Yeah, thassright, I procrastinated my arse off this weekend, saturday saw minimal progress on these two, probably only had the metals and red uplighting knocked on the head before I snuck around to Frontline Gamers hobby church with sacrificial offerings of cake, chocolate and crisps (the holy trinity) for my Infinity Baptism … I have admired the system from afar but there’s nothing like getting stuck in to get some context is there?
I really urge the painters and strategists amongst you to check INFINITY out, full Rules set is free (though the book is Nerdporn), and the flash army builder program I deeply love, aside from one niggle and for those with smart-phones, oh yes a quick reference free online rules wiki.
I’ll cut it short here but I really liked the game, It was very enjoyable I can certainly see it shaping up to be a fast paced game with many layers of strategy subsequently pushing many of my buttons that are left unpushed by 40k. Monday saw a further omen when I was presented with an 18% off code for Maelstrom games (had to be non GW) also whts not to like on free shipping on orders over a tenner ? so I took the plunge on some Combined as the models reach the itch thats hard to scratch (oh glorious hallowed lovely metal alloy). After ToS I’ll be launching a separate blog to to chart my new experiences with Infinity , not only my first stumbling games but hopefully some stellar paint jobs, as 1.) the models are Bi-Winning and the model count is certainly painter friendly, I’ll never have to paint more than a handful of the same model so I can go to town, oddly it will be aliens (again) and they will be very dark, alien and menacing (again) , though no black this time ;o)
Anyway I digress, this post is about the Venoms I painted, so I’ll continue, yep Friday was a tragic painting time car-crash so when I finally forced myself to get on with it on Sunday it was a case of finish them or fall horribly behind, I finished both in about seven hours but at 1AM. I had to be up for work at 7AM the next day and was running the games club on Monday so thats why the pics are late in coming. I’m utterly shattered atm , doing the painting is like a second Job and I really don’t enjoy the one I already have …..
This week in the Evenings I hope to finish a five man Warrior squad and It’s the last Ravager at the weekend, the distraction harpy is away so It’s chances of completion are dramatically increased.
And here’s why I Went with Combined army , the model is even sweeter in the flesh, believe . Its so far removed from finecrap I nearly cried nerdtears when I got to handle it, a beautiful thing for sure.
Nice job. I like how you did the tatoos, any advice on how to go about them?
Hey pleasure to run you through Infinity and you’re more than welcome to pop round again any time for some repeat games. Or to try something new if you want to. I look forward to seeing your Shasvastii painted.
As usual, yer painting skills are making my Tau look at me angrily and demand better paint jobs.
Settle down, lil’ fishmen….yer time will come.
Yeah, I’m eyeballing the Combined Army, too…I mean, c’mon- XENOS FTW!!!!!!!!1111!!!!
Nice stuff, those look great for a quicker job!
Love the infinity model thats pretty crazy!!!
Just painting my first raider today, and I feel your pain about them. Hate to think of doing ravagers :p
Nice painting as always, Sorrowshard.
Infinity is an awesome game, although Nomads > Combined Army.
Ok , loong response than, good job I’m at work and not wasting precious painting time…
Brian , painting the tats is fairly simple really , as long as the flesh beneath has been done properly, all I do is water some blood red so it flows nicely , but not enought to wash the pigment out, take an ultra fine brush and just cut loose with some patterns , but dont OD on the red as you want to elaborate further with black, I also do some fine lines of black onto the red too ? I could prob show you better than explain it, is really quite simple though.
Frontline gamer- I’ll be back , let there be no doubt, I feel that having an alternate game might help my GW hobby in an obique fashion too… though once I get my DE out to the planned 3k or s , barring FW releases It’s going to be Infinity on t painting table for a while after that.
Yeah SinSynn, Combined is you all over, though I Imagine due to model count and all of Infinitys stuff being nize I’ll branch out and do a couple of things, kinda like Pan O, Aleph and JSA too !
Raiders seem positively speedy and wonderful after you have done a ravager, It’s soul destroying, Its a raider , plus three extra quite detailed gun cradles and a small unit of five men , it takes fully double the time a Raider does :’o(
Radium, I’m sorry I cannot agree, the Combined Rawk . that is all …
I actually bought extra weapon sponsons for a raider really cheap on ebay and am going to stick them onto the walking planks that come out of the raider, without gunners.
I figure that DE have the tech for the driver to run all the guns anyway.
The extra 30$ for ravagers is a bit extreme imo 🙁
I’m not sure how they worked the pricing for it out, the razorwing seems reasonable with Dark spheres discount I was happy to pay, Ravager is just a bit too much, on the subject of too much, Im still in shock at the cost of a reasonable beast squad. Its possible I will never own any, especially now I consider that for less than that single squad I can have a full sized complete force for Infinity…
I have to say the beastmaster squads are an absolute joke…. Two figures cost what you should be able to get a box with say 3 flocks, 2 Khyms and a BM for…
I bought one flock on ebay second hand for 14$, they are 26 here. Even if you split the flocks in half with 2 birds a base your still looking at hundreds of dollars.
I bought two battleforces, and two venoms for $250 recently (150$ cheaper than store price here), or I could have gotten a small BM squad.
I bought my razorwing for exactly that reason, its a damn bargain compared to the ravager, you can tell the marketing department took a look at the ravager rules and said “thats a must have for every play” and then added an extra 35% to the price as a result.
Its really a shame that GWS doesn’t focus on a small scale battle/skirmish ruleset, that doesn’t drastically alter the game but looks at 750 point games. Easier to get people involved, easier to start new armies, faster, funner… like what all the competition seem to do.
Razorwing aren’t two bad, considering you can actually make essential two ‘flocks’ from the same single kit!
As for Khymerae, there are plenty of cheaper options for daemon-looking dogs in the fantasy range.
Sorrowshard, i’m so insanely jealous of your absolutely epic painting skills, these truly rock 🙂
Loving the blog and glad you liked infinity. It was my anathematic you were in love with and i’m glad to have got it back without having to disinfect it!! 🙂
Lol, hi Chris, was good meeting you, no doubt more games will follow…. Going to start running Infinity at the Solihull club soon , you are welcome to come down for a game maybe get some pickup 40k too ?
Yeah frontline gamer mentioned going to the club, I’ve just spent £140 on Microart Buildings for ever expanding Infinity. Have you ordered your sphinx yet, its very pretty
Oh yes Sphynx was on my first order, getting a grip on the rules now, twin heavy flamers in infinity = bumrape , lol
Wow is that like a city block ? sounds ace , I’m trying to decide if I like the Avatar but I might be getting put off by the paint scheme, do you happen to have one ? It’s just its fairly pricy for something I’m not too sold on aesthetically , would like to see one first hand before another splurge
these look 100% more evil than the GW version. looks great!