Sunday, December 30, 2018

HVT: Candy Double

I don't know which one I dislike more- painting white or painting yellow!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Wardriver Hacker- Limited Edition

Her nickname is "The Eye of Sauron"
Somewhat unfortunately due to the odd lens effect on her face plate.

Maybe I should just stick to airbrushing tricky effects like that?

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Strategos Series: BATTLE IN THE VINES – MAY 2018- USA Ideas on Maneuver and Attrition

BLUF- Bottom Line Up Front- Came 3rd out of 32 players (?34-36)

Discussion Format

Report- EN list, Deployment, Turn by Turn
Fix- critical failures
Improve- done correctly in places but not well.


COG- centre of gravity
CC- critical capability
CV- critical vulnerability
EN- enemy
FR- friendly
FLET- forward line of EN troops

The reports are based on memory with the help of some photos gleaned from the Infinity Australia Facebook page.  There will be inconsistences (especially with the photos which were taken at different rounds of the tournament when terrain had been adjusted) that I hope I’ve been able to get around with some labeling.  Knowing how unreliable my memory is, I’ve tried to record it all as accurately as possible but don’t be surprised if some the details don’t add up- the report will really only give you a gist of what happened.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Valerya Gromoz

I don't work for ALEPH....
I had a tournament recently where I needed 3 HVTs for Unmasking. 

It was a really good opportunity to branch away from painting my usual drab USA and explore some other colour schemes.... and get through my lead pile!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Strategos Series: CanCon2018- Vignettes USARF

Failures that could have been avoided.

Review using philosophies already described previously.

Enemy vs Mission Concept In List Generation

- novel missions

- failed to appreciate the CONTEXTUAL element in the idea of fighting power
- not just the conceptual- i.e. USARF is good at cheap attrition
- not just the physical element- i.e. this model has this profile and is used in this way (CONTEXT changes it's use and thus its importance).


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Strategos Series: Cancon 2018- Notes

See the Matrix.

"Cave ab homine unius libri" ("Beware the man of one book")

No two conflicts are exactly the same so history alone will never provide an exact answer to current and future problems. At the same time, the lessons and principles from studying the past will give people the tools they need to analyse problems as they move forward.

… The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally a better way to do business…

“No such thing as ‘lessons learned’.  There are lessons.  It’s only LEARNED when you incorporate it into your (revised) doctrine.”

o   Written to solidify thoughts specific to my experience and my observation of the experiences of the other club members who attended
o   May be irrelevant to you
o   You’re probably a better player than me and don’t require this either

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Blackjack T2 Sniper Rifle: Double Edition

Exotic ammo type for the total immune amongst you!
It's been a while!  I've been painting away furiously and getting some games in.  

I can't remember exactly when the thought of running double sniper Blackjacks in a single list would be a good thing (... I think it was for The Grid mission)- but I've had a Blackjack mouldering in a corner for almost a year.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Grunt- Rifle

Never pleased.
It's always very cool to go back to a sculpt that you've painted before and then paint it again and see how much you've improved.

Very rewarding.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Warmill MindLab

Better than alcohol.
Another kit I had lying around my hobby space begging for paint.

With a bit more experience after the last few MDF kits I felt up to the challenge.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Grunt- Rifle

You have how many starter sets?
I have three USA starter sets... and considering Grunts are my staple unit, I better get them painted.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Warmill: Restaurant "MoreBucks" and "Smug Clint's"

I had two of these kits and in my mad streak of terrain building they were the first and last kits that I put together and painted in this session.

Neater and nicer... Smug Clint's
The difference between the two of them in quality of paint work is subtle but apparent!  Who says progress is always slow?

Monday, October 15, 2018

Grunt: Heavy Flamer 2

That look when you fail your inferior infiltration roll
I need to stop proxying the Marauder as an infiltrating Grunt.  

Especially since they are going to have to be my go to Classified guys.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Warsenal Kum Biker Garage

Warsenal Kum Biker Garage.  Kum at me!
So I have a confession to make.   I have boxes of Warsenal terrain sitting in my cupboard.  Shipped across many oceans and costing a pretty penny- they have sat wrapped up and unloved in a cupboard.

That stops now.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Minuteman: Rifle and Two Light Flame Throwers

You again?
Since I had a second starter box- I decided to do that standard Minuteman again.

After all, with a bit of experience- it should be easier right?

Friday, September 21, 2018

Minuteman: Missile Launcher

Not a Javelin.
Apart from the fiddly arm positioning- he went together well.  Probably my favourite model of the bunch.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Minutemen: AP Rifle + Shotgun

She's mad.
I fallen behind in my updates- because I've been painting like mad!

Anyway another Minuteman. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

"This Will Be A Day Long Remembered"- Star Wars Legion: AT-ST

Pew pew pew
I did this model up for a friend's 40th birthday.

I tried out a lot of new techniques and did my best to dress it up as best as I could.  I love the end result.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Minuteman AP HMG

"When someone says they're tired and you're carrying the gun."
I finished a batch of Minutemen quite some time ago.  It was a chore. 

And it also doesn't help they they never see the table in a standard game of Infinity either.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Blackjack AP HMG

Heavy Gear on station.
Love this model.  A fitting replacement for the Gecko that has subbed in for so long.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

USArianda: Rosie Munroe

Wave that rocket launcher around!
I had this figure done for some time but never got around to basing it.

Better late than never....

Monday, July 9, 2018

Maverick- Molotok

Close range... better switch to pistols.
I promise myself I'll never do another bike again. 

I finished this fellow off to go with his matching pair from the box.  Mavericks don't get a lot of play from me though having painted a bunch of bikes now I might make a biker force and see how many survive the headlong rush at the enemy!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Foxtrot- Shotgun

Keep this for close encounters.
I've developed a healthy appreciation for Foxtrots.  Used primarily as the Forward Observer specialist for button pushing- they also double as artillery spotters- which is supremely useful for taking out big targets that I just don't want to face.

They are AVA4 in USAriadna and it was time I pushed this AVA to its limit.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

USAriadna: Maverick Rifle

Back in action!
Real Life can really take over your hobby life!

But rest assured- I have remained faithful to Infinity despite dabbling in a few other systems.

Let's get on with the show shall we?