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I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 27th, 2014, 12:27 am
by EccentricOwl
Getting people to play minis games is hard.

But getting people to play minis games gets easier when you buy them the starter!

I'm going to buy a friend (who mostly paints) into Infinity via way of the Combined Army. What price-conscious set of attractive models should I choose from?

I ask because I'm told the starter packs are awful.

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 27th, 2014, 12:29 am
by macfergusson
Wait until the new CA vanilla starter comes out, it looks sexy as hell.

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 27th, 2014, 3:10 am
by Splod
Yeah, the new CA starter is gorgeous.

I'm looking to pick it up to expand my Morat into Vanilla.

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 27th, 2014, 4:24 am
by Vertrucio
What new CA starter? Is it the one with those evil Tohaa? Or is there another one that I haven't seen?

Kind of weird to call that one vanilla since it seems to be geared towards whatever sectorial those guys will be from.

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 27th, 2014, 4:26 am
by chromedog
:lol: That is the new CA starter.
The old CA Starter wasn't a technically "legal" starter - there was no real LT option in the box as is.. Edit: Yeah, I had CA and the frogs mixed up. It wasn't a common choice around here. People went more towards angryredmonkeyfaces or the frogs. Sue me. :lol:

IME, trying to buy a friend into the game tends not to work so well (they start playing out of some sense of guilt because you bought them and they should at least try to play it.). I found it works out better if you just show them the stuff and allow them the illusion of free choice whether or not to get in. Then if they choose not to, mock their choice remorselessly and find a new friend.

I don't have many friends. :p

Maybe it's just my friends don't do the "guilting people into playing" thing, though. :D

Showing them the new combine set might be enough to let them opt in on their own, definitely. Unless they were ex-players who only left because caskuda ... Then it's kinda like adding salt to the wound whilst twisting the knife.

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 27th, 2014, 12:15 pm
by Stiopa
chromedog wrote:The old CA starter wasn't a technically "legal" starter - there was no real LT option in the box as is.


The Charontid was quite real, I believe?

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 27th, 2014, 12:41 pm
by R.D.N.O.
Perhaps just buy the CA starter yourself and then they can play againt you?
That way you get to paint, own it etc ;)

I have started a number of people into infinity whom only ever played role playing or card games by scheduling a 'slow grow' game every fortnight or so. Basic rules at first then add close combat, hacking (im using the N3 hacking sheet and mechanics now in anticipation of the new version), LOL, linked teams, grenades etc.

They are competent now and can use the army builder to make lists based around the models i own. Either way cost of owning infinity is much less than larger wargames.

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 27th, 2014, 4:45 pm
by Pierzasty
chromedog wrote:The old CA starter wasn't a technically "legal" starter - there was no real LT option in the box as is.

:what: Every mini in the box could be its LT.

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 27th, 2014, 10:33 pm
by IJW Wartrader
It's the Shasvastii Starter that's tricky for an LT. The old Combined one was fine.

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: November 30th, 2014, 11:50 pm
by Lone_Pathfinder
If you want to give him a gift, then I would recommend this: http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity ... er-pack-2/
It's just out and not available at your local game store yet, but you can get it form here:
http://www.infinitythegame.com/store/ar ... =3&id=2367

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Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: December 8th, 2014, 9:32 am
by smog
When are getting rules for those? With N3?

Re: I want to buy a friend into Infinity via Combined Army.

PostPosted: December 8th, 2014, 10:29 am
by Icchan
Profiles with Army 5 which is coming with ITS 2015. It'll probably have everything you need to start playing with them. Maybe. Otherwise N3. And if you didn't order the book, that means the end of March 2015.