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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Top 3 Infinity Factions

Game Theory, Smelly Humans

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.

Infinity Factions, Artichoked

Game Theory, Smelly Humans

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: