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.
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:
Here is a step-by-step article on what “pinning” miniatures is, and how (and why) to pin.
An important skill is to be able to appraise the distance between targets, before measuring. Most of the time, when an opponent calls me “smart”, I’m not being smart, I’m just setting myself up for good ranges for me, and bad ranges for him. It’s good to be able to appraise distance, generally, but specifically 16 inches is the most common and perhaps most important range band in Infinity, and particularly with Tohaa and our various Combi Rifle flavors. Here are some tips for finding that all-to-often-crucial sweet spot for the Tohaa arsenal.
Lieutenant-hunting is a higher-level way to play Infinity. Loss of Lieutenant has stiff penalties, and for many armies, Loss of Lieutenant effectively results in a lost turn. Here’s a primer to help your opponent lose his turn.
This is a simple article to new players with a 300-point Tohaa collection who are interested in a good “cover all your bases” primer on making competitive lists.
Your Lieutenant, and your retention of that Lieutenant, is an important part of Infinity. Tohaa has surged ahead in its ability to field competent Lieutenants and provide them with backup. In this article, I discuss how you can use a few decisions to make your command structure do work for you, and make Lieutenant headhunting a headache for your foes.