...and Beyond!

Last night I discovered Infinity The Game. The concept art & stylized minis brought back everything I loved about Mass Effect and Gundam Wing and when I recalled those happy memories, the subsequent flood of dopamine had me spiraling out of control... long story short I bought $100+ worth of minis. Yep, THAT happened. Glad Friday is payday. 

I absolutely love Corvus Belli's high standard for dynamic & detailed 28mm minis like this (links provided below)

I bought them both. After watching some of the Getting Started videos, I think I'm hooked. So far, I haven't been truly exposed to wargaming or futuristic tabletop gaming. In fact, I've only painted Reaper miniatures exclusively. However, after reading more about the overall campaign in their introduction (see below), I definitely want to learn more.

One hundred and seventy-five years into the future Humanity has managed to survive despite itself, but for how much longer?

The human race has reached the stars. Travelling through worm-holes, enormous commercial ships, run by the international community, known as Circulars, jump from one star system to another. Circulars are controlled by O-12, an international organism that is the second generation United Nations but with much greater capacity for decision-making and for taking action. A single, massively powerful Artificial Intelligence that is present in the entire Human Sphere, and indispensable for the great powers, assists the O-12 in maintaining a fragile balance between them.

The old nations have grouped themselves into great international federations and have allotted between themselves the star systems that have been shown to be adequate for human life. These new powers, much more powerful than the old ones, continue to be moved by the age-old driving forces of human history: the quest for living space, resources and power. They all want the same and that makes peaceful co-existence difficult. Confrontation and conflict are the constant norm, whether they be open or concealed, of high or low-intensity, of long or short duration… the profession of soldier in this epoque is far from dull…
— InfinityTheGame.com

I spent 3 hours perusing, adding, and whittling down my checkout cart. It was difficult. While I wanted to buy the Rule Book and two solid starter packs, there were miniatures that I just couldn't pass up. (Hello, Zondcat). In the end, I had to go with my gut. When I purchase miniatures, I look for these qualities:

Dontnod Entertainment/Capcom

Dontnod Entertainment/Capcom

  1. Dynamic Poses
  2. Well-Rendered Details
  3. Proper Proportions
  4. Expressive Faces
  5. Overall Visual Impact

I'm attracted to strong female characters & my favorite miniatures fit that description-- ones that aren't hyper-sexualized. In fact, my biggest Geek Woman-Crush is Nilin from the video game "Remember Me". Someday, I will pick up running, lose 20 lbs, grow a whole foot taller, cut off my long hair, add some highlights & cosplay as this BAMF. Wishful thinking, but I haven't given up hope! 

In the meantime, I'll broaden my horizons, continue to seek out awesome sculpts, and learn more about mecha-style miniature painting techniques. My shipment of Infinity minis should arrive this next Monday. I'll plan to have more pictures for you at that time along with some solid research examples. See you next week!