Infinity Factions 2018, Artichoked

Game Theory, Smelly Humans

Here is my summer 2018 version of a popular article from last year—my rating of each faction and sectorial in Infinity.  As last time, I’ll deduct a point or two if the models are old, ugly, or out of production.  Of course, Infinity is much better balanced than many other wargames out there:  On a raw comparison, no faction should get less than 2/5 or 3/5.  But if I am going to give a faction a 5/5, then someone has to get a 1/5.  Here we go:

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Tohaa Pronunciation Guide

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If you browse the English Infinity forum and the Spanish Infinity forum, you will notice that English players often misspell Tohaa names, but Spanish Tohaa players never misspell them.  I believe this is because they pronounce these names correctly.  This is an easy guide to help you say Tohaa names the right way, too.  As most language areas of the brain cross over, you will have no more trouble with Tohaa names by the end.

Big List O’ Infinity Blogs

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Since the tragic death of the Wayward Warcor, I have been (re)collecting a big list of blogs and channels relating to Infinity.  Hit Ctrl-F to find a blog of your topics or factions.  If you want pure Infinity blogs, I recommend clicking on the link, as many of these were pulled from that thread, but many linked below cover much more than just Infinity.  YouTube battle report channels and non-English blogs are under their own categories below.

Top 3 Infinity Factions

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Infinity players like to believe that Infinity is perfectly balanced.  We’ve met or watched or posted with staff like Bostria, HellLois, and Gutier, and we’ve played horribly imbalanced games like X-Wing and 40K, and this game and its creators just feel better.  But, if the ITS statistics are anything to go by, and the salt of the forum, and my personal experience, it is most definitely false that all factions are created equal.  This is the S-Tier, these are my top 3 Infinity factions.

Mag’s Rules for Listbuilding

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People say, “It’s not your list, it’s you.”  But that’s not really true.  You put yourself on the backfoot with an unfocused, undergunned, or skewed list.

This is part 1 of 2 of a brisk guide from the blog’s author (Magonus) to playing strong lists.  I have previously made a detailed guide for Tohaa players, but this guide is for general Infinity use.  Experienced players may make exceptions, but to new players, stick to the following rules for your first few dozen games.

If you’re brand new to Infinity, all the rules are available here, and the official list builder is here.  No codex required.

Mag’s Guide to Git Gud

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The second in a general 2-parter, this is my guide to “git gud”, as they say, at the game of Infinity.  For the past two years, I have been winning at least 4/5 of my games.  I do not play in official I.T.S. events as often as often as I should, but do play competitively, and I play regularly with some of the most competitive players in the northwest.  At this point, I am in a sunset period of Infinity where I am just playing for fun.

That said, I have not lost my sense of how I got to be the “boss battle”, as one player calls me.  I used to get manhandled by Hassassin Bahram and ISS―back in N2, when Hassassins and ISS were subpar armies.  That was pretty bad.

Here’s how sharpen yourself: