touched a paint brush or any of my other WIPs.  The good news is the cutting is mostly done.  A few objective markers need to be done but that is about it.
Here are some of the images I have handy.  With the way things are going, the table will be done before the Infinity event at GnS or possibly Titan.