Wednesday, July 20, 2016

USARF Tactica part 2: Heavy Dose of Freedom with a Slight Hint of Irregular

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Heavy Infantry


Minutemen



These are your bread and butter heavy infantry. If you need to get a job done, you'll want to call in the Minuteman. They lack courage, but they have a high BS and PH of 13, so they make great shots and are superb at dodging (especially when they have kinematika), but the lack of Courage can see these troops easily dislodged, especially with a WIP of 12. If the need arises, they can also do some pretty subpar close combat with their CC 17 close combat weapons (especially with a full fireteam). Very niche, but it might come in handy as a counter-charge option in an attempt to save a more valuable troop.

If you're looking for some cheap bruisers to reliably push the front lines from range or torch enemies with their twin flamethrowers, these are definitely the troops for you. They also pack some heavier weapons that are unavailable to the rest of your troops, making them incredible nice for packing even more heat into your lists.

Something else to note is that you can form a core fireteam of Minutemen to really cause your opponents a whole lot of grief. A Minutemen core fireteam can pack a punch equivalent to a fireteam in a much higher point bracket. I'd suggest taking 2x FOs, 1x Marksmanship, 1x AP HMG, 1x Shotgunner or Missile launcher, depending on what range bands you're hoping to engage. Along with any range capabilities that fireteam would have, it also has a literal torrent of flame coming out it in ARO (8/6 if you take a ML or shotgunner), talk about a BBQ!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Deep Thought: The Lessons I've Learned After Three Years



It's officially been three years since I started Infinity and I want go into full details about how our love affair started, how we met, or regale you with the story of when I first fell in love with it, but I will tell you it's been a wonderful thing we have together! No relationship is perfect though, you have to grow, learn, and evolve as time shapes the two of you.

Anyway, enough with the weird and awkward metaphors and humanizing, here's what I've learned after playing Infinity for three years:

Lessons I've Learned

These are things I've learned throughout my years of playing Infinity, from my rookie mistakes to more advanced tactics: