Space Chimney Sweeps

datetime August 23, 2014 11:00 PM

These last two weeks have seen a frenzy a frenzy of activity here at the Amazingatorium. Four posts in sixteen days?! WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?!

Today I round out this non-stop rollercoaster ride of bloggery with easily the least interesting installment of the series: the dirt-cheap grunt troops who accompany my Noble Space Priests in their duties, accomplishing crucial mission objectives while the larger, more devout officers are running around blatantly ignoring the sixth commandment.

The Other Guys

datetime August 16, 2014 9:00 PM

On the list of reasons that I like Infinity, the second biggest (following respectfully behind SPACE BUILDINGS, which will forever be first in my heart) is the quality of the model range. Corvus Belli’s minis have a level of dynamism and a clarity of design that I just don’t see in most other gaming ranges– every model is doing something, and the models are covered in details that feel planned-out and somewhat plausible.

However, this was not always the case. If you go to any of the faction galleries on the Infinity website and scroll down, there is a sharp distinction that occurs between the top 2/3 of each faction’s models and the bottom 1/3. Namely, that the old models are just awful. The designs are very bland, the poses are bizarre, and the sculpting quality is very low, with very soft, round shapes instead of the sharp detail the range later came to be known for.

Love From Above

datetime August 14, 2014 9:00 PM

Well, crap.

The monkeys who manage Spud’s web server decided to have a highly destructive orgy in the server room this morning, and in the ensuing devastation, Spud’s blog database had to be restored from a backup point eight hours before this post originally went up.

Spud has reconstituted the post from scratch, but his heart really wasn’t in it this time, so apologies in advance if it comes off less “funny and insightful” and more “the desperate weeping of a broken man”.

-Spud

The Infinity group at my store is currently running a mini-campaign that I’m greatly enjoying. Each of the eight participants has created a Spec Ops character for their army, including a bit of backstory to explain where they came from and why they’re awesome. Each week we’re paired against an opponent; the organizer writes some fluff about why we’re fighting, and assigns us an objective-heavy scenario to resolve the conflict. We play it out, and any Spec Ops who survive accrue experience to pick up new abilities and gear. After the game, both players write up a short fluff piece about the battle from their Spec Ops’ point of view; some players write a play-by-play of the coolest parts of the battle, while I’ve focused more on the grisly aftermaths of my relentless series of crushing defeats.

It’s been a hoot. :)