A few months ago I ran across some pictures of the Caledonian miniatures for Infinity and was immediately interested. Being a Scotsman (got married in my kilt and all) I knew I needed a few wee kilted laddies with guns in my collection. A luck would have it, during a game of 40k at my FLGS a conversation about non GW games erupted and I brought up Infinity. As it turns out he was in the process of getting some people together for a demo game.
|The contents of the Caledonian starter box.|
In short, Infinity is a sci-fi skirmish game set in the not terribly grim darkness of the near future. What's most amazing to GW's customers is that Corvus Belli makes the same claim about being a miniature producing company first and foremost... so the rules are available in PDF format from the website. Also, the most common advice given to new players is "buy the models you think are cool. They're all useful in the game."
Yup, this is a balanced, tactically sophisticated, wargame where $200 can get you two large forces. A tournament sized game is around 300 points and my newly traded for Caledonian Highlander Starter Army weighs in at 131 points. This retails for around $40 in stores and as low as $28 on eBay. It's a new game you can get into without spending an arm and three legs.
If you're interested in the game check out www.infinitythegame.com and take a peek at the seven factions.
Stay tuned for more Infinity articles. Rules discussions, tactical analysis, faction reviews, and battle reports are all in the works... but next up is an article on painting tartan.