News for Sectorials in Acheron Falls!
We know the much anticipated Acheron Falls will bring a lot of new sectorials for us, but we never knew quite what to expect.
Below, I have a list of all the sectorials being considered and/or confirmed for Acheron Falls or possibly later releases. Keep your pants on or find a suitable place to express yourself; this is going to get exciting. We’ll do this in a nice and orderly fashion. No pushing.
First, what’s in store for the Hyperpower, PanOceania? Svaralheima gets their own force to bring to bear. This makes sense with the amazing story written out in the new Operation: Icestorm.
Speaking of Operation: Icestorm, the Nomads get themselves a nice set of reinforcement through the aid of Tunguska! Nothing too spectacular here as we’ve seen a marked increase in Tunguskan releases of late. What you may not have known is that Fernando Liste is seriously pushing for a Black Hand sectorial. Nothing is final right now, but let’s hope he succeeds!
Now on to Yu Jing. Fernando mentioned an “Emperor’s Army” during our chat on Saturday night. This could easily have been the “Invincible Army” and I just misheard him due to the noisy cocktail lounge we were in. Also coming is the Yu Jing based on Svaralheima. Don’t tell me you aren’t excited!
But… What about the lost colony, Ariadna? While I’m sure we all suspect it, it’s been confirmed Ariadna will be getting two sectorials: the brave USAriadnans and the proud Kazaks. We had a short preview of the USAriadnan line infantry: the Grunt. The Russians have been getting their own releases recently as well, with things like the Spetznas and Scouts.
Not to be left behind, the Haqqislam nation is bringing along their Khanate and Caliphate sectorials in a large show of power. It will certainly be interesting to see what niches these guys will fill.
Ah, but watching over the Human Sphere is ALEPH, who let’s the clandestine Special Situations Subsection (or S.S.S) take care of their behind-the-scenes business. All those Vedic models will finally get a home to call their own! Unfortunately, Fernando mentioned something about them possibly not making it into Acheron Falls due to time and space considerations. But fret not! They will certainly be coming out in the future.
But let’s not forget humanity’s alien nemesis: The Combined Army of the Evolved Intelligence. I hope by now you’ve seen the pictures we’ve posted on Data-Sphere. With the release of this new starter and after discussing it over with Fernando, we’ve confirmed a release of the Sygmaa as a sectorial. Following along with them is the Evolved Intelligence’s own army of machines and drones to take the field.
What better to combat this new EI threat than the hardened forces of the Tohaa? A currently unnamed sectorial will arrive in the future to supplement the (currently) small force of Tohaa known to humanity.
But, oh, you think that’s all?
No no no, my dear friends of the ‘Sphere. Remember, you heard it here first:
The Mercenaries are confirmed to receive their own sectorials. Boom.
First up, one that everyone was likely to suspect: The White Stars. Famous employees consist of Joe “Scarface” Turner and his sister Cordelia Turner along with the morally questionable Druze. What else is going to be included with these guns for hire? Who knows…
Not done quite yet! There’s also a mysterious sectorial that is said to be led by one John Hawkwood. You’ll have to forgive my muddiness here in the intel. I had had a drink and the cigar smoke was getting to me by this point. That’s all the intel I have on this guy’s forces. Interestingly enough, if you read the wikipedia entry about Sir Hawkwood, he led a group called the White Company. Possible relations with the White Stars? Hmm…
Fernando also hinted at a good possibility of more merc sectorials in the future as well as making mercenaries playable for ITS. Perhaps a Beylan Resources merc unit consisting of expanded Kaplans was discussed, though not confirmed.
Now, there are more surprises in store for us, of course. Unfortunately, Fernando bade I remain silent on the matter. I can just say… it’s both Infinity and yet not Infinity. A tease for you.
Something else: Fernando discussed a slight wavering in his decision making process and was unsure if he’d release Acheron Falls before or after Human Sphere ver. N3. Scott (Wax on the forums) and I urged him to release Acheron Falls first. He took our request and will see what he can do. Let’s cross our fingers!
If you’d like to know more about GenCon and any of the intel I managed to mine out, see my thread here on the forums: The Scoop on GenCon