I notice my theory articles get a fair bit of traffic, so I’d like to talk about guns and Ballistic Skill in general in Infinity. Some things I would like, some things I actually expect in the future, and some things to run by the perpetual daydreamer.
The forum is always stoking a discussion about varies troops in Infinity being overpowered or underpowered. An occasionally credible naysayer will say, “No, anything can work,” which is true, but I think the fundamental point that player frustrations center around is not specific combos of units, but the relative costs of their abilities. This is an article inspired from a recent Infinity Discord chat with Teslarod on the topic.
Last week, I gave the small crop of Tunguska units a try as a sectorial, presuming a few things like Fireteam: Core on the Grenzers, and AVA2 (at least, hopefully!) Transductors, with my opponent’s permission. Here’s the result of that game and my thoughts on “Tunguska” as-is.
I was watching this battle by Guerrilla Miniature Games of Tohaa vs Military Orders. And I saw comments like this:
No. This battle is not your crystalline example of Tohaa Balance™. But it was a very good example of some very bad plays. Follow along in this smartass article as I go through Ash and Owen’s battle play-by-play and give my commentary.
My thoughts on Infinity’s factions after 12 months of Human Sphere. Because I am rating factions on a scale of 1 to 5, I don’t see how it’s meaningful unless at least 1 faction gets a 1 artichoke rating, and another gets a 5 artichokes rating. This rating considers factional context, and model availability and obsolescence. On a strict rate of balance, nothing would get lower than a 2 or 3. With that said:
There are currently a couple new discussions on the forum now mulling over our possible future new TAG or pheroware hacker. We have seen Corahtar L1, Pheroware, and the native Pheroware skill on the Kaauri, but as of yet, we have not seen Corahtar L2 to give us the whole package. Now, I am as curious as the next artichoke to see what our new “phacker” will be, but it occurred to me tonight that the next platform to receive it might coincide with the allusions of new Heavy Infantry from the Ectros fluff.