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Ostrowski20 Jul 2021 11:05 a.m. PST

For something different, I thought that I would try a system that I have seen in the past that looks visually, very interesting – "Infinity". These are some thoughts on these products:-

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Lots more images at Nottingham Wargames Club Website/Blog:
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Bob Hume20 Jul 2021 11:56 a.m. PST

I got a few of the figs for my all female Stargrave crew. Excellent miniatures. Expensive, but excellent. Paint up nice. As far as the bases, I superglued washers on the bottom. I do that on all of my minis. Gives em some bottom weight and they stick to the magnet strips that I put on the bottom of the box's I carry minis in.

Thresher0120 Jul 2021 2:40 p.m. PST

I agree, they are very expensive figs, but very nice looking.

I have not bought any yet, and don't know if I will.

For Sci-Fi gaming, I will attempt to find nice looking, lower cost proxies, where possible.

I don't know anything about their rules, but they do seem to have a decent following, I suspect mainly due to their great looking figures.

Those buildings and terrain mats do look very nice.

Any chance of stream-lining the rules for game play, in order to make them faster, or more gamer friendly?

Any other figs you can recommend for this type of gaming?

Covert Walrus20 Jul 2021 7:49 p.m. PST

I have thought the Infinity rules are very straightforward and rather nice even though very model-specific. And have to agree, the minis made for the rules are excellent, if sometimes a little elaborate.

Still, horses for courses.

Ostrowski20 Jul 2021 10:31 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tips!

Thresher – Yes, I've been tinkering with stream-lining the rules to come up with a much simpler version. As for other ranges, The Games Workshop Necromunda line are really good and as Brain Damaged states above, the Stargrave boxes are also a good alternative.

Striker21 Jul 2021 12:47 a.m. PST

I've played a few games of Infinity and I like how it works and the level of detail but I'm more interested in bigger games. The stock scenarios are good for learning and I like the figures a lot, but ya pricey.

Thresher0121 Jul 2021 5:15 p.m. PST

There's apparently another new, similar offering, called Lunar, for battles with astronauts on the moon.

5 figs per side, rules, terrain mat, etc..

Looks to be released in a month or so, but the figs are $6.00 USD a pop now, with the "discounted" pre-order price, and are 32mm in scale, resin minis.

Too rich for me, sadly, but some astronauts in this scale would be nice to see.

I think I'll just have to stick to 15mm GZG figs for Moongrunt.

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