Infinity is the first Featured Game of the Month for Anime Kat, and with that, the first game to get a review.
This is a miniature hobby game where players buy 28mm high metal miniature model kits, paint them, and then play the game. From their website: “Infinity is a tabletop wargame in which sci-fi themed miniatures are used to simulate futuristic skirmishes.
Infinity recreates Direct Action operations, high-stakes missions in the battlefront or behind enemy lines, where victory or death are a trigger pull away. Players command a small group of elite soldiers, chosen for their adequacy to the mission parameters at hand. Each battle calls for a different composition, and building an effective team from hand-picked members of different regiments is key to a successful operation.
Infinity is a groundbreaking, dynamic system that allows you to make meaningful, fun choices throughout the entire game sequence, and gives you the tools to implement any number of strategies with realism and flexibility.”
I really enjoy Infinity. There are currently 8 factions with their own play styles. The art style is very anime/manga inspired. Unlike some miniature games, the scale of your force is smaller. An Infinity player typically has between 5 and 10 units to his or her side. Aside from being tactically more manageable, it also means players don’t need to purchase as many models to play making the game more affordable. With the mechanics, there is no waiting for your opponent to finish before you can do anything. Your units can respond to actions taken by your opponent while it’s your opponent’s turn. There is really no down time for either player. You don’t have to wait until it’s your turn to shoot back at your opponent.
You may not agree
Pros: Inexpensive (a good starting army is $55 and the rule book is legally available online for free), Both players are active (you still have options of play when it’s your opponents turn), Interesting mechanics (hackers, camo, mechs, paratroopers, minelayers, and more), Smaller army force, the rules are less complex than many other miniature war games
Con: Metal models (makes kit bashing more difficult), not all named units have a representative model, Smaller army force (there are no real vehicles except for mechs)
Regardless of if you are an existing miniature wargaming fan or new to the hobby, Infinity is a good game to try out. The relatively low cost of the models, free access to the rule book, and the less complex rule set of other miniature games makes Infinity one of my favor miniature games.