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March 24, 2011 by dignity
The guys from Corvus Belli, creators of Infinity, sit down with Warren to give us the give us the run down on the primary opposition to PanOceana… the Yu Jing!
Why do those giant pants make the Japanese guys look so cool?
Yeah, it doesn’t seem to work for Aladdin.
Well Yu Jing or more specifically the JSA are my first force of choice. Love them to bits. Oh and yes, they did get all the cool and not much was left over for the othe guys Although I have a soft spot for my Hassassins and I Aleph has got its hooks into me too.
What I love in ISS (Imperial Secret Service) is the versatility of the list, you can field Almost everything from the elite team that is there to do serious undercover damage, to the death penalty convicts pushed by their wardens to serve their penance with their life.
Can any faction have fire teams? Or is it just the Yu Jing?
Only the sectorial armies of any faction. But not any unit available in a sectorial can form fireteams, only those that are specified as such. Linked teams aka fireteams is rule that balances the fact sectorials only have access to certain units unlike the generic faction lists, which can choose between a wide range of units. Fireteams rule are explained in the Human Sphere expansion rules (also available for free in CB’s Infinity webpage, dowloads section)
Big pants = ‘Can’t touch this!’
Where are my Gundams and VF1′s
Thanks Janzerker. So a caledonian army can have fireteams with their caledonian volunteers? I will go have a look at the rules.
Hope this helps Caledonian sectorial units that can link, therefore forming a fireteam: -Caledonian Volunteers -Highlander Grey Rifles -Wulvers The next special combinatlons: William Wallace + any of the units listed above William Wallace + Highlander Galwegians
How strong are fire teams in the game? they sound almost like a game killer. IF you have one and I do not I have no chance of winning. Or an I giving reading tomuch into them?
It’s now been a year and a pair of month since that rule was released (with the expansion and sectorials) . From all the games I have under my belt with the fireteam rules fighting with them or against them, my conclussion (and many veterans will agree me) is that they are completely balanced. Fireteams are powerful, but also have their drawbacks. The most important one is that the members of a fireteam must bunch together, that is stay inside a certain area/radious. This makes them very vulnerable to template weapons. Also you must keep in mind that they are powerful in an ideal setup but in a real table there are terrain scenery elements which means most of the time not all members will have the same LoS. A skilled player can take profit of this and attack from points were his/her attacker troop can only receive the ARO of one of the fireteam members. In that way you can try to eliminate thei fireteam members once at a time. Also a fireteam is dismantled/breaks as soon as it happens one of the next things: the fireteam menbers are reduced to less than 3 menbers or the fireteam leader is killed. To sum up, a fireteam has lots of advantages but also the same number of disadvantages. They can be very useful to stablish really though fire positions so that you can null parts of the battlefield to your enemy or move a bunch of minis through the table at once. They make your force to fight in a more cohesive way that’s the deal with sectorials. On the other hand with generic factions you feel more like playing Commandos because you can recruit the the right specialist for the rigth moment choosing form the wide range of units of a full faction list. To put it simply, are fireteams better or worse? answer is they are only another way to play Infinity, that is, they offer another point of view and open the way to new tactics. The best proof I have of that is that offcial tournaments are won indifferently by sectorial and generic faction lists. So to answer you question, yes you can win if you’re facing an army with fireteam and you don’t have win. You have my word of Infinity player with five years of experience in this wonderful game I can’t never get tired to play with.
Janzerker has wrote that really well.
You will find that this is the theme of Infinity, you look at something and thing “that is unbelievably broken” you bring it into a few games and realise its balanced.
That is of course the by-product of extensive play testing and taking game balance to top priority.
the ISS. curing the cancer of sedition one bullet at a time.
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