MayaCast Episode 10: Alternate Factions for Operation: Icestorm

Tom and Kip offer up some ideas for using all the other factions in Operation: Icestorm for Infinity: The Game. Then we try some Alguacil Soup, courtesy of Juri!

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MayaCast Episode 10

 

ROSTERS

YU JING
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GROUP 1 (Regular: 7/Irregular: 0):

KEISOTSU Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (9)
KEISOTSU Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (9)
KEISOTSU Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (9)
INVINCIBLE Lieutenant MULTI Rifle / Pistol, CCW. (42)
TIGER SOLDIER Combi Rifle + Light Flamethrower / Pistol, Knife. (27)
GŬILÁNG MULTI Sniper Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 39)
NINJA Combi Rifle / Pistol, EXP CCW. (38)

1.5 SWC | 173 Points
ARMY CODE: eNozMlRVNTQ3VjXUM1U1VTNUM6xBJi3VTICkOZhtZKRmDKKMQZRqmQkAYmkMfw==

 

ARIADNA
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GROUP 1 (Regular: 7/Irregular: 0):

LINE KAZAK Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (9)
LINE KAZAK Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (9)
LINE KAZAK Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (9)
VETERAN KAZAKS Lieutenant (CH: Mimetism) AP Rifle, Light Flamethrower / Pistol, CCW. (47)
CHASSEUR Rifle, Light Flamethrower, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (19)
SPETSNAZ (CH: Ambushed Camouflage) Sniper Rifle / Pistol, CCW, Knife. (1.5 | 34)
UXÍA McNEILL (S.A.S. CP) (CH: Camouflage, Infiltration, Multispectral Visor L1) Boarding Shotgun, Grenades, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (28)

1.5 SWC | 155 Points
ARMY CODE: eNozNlRVNTQ1VTXUA2I1IKxBIQ3UTECUOZhnaqpmBKSMTEE81TITAHgNDNI=

 

HAQQISLAM
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GROUP 1 (Regular: 7/Irregular: 0):

GHULAM Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (13)
GHULAM Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (13)
GHULAM Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (13)
JANISSARY Lieutenant AP Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, CCW. (1 | 45)
RAGIK Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, CCW. (30)
LASIQ Viral Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 29)
DJANBAZAN Doctor Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, CCW. (32)

2.5 SWC | 175 Points
ARMY CODE: eNozMVRVNTQ3VTXSM1U1VTNUM6xBJg1N1ExAlBGEZ6xmBKIM1YCyqmUmAHp6DNo=

 

COMBINED ARMY
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GROUP 1 (Regular: 7/Irregular: 0):

MORAT Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (16)
MORAT Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (16)
MORAT Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (16)
SURYAT Lieutenant MULTI Rifle + Light Flamethrower / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 47)
NOCTIFER Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (23)
YAOGAT MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, CCW. (1.5 | 42)
RAKTORAK Combi Rifle + Heavy Flamethrower / Pistol, Knife. (27)

2.5 SWC | 187 Points
ARMY CODE: eNozM1RVNbQwVzXSM1U1VAPCGhTSXM0MSJlDOEZqJkDK2ALEUy0zAQBulQyy

 

ALEPH
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GROUP 1 (Regular: 7/Irregular: 0):

DAKINI Tacbot Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (13)
DAKINI Tacbot Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (13)
DAKINI Tacbot Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (13)
MYRMIDON Officer Lieutenant Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0.5 | 32)
EKDROMOS Combi Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, DA CCW. (31)
AGÊMA Marksman MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 36)
MACHAON Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Zero-V Smoke Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0.5 | 39)

2.5 SWC | 177 Points
ARMY CODE: eNozN1RVNTQ3VzXSM1U1VAPCGmTSUs0ESBqZqhmBKBOwmJEliFItMwEAbuMMsg==

 

TOHAA
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GROUP 1 (Regular: 7/Irregular: 0):

KAMAEL Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (12)
KAMAEL Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (12)
KAMAEL Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (12)
ECTROS Lieutenant Viral Combi Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, CCW. (50)
GAO-TARSOS Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (31)
GAO-RAEL Sniper Rifle / Pistol, CCW. (1 | 37)
KUMOTAIL Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (22)

1 SWC | 176 Points
ARMY CODE: eNqzMFRVNTQ3UzVUNVQDwhpk0lTNBEiagNnGasZA0hLEVi0zAQA0dwuz

Stat and Point Cost changes in N3 – Omens

Comparing the stats from the Operation: Icestorm rulebook (pg 25 and 27) with the Infinity Army Builder indicates that we are in for some widespread, yet subtle changes to the costs and abilities of our favorite units in Infinity Third Edition.

Some changes are universal. BTS becomes a positive stat – instead of seeing “BTS -3,” it will now simply read “BTS 3.”  They have added the Silhouette stat (all Icestorm “human-sized” models are S: 2).  Availability (AVA) is missing from the Icestorm rules, but I do not think that that means it is missing from the eventual, full profiles.

There are new abilities; they have told us what Kinematika will do (add 1″ to the ARO Dodge move at Level 1), but there is a new one on the new Father Knight called “Assault.”  Also, there is a new weapon called a “Breaker Pistol” that the Father Knight, Grenzer, and Reverend Healer each come armed with.

Let’s look at the unit-by-unit stat and point cost changes between 2nd Edition and the “Full List” entries from Op: Ice…

PanO

Auxbots: Auxbots gain +1 Armor (up to 1 from 0), but their BTS goes from -3 to 0.

Akalis, Sikh Commando: Akals gain 1 point in CC (from 14 to 15) and their CCW becomes an E/M CCW. For these bonuses, they pay the penalty of costing one point less as they go from 23 points for the CombiRifle version down to 22.

Nisse: The Nisse MultiSniper used to cost 41. Now it costs 34. Otherwise, every stat is identical.

ORC Troops: Not only does the Orc receive a swanky new model, it gains a MOV boost up to 4-4 from 4-2. Otherwise, he’s the same for the same points. (I’d add 5 points just for the re-sculpt…)

Father-Knight: While he is obviously completely new, so we have no basis for comparison, he does have the new skills Kinematika Level 1 and Assault, and carries a new weapon called the Breaker Pistol.  Also worth nothing, he has a CC value of 23 (What?!?) with a PH of 14 , ARM 5, and BTS 9 with 2 Wounds… At 43 points and 0 SWC for the Boarding Shotgun/DA CCW load-out.

Jotum: The monster TAG sports a Silhouette of 7, just like the Iguana – leaving levels 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 unaccounted for – plus anything over 7 we don’t know about yet.

The Jotum also loses Mountain Terrain it would seem… but is one point less now at 103.

 

Nomads

Interventors: The BTS of the Interventors goes from 3 to a whopping 9! They get the addition of a Fast PAnda, and only cost one point more (27 instead of 26).

Spektr: BT gets a bump to 3 from 0 and it adds Multiterrain. It loses the “+Light Shotgun” bit to its weapon, but does decrease from 33 pts to 31.

Grenzer: Again, another whole new profile. He sports the new Breaker Pistol – but what I find interesting is that Corvus has removed the product code for the “Securitate.” Will the Grenzer replace the Securitate in Tunguskan lore… Or does it merely usurp its place in the starter box, awaiting a brand new Securitate design? Time will tell.

Mobile Brigada: Oh MY, that new sculpt! He speeds up to a 4-4 MOV (from 4-2) and drops in price from 43 to 39.

Reverend Healer: She has that new Breaker Pistol, and reportedly can Link with either Moiras or Custodiers in appropriate Sectorials.

Iguana: Has a Silhouette of 7, and its Operator quickens to 4-4 from 4-2.

Sure looks like servo-enhanced fiber-bundle muscles help Heavy Infantry go faster in third edition!

What do you guys think of the changes? Comment below, or for faster conversation, comment in the Facebook thread!

MayaCast Episode 05 – Operation: Icestorm

This episode is all about Operation: Icestorm (as well as all of your myriad drink recipes)!

Tom and Kip discuss July and August Releases, the Operation: Icestorm boxed set, and upcoming changes to the Infinity rules as we transition from 2nd Edition to 3rd Edition.

Pre-Order your copy of Operation: Icestorm today!

 

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MayaCast Episode 05 – Operation: Icestorm

0:00:30 – Introduction

Warsenal Comanche Terrain

Dragon Forge Design – New 55mm Bases!

Omega Prime

Desert Wasteland

Concrete Rubble

Cobblestone

Slate Wasteland

Ancient Ruins

Tech Deck

Operation: Icestorm

Infinity Official Forums

0:23:28 – Infinity Intel

June Release: Suryat with HMG

July Releases

Raktorak Sergeant Major with Vulcan Shotgun

Antipodes Assault Pack

(Ghulam Infantry Support Weapons Box – Missile Launcher, Sniper Rifle, Hacker, HMG)

(Thamyris the Aoidoi)

(Zuyong Invincible, Terra Cotta Soldier with HMG)

August Releases

Bootleg Penthesilea

Neoterra Bolt – Cosplay Edition

Operation: Icestorm!!!

CSU (Corporate Security Unit)

Nomad Starter Pack

PanOceania Starter Pack

Reverend Healer

Father Knight

Yojimbo boxed set (4 models)

Kotail Mobile Unit (2 combi rifles)

1:15:00 – Mission Debrief

Sad days for Kippers.

1:25:20 – The War Room

Smoke rules clarification

Spanish wide-open terrain

3rd Edition Rules Changes

Measuring

Dodge

Climbing

Ladders/Stairs

Silhouette

Ties

Max Modifiers

Initiative declaration

LT Special Order

Loss of LT

Surprise Shot

AD: Combat Jump

Infiltration

Sniper Rifle Range

MSV 1 & 2

2:14:04 – MayaCast MasterClass

Assembly Tips

Scoring

Pinning

Bone-pinning

Gluing

2:26:45 – MayaCast Libations

At the time of recording, there were many drinks. But there can be only one.

2:48:10 – Outro

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