MayaCast Episode 208: The Second Third Offensive Show (Mor-Orders? Mil-Rats?)

In Episode 208 of MayaCast, Tom and Kip discuss the Army updates to the Morat Aggression Force and Military Orders sectorials coming out of Third Offensive for Infinity the Game, and also talk about the January releases list.

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MayaCast Episode 208

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Events

Since We’ve No Place To Go, ARO ARO ARO 4 (Roselle, IL)
Aristeia! Tournament (Glendale, AZ)
Just the Tip January ITS (Lawrence, KS)
The Old Dominion Disagreement (Ashburn, VA)
Colder Than Carbonite (Edmonton, AB)

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Dexter Esmaya
Mark Wilson
Michael L Bohr
WILLIAM S EVANS
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G Patterson
Lewis Frasch
Mr G R Fawcett
JR Gonzalez
Juri
Medium Infantry
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Matthew Hauser
David Seley
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Uriah Mach
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Richard Schwan
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Justin Norman
Thomas Brandt
Joachim Forsberg
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Michael Moran
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Hugo Severin
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Robert Landon
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Robert Schmitz
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matt
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Cam Ax
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Emil Scott
Fenge Joergensen
Killian Mc Keever
Nat Lanza
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Brian Aherne
Reece Gordon
gaspard levavasseur
Joel Craig
Jamie Armstrong
Andreas Ringqvist
William Burch
Rolf Kunisch
Nathan Carraway
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James Keller
Phil Thiselton
TheClaw
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Joshua Hatch
Matthew Prather
Clayton Beese
Dan Warner
David
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Frederick-James
Michael Gerard
Spenser Clark
Grant Fetter
Mark Skinner
Stephen Leach
Alex Donald
Arian Drake-Raue
Tony Culliford
Olaf Anderson
Francisco Rivas
Alex Hunter
Stephen McGee
Kristian Schmidt
Richard Martin
Darius Wingate-Pearse
Dave Sims
Dawfydd Kelly
Alexander Haynes
Jordan Mechanic
Simon wellsted
Liam S Allman
Michael Gatzke
Zenon Berg
Tomáš Gregovský
Carl Cedergren
Operation: Battle Ready
Charles Badger
Leif Hendricksen
Dave Holliday
Chris Johnson
Sam Benson
Shay Wallace
JSKrush
Samuel Wright
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Sarah A Thompson
James Negus
Anthony Careatti
Daniel Joelsson
Patrick Chambers
M Kevin Chau
David Jarrett
Brendan O’Connor
Luke Taylor
Tim Edwards
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MayaCast Episode 205: Boo Releases

In Episode 205 of MayaCast, Tom and Kip talk about all the spooky new October Releases for Infinity the Game!

Check out Infinity The Game at infinitythegame.com

Thank you to all of our generous Patrons helping us out and supporting the show at Patreon.

MayaCast Episode 205

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Events

UTARO 2nd Annual Charity Tournament (Murray, UT)
Since We’ve No Place To Go, ARO ARO ARO 4 (Roselle, IL)
The Old Dominion Disagreement (Ashburn, VA)
Colder Than Carbonite (Edmonton, AB)

Links

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PATRONS

Heavy Infantry
Guillermo Hernandez
James
Craig Ivey
Rob Bent
Brian Schmidt
Justin Ragan
Tony Fern
Dexter Esmaya
Mark Wilson
Michael L Bohr
WILLIAM S EVANS
Rasmus MacDowall
G Patterson
Lewis Frasch
Mr G R Fawcett
JR Gonzalez
Juri
Medium Infantry
Tor Swanson
Reid Bambridge
Todd Walker
Kevin Henley
Donovan Williams
Brian Alter
Bermen Wong
Mike Wenski
Derrick Cochran
Ian Campbell
Matthew Hauser
David Seley
Neill McManus
Uriah Mach
MICHAEL R SIBILIA
Denis Sater
Chris Sprules
Bruno de Kort
Eero Bodien
J Razbeau
Dmitry Bogdanov
Andrew Boucher
Ian Lathem
Kristoffer Oestvang
Richard Schwan
Brandon Hall
Justin Norman
Thomas Brandt
Joachim Forsberg
Matt Baker
Michael Moran
Shane Leonard
Donnie Walker
Hugo Severin
Aaron Fortner
Preston Buck
Robert Landon
Andreas Eklind
Robert Schmitz
Bryant Vichainarong
matt
Dave Thompson
E. Stratten
Preston Jacka
Duncan Coltharp
Cam Ax
Cody Konodi
Chuck Cordivano
Emil Scott
Fenge Joergensen
Killian Mc Keever
Nat Lanza
Brian sant
Brian Aherne
Reece Gordon
gaspard levavasseur
Joel Craig
Jamie Armstrong
Andreas Ringqvist
William Burch
Rolf Kunisch
Nathan Carraway
Light Infantry
James Keller
Phil Thiselton
TheClaw
KInG
JadeFalcon777
Joshua Hatch
Matthew Prather
Clayton Beese
Dan Warner
David
jason manion
Dr. Nah
Frederick-James
Michael Gerard
Spenser Clark
Grant Fetter
Mark Skinner
Stephen Leach
Alex Donald
Arian Drake-Raue
Tony Culliford
Olaf Anderson
Francisco Rivas
Alex Hunter
Stephen McGee
Kristian Schmidt
Richard Martin
Darius Wingate-Pearse
Jake Berger
Dave Sims
Dawfydd Kelly
Alexander Haynes
Jordan Mechanic
Simon wellsted
Liam S Allman
Michael Gatzke
Zenon Berg
Tomáš Gregovský
Carl Cedergren
Operation: Battle Ready
Charles Badger
Leif Hendricksen
Dave Holliday
Chris Johnson
Sam Benson
Shay Wallace
JSKrush
Samuel Wright
Artimage
Bret Carlson
Sarah A Thompson
James Negus
Anthony Careatti
Daniel Joelsson
Patrick Chambers
M Kevin Chau
David Jarrett
Brendan O’Connor
Luke Taylor
Tim Edwards

 

MayaCast Episode 192: The 411 From The 317

In Episode 192 of MayaCast, Tom and Kip go over the Corvus Belli seminar from Gen Con 2018 last weekend, covering Aristeia! and Infinity the Game.

Check out Infinity The Game at infinitythegame.com

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MayaCast Episode 192

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Treason in Orange County (Lake Forest, CA)
Black Knight Games ITS (Hamilton, ON)
Ordo Fanaticus Club Chalenge (Vancouver, WA)
NOVA Open Infinity (Crystal City, VA)
Bergen Black Ops (Bergen, Norway)
Thinking and Stuff (Riverside, CA)
GWT Recklinghausen (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
Capital Conflict (Ottawa, ONT, Canadaland)
Arizona Armageddon III (Gilbert, AZ)
Iowa Incident Mk V (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Links

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PATRONS

Heavy Infantry
Guillermo Hernandez
Craig Ivey
Rob Bent
Brian Schmidt
Justin Ragan
Tony Fern
Dexter Esmaya
Mark Wilson
Michael L Bohr
WILLIAM S EVANS
Rasmus MacDowall
G Patterson
Lewis Frasch
Mr G R Fawcett
JR Gonzalez
Sterling Rutherford
Juri
Medium Infantry
James Keller
Tor Swanson
Don Corcoran
Ian Campbell
Matthew Hauser
Anders Kj√∏gx
Cody Anderson
David Seley
Neill McManus
Uriah Mach
MICHAEL R SIBILIA
Denis Sater
Chris Sprules
Bruno de Kort
Kevin Henley
Eero Bodien
J Razbeau
Dmitry Bogdanov
Andrew Boucher
Ian Lathem
Kristoffer Oestvang
RJ Gamble
Richard Schwan
Brandon Hall
Justin Norman
Thomas Brandt
Joachim Forsberg
Matt Baker
Michael Moran
Shane Leonard
Donnie Walker
Hugo Severin
Aaron Fortner
Preston Buck
Robert Landon
Derrick D Cochran
Andreas Eklind
Robert Schmitz
Bryant Vichainarong
Constantí Montsó i Cadena
Matthew Prather
matt
Wade Colpitts
Dave Thompson
E. Stratten
Preston Jacka
Duncan Coltharp
Cam Ax
Cody Konodi
Chuck Cordivano
Emil Scott
Fenge Joergensen
Killian Mc Keever
Nat Lanza
Brian sant
Brian Aherne
Reece Gordon
gaspard levavasseur
Joel Craig
Jamie Armstrong
Andreas Ringqvist
William Burch
Rolf Kunisch
Nathan Carraway
Light Infantry
Dan Warner
David
jason manion
Dr. Nah
Frederick-James
Michael Gerard
Spenser Clark
Grant Fetter
Mark Skinner
Stephen Leach
Alex Donald
Arian Drake-Raue
Tony Culliford
Olaf Anderson
Francisco Rivas
Alex Hunter
Stephen McGee
Kristian Schmidt
Richard Martin
Darius Wingate-Pearse
Jake Berger
Dave Sims
Dawfydd Kelly
Alexander Haynes
Jordan Mechanic
Simon wellsted
Liam S Allman
Michael Gatzke
Zenon Berg
Tomáš Gregovský
Carl Cedergren
Operation: Battle Ready
Pete KH
Charles Badger
Leif Hendricksen
Dave Holliday
Chris Johnson
James Chauvaux
Sam Benson
Shay Wallace
JSKrush
Samuel Wright
Artimage
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Sarah A Thompson
James Negus
Anthony Careatti
Daniel Joelsson
Patrick Chambers
M Kevin Chau
David Jarrett
Brendan O’Connor
Luke Taylor
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MayaCast Episode 190: BABY; It’s Cold outside

In Episode 190 of MayaCast, Tom and Kip get all Hype about the Gen Con releases and talk all about Operation: Coldfront and all the new minis and profiles that Ariadna and Aleph will be receiving. It’s a new release love-fest recorded at Studio K, with guest appearances by baby Kahlani! Kip’s a dad!

Check out Infinity The Game at infinitythegame.com

Thank you to all of our generous Patrons helping us out and supporting the show at Patreon.

MayaCast Episode 190

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Events

Operation: Summer Meadows (Ontario, Canada)
Grenzer Grind (Zagreb, Croatia)
Treason in Orange County (Lake Forest, CA)
Ordo Fanaticus Club Chalenge (Vancouver, WA)
NOVA Open Infinity (Crystal City, VA)
Bergen Black Ops (Bergen, Norway)
GWT Recklinghausen (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
Capital Conflict (Ottawa, ONT, Canadaland)
Arizona Armageddon III (Gilbert, AZ)
Iowa Incident Mk V (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Links

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Infinity Rules
HSN3 Rules
Infinity Army 6
ITS Season 9 – Treason
WARSENAL
FAQ

Contact Us:
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Tom @ MayaCast.com
Kip @ MayaCast.com

PATRONS

Heavy Infantry
Guillermo Hernandez
Craig Ivey
Rob Bent
Brian Schmidt
Justin Ragan
Tony Fern
Dexter Esmaya
Mark Wilson
Michael L Bohr
WILLIAM S EVANS
Rasmus MacDowall
G Patterson
Lewis Frasch
Mr G R Fawcett
JR Gonzalez
Sterling Rutherford
Juri
Medium Infantry
James Keller
Tor Swanson
Matthew Hauser
Dan Warner
Anders Kj√∏gx
Cody Anderson
David Seley
Neill McManus
Uriah Mach
MICHAEL R SIBILIA
Denis Sater
Chris Sprules
Bruno de Kort
Kevin Henley
Eero Bodien
J Razbeau
Dmitry Bogdanov
Andrew Boucher
Ian Lathem
Kristoffer Oestvang
RJ Gamble
Richard Schwan
Brandon Hall
Justin Norman
Thomas Brandt
Joachim Forsberg
Matt Baker
Michael Moran
Shane Leonard
Donnie Walker
Hugo Severin
Ian Campbell
Aaron Fortner
Preston Buck
Robert Landon
Derrick D Cochran
Andreas Eklind
Robert Schmitz
Bryant Vichainarong
Constantí Montsó i Cadena
Matthew Prather
matt
Wade Colpitts
Dave Thompson
E. Stratten
Preston Jacka
Duncan Coltharp
Cam Ax
Cody Konodi
Chuck Cordivano
Emil Scott
Fenge Joergensen
Killian Mc Keever
Nat Lanza
Brian sant
Brian Aherne
Reece Gordon
gaspard levavasseur
Joel Craig
Jamie Armstrong
Andreas Ringqvist
William Burch
Rolf Kunisch
Nathan Carraway
Light Infantry
Frederick-James
Michael Gerard
Spenser Clark
Grant Fetter
Mark Skinner
Stephen Leach
Alex Donald
Arian Drake-Raue
Tony Culliford
Olaf Anderson
Francisco Rivas
Alex Hunter
Stephen McGee
Kristian Schmidt
Richard Martin
Darius Wingate-Pearse
Jake Berger
Dave Sims
Dawfydd Kelly
Alexander Haynes
Jordan Mechanic
Mike Stevens
Simon wellsted
Liam S Allman
Michael Gatzke
Zenon Berg
Tomáš Gregovský
Carl Cedergren
Operation: Battle Ready
Pete KH
Charles Badger
Leif Hendricksen
Dave Holliday
Chris Johnson
James Chauvaux
David
Sam Benson
Shay Wallace
JSKrush
Samuel Wright
Artimage
Bret Carlson
Sarah A Thompson
James Negus
Anthony Careatti
Daniel Joelsson
Patrick Chambers
M Kevin Chau
William Pitts
David Jarrett
Brendan O’Connor
Luke Taylor
Tim Edwards

MayaCast Episode 185: Whoawhoa Oh

In Episode 185 of MayaCast, Tom and Kip go over the June releases for Infinity the Game, discussing both the models and the profiles – including the new Hecklers from the Tunguskan starter set.

Check out Infinity The Game at infinitythegame.com

Thank you to all of our generous Patrons helping us out and supporting the show at Patreon.

MayaCast Episode 185

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Queen City Infinity Escalation League (Burlington, VT)
SoCal SuperImpetuous Tourney (Riverside, CA)
Rose City Raid (Portland, OR)
The Gateway Gauntlet (St Louis, MO)
GWT Hannover (Niedersachsen, Germany)
Ordo Fanaticus Club Chalenge (Vancouver, WA)
NOVA Open Infinity (Crystal City, VA)
Bergen Black Ops (Bergen, Norway)
GWT Recklinghausen (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
Arizona Armageddon III (Gilbert, AZ)
Iowa Incident Mk V (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Links

Salt and Pepper Diner
www.Patreon.com/MayaCast
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Infinity Army 6
ITS Season 9 – Treason
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Contact Us:
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PATRONS

Heavy Infantry
Guillermo Hernandez
Nicholas Milan Riter
Craig Ivey
Rob Bent
Brian Schmidt
Justin Ragan
Tony Fern
Dexter Esmaya
Mark Wilson
Michael L Bohr
WILLIAM S EVANS
Rasmus MacDowall
G Patterson
Matthew Hauser
Lewis Frasch
Mr G R Fawcett
JR Gonzalez
Sterling Rutherford
Juri
Medium Infantry
James Keller
Tor Swanson
Anders Kj√∏gx
Dan Warner
Cody Anderson
David Seley
Neill McManus
Uriah Mach
MICHAEL R SIBILIA
Denis Sater
Chris Sprules
Bruno de Kort
Kevin Henley
Eero Bodien
J Razbeau
Dmitry Bogdanov
Andrew Boucher
Ian Lathem
Kristoffer Oestvang
RJ Gamble
Richard Schwan
Brandon Hall
Justin Norman
Thomas Brandt
Joachim Forsberg
Matt Baker
Michael Moran
Shane Leonard
Donnie Walker
Hugo Severin
Ian Campbell
Aaron Fortner
Preston Buck
Robert Landon
Derrick D Cochran
Andreas Eklind
Alex Sinkowski
Robert Schmitz
Bryant Vichainarong
Constantí Montsó i Cadena
Matthew Prather
matt
Wade Colpitts
Dave Thompson
E. Stratten
Preston Jacka
Duncan Coltharp
Cam Ax
Cody Konodi
Chuck Cordivano
Emil Scott
Fenge Joergensen
Killian Mc Keever
Nat Lanza
Brian sant
Brian Aherne
Reece Gordon
gaspard levavasseur
Joel Craig
Jamie Armstrong
Andreas Ringqvist
William Burch
Rolf Kunisch
Nathan Carraway
Light Infantry
Jonathan Konig
Spenser Clark
Grant Fetter
Mark Skinner
Stephen Leach
Alex Donald
Arian Drake-Raue
Tony Culliford
Olaf Anderson
Francisco Rivas
Alex Hunter
Stephen McGee
Kristian Schmidt
Richard Martin
Darius Wingate-Pearse
Jake Berger
Dave Sims
Dawfydd Kelly
Alexander Haynes
Jordan Mechanic
Mike Stevens
Simon wellsted
Liam S Allman
Michael Gatzke
Zenon Berg
Tomáš Gregovský
Carl Cedergren
Operation: Battle Ready
Pete KH
Charles Badger
Leif Hendricksen
Dave Holliday
Chris Johnson
James Chauvaux
Dave Cooper
David
Sam Benson
Shay Wallace
JSKrush
Samuel Wright
Artimage
Bret Carlson
Sarah A Thompson
James Negus
Anthony Careatti
Daniel Joelsson
Patrick Chambers
M Kevin Chau
William Pitts
David Jarrett
Brendan O’Connor
Luke Taylor
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Tim Edwards

 

MayaCast Episode 184: Cheeseburgers in Paradiso

In Episode 184 of MayaCast, Tom and Kip chat about the Merovingia Update and the July Releases for Infinity the Game before jumping into a recap of Chapter One of the Campaign: Paradiso that their local, Ben, has been running – including the alterations, the missions, and recaps of their games. Conversion Contest for MasterGlass Q2 ends in just over 3 weeks!

Check out Infinity The Game at infinitythegame.com

Thank you to all of our generous Patrons helping us out and supporting the show at Patreon.

MayaCast Episode 184

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Torchlight Games & Hobbies Escalation League  (Burlington, ONT)
Third 5th Annual Krug (Denver, CO)
GWT Leipzig (Sachsen, Germany)
Dogfinity (Orlando, FL)
SoCal SuperImpetuous Tourney (Riverside, CA)
Rose City Raid (Portland, OR)
The Gateway Gauntlet (St Louis, MO)
GWT Hannover (Niedersachsen, Germany)
Ordo Fanaticus Club Chalenge (Vancouver, WA)
NOVA Open Infinity (Crystal City, VA)
Bergen Black Ops (Bergen, Norway)
GWT Recklinghausen (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
Arizona Armageddon III (Gilbert, AZ)
Iowa Incident Mk V (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Links

www.Patreon.com/MayaCast
Infinity Rules
HSN3 Rules
Infinity Army 6
ITS Season 9 – Treason
WARSENAL
FAQ

Contact Us:
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Tom @ MayaCast.com
Kip @ MayaCast.com

PATRONS

Heavy Infantry
Guillermo Hernandez
Jonathan Konig
Nicholas Milan Riter
Craig Ivey
Rob Bent
Brian Schmidt
Justin Ragan
Tony Fern
Dexter Esmaya
Mark Wilson
Michael L Bohr
WILLIAM S EVANS
Rasmus MacDowall
G Patterson
Matthew Hauser
Lewis Frasch
Mr G R Fawcett
JR Gonzalez
Sterling Rutherford
Juri
Medium Infantry
James Keller
Tor Swanson
Dan Warner
Cody Anderson
David Seley
Neill McManus
Uriah Mach
MICHAEL R SIBILIA
Denis Sater
Chris Sprules
Bruno de Kort
Kevin Henley
Eero Bodien
J Razbeau
Dmitry Bogdanov
Andrew Boucher
Ian Lathem
Kristoffer Oestvang
RJ Gamble
Richard Schwan
Brandon Hall
Justin Norman
Thomas Brandt
Joachim Forsberg
Matt Baker
Michael Moran
Shane Leonard
Donnie Walker
Hugo Severin
Ian Campbell
Aaron Fortner
Preston Buck
Robert Landon
Derrick D Cochran
Andreas Eklind
Alex Sinkowski
Robert Schmitz
Bryant Vichainarong
Constantí Montsó i Cadena
Matthew Prather
matt
Wade Colpitts
Dave Thompson
E. Stratten
Preston Jacka
Duncan Coltharp
Cam Ax
Cody Konodi
Chuck Cordivano
Emil Scott
Fenge Joergensen
Killian Mc Keever
Nat Lanza
Brian sant
Brian Aherne
Reece Gordon
gaspard levavasseur
Joel Craig
Jamie Armstrong
Andreas Ringqvist
William Burch
Rolf Kunisch
Nathan Carraway
Light Infantry
Spenser Clark
Grant Fetter
Mark Skinner
Stephen Leach
Alex Donald
Arian Drake-Raue
Tony Culliford
Olaf Anderson
Francisco Rivas
Alex Hunter
Stephen McGee
Kristian Schmidt
Richard Martin
Darius Wingate-Pearse
Jake Berger
Dave Sims
Dawfydd Kelly
Alexander Haynes
Jordan Mechanic
Mike Stevens
Simon wellsted
Liam S Allman
Michael Gatzke
Zenon Berg
Tomáš Gregovský
Carl Cedergren
Operation: Battle Ready
Pete KH
Charles Badger
Leif Hendricksen
Dave Holliday
Chris Johnson
James Chauvaux
Dave Cooper
David
Sam Benson
Shay Wallace
JSKrush
Samuel Wright
Artimage
Bret Carlson
Sarah A Thompson
James Negus
Anthony Careatti
Daniel Joelsson
Patrick Chambers
M Kevin Chau
William Pitts
David Jarrett
Brendan O’Connor
Luke Taylor
Tim Edwards

MayaCast Preview: Keisotsu Butai and Kempeitai

Next month, the Japanese Secessionist Army will receive reinforcements in the form of a Keisotsu Butai box! But this set is unique in that it will include three Keisotsu and a Kempeitai.

The Keisotsu are armed with HMG, Missile Launcher and Hacking Device, while the Kempei brings the fearsome Shock Marksman Rifle and MSV2.

The post-Uprising Japanese Society, so strongly influenced by the kuge orthodoxy that exalts bushi warriorship and its devotion to self-betterment, offers few avenues of social advancement more expedient than military service.  For those on the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder, the most practical enlistment options are the Keisotsu Infantry Regiments (Butai).  The Keisotsu are the backbone of the Japanese armed forces and the crux of their operational doctrine. The word Keisotsu is a title of honor that translates as “excellent soldier,” a credit to the level of commitment expected of these foot soldiers.  Mindful of their pivotal role in the defense of their nation, Keisotsu are eager to risk their lives on the front lines, always under the command of their bushi superiors.  And risk their lives they do, given the staggering casualty rates suffered by Keisotsu regiments deployed in one “hot spot” after another.  But new recruits know the risks are not without their rewards; the unparalleled honor of serving their Emperor and championing the cause of their nation’s freedom and – equally important – guaranteed social promotion for as long as they survive the gauntlet of fire.

At a glance, one might think the role of the Kempeitai, its very raison d’être, must have been drastically altered since the Uprising. They were, after all, a clandestine organization created to infiltrate the Yu Jing military and take revenge against its abuse of Japanese troops.  Their goals ostensibly achieved, they have now become an active element in the defense of their nation.  The Kempeitai has adopted the trappings and responsibilities of a military police even as their true authority reaches far beyond them, up to and including counter-intelligence and extrajudicial operations.  Their job is to root out and suppress all activities considered anti-Japanese, a term interpreted so broadly it covers not only spies, collaborationists and foreign agents, but any suspect of furthering a pro-Yu Jing agenda or harboring sentiments contrary to national autonomy and the Emperor.  The Kempeitai are in charge of counter-guerilla and retaliation operations, but they are not above deploying alongside the rank and file on ongoing military engagements, which they can assume control of if need be.  The unit has accumulated a fearsome measure of power, in part due tot the fact that any Kempeitai agent has the prerogative to arrest military officers up to three ranks above himself on suspicion of disloyalty.  Enhanced interrogations and summary executions are common practice for them.  As the responsibilities of the Kempeitai have expanded, so has their reputation worsened, but the purpose of the unit hasn’t budged since its inception under the yoke of the StateEmpire: to pursue the enemies of Japan and eliminate them with ferocious implacability.