The game really got me back in 2006. Unfortunately for me - once the 1st rulebook got out it just became a bit too complicated for me. But since I always loved the minis I stayed in touch and bought some minis here and there.
I just started some Haqqislan Ghulams.
I liked the mini before, but after painting it, I am simply blown away by the quality of the sculpt. The minis are still a big pain deep down below to assemble. But once done, you are rewarded! As always with Infinity I muted the colours a bit.
Next Ghulam, the female fighter.
I also took the opportunity to rephotograph my 2006/2007 Yu Jing force. So here you go, old school Yu Jing.
My 2006 writeup:
Infinity is a new SF game from Corvus Belli. So far they brought out 3 different factions and quick start rules that you can download for free.
PanOceana - is the No1 great power of the Human Sphere. It owns the greatest number of planets, has the richest economy and possess the most advanced technology. Pragmatic and generous, PanOceania is a melting-pot of cultures, heir to the best democratic and well fare traditions of the west. Proud of itself and somewhat domineering it can claim to have the most technologically sophisticated society and army in the Sphere and likes to brad about it.
Yu Jing - The other great power, the eternal rival always conspiring and intriguing to bring down its adversary is Yu Jing (read Yu Ching), the Asiatic giant. The entire Far East is united beneath the banner of what was once China but which has now formed a single, though varies, oriental culture. Product of great industrial and technological development and a forceful, thriving economy, Yu Jing is determined to achieve the dominant position which it aspires to.
Ariadna - is made up of the decedents of the first human colonising ship that disappeared into a worm-hole and was given up for lost. Isolated on a remote and hostile planet, the Ariadnes -Cossacks, Americans, Scots and Frenchmen - have evolved into a hard and technologically less advanced race, which has just made contact with the human sphere and is trying to carve out a niche for itself without falling under the control of the other powers.
I played with the quick start rules at a local game store and I was hooked. Nice new system, the game seems to have a lot of potential. Hopefully the full rules will be out soon. The minis that you see on their website are very good painted, but the colours are a bit too bright for my taste. I presume that they want to emphasise the Manga look of the minis.
For my minis I chose darker more “realistic” colours. I have started with the Asian Yu Jing faction, you can see normal line troopers above (Zhanshi). The minis below are a Ninja and an Invincible Power Armour trooper.
The biggest meanest mini so far for Infinity. I just love the design.
OK, the gun is way to big, but all he rest is just fine.
Why the Tau sensor array on the back? I just could not glue the original 3 fins to the mini. They always broke of...
The 2 nice HMG Tiger Soldiers. Since the Tiger soldiers have some stealth I decided to paint the shoulder parts like the Ninja.
The rest is painted in the same colours as the Zhanshis.
On the Infinity forum is a Ninja Hacker mentioned. Since I still have some Urban War minis around, I decided to try a little conversions on my own.