"Er... October releases? That was two weeks ago, dude!" Yes, yes... I went to Japan for a bit and it took a while for me to get back up to speed. I was thinking better late than never, so here we are with the October releases for Infinity.
Oh, if you actually come visit my little corner of the interwebs you might have noticed things are looking a little different around here. I thought it was time to do a bit of a clean up, as I tend to do every other year or so. Going to try a light background this time around which feels fresher, but at the same it's quite far from the darkness of space that I've always had in mind for this blog. Also, I'm still hammering things out so expect details to keep changing for a while.
Anyway... Infinity! October saw the release of the Dire Foes boxed sets. Each containing alternative Spec-Ops models for two different factions plus a civilian for use in scenarios. This time around the special operatives are named characters and come with their own little backstory which is kind of cool. In the box we also get a scenario featuring the operatives in question as well as their respective stat lines. Overall I think it's a cool little iniatitive, and I might pick up one or two of the boxes, but it's certainly not anything critical to the game.
Project: Toth suggested a big shit-eating grin and yes, that would have gone a long way! :)
Vortex Spec-Ops and in fact looks kick-ass with the sword and that dragon perched on her shoulder (say... who does that remind me of?). Thrasymedes is also a clear improvement of the regular Chandra Spec-Ops who felt a bid bland. This guy looks the business and the pose has the feeling of the opening stance in a duel. Very cool! Finally we have the civvie and her I quite like! She looks like a flight attendant or something and I think she is the only one of the civilians who really look the part. The other two could easily be mistaken for some kind of light infantry.
Finally we get to the only non-boxed release this month, the Tohaa Gao-Tarsos Unit with an HMG. To make up for the smaller package this Gao-Tarsos consists of pure awesomeness! You might remember me going on about the first Gao-Tarsos when it was first released back in January, but this guy has him beat. The armour, the pose, the Gundam-esque flight pack. I love it all! If I didn't already have other plans for a second faction I would get a bunch of these guys together. In game (yay, we have stats!) he's a solid AD trooper that, thanks to the symbiont armour, almost works like heavy infantry. Dropping two Gao-Tarsos behind enemy lines could cause a lot of havoc!
A little late, but there we are. My favourite single model in this release is the Gao-Tarsos, followed by the Anaconda and the Nomad and ALEPH spec-ops. Although I'm eager to see this months releases that won't be full of Dire Foes, I'm still glad we got them. Especially as Thrasymedes have given me an idea of how to paint my Steel Phalanx, if I decide to go down that road. Which is looking more and more likely... hehe!
Until next time!