Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tactics: Why Play the Elite and Few In Infinity and How


*copied from the other blog I write for*

Infinity is a game about using the best of the best to accomplish some crazy awesome missions, but why is it that you rarely see the best of the best on the table? Why do players not use TAGs? Why do players love spamming cheap crap? What will I have for dinner tomorrow?

These are all questions that haunt me every night before I go to bed, so I decided it was time that the Pride of Rodina investigates these questions and provides the community with some solutions. Get your exosuits and heavy weapons out, it's time to play some elite lists!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Deep Thought: Why I Prefer Sectorials Over Vanilla Forces

It's kind of like the difference between people who like pooping only in private ("shy-poopers") or those who poop anywhere. Sectorials offer a unique and enjoyable experience to Infinity that allows players comfort, coziness, and the ability to enjoy the things they really enjoy. Vanilla is more about having the right tools for the job and the correct arsenal in front of you to dispose of any threats (poops) that bother you.
To me, there are four reasons why I like playing sectorials more than Vanilla armies: cost, cohesion, fluffiness, higher avas. Of course, there are more than just the four reasons, but we'll keep it slim and simple this time around and those four are the primary reasons why I enjoy them as much as I do.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Deep Thought: Why I Love Veteran Kazaks

Sometimes your passion is just too much to keep contained within. Sometimes you just want that special somebody to know how you feel about them. Sometimes you simply wish to shout to the world just how much that one special person means to you. Sometimes, and only sometimes, you can't keep your heart from racing, pounding so loud you can hear it, and then you get sweaty palms, you can't speak, and your whole body is consumed in the emotion of love. Other times you write articles on a blog about how much you like certain troops/fireteams. This is that 'other' time.

Welcome to a new series I'm starting called "Love Letter"! These rather brief and simple articles will be highlighting a particular troop and loadout (sometimes a fireteam configuration) that I love to use in my lists that I don't think people give enough credit to (or that they are, but I still want to write about them anyway). I'll explain in detail what makes them great and why I like using them so much and maybe, if I'm feeling particularly 'chatty' I'll even share a story or two about a time I used them. I hope you enjoy this new series and let's get started with my all-time favorite troop: the Veteran Kazak.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Update: The Official Facebook Fan Page and Other Things

Another quick update today.

After yesterday's post, I got a lot of positive feedback regarding my four questions, so I thought I'd keep everyone in the loop of what's about to go down.

I decided to create the official Pride of Rodina Facebook fan page today! Here's the link. As I described in the page, it's more of a way for fans of the blog to interact with me, the author, more directly and vice versa, while helping keep everyone in the loop without me having to advertise the blog posts in 2 - 3 different places every time. No, it won't substitute the blog, it's merely a tool to help keep everyone up to date and in the loop. This way I can simply advertise my blogs content in one place instead of everywhere all over the internet.

Second, I've started looking into adding ad spaces to the blog today too to help offset the cost of writing for the blog (blogs if you also count Midwest Wargaming) and hopefully allow me to write more often. I promise to only allow ads in a tactful manner and to keep them from being a major part of the blog. If they start encroaching too much or turning tacky, you can count on me to take responsibility and eliminating them...with an autocannon.

Lastly, I just wanted to thank all of my readers, casual-glancers and clickers! You folks rock and definitely have helped expedite my growth! Big thank yous to those of you who've spread word of my blog and articles, but an even bigger thank you to those of you who've supported me through this endeavor. It allows brings me a smile to my face when I see the likes, comments, shares, +1's, and views from each person. Don't worry, you're not just a number over here at the Pride of Rodina, you're also a smile :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Update: After GenCon, Progress with the Blog, and Looking for Reader Input

Not really relevant, but who doesn't like a Kazak sectorial logo with their Pride of Rodina blog post?

GenCon's now over and it's time to get back to cooking!