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Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 15:35:19


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Defiance is a cooperative dungeon Crawler by Corvus Belli using the Aristeia! engine, following the adventures of the crew of the Starship Defiance and their journeys in the Human Sphere and beyond the Acherons gate in the Combined Army space!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/corvusbelli/infinity-defiance/




Defiance is a Kickstarter only project and it comes with the same high quality metal miniatures people are expecting from Corvus Belli but with additional care to be assembly friendly.


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Already funded on 12 minutes and double funded 1 hour and 5 minutes later on a 100k EU funding goal




Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 15:39:33


Post by: PsychoticStorm


UPDATE #1
Let's go to the Infinity Defiance!

We’re very excited! Our first Kickstarter campaign is here, and we wanted to go all out to bring you a Dungeon Crawler that we love, and of course, with the best metal miniatures on the market.

Infinity Defiance is the new co-op game from Corvus Belli set in the Infinity Universe. Aboard the Defiance, a group of heroes will face the Human Sphere’s most dangerous threat. An exciting adventure in which you are the protagonist.

Welcome to Infinity Defiance!

And now, more information!

We’ve unlocked the miniature and profile of Rahman Rouhani, the Haqqislamic doctor. This miniature and his cards will be included in all pledges (CORE – COLLECTOR’S – DELUXE).

This is what we call TESEUM GOALS - but what is this about Teseum Goals? They’re unlockable content we’ve made available for our backers and followers, asking nothing in return, for we -at Corvus Belli- are renowned for caring about our community and for this campaign we wanted to keep them in mind more than ever.

Within Haqqislam, there is a separate people formed by the descendants of the members from NASA that joined Haqqislam back when this movement first emerged as the savior of the agency, hiring personnel and equipment for their exodus to Bourak. It’s a group without a defined ethnic background, inheritors of starry dreams, and all of them live in space, work in space navigation, or in research.

This is the case for Rahman Rouhani, whose genealogy can be traced back to Jody Bowles - a transorbital operations supervisor in the now defunct Ellen Ochoa Station, which orbited Jupiter. Like his parents before him, Rahman was born aboard a ship dedicated to the Silk trade, and spent almost his entire life among caravanserai and orbital stations, being his tenure as a student in the University of Medina his longest stay in the same gravity well. Young Rahman didn’t care for rocket physics nor astronomy, but his altruistic spirit got him into the Faculty of Medicine, thanks to the scholarship the Diwân of Culture grants those Haqqislamic citizens that aspire to a higher education in a top university but cannot afford it.

Rouhani considers himself a physician rather than a soldier, and as such, would only brandish a weapon to protect civilian life or the life of his companions, but he isn’t the kind of person that enjoys action. Nonetheless, and in spite of his better judgement, his calling as a healer and protector, and his sense of duty, constantly drive him to volunteer for operations he always regrets afterwards. That being said, even for Haqqislamic standards, Rouhani is a profoundly loyal and committed individual, with a great capacity for work and better manners. He won’t hesitate to risk his life for that of his colleagues or of any civilian, even though his expression seems to be constantly saying “I’m a doctor, not a warrior.” It comes as a surprise to nobody that he’s always requesting for a transfer to any Navy Medical Officer position, in hopes of returning to the very stars he belongs , as heir to the best of NASA’s traditions.

We’ve also unlocked Billie’s (Jazz’s Palbot) miniature, which will be included with the Collector’s and/or Deluxe pledges - another of our Teseum Goals!

Jazmín Caticovas programmed Billie’s mini-mind as a personal project so long ago that even she doesn’t remember when she started. She developed a Geist to interact with and talk about her passion for Jazz, giving it the personality of her beloved Billie Holiday. Little by little, with each line of code, Billie started developing a daring personality of her own, hardly distinguishable from the actual jazz singer. Billie is a Geist personality so complex, that Jazmín considers her a friend - maybe her only true friend. She installs copies of Billie in different Palbots for field missions, and for her last installation, Billie herself has opted for the appearance of a humanoid bat.

Remotes are semi-autonomous support units with little armor but they are extremely fast and versatile.

If you want to know more about these little robots, we recommend reading this article: Adopt a bot.

And for Infinity players we have a big surprise in store. Here’s the profile for Boarding Action Sheskiin! - Another Teseum Goal

Available in Army soon ☺


We will see you in the next update!


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Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 16:08:44


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Wow! So many stretch goals unlocked!

Thank you again for your incredible support! We've unlocked the doctor specialty cards.

We’ve unlocked the Basic Combat, Medicine, and BioTech specialty cards!


What are these new specialty cards?

As the Campaign unfolds, Characters can improve their combat skills - through Specialty cards.

At the end of a Campaign mission, each Character acquires one of their Specialty cards as long as they have seven or fewer cards, and meet the requirements of that card. These cards are personal and non-transferrable, and once acquired cannot be removed from the game or from the Character. The effects of Specialty cards of an Unconscious Character cannot be applied.

Throughout the Campaign, each Character can acquire up to eight Specialty cards from the available thirteen. According to which mission has just been completed, the maximum level a new Specialty can have is:

Available specialties are: CC Weapons, Berserk, Mobility, Basic Combat, Controller, Hacker, Light Weapons, Dual Wield, Camouflage and Infiltration, Heavy Weapons, Leadership, IP Combat, Medicine and BioTech Combat. Each hero has also a specialty of their own.









This unlock is available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

We just keep unlocking stuff!

We all agree that Billie is adorable, but she’ll also be a powerful ally on the board. She’s a synchronized remote that’ll always depend on a controller - and in this case it’s Jazz.



Remotes have their own attributes, attacks, and skills, which may come handy during the game. Remotes must always be activated either immediately before or after their controller’s turn.

And these are the 10 cards we’ve unlocked:



This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

Don’t stop ‘til you get enough!

We continue to unlock cool stuff for Infinity Defiance.

We’ve unlocked 10 extra Equipment cards!

Equipment is key to all heroes. Every player begins with a starting Equipment, which will be placed on the card of their Character by matching the icons showed both in the hero’s card (hands, torso, and head) and the Equipment card. You can only equip it if the tabs on the Character card are free. For example, if the Character is equipped with a pistol on one Hands tab, they cannot also be equipped with a heavy weapon which requires two Hands tabs. If the Equipment card does not have a location tab, the item it represents is considered to be very light or small in size, so is easily carried by the Character without occupying a location.

All heroes that want to use their equipment must first have it equipped. To do so, the Equipment card must be associated to at least one location tab other than the Backpack.

The Backpack represents the capacity of the Character to carry additional equipment that is not being actively used. All the Equipment that has a hand, torso, and/or head icon may be stored in the Backpack.



One of the heroes’ actions is Equip, which will allow you to distribute equipment, besides taking things in and out your Backpack, you may exchange Equipment with your comrades, as long as they stand on spaces adjacent to you.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

What are your thoughts on the new equipment? Let us know in the comments below - you know they’re very important to us.

Also, we know that every good Dungeon Crawler is improved with 3D scenery - and together we’ve managed to unlock 3 turrets!



Turrets are part of some of the facilities’ security systems. They’ll attack the Characters, but can also be hacked.

This stretch goal is only available for the DELUXE pledge.

We will see you in the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 16:18:20


Post by: Red_Five


Already backed. I cannot wait to be drowing in models!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 16:35:06


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


What material are the terrain bits made from? And why is there a picture of a laser turret on the box, but no turret included with the doors and crates?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 16:36:47


Post by: PsychoticStorm


The turret and corpses are additions to the box via Stretch goals, I think they are resin.


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This is going so fast! More amazing Strecht Goals, the first Addon and a micro-goal!

We feel like celebrating! We’ve unlocked another Teseum Goal. We’re talking about an increase in quality for the Aggro tokens.

This Teseum Goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

What’s Aggro?

Aggro is a measure of how threatening the Character is to their Enemies. The more successful a Character is (inflicting Damage, Hacking, etc.), the more they draw attention from the security systems. Instructions in the AI cards will often target the Character with the highest Aggro, considering them the main target of their attack; or the one with the lowest Aggro, considering them the most harmless of their targets.

Also, the 40mm base adapter has been unlocked, so you can play with large miniatures more comfortably. Include 3 bases.
This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

Hey, Backers!! We’re still on fire with this campaign, and between us all, we’ve managed to unlock 2 corpses that’ll become an awesome addition to your game’s scenery.

All Characters can search the corpses for items. Corpses are (for all intents and purposes) Containers - but instead of drawing 2 cards, you just draw 1 and look for a MediKit in the Loot deck. As you can imagine, corpses can’t just be left out to rot.

This stretch goal will be available for DELUXE pledge.

We’ve got our first Add-On! We’re talking about the Scenery Pack - the perfect complement to get your 3D game experience to the next level. You can purchase it separately in the Pledge Manager.


What’s an Add-On?

Add-Ons are additional purchases you can make in the Pledge Manager (the platform that manages your contribution and shipping data) after the Kickstarter campaign has ended. Add-Ons will be available for all pledge levels.

If you have any questions about Add-Ons or the Pledge Manager, just ask us

In addition to all this, our first micro-goal is now active. What’s this about micro-goals? They’re basically unlocks where we will ask you to interact with us.

In order to reach it, we’re asking for your help. ☺ We must get more than 75 RT between after the next Tweet, so nobody misses the news that our Infinity Defiance campaign is active.

So what do we get with this? We’ll unlock Qiang’s profile for Infinity. Are you eager to know what can he do or which armies will he belong to in your favorite wargame?

We will see you in the next update!


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We keep on going! Qiang profile unlocked and enemy cards for the Combined Army!
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October 29, 2019
Hello backers!

We’ve managed to unlock Qiang’s profile! Thank you so much for all your Retweets.

Here’s Qiang’s profile for Infinity, which will soon be in Army:

Another micro-goal is now open! Do you want to find out how’s Uma’s Infinity profile looks? Help us get 50 shares on Facebook in this post and we’ll unlock it together!


Also, we’ve unlocked Onyx Enemy cards! We told you Infinity Defiance would have other enemies. In this case, try to reuse your Onyx (Combined Army) miniatures to turn them into enemies for the heroes to face.

Enemy cards Umbra Legates & Unidrons are now available!

The Umbra are one of the most dangerous, murderous races in the entire universal warriorhood. Mysterious martial artists from an unidentified planet, the Umbra have been the scourge of the cosmos for ages. Subjugated, dominated or seduced by the EI, they have become its field assistants, a conduit through which the Evolved Intelligence makes its wishes known. They serve as the EI’s heralds, enforcers, mediators, lieutenants, judges, executioners and right-hand men. Their political and military specialty is trouble, and the causing and suppressing thereof. Brought forth by the darkness, these cruel entities hold a fearsome power that the EI harnesses to inflict the worst punishments and lead mass destruction operations as their wrath seethes unmeasurably.

About Unidrons:

When the EI requires soldiers, it does not bother to recruit them. It harvests them.

The bulk of the Ur armed forces that the EI used to jumpstart its campaign of conquest was comprised of Batroids, techno-organic units designed for action in hostile environments. In the Ur culture, the use of Batroids as operatives predates even the creation of the Evolved Intelligence, but the EI has been able to use them as a tactical resource to great effect. These silicon-based/carbon-based hybrids are cultivated in rapid-growth plantations using a monitored pseudo-intelligent substrate. Their mind-structure is based on the neural pathways of the Ruaria, animals bred by ancient Ur as pets and hunting companions, but also for war and exploration. Ruaria were highly appreciated for their courage and unwavering loyalty.

With minimal alterations in the data payload applied during growth, Batroids can be supplied with a specialization. They can be qualified workers, explorers or professional combatants for logistics and support—such is the case of Ikadrons—or for frontline operations. The latter, called Unidrons, are the foundation of the Hegemonic Fleet and were responsible for its greatest victories in the first days of its expansion efforts, when the presence of actual Ur on the battlefield was a common sight.

Nowadays, the EI utilizes the armed forces of other races in its empire, but it always maintains a Batroid contingent of varying size as an element of deterrence against insurrectionist tendencies. Batroids are a further layer of control over these races, one that helps them maintain their military efforts focused on advancing the global goals of the Combined Army. The EI has many Batroid plantations hidden away all over its territories. For each of these farms whose location we know, we have reports of three that remain unidentified. Hundreds of thousands of these Unidrons await inside these growth compounds, learning and being patiently improved upon. One word from the EI and they will all be immediately harvested and readied to live and die as its soldiers.

Tips on how to replace Shasvastii troops for these new troops will be included in the game.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

We’ll see you in the next update!



Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 17:57:26


Post by: Red_Five


Qiang is pretty solid overall. I really want to use him!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 18:47:01


Post by: Kalamadea


Backed for collectors edition, but I'll likely drop down to just core simply because I really, really, REALLY never cared for shasvasti and I could probably fill in most or all of the blanks with Sedition Wars, Halo heroclix or any of the hundreds of other models already filling my closet. In fact the Sedition Wars terrain set is absolutely perfect for this game and is ABS plastic instead of resin, glad I bought a few of them when they were readily available.

I adore CB and Infinity, but despite the hype I'm only luke-warm on Defiance, there's just too many good sci-fi dungeoncrawlers already out there that I don't play enough as it is. In fact If I could get Core Space for a decent price in the US I'd probably just rather use that with Infinity figs instead of Defiance. GMG and Mayacast both posted Let's Play episodes for Defiance, I'll check them out after work and hopefully those will win me over more. I WANT to be excited about Defiance, I just ain't


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 18:50:05


Post by: Red_Five


 Kalamadea wrote:
Backed for collectors edition, but I'll likely drop down to just core simply because I really, really, REALLY never cared for shasvasti and I could probably fill in most or all of the blanks with Sedition Wars, Halo heroclix or any of the hundreds of other models already filling my closet. In fact the Sedition Wars terrain set is absolutely perfect for this game and is ABS plastic instead of resin, glad I bought a few of them when they were readily available.

I adore CB and Infinity, but despite the hype I'm only luke-warm on Defiance, there's just too many good sci-fi dungeoncrawlers already out there that I don't play enough as it is. In fact If I could get Core Space for a decent price in the US I'd probably just rather use that with Infinity figs instead of Defiance. GMG and Mayacast both posted Let's Play episodes for Defiance, I'll check them out after work and hopefully those will win me over more. I WANT to be excited about Defiance, I just ain't


For me, I am bankrolling a new Shasvastii army, everything else is gravy.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 18:59:27


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Reached 300K €! You're amazing! New addon and stretch goals unlocked!

Hello again backers!

We’ve unlocked Uma’s Infinity profile!

Thank you so much for your support - you’re awesome!

Another micro-goal is now open! Do you want to find out how’s Cadin’s Infinity profile looks? Help us get 300 Likes on Instagram in this post and we’ll unlock it together!

Lovers of the hobby: you’ll be delighted with the new unlock. We’re talking about a new head for Qiang that will allow us to replace the base one with it.


Qiang Gāo always wanted to be a good officer, but what is actually a good officer? The textbook definition would be “one who accomplishes the mission.” Nevertheless, military discipline and the reality of combat don’t allow such simplistic definitions. In the trenches, the most valuable officer is the one who’s concerned both about the mission and the men and women under their command. In the offices of the High Command, the most valuable ones are those who carry on with the mission and the orders, while respecting the chain of command. Sometimes these visions are incompatible, and a time may come when an officer has to choose between them. That choice will determine the course and success of their military career.

During the Japanese Uprising, Qiang Gāo was the colonel in charge of the 5th Regiment of Zúyŏng Invincibles, the Terracotta Soldiers, of the Orange Banner Army’s VI Corps, deployed at Kuraimori. During the assault on Tabigarasu Junction, an important communications node in the Furuitsue peninsula, his regiment took control of an energy substation important to regional operations. Surrounded by Japanese troops from the Fukku Operative Group and isolated from the rest of his forces, Qiang Gāo devised a defensive strategy that would allow him to protect his position until reinforcements arrived. Nevertheless, the High Command, in need of a victory to show to the media, ordered him to engage one of the Japanese forces’ positions that Intelligence thought held the Fukku Group headquarters. Despite how attractive it was to behead the Japanese forces in the zone, this was an extremely risky move that would have weakened the 5th Regiment’s defenses and endangered them. Besides, the colonel was fully aware those orders were based in unconfirmed intelligence, which could be wrong or even a trap. Not to mention that the numerical superiority of the Japanese forces assaulting the substation meant that any unit tasked with such attack wouldn’t return alive, even if successful.

It was then that Qiang Gāo had to decide what kind of officer he wanted to be. Should he sacrifice troops and risk a position, but carry on with the orders received, or protect the men and women under his command and risk the position he was supposed to defend and defy a direct order? Should he be a trench officer or a career officer?

This stretch goal will be available for the COLLECTOR’S and DELUXE.

We’ve unlocked more Onyx Enemy cards! As you’re well aware, in Infinity Defiance you can use your Onyx miniatures (Combined Army) to turn them into the enemies of the heroes.

Enemy cards Xeodron & Fraacta are now available!


Tips on how to replace Shasvastii troops for these new troops will be included in the game.

Xeodron background:

"I have been created to fight against the most powerful champions in the universe. The best scientists from the Ur Hegemonic Civilization have given me the combat skills necessary to destroy the enemy, regardless of who it might be. I'm one of the top models of the Batroid series. I'm a techno-organic creature who was raised to become a specific tool in the service of the Hegemony and its leader: the EI. I'm a top-of-the-line combat operator with advanced tactical skills and great mobility. This combination allows me to cover and dominate the battlefield perfectly. Because of how I use my power, my enemies call me a monster. Citizens of the Hegemony, however, call me a champion. However, no other opinion matters more than the one of my owner and mistress: the EI. The EI orders and I obey her. This is how it has been established, how I have been raised, and therefore how it should be. I have been created for combat. I have been designed for destruction. I'm a weapon of the Ur Hegemony."

Fraacta background:

If you were to ask a Fraacta what their unofficial motto is, she would say, with a savage smirk on her face and a spark in her eye: “Always Careless”. No one can deny that the entire modus operandi of this unit is predicated on wanton recklessness. By definition, the deployment maneuvers of any transorbital drop unit are a dangerous proposition, and airborne troops are regarded as perhaps the most audacious out there. But the all-female drop unit of the Sygmaa Trihedron takes it one step further. I can’t disclose classified information, so here’s an analogy: the Fraacta don’t just dive directly into the deep end of the pool, they dive backwards with their hands tied behind their backs, with the bravado you’d expect from a star stunt performer. When they jump from the vacuum of space into the hell of battle, with only their instincts and the sensory feedback from their drop symbiont as a guide, they feel invincible. While the crackling of their flight instruments still rings in their ears like an unbridled symphony, they are possessed by the certainty that they can achieve anything. There is no question that, with that blend of training and talent, and symbiont gear like that, you can afford the luxury of a little boldness. The Trihedron High Command frowns upon that kind of imprudent behavior, but what can you threaten them with? In their jump symbionts, the Fraacta are like goddesses of evil: something beautiful, and terrible to behold. Something treacherous. Something on edge. Something that must be stopped.

Tips on how to replace Shasvastii troops for these new troops will be included in the game.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

With the unlocking of these two cards, we have unlocked our first Reinforcement Pack: ONYX REINFORCEMENT PACK.

What’s this about Reinforcement Packs? It’s about a repackaging of the Infinity catalog miniatures so you can play them in Infinity Defiance.

This update will become available as an Add-On for all backers.

See you on the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 19:01:06


Post by: Monkeysloth


So the Onyx cards you get regardless of if you buy the reinforcement pack right? Have a feeling that it will be cheaper to buy those minis elsewhere instead of via the kickstarter.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 19:01:49


Post by: Sqorgar


I am all in on the Shasvastii, myself, so this Kickstarter is great.

One thing I really like about this is it gives me a chance to use a bunch of Infinity models I have that I wouldn't normally get a chance to see on the table without building a full army. I tend to buy Infinity models that I like and want to paint without any consideration for how they play or using them as part of an army. So, I've got an eclectic bunch of painted Infinity models that I might be able to use in this game already.

It'll probably be all Combined Army too, which I like the designs of, but don't want to commit to. Depending on the prices, I might be convinced to get some reinforcement packs too.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 19:30:56


Post by: PsychoticStorm


@Monkeysloth Correct.


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We love remotes!

Hello again backers!

Remotes are awesome! And we’ve unlocked Rahman’s: Gaspar. This remote is the perfect support companion for the ship’s doctor, and will help him do his job more efficiently.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

We’ll see you in the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 20:00:46


Post by: solkan


Anyone taking over/unders on when it's going to be possible to use the Corvus Belli forum again?

We've got to get started on the unofficial "Combined Army Hero Cards" and "Human Sphere Enemy Cards".


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 20:25:20


Post by: Gallahad


I like the infinity aesthetic a lot, but I don't 100 Euro for a game with 12 miniatures like it.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 20:27:25


Post by: PsychoticStorm


The collectors is a far better deal for models.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 20:50:47


Post by: LunarSol


 Gallahad wrote:
I like the infinity aesthetic a lot, but I don't 100 Euro for a game with 12 miniatures like it.


Honestly, I'm kind of tempted just because I'm far more likely to paint 12 minis than I'll ever get to my SDE or Zombicide sets.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 21:02:56


Post by: skullking


I'm digging those little 'Taigha Creatures'. I like me some cyber-ape type doods.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/29 21:11:18


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Yeah! We've unlocked Cadin's profile and Rahman's Nasmat specialty cards!

Hello again backers!

You’re simply awesome!

Together, we’ve managed to unlock Cadin’s Infinity profile, and to think we needed 300 Likes on Instagram!

Here you have it ❤





Remotes have their own attributes, attacks, and skills, which may come handy during the game. Remotes must always be activated either immediately before or after their controller’s turn, but deploying them counts as a free action.

We have unlocked his specialty cards!



This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

See you on the next update!


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An aditional body for Uma is now unlocked!

Hello again backers!


We keep unlocking stuff for the heroes' miniatures! This time it's an additional body option for Uma, the team's deadliest shooter.

“There’s no bond stronger than that of blood,” Uma Sørensen’s father always said. Family and blood were paramount to Peer Sørensen; he wasn’t the leader of a NKAH cell (Nordiske Krigere ave Heimdall, or Nordic Warriors of Heimdall, a radical ultra-nationalist group from Svalarheima that defends PanOceania’s moral and racial superiority) for nothing. Uma and her little sister Tara were raised hearing those ideas, repeated ad nauseam both in their home and in the paramilitary encampments the group has on the frozen plains of Trollhättan, where their members prepare to defend their ideology through force of arms if needs be. They both spent more time in those camps than they would have liked, getting ready for a supposed confrontation against the whole Human Sphere that their father thought inevitable. And, though they always hated it, both the ideas and the Spartan and combative regime they were subjected to ended up making the words “the apple doesn't fall far from the tree” true. Thus, as soon as they were old enough to leave their father’s home, they both enlisted in the army, for fighting was what their father had taught them, and fighting is what they did best.

Yet while Tara wanted to get as far away as possible from her past, enrolling in the Navy and leaving the planet, her sister preferred to take advantage of the knowledge gained in those encampments. Uma enlisted in Svalarheima’s Winter Force, where the experience acquired on the frozen plains of Trollhättan catapulted her to the Svalarheiman Nisse regiment. There she would serve with distinction for many years until she was recruited by the Indigo units of the PanOceanian Special Operations Command. This assignment took her away from her planet and her past to perform missions all across the Sphere. Nonetheless, when it seemed that Uma had finally found her place, fate would shake her entire world.



During a patrol mission during the Intermediate Blockade of Paradiso, the POS Obsidian Spear of Taema, a frigate on which her sister served, was attacked and boarded by the Combined Army. Though the attack was repelled, the crew suffered many casualties and due to the extreme violence of the assault many crewmen were missing in action. Among them was artillery non-commissioned officer Tara Sørensen, whose body was never found.

This terrible news made Uma re-evaluate her career. Vengeance became the new driving force in her life, and—together with discovering her sister’s fate—the destruction of the Combined Army her main goal. To do so, Uma requested to be transferred to the Strategic Security Division, where she would serve together with the infamous Hexas as attached Indigo officer, in hopes of gaining more information on Tara’s whereabouts if she was alive, or at least of getting the chance to hit the Combined Army as hard as possible if she wasn’t.

Focused on this personal mission, Uma has become an officer as efficient as she is obsessive, always volunteering for any operation that can get her closer to her particular goals. The thing is that, although she doesn’t want to admit it, her father was right: blood bonds are the strongest and ones that Captain Uma Sørensen cannot escape. It is blood that binds her to her sister, and it is blood that this officer wants from the Combined Army.

This stretch goal will be available for the COLLECTOR’S and/or DELUXE pledges.

See you in the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 00:19:10


Post by: Monkeysloth


So yea? An alternate part but CB has said you cannot buy extra copies of the hero model so this is basically a throwaway SG. I know Carlos said not to expect much from the SG earlier but this is a really underwhelming campaign even with low expectations. If I could pick up the core box at retail with a standard discount I'd drop out.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 00:55:08


Post by: solkan


 Monkeysloth wrote:
So yea? An alternate part but CB has said you cannot buy extra copies of the hero model so this is basically a throwaway SG. I know Carlos said not to expect much from the SG earlier but this is a really underwhelming campaign even with low expectations. If I could pick up the core box at retail with a standard discount I'd drop out.


It might be a good idea to start contacting retailers to see if your preferred retailer will have enough demand that they'll want to order. https://www.infinitythegame.com/defiance-retail

Because you might be able to get a box with a standard retail discount.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 01:18:42


Post by: Necros


I'm in, looks great. This is my first foray into anything Infinity


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 01:34:59


Post by: Zethnar


I'm not sure why the higher tier pledges come with two boxes, it doesn't look like there is nearly enough content there to justify it, and it's not like they are throwing out handfuls of miniatures with the stretch goals either.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 02:14:11


Post by: Mc Devil


Monkeysloth its just alternative version. And I like that more. If in hobby Mate, you can find use for extra upper body. Like magnets, blue stuff cast or canibalize other mini and build you own. Fun stuff.


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Btw dont forget guys its not only dungeon crawler. But great entry to cool tabletop game. N4 will should be ready in time when we get toys plus maybe minis will be usable in code one(light version of infinity) Im in


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 02:25:09


Post by: Kalamadea


It's not really 2 boxes at the higher pledges. The base core game is 12 models (4 heroes and 8 enemies), and uses cardboard tokens for enemies that you don't get models for. The collectors set is an additional 21 models on top of that so you don't need to use tokens for enemies. These Collectors models are mostly duplictes and alternate sculpts of the 8 enemy models in the core set, but also a few named enemies with unique sculpts. KS backers also get the 5th Haqqislam character as well

All the models in base and collectors sets:
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Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 03:37:59


Post by: schoon


I'm a sucker for the beautiful models, and this looks easy to play, and with plenty of room for future missions, expansions, etc.

Well worth buying in, IMO


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 03:58:14


Post by: Monkeysloth


 Mc Devil wrote:
Monkeysloth its just alternative version. And I like that more. If in hobby Mate, you can find use for extra upper body. Like magnets, blue stuff cast or canibalize other mini and build you own. Fun stuff.


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Btw dont forget guys its not only dungeon crawler. But great entry to cool tabletop game. N4 will should be ready in time when we get toys plus maybe minis will be usable in code one(light version of infinity) Im in


It's actually half of the actual model looking at the break down animation. Really kind of odd that CB couldn't just give you the legs too. Modifying metal minis is my least favorite part of this hobby, magnetizing them is also a pain.

I guess my issue with the game is things that would make this more replayable (extra missions and tiles) so far CB has said are post kickstarter if the KSer does as well as they hope. I don't understand that logic if this game won't be sold after the KSer. Plus they said pre-kickstarter you can pick up any infinity model and use it in the game but they haven't addressed that all so far. You think that would be a big selling point. Add that the only existing models they've shown as usable so far require SGs to unlock the cards for and I'm worrying that CB is just planning on dragging out SGs as cards that should just be a optional purchase deck for each faction and token upgrades--which are nice--but aren't needed and don't give you more to play.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 05:05:50


Post by: Soul Samurai


I'm tempted, but it's hard for me to justify.

The price is not bad compared to normal Infinity models, especially when you consider all the board-game gear included, but it's a bit high compared to many kickstarter miniature boardgames.

If I liked ALL the miniatures and knew I was going to be able to play the game I'd be in, but as I only like some of the miniatures and I don't know that my friends will be too interested (I feel most of my friends are not really into cooperative boardgames and wargames), so... I dunno. I do like that Haqq mini though, so I'm tempted...


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 08:42:31


Post by: PsychoticStorm


New Teseum Goal unlocked: Custom Reinforcement Tokens!

Hello again backers!

Here we’ve got one of our favorite stretch goals: Teseum Goals. It’s a quality leap for reinforcement tokens.

REINFORCEMENTS

As the mission progresses, the Reinforcements Reserve will accumulate Reinforcements tokens, which can be used by the AI to redeploy previously eliminated Units that have a Respawn value, or to redeploy killed miniatures to Deployed Units that have a Replacements value.

A Reinforcements token is added:

· When a Unit is eliminated (when its last miniature is removed from the board).

· At the end of the Activation of each Character, the player must compare their Character’s g tokens with the value of their Maximum Aggro Attribute. The player must remove from their Character the g tokens that exceed their Maximum Aggro and turn them into Reinforcements tokens that they add to the Reinforcements Reserve.

· At the end of a Round in which no enemy Unit has been activated (only Characters or Allies have been activated).

· When specified during the performance of an Instruction by the AI (for example: Retreat!).

At the end of the Round, check if there are Units that can Respawn:

Respawn. If there are Unit cards in the Available Units deck at the end of the Round, follow these steps to check which Units return to the board:

1. Compare the number of Reinforcements tokens in the Reinforcements Reserve with the Respawn value of the top card of the Available Units deck.

2. If there are fewer tokens than the Respawn value, stop checking.

3. Otherwise, remove as many Reinforcements tokens from the Reinforcements Reserve as the Unit’s Respawn value, place the Unit card in the Deployed Units zone and deploy the miniatures in the space marked for “Respawning” in the mission Instructions. If the marked space is already occupied, the Enemies are placed on the spaces closest to it, starting with adjacent ones.

4. If there are Reinforcements tokens left in the Reinforcements Reserve, go back to step 1 and repeat with the next card on the top of the Available Units deck.

5. If there are no Reinforcements tokens left in the Reinforcements Reserve, finish the check.

Once Units that Respawn have been checked, check among the Deployed Units for those with the Replacements keyword.

You can learn more about this mechanic in the “How to Play” manual and leave any additional question in the comments below.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

See you in the next update!

A new hero joins the Defiance: Trisha N33
Hello again backers!

WE GET UNLOCKED A NEW HERO FOR THE DEFIANCE!

It is another of our Teseum Goals. Thanks for your support!

This is Trisha N33, the ALEPH engineer.

In the realm of law enforcement agencies, there are cases that can determine an agent's entire career no matter how long it is, no matter what he did before or after such a case. This is what happened to Trishar M33, one of the most veteran active Chandra specialist operatives within the SSS who, nonetheless, was unfairly forced into a desk job because of his involvement in a failed operation. Put this way, it sounds terribly arbitrary, but if I added that the name of the operation was Dandelion, all the conspiracy theorists and ALEPH haters would point their fingers at him and demand his head. If you do not fit into any of these categories, the name of the operation will probably not ring a bell. Don’t feel bad about this; it has been many years since, and it’s just a footnote in the history of the SSS.

But the truth is that Operation Dandelion was a real mess, and at the time it was a scandal that put the Administration for Institutional Image, the Subsection's public relations department, up against the ropes for a good while. In short, and without going into much detail, a family from the Bratva, the Russian mob, was involved in the theft of specialized slave AIs in an attempt to build a neural network that could become an advanced AI able to dodge the SSS hounds in Maya. Despite having been detected by Danavas operatives with the OperationS Administration for Communications Surveillance, the operation had to be carried out on Russian sovereign soil, which meant that the SSS would only have an advisory role. Thus, Trishar M33 was sent as a technical assistant with tactical capacity to provide specialist support to the OMON, the Russian spec-ops police unit, which was going to carry out the raid. This Chandra operative stormed in along with the Russian agents and they met with strong armed resistance from the mobsters. At one point, the criminals released a nerve gas and Trishar M33, after assessing the situation at a speed that only an Aspect of ALEPH can achieve, sealed the facilities, preventing the propagation of the gas, but dooming three OMON agents to a horrendous death in order to save the rest of the team. The Russian policemen, who did not take kindly to the use of the gas nor to the death of their comrades, began to execute the mobsters they had arrested, and Trishar M33 had to take action again, confronting the agents to avoid being left with no one to interrogate. The footage of an ALEPH operative confronting the police to save some criminals went viral and was played all over the Sphere, causing the SSS a reputation crisis. Over time, the situation was remedied, the SSS apologized to the OMON and, even though it could not prove the connection of the Russian mob with the Black Hand, it was able to do so with respect to the leak of the operation video. However, Trishar M33 was removed from field operations and reassigned to the Support Subsection for advisory and forensic work.

Thus, this specialist would waste twenty years of his life, until a similar case brought him back to the streets. However, in spite of being the most qualified to solve this new case, the Administration for Institutional Image had not forgotten about this operative. OperationS public relations department did not want his name to tarnish the image of the SSS again, so they demanded that he change his identity before authorizing him to return to work on the field. Personality models of first-generation Aspects such as Trishar M33 were created without a gender mark, so that they could be downloaded into the first available biosynthetic body. In those early moments, the productive capacity of optimized bodies was barely enough to cover the needs of the market and much less that of the SSS, so it had to take whatever was available. For this reason, all the first SSS operatives have neutral personalities capable of adapting to the body assigned to them. Trishar M33 was one of these Aspects, so he had no objection to accepting a change of identity that included a new, upgraded female body, and to taking the name Trishala N33.

And so she was back in action again, just in time for the big gigs, like the last throes of the Second Offensive, with Operation TAGLINE, when she had to provide technical support on the Paradiso front, or the Leviathan attempt by the Equinox techno-terrorist group which sought to clandestinely improve the pseudo-AIs governing Neoterra’s orbital traffic subsystems so that they would become self-conscious under their perverse control. Since then, Trishala N33—“Trisha”, for short—has not stopped for one moment, traversing the Sphere from one case to another, honoring her “Chandra Specialist Operative” denomination, and experiencing more direct action than an OperationS technical expert would normally face. It’s likely that the Administration for Institutional Image officials have her tagged as "automatic volunteer" for any operation that comes up, in the hope of getting rid of her, since they can’t have her buried alive in the Support Subsection workshops. But Trisha doesn’t care, because while emotional expressiveness is not her thing, just like any other first-generation Aspect with a new body and after twenty years behind a desk, this field engineer has a lot to catch up on.

Report by Ensign Katherine Cho, Psi Unit, O-12 Military Intelligence, at the request of the Paradiso Coordinated Command.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

NEXT UNLOCKED STRETCH GOALS:


See you in the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 09:44:23


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Is the Collector's version better value than the core set? I don't know if I want to invest in this if I end up with a bunch of models I can't play in Infinity.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 10:29:35


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Collectors is a better value than the core set and the recommended level of entry.

All models will be playable in Infinity as far as I know.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 13:55:22


Post by: LunarSol


 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Is the Collector's version better value than the core set? I don't know if I want to invest in this if I end up with a bunch of models I can't play in Infinity.


The Collectors set is basically a full Shesvasti Sectoral Army. It's honestly probably a better purchase for models to play in Infinity than anything in that regard.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 14:29:49


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Let's go for another micro-goal: Jazz profile!

Hello again backers!

We're pretty impressed with your support to the campaign! We're really really happy with it!

Now, let's go with another micro-goal, that we know you're waiting for so long

For the next micro-goal we’re going to the BGG (Board Game Geek) and we’ll ask you to show us your love by giving a Like to Infinity Defiance. With 75 Likes we’ll unlock Jazz’s Infinity profile.

Also, we're pretty close to unlock the next stretch goal: more equipment cards!

See you on the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 14:32:44


Post by: Tyranid Horde


PsychoticStorm wrote:Collectors is a better value than the core set and the recommended level of entry.

All models will be playable in Infinity as far as I know.


LunarSol wrote:
 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Is the Collector's version better value than the core set? I don't know if I want to invest in this if I end up with a bunch of models I can't play in Infinity.


The Collectors set is basically a full Shesvasti Sectoral Army. It's honestly probably a better purchase for models to play in Infinity than anything in that regard.



Thanks both, I have some Yu Jing from years ago but the models are old and if I was diving in I was wondering how this would do as a starter.

I've put a remind me on this KS, see if I have the cash for it as it's close to Christmas.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 16:06:40


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Hey! Look what we have unlocked!

Hello again backers!

in the first 24h of the campaign we've reached 420K €!! Thank you so much for your support to Defiance, we're super happy!

Have we told you already that we love extra gear? Well, now we’ve unlocked another 10 cards! These cards will grant you access to more equipment options for the heroes.

On equipment cards you’ll find certain specifications: firstly, what kind of equipment is, and secondly, if having Line of Sight is necessary. The color and amount of dice required for a Roll are also indicated, as are the Switches.

Every time you make a Roll, you can spend the symbols on the dice to do Switches as indicated on the Equipment card.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

You ask for it! These translucent dice are awesome! Isn´t it?

We’ve unlocked another Teseum Goal! Now, all Defiance´s dice are upgraded to translucent ones! More Si-Fi aesthetic!

Also, you can buy it as an add-on separately if you want more dice.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

Soon a new Teseum Goal!

Also we’ve unlocked Jazz’s Infinity profile!

Thank you so much for your support - you’re awesome!

Also, let us show you the corrected Qiang profile. The one we showed you a few updates ago was wrong. Sorry for the inconvenience.

For the next micro-goal we’ll ask you to vote which one you want to see first: Rahman or Trisha? Please vote on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram Stories accounts!

What’s next in line? More enemies are lurking, and since we’ve already established that the game is totally compatible with Infinity, why not substituting the Shasvastii with other kind of enemy?

See you on the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 16:10:58


Post by: LunarSol


Jazz seems really good. A WIP 14, BTS 6 hacker and 2 orders for 24? Solid stuff.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 18:02:53


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Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/30 18:31:03


Post by: schoon


Trisha N33 is a welcome addition.

It's always nice to see characters that are more than just "trigger pullers" and add to the background of the game.

Also liking the character development aspects. A clever gamer could almost turn this into an RPG...

[Edit]

...and looks like there's a Morat expansion coming at €480, which should happen quite soon.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/31 03:24:51


Post by: solkan


The first of the Morat goals unlocked.

As I post this, looks like the 460 goal is already met.

480 is more Morats, and 500 is foam. Foam?!?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/31 08:16:41


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Indeed these are metal miniatures, they need foam to be stored properly.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/31 13:41:10


Post by: PsychoticStorm


New Morat Enemy Cards unlocked!!!

Enemies are incoming!

Now it’s time for the Morat: Kornak and Suryat, a new enemy's cards available right now!!!

Tips on how to replace Shasvastii troops for these new troops will be included in the game.

KORNAK GAZAROT, OFICIAL-GUERRERO SUPERIOR MORAT

Kornak Gazarot is a self-made hero, a titan who did everything on his own to reach a legendary category among the Morats, rising from poverty through rage, perseverance, and courage. Kornak possesses enormous talent as a strategist. He is capable of foreseeing movements by the enemy and beating them to it. However, leading the first line of battle in the middle of the fire and the maelstrom, is where he truly stands out as a Kosutarat (Superior Warrior-Officer).

Kornak is a brutal, strict, and merciless leader who does not tolerate cowardice on the battlefield. He punishes it with immediate death. Troops under his command are subjected to the strictest discipline possible and Kornak does not waste any chance to give back all the beatings and abuse that he suffered in the past due to his Orlorat background. Nevertheless, the Morats will continue into the jaws of death because they are devoted to victory and respect his martial perseverance up to the point of having nicknamed Gazarot "Guts of Steel", for being a warrior that seems to have been shaped during a previous time.

THE SURYAT HEAVY ASSAULT INFANTRY
The Suryat Heavy Assault Infantry is an elite body exclusively made up of members from the Gesurat caste. Within Morat society, Gesurats are Complete Morats. These military veterans have earned full citizenship in their natural home: the battlefield. Suryat troops are rough military professionals yet flexible when it comes to tactics.

A Suryat is incapable of tolerating the word "inadequate” - within this unit, optimal, excellent performance is always required. A Suryat must always be ready. The regiment, therefore, adapted to the new conditions of combat. Tactics, weaponry, and equipment have all been modified not just to the theater of operations but also their new adversaries.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

What's is coming?




See you in the next update!!

Jazz Aditional Body, Trisha Infinity profile and Character Cards
Hello again, dear backers!

An alternative body for Jazz is unlocked! And it is cool!

Anyone will tell you that were they to choose a person to go with to a deserted island, no one would pick Jazz Caticovas. She would spend the whole day listening to music and in a bad mood for not being able to access the datasphere or play her sax. The fact is that, even if Jazz knew what a deserted island was—since, being a Nomad from Corregidor, she has spent her whole life inside crowded ships—she would probably agree with this opinion. However, if you are inside an orbital under a security lockdown while some bad guys are asking for your head, then Jazz is your girl. But if she hears you call her “your girl,” she will most probably shoot you—and it will not be in the foot.Anyone will tell you that were they to choose a person to go with to a deserted island, no one would pick Jazz Caticovas. She would spend the whole day listening to music and in a bad mood for not being able to access the datasphere or play her sax. The fact is that, even if Jazz knew what a deserted island was—since, being a Nomad from Corregidor, she has spent her whole life inside crowded ships—she would probably agree with this opinion. However, if you are inside an orbital under a security lockdown while some bad guys are asking for your head, then Jazz is your girl. But if she hears you call her “your girl,” she will most probably shoot you—and it will not be in the foot.

Jazmín “Jazz” Caticovas is a Corregidoran hacker, which means that, as opposed to the Nomad hackers from Bakunin, with their radical solutions, or those from Tunguska, with their trademark genius, she is a foot soldier of cybercombat who has learned it all the hard way. And Jazz has a special talent for always choosing the most difficult way. Born and raised in the Picachito module in Lazareto, she comes from a family of musicians who instilled in her a passion for jazz, but of course, given her origins, Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz. She would learn to play the saxophone when she was only five years old, and this would secure her a good career for life. But that would be the easy way, and she likes it difficult. So, to her parents’ chagrin, she would soon become more interested in classical jazz than in the predominant Latin jazz sound from Lazareto, which frustrated her incipient musical career. The problem is the Picachito module, a sector with one of the highest murder rates in Lazareto, is under the brutal control of the maras, and they only respect musicians and priests. For Barrio 6, the violent mara dominating Picachito, everyone else, especially girls, are just targets. Jazz could not become a priest, and she would never be the kind of musician everyone wanted her to be, and this made her a candidate to be brought to a casa loca, a “mad house,” a housing pod used by the maras to rape, torture, or kill their victims. With no professional prospects in sight and with her life in danger, Jazz would finally join the Corregidor Jurisdictional Command, where she discovered her other great passion in life: coding.

For Jazz, writing code is like writing and interpreting music, especially jazz jam sessions: starting with a couple of beats and ending with a full concert. This is a very flowery description of her job, but the only thing that interests the officers of the Nomad Military Force’s High Command is that this young woman is one of the few hackers capable of breaking through VoodooTech firewalls without losing her life or her sanity in the process. Jazz was deployed on Paradiso with a spec-ops team, always accompanied by her Remote Billie—named after her idol, the great Billie Holiday— and she adapted quickly to life on the front, which for her is much less stressful than an ordinary day in the Picachito module. There, mission upon mission and success upon success, Jazz built a great reputation within the Paradiso Coordinated Command, both as a tactical hacker expert in deep penetration hacking and as bad company to be with on a deserted island. She does not care much about this reputation as long as she can interpret her favorite music, either with her sax or with her hacking device.

This stretch goal will be available for the COLLECTOR’S and/or DELUXE pledges.

On the previous update, we asked you to vote on our social media accounts which profile do you want to see first, Rahman or Trisha. And the winner is...

Thank you for your support! Here you have Trisha's profile (available soon in Army):

And, of course, we also want to share with you the Infinity Defiance Character Cards of the two heroes unlocked so far.




What do you think about it? Please tell us in the comments!!

If you want to transport your miniatures… Stay tuned to the next update!




See you in the next update!!


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And a more comprehensive table of things unlocked so far


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/31 16:07:16


Post by: Monkeysloth


The collector's foam is actually a pretty nice freebe and probably one of the first that signals that they're wanting this to be a boardgame and not just a way to sell a Sectorial to existing infinity players.

They've also stated they're going to have a way, probably PM, to get extra parts of the heroes so you can build each version. Happy to see that.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/31 18:07:42


Post by: Soul Samurai


 Monkeysloth wrote:

They've also stated they're going to have a way, probably PM, to get extra parts of the heroes so you can build each version. Happy to see that.
That's a pretty big deal actually, and makes the whole thing a lot more appealing. Hopefully we'll get more details on that.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/31 18:08:31


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Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/31 20:38:39


Post by: PsychoticStorm


MORAT: Reinforcement Pack and Enemy Cards

Welcome to another amazing update of INFINITY DEFIANCE.

You ask for it! More enemy cards!

We unlocked 10 more cards! Oznat & The Hungries

OZNAT, MORAT HUNTING REGIMENT

Within Morat military tradition, the Oznats (groups of hunters and scouts) have been widely used in combat throughout its violent history. Because of this, when the EI brought The Hungries from the gate of hell where they were found, the Morats could see the tactical value of this organized group of fearful creatures being led perfectly in battle by one of the skillful Oznat hunters.

Traditionally, hunting tasks were generally carried out by Morat women. Since ancient times, they have hunted just like any man. The Oznat technique for training a group of Starving Ones consists of becoming the leader of the herd in the most brutal, primitive way possible. The Oznat challenges the alpha male or the alpha female, in case it involves a group of Pretas. During this challenge the Oznat imitates the ritual behavior of The Hungries but exaggerates this action to the extreme. It's not just limited to killing the alpha creature with its bare hands. The Oznat must also rip open its body and devour its guts in front of the entire herd. By following this savage, dangerous method, the Oznat undeniably takes over the command of the herd. When it comes to aggressiveness and brutality, a female Morat can be the alpha male of any other race.

THE HUNGRIES: GAKIS & PRETAS

The Hungries are light combat operatives, representatives of some bastard race the EI found in on a long-forgotten planet.

The main military applications of these units are to dissuade the enemy forces and to break their lines. Experience has taught human troops never to let them get too close. The Hungries have been trained to be insidious rather than intelligent. Each individual carries weaponized arm-claws, but Pretas can, by virtue of the presence of the symbiont, expel wide bursts of small calcareous outgrowths with such force that they can be used as a shrapnel gun.

In combat, Hungries prefer to move as a group, following random patterns in unison to make the most of their numbers. Simply put, these things are bad, bad news. Their speed and tenacity makes for a terrifyingly ruthless enemy. Not in vain is it said that they never give up their pound of flesh.

This stretch goal will be available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE).

At this point, we've unlocked a lot of alternative enemies from the Combined Army, but maybe you're asking yourself "Ok, how I'll change the Shasvastii enemies for Onyx or Morat enemies?". Let us show you the equivalence chart of the enemies:

You can see that, for example, if you want to use the amazing Xeodron, you must replace the Charontid from the Core enemies. Remember that, if you're not getting any of the Reinforcement Packs (but we highly recommend!) don't worry, because we'll put enemy tokens with the alternative enemy cards.

Alright, this is getting interesting! Reinforcements are coming!

We unlocked the Morat Reinforcement Pack.

This add-on is available for all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE) for 45€ (very special prize).

Why is it interesting to play with these enemies?

The Morat or the Onyx behave totally differently than the Shasvastii, we have tried to keep the essence of their behavior in their Enemy Cards.

Here you have an example of how those cards are and remember that this is a project in progress and is not 100% definitive.

[WORKING IN PROGRESS]



[WORKING IN PROGRESS]

Why are they here?

This question is easy to answer: they’re here because we called them. Humanity, in its reckless wandering through the universe, has -as many times before- knock on the door of an angry goddess, and she’s let slip the dogs of war.

Though finding credible sources about it is not as easy. During the dawn of Paradiso’s (certainly a poor choice of name) colonization, settlers from the Aurora ran into, and interacted with, an artifact, a probe, that eventually proved to become a beacon that informed a whole ensemble of alien races lead by an evolved AI that we were out there.

Even though this is part of our recent history, few know that when that verdant planet was fully colonized, years after those events, its inhabitants were already facing an inescapable countdown. So when from one of the wormholes of the system -Acheron-, the Morat, Shasvastii, Sygmaa, and the rest of the Combined Army began pouring in, they took the whole humanity by surprise. They hit us hard and we almost lost the whole planet.

Morat soldiers, with unheard determination and brutality, took cities with an iron fist, supported by the Sygmaa’s swift and precise aerial strikes. But the worst were the Shasvastii: insidious, elusive, and able to impersonate any of us. Any of our leaders.

Just how far could they’ve gone?

We don’t know for sure, but we’re still here since then. We’ve been defending our homes, families and the human way of life on distant Paradiso. All nations standing together, we won’t be defeated, this is our cry of Defiance”.

Article by Lorette Woodgate for the Valkenswijk Observer, available on Maya.

And finally, we leave you a video that deepens in the compatibility of Infinity Defiance with Infinity from "On Tabletop".


See you in the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/10/31 23:15:31


Post by: schoon


I'm really liking the fact that so many Combined Army profiles are making their way over to Defiance.

While I really like the Infinity background and figures, the game is just a bit too rules-heavy for what I'm looking for.

Defiance, on the other hand, looks just about right for my group, and I hope it gets further support over time.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 01:09:39


Post by: Alpharius


CB has really embraced KS as a ‘first-timer’!

They clearly studied hard and learned the ‘Fake Stretch Goals’ thing!

Looking forward to where this ends up, seeing if it’s worth it or not.

The whole thing is KS exclusive though, so I wonder how it will be supported in the future - more KS campaigns?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 01:38:31


Post by: warboss


 Alpharius wrote:
CB has really embraced KS as a ‘first-timer’!

They clearly studied hard and learned the ‘Fake Stretch Goals’ thing!

Looking forward to where this ends up, seeing if it’s worth it or not.

The whole thing is KS exclusive though, so I wonder how it will be supported in the future - more KS campaigns?


Despite their limited time only kickstarter exclusive protestations to the contrary, I don't think that the minis will remain out of the normal distribution channels forever. It's just a guess on my part though so to taste.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 01:47:58


Post by: Monkeysloth


So from the comments they've stated that extra missions will be released in digital for based off of demand. So I expect at least a few over a year after release but if they don't see enough social media presence or downloads they may just stop.

Honestly this didn't need to be a KSer and just gives them an excuse to sell something outside of retail with FOMO so they don't have to keep a stock. At the price they're charging, $200, pretty much all the SG should have been included from the get go.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 05:03:44


Post by: PsychoticStorm


With metal miniatures it is not a retail product so yes, KS exclusive makes sense, as for the price if you compare the cost and the models contained of the collectors pledge with the latest two players starter set, wildfire, I think that you will find it compares quite favorably and that is without the extra miniatures added in.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 07:16:25


Post by: schoon


Looking at the KS from only a price per miniature perspective, it seems like a good deal to me.

However, I like the system quite a bit, so that's all a bonus to me.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 13:43:06


Post by: LunarSol


Fake stretch goals are the only stretch goals that don't tank the project.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 14:07:27


Post by: Sqorgar


With Infinity, it generally comes down to about $10 per miniature retail, with some variation depending on how large or small the miniatures are. For just the core 33 miniatures, Defiance is already a great deal. With the kickstarter goals added in, it's even better.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 14:26:57


Post by: warboss


 Sqorgar wrote:
With Infinity, it generally comes down to about $10 per miniature retail, with some variation depending on how large or small the miniatures are. For just the core 33 miniatures, Defiance is already a great deal. With the kickstarter goals added in, it's even better.


That is of course dependent on actually wanting all of those minis across the various factions and having a practical use for the stretch goals. Obviously it's not exclusive to this project as it's a general crowdfunding statement but figured I'd mention it just in case.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 14:33:45


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Collector's Foam unlocked and a video talking about the tiles!
Hello again backers!

We've reached 500K €! This is truly amazing! Thank you so much for your support!

Best way of transporting your Defiance miniatures!

Collector´s Foam unlocked!

This stretch goal will be available for COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE pledges.

Now we want to have a different way of communication with you, dear backers. So we've decided to record some videos talking about some game elements.

In this first video, we'll talk about a very important game element: the tiles. Carlos "Bostria", our beloved brand ambassador, will show you some of the game tiles and talk a little bit about them:


We really hope that you like videos like this one. We have more videos coming and we'll try to communicate with you regularly talking about the campaign, the game and more

And, how about unlocking another Infinity profile? Do you want to know how is the profile of Rahman, right?
So we'll ask you some help. Please share 100 times this Facebook post and we'll show you his profile!

And...what's next? Oh yes! Additional arms for Cadin! I think he looks amazing with that alternate arms...



See you on the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 14:36:55


Post by: Sqorgar


 warboss wrote:
That is of course dependent on actually wanting all of those minis across the various factions and having a practical use for the stretch goals. Obviously it's not exclusive to this project as it's a general crowdfunding statement but figured I'd mention it just in case.
Technically, all the minis are usable in Defiance, so as far as it being a Defiance kickstarter (and not an Infinity kickstarter), the value is still there. Being able to also use those figures in Infinity only improves the cost to value proposition for each figure you want for that purpose.

As someone interested in starting a Shasvastii army after Operation Wildfire, the value of this kickstarter is basically doubled in my eyes.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 14:43:50


Post by: LunarSol


 Sqorgar wrote:

As someone interested in starting a Shasvastii army after Operation Wildfire, the value of this kickstarter is basically doubled in my eyes.


Ironically, the main reason I'm having trouble buying into this kickstarter is that I want to avoid starting a Shasvastii army.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 14:45:14


Post by: warboss


 Sqorgar wrote:

As someone interested in starting a Shasvastii army after Operation Wildfire, the value of this kickstarter is basically doubled in my eyes.


That definitely makes a huge difference. I'm only interested in a small handful of the Shasvastii (thanks for spelling that for me!) minis mainly for RPG purposes. I might try the board game if I pledge as I'll have it so why not but I'm looking at the value mainly from the perspective of the human sphere minis. I'm clearly not the ideal candidate for this project though but I've toyed around with the idea of getting into Infinity since N3 came out.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 14:48:53


Post by: PsychoticStorm


well it will be a cheap and efficient way to start a Shasvastii army and Shasvastii are the best aliens out there!

It seems the chips include a dice tray with them.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 15:43:09


Post by: Alpharius


 PsychoticStorm wrote:
well it will be a cheap and efficient way to start a Shasvastii army and Shasvastii are the best aliens out there!



Not even close!



I do like me some Shasvastii too though...


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 17:25:02


Post by: Sqorgar


 PsychoticStorm wrote:
well it will be a cheap and efficient way to start a Shasvastii army and Shasvastii are the best aliens out there!
A few weeks ago, I decided to finally sit down and read the lore books for Infinity (I'm still working through them) and I was surprised to find that the Infinity universe is a fully fleshed out universe, both detailed and deep. I love the lore behind the Combined Army, and of them, the Shasvastii have the most interesting back story (though I think the Sygmaa Trihedron are also cool). I think most people just look at them as generic alien bad guys, which is too bad.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 17:35:29


Post by: Monkeysloth


Infinity has great fluff but it can be a big annoying to read sometimes due to how the present it all "in world" as reports and such. The newer books are much better as they tone down that aspect for a pretty good balance of in world and just presenting information.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 17:36:44


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


There are lore books for Infinity? Are they available paperback, without bulky rules sections? Does Infinity have any novels?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 17:41:24


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Yes, No but the latest books are essentially fluff with a drop of rules (also no paperback), no but has one graphic novel.

The RPG books are also good sources of information.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 17:54:26


Post by: Sqorgar


BobtheInquisitor wrote:There are lore books for Infinity? Are they available paperback, without bulky rules sections? Does Infinity have any novels?
The rulebook and Human Sphere both come with separate lore books, while the three hardbacks (Uprising, Third Uprising, and Daedalus Falls) are essentially just lore books with a pages of rules in them. There's also a manga called Outrage, but I found it confusing when I tried to read it. It'll probably make more sense now that I'm more familiar with the universe.

The Modiphius RPG for Infinity also has quite a bit of lore in it. Haven't read them, so I don't know if it just retreads the other stuff.

Monkeysloth wrote:Infinity has great fluff but it can be a big annoying to read sometimes due to how the present it all "in world" as reports and such. The newer books are much better as they tone down that aspect for a pretty good balance of in world and just presenting information.
The core book is almost unreadable (and why I've played Infinity for years without getting into the lore). I think Human Sphere was such an upgrade over the core book that I would recommend just going straight to that first. It has overviews of all the factions, so I'm not sure you are missing much.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 18:19:15


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I looked on amazon, and The Hjman Sphere seems prohibitively expensive. The core rulebook looks to be $15–does that include the background? And how unreadable are we talking?

Is there a cheaper Modiphius book with a good overview?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 18:26:40


Post by: LunarSol


Note that there's 2 Human Sphere books. Make sure you're looking for the more recent one.

The world is really great. I don't necessarily care for the stories in books for it, but the universe itself is pretty incredible and a fantastic RPG setting.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 19:09:13


Post by: Albertorius


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
There are lore books for Infinity? Are they available paperback, without bulky rules sections? Does Infinity have any novels?

There is an RPG line and at least one manga.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 19:12:31


Post by: NoggintheNog


Infinity the game started out as a setting for Corvus Belli's staff role playing games.

It works well as an RPG because that is what is was always designed to be.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 19:22:24


Post by: Sqorgar


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I looked on amazon, and The Hjman Sphere seems prohibitively expensive. The core rulebook looks to be $15–does that include the background? And how unreadable are we talking?
Both the N3 rulebook and Human Sphere should be about $50 and include two books in a slip cover. If you see a rulebook for $15, make sure it isn't the 2nd edition rulebook (though that probably has some lore too, but it's before my time).

I found the core book to read like stereo instructions, or maybe a history book that was written by stereo instructions. Very, very dry and goes on at length about things like trading routes between PanO and Yu Jing planets. I wasn't a fan.

Is there a cheaper Modiphius book with a good overview?
The RPG is around $40-$50 for a big hardback book, if I remember correctly, but I think they sell PDF versions of it for half that. Looks like DriveThruRPG has it for $25.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 19:39:13


Post by: Soul Samurai


Do we have an idea of the transport foam is the same size as KR trays?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 19:40:06


Post by: Monkeysloth


 Soul Samurai wrote:
Do we have an idea of the transport foam is the same size as KR trays?


It's designed to fit in one of the boxes that the game comes in.


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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I looked on amazon, and The Hjman Sphere seems prohibitively expensive. The core rulebook looks to be $15–does that include the background? And how unreadable are we talking?

Is there a cheaper Modiphius book with a good overview?


I believe the player's guide has a decent chunk of info and it's a $12 PDF (I don't have a copy downloaded on my onedrive so I can't check to see). But I have extra copies of the core rules set and human Sphere set I bought years ago on a dirt cheap sale back when my friends played and I don't even think we opened them due to just using the wiki. They're a bit heavy and contain a rulebook and fluff book for each set but if you want to cover shipping they're yours as the sets are just taking up space on a shelf ATM. The core book isn't really unreadable persay but is so over the top on in world presentation you're getting a lot of context switching in a single topic and example would be part of a news article on Maya (Aleph controlled internet) then maybe some classified Pano report then maybe something from the nomads underground internet. All cutting you off in odd places like you're only reading part of an article/letter then jumping to another viewpoint on the same topic. It can get pretty tiring. Later books, as stated, are much better how the handle the inworld presentation of info dumps.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 20:02:48


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Video Update #2: Let's take a closer look of the Scenery!

Hello again backers!

We're close to reach another stretch goal, but we cannot wait to show you another video related to another game element: the Scenery. Our brand ambassador, Carlos "Bostria" will show you in detail some of this scenery elements included on the Scenery Pack:


Remember that the Scenery Pack is included with the Deluxe Pledge, or available as an add-on ir you're a Core/Collector's backer

Yeah! You've shared a lot of times the FB post we told you. You're super amazing! So, let's see the Rahman's Infinity profile unlocked:

We're pretty close to unlock the next stretch goal: alternate arms for Cadin! Go go go!



See you on the next update! Thank you for your support!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 20:02:55


Post by: Monkeysloth


 Sqorgar wrote:


The Modiphius RPG for Infinity also has quite a bit of lore in it. Haven't read them, so I don't know if it just retreads the other stuff.



The RPG core book has some new stuff mostly around O-12 (several pages) but a lot of it is basically refining what's in the core book and HS for the RPG crowd and slightly expanding on it. An example would be the RPG Books have brief sections on each planet (maybe a paragraph or three) and a sentence or two up to half that info is new. The Splat Books are hit or miss and think due to the complains about the first on Aridna they've been taking more effort on all of those but Guiteir (SP?) is a huge backlog for them as I think all we've seen in the past 5 months is Yu-Jing as he has to approve everything. But I have all the currently available stuff as a KSer backer and can answer questions to see if you want to buy one of the books.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 22:12:24


Post by: Mouselock


Does anyone have thoughts on the two troop expansions? I'd kind of like to pick up the whole game, deluxe edition and all that, but all the add ons are getting pricey with no end in sight.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/01 22:49:56


Post by: Sqorgar


Mouselock wrote:
Does anyone have thoughts on the two troop expansions? I'd kind of like to pick up the whole game, deluxe edition and all that, but all the add ons are getting pricey with no end in sight.
I don't think they are particularly necessary. They are "extra" to Defiance and will have tokens in the box, and as models, they are all available separately as Infinity blisters that you can easily buy later. You just save a little money buying them together.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 04:27:22


Post by: solkan


Mouselock wrote:
Does anyone have thoughts on the two troop expansions? I'd kind of like to pick up the whole game, deluxe edition and all that, but all the add ons are getting pricey with no end in sight.


Disclaimer: All of these prices are in E's.

Going by the prices in CB's store (a.k.a. no discount), the Onyx Reinforcement Pack is:
* Umbra Samaritan (16.95)
* 1 Xeodron Batroid (Normally sold in a box of 2 for 47.95, so 23.98)
* 3 Unidrons (It looks like the sniper from the Unidrons box, and 2 from the Combined Army Starter Pack, so about 8 or 9 each)
* 2 Fracta (I can't tell which weapons they're holding, so it's somewhere between 8 and 11 each)
listed as an add on for 45. I think that works out to being about half price.

The Morat pack is:
* Kornak Gazarot (11.95)
* The Hungries (37.95)
* Suryat HMG (12.95)
* Oznat (I think it's the Oznat from the Morat Aggression Force box, it'd be about 10 as a single figure, but it's sold in a box with five other figures for 44.95)
* Rasyat (16.95)
listed as an add on for 45. Again, that's about half price, but aside from the Suryat it's all either full boxes or models listed as single model blisters on the website.

They are both good deals, but if you buy the Onyx box and decide you want more of those models you'll end up buying duplicates. For the Morat box, you'd only get a duplicate Oznat if you bought the Morat Aggression Force box, and that has the starter box discount attached to it, so it'd only be 8E spent on a duplicate model.

Ask yourself two different questions:
Am I eventually going to want a box of Hungries and those blisters for the wargame? Then buy the Morat box, if you can afford it.

Am I going to want the box of 2 Xeodron Batroids, the box of 4 Unidrons with special weapons, the full Combined Army Starter Pack box, and the two blisters? The longer you think you'll be happy with the "Onyx Sampler Pack" (which is really what the Onyx Reinforcement box is), instead of wanting the full boxes, the better deal it is.

Disclaimer: This is all subject to the usual "discount for bundled products" paradox.

But if you can't afford the models now, like the other poster said, they're putting tokens for each in the game box so you don't need to buy them now.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 04:27:49


Post by: Monkeysloth


If you watch holiday sales you should be able to get a lot of the reinforcements piecemeal for a good price.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 05:15:47


Post by: Adeptus Doritos


I do want this, but I'm tired of games that take place in a universe I like... and the board games come with characters that are absolutely not interesting to me at all. Would love to have the ability to make my own character and run a Sin-Eater, Kriza Borac, or Intruder.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 06:34:54


Post by: Monkeysloth


I believe there were some hints early on this might be an option as one of the BoW vidoes did say you can use any infinity miniature in Defiance and I would be surprised if spec ops rules didn't make it in. CB has stated multiple times in the comments they're also looking into providing a app or website like army for building content for the game which if they did would also probably have rules for making new characters.

At the end of the day the purpose of this KSer is to get people who like inifinity models/setting but don't want to play the wargame a way to use what figures from the line they like -- so basically selling things outside of the KSer.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 06:38:21


Post by: Adeptus Doritos


 Monkeysloth wrote:
I believe there were some hints early on this might be an option as one of the BoW vidoes did say you can use any infinity miniature in Defiance and I would be surprised if spec ops rules didn't make it in. CB has stated multiple times in the comments they're also looking into providing a app or website like army for building content for the game which if they did would also probably have rules for making new characters.


I took from the videos that all the models in this game would be usable in Infinity, not the other way around. But I could have missed a video (I am a bit busier these days than usual, so less time for Youtube). If you've got this, link it?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 09:02:29


Post by: Moopy


I like Infinity's style. However the sculpts of, "I'm running forward but looking 3/4 behind me" drives me crazy because I can't figure out which way the figure is facing!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 15:07:56


Post by: LunarSol


 Moopy wrote:
I like Infinity's style. However the sculpts of, "I'm running forward but looking 3/4 behind me" drives me crazy because I can't figure out which way the figure is facing!


Luckily they're new bases come with arc markings.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 15:37:38


Post by: Monkeysloth


 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
I believe there were some hints early on this might be an option as one of the BoW vidoes did say you can use any infinity miniature in Defiance and I would be surprised if spec ops rules didn't make it in. CB has stated multiple times in the comments they're also looking into providing a app or website like army for building content for the game which if they did would also probably have rules for making new characters.


I took from the videos that all the models in this game would be usable in Infinity, not the other way around. But I could have missed a video (I am a bit busier these days than usual, so less time for Youtube). If you've got this, link it?


It was in one of the BoW/OnTabeltop videos where Carlos and Warren were talking about being able to go to a gamestore and buy any infinity model that just looked cool and being able to use it in Defiance.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/4200/748063.page#10594602


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 17:48:40


Post by: Soul Samurai


 Monkeysloth wrote:
It's designed to fit in one of the boxes that the game comes in.
That doesn't necessarily mean it isn't a good fit for a KR case. While I understand that it's somewhat unlikely, it would be convenient for those of us who use KR cases if it was true, so... well, so I was hoping it would be.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 17:54:58


Post by: Sqorgar


 Moopy wrote:
I like Infinity's style. However the sculpts of, "I'm running forward but looking 3/4 behind me" drives me crazy because I can't figure out which way the figure is facing!
Most people paint the front arc on the model base, and the new bases include built in arc markers - but you can always use the shoulders to decide facing. Doesn't really matter how you pick a front arc, as long as you always use the same one throughout a game.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 19:45:37


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Aditional body for Cadin and more!

Hi again dear backers!

We got it! We unlocked the aditional body for Cadin! It´s spectacular!

Thanks for your support!

CADIN “FIRSTSTRIKE” DONN, POINTMAN OF THE 9TH GRENADIERS REGIMENT
There is nothing that Cadin Donn fears more than not living his life to the fullest. Any Wulver born in Caledonia will tell you that life sucks, and that’s why they always sign up for jobs that offer a short life expectancy (not that their society offers them many other job opportunities). Cadin didn’t get any, that much is clear. His story is almost like that of any other Wulver’s coming from northern Caledonia, with the famous trinity of career options available for these people. If you don’t like getting into trouble, you can become a clan laborer, muscle for the hardest work on the farms, in the mines, or in the factories. This is the most stable, exhausting, and boring option. If you like money, you can become a thug for the local mafia, or for a clan, which very often is exactly the same thing. This option is violent, profitable, and it comes with the “perks” of ending up in jail or dead in an alley. And if you aspire to go far from home and see the world, you may join the Caledonian army. This option is tough, respectable, and it comes with a very high chance of not reaching old age. Certainly, for Cadin, there was no doubt: he wanted to go as far away as possible to enjoy and make the most out of what life had to offer.

The thing is that Cadin Donn wasn’t made for tranquility. It’s as if he has a void inside of him, a void that can only be filled with adrenaline and bloodshed. The 9thWulver Grenadier Regiment offered him all the adrenaline and bloodshed he yearned for, and he responded enthusiastically, becoming the deadliest pointman in the whole regiment, earning his nickname “FirstStrike” for always being at the forefront where the action was happening. During his service in the Ariadna Exclusion Zone, Cadin stood out for his expert use of melee weapons and for his brutal efficiency in combat. One of his commanding officers even referred to him as “the most bloodthirsty beast on the Northern Border,” a reputation he earned squarely on the battle front. Cadin volunteered for any dangerous mission, and he was the first one to engage the enemy, an engagement always hostile and most violent, as he specialized in fighting face to face and in the most brutal manner, exploiting the advantage his portentous physique provides him. For these reasons, the Stavka offered him a place in the AEC, the Ariadna Expeditionary Corps, deployed on Paradiso. Cadin signed the transfer even before the recruiting officer had finished talking, and he patted him on the back so hard that he was almost put in the brig for assaulting an officer.

As a result, Cadin would end up farther from his hometown than he could have ever imagined. The AEC’s service for O-12 is a great opportunity for Cadin to explore the Sphere and discover new extreme sports with which to keep in shape and continue enjoying some danger during his rest periods. But for a man like him, always thirsting for self-improvement, once you have set foot on another planet, once you have battled and killed under a double sun, there is no going back home; it’s unthinkable. There is nothing tying him to Dawn anymore. It’s a planet he has outgrown. For this adrenaline junkie, the whole Sphere is now his new hunting ground, and he will travel it at the service of the AEC, under O-12 command, always at the forefront, with his blades drawn and ready to let himself be taken over by his bloodlust in order to take the highest possible number of prey and feel truly alive.

We are very close to unblock the Trisha´s Yubot!

If you want to know more about the remotes of Infinity Defiance take a look at this video update.
https://v.kickstarter.com/1572809725_47ec6a1765944019ea2dcce03595179e6f383f47/assets/027/066/011/6c27af23ec3d54756c4904d000674e60_h264_high.mp4
Which one is your favorite?

But before our dear Duchess arrives, we have a couple of things left to unlock, a spectacular Infinity Defiance,s Dicetray that will be available as addon and one of our Teseum Goals: we're going to improve the Activation Tokens to make them even more cool.


See you soon!

We have breaking news for you!

Welcome back!

In this update, you will see how your game decisions influence in the campaign.

In Defiance the protagonist is you!

The Weight of Decisions

Infinity Defiance tells the story of a suicide mission following a narrative that immerses the players in the inevitable course of events. Characters are loyal soldiers, willing to sacrifice anything to save the Human Sphere. They’re not vigilantes working outside the law or corsairs authorized to do whatever they want. They follow orders, and will therefore accomplish the mission O-12 has been planning for months.

As a safety measure, the Bureau Aegis had formed three teams for three ships: Orpheus, Silencer, and Defiance. Sadly for humanity, the Combined Army attacked several O-12 facilities, revealing they had infiltrated the organization’s intelligence. The Characters barely managed to escape on the Defiance, but they can’t just jump, since the Defiance needs upgrades in order to reduce the probabilities of being destroyed when jumping.

Success or failure?

The result of the missions in Infinity Defiance cannot be measured in terms of success or failure. In terms of gameplay, for us it seemed that if the campaign suddenly ended due to a mission objective not being met. it would be too drastic and frustrating for the player. Infinity Defiance is part of the conflict against the EI, in which loosing a battle doesn’t necessary mean losing the war.

The campaign is divided in two parts, separated by the jump through the wormhole of Acheron, which will inevitably happen at the end of the ninth mission. During the first nine missions, the Character’s top objective will be to gather the required components to completely upgrade the Minotaur engines.

In the Defiance’s control panel there’s a track with five positions that added together result in the Jump Roll. At the end of mission 9, each Character will face their Defense (unmodified) with the Jump Roll and for each [Éxito] obtained (uncancelled by any [Bloqueo]) they will suffer a Consequence.

Every time the Characters end a mission having obtained one of these components, they’ll place a token on this track, thus reducing the result of the Jump Roll. As you can imagine, the Jump Roll can suppose the death of the strongest (Qiang, for example), so in order to ensure a minimal success in the in the campaign’s final objective it’s recommended you get at least three of the five components.

Once they jump, Character will no longer get second chances. There’ll no longer be opportunities to upgrade the Defiance, get new equipment or gaining more experience. The last three missions are actually the same one, but divided into three acts. There can be no regrets, for no chance for rectification will be given.

In short

The idea we want to convey is that, though Infinity Defiance’s campaign structure is lineal, players will have to make meaningful decisions nonetheless. As with video games, replaying the campaign with a different team of Characters sporting a different combination of Specialties and equipment will translate into a new game experience.

How will the Characters evolve through the campaign?

Specialties

As the campaign unfolds, Characters will progress, acquiring Specialties. Each Character has access to three Specialty groups, with 4 specialties arranged in levels (I through IV) for a total of 12, plus a thirteenth unique Specialty for each Character. At the end of a mission, during the game’s Campaign phase, Characters will gain access to a new free Specialty. The maximum level of a Specialty will be determined by the amount of missions played. It’s also possible that some prerequisites (the most common would be having accessed the previous Specialty level) need to be met to get to that point.

Since there’s no Campaign phase after mission 8 (they jump after the ninth), this is the maximum amount of Specialties that may be obtained. So the way the players customize their Characters will be paramount. Let’s take Qiang, for instance. He’s got access to the HI Combat (tank), Heavy Weapon Specialist (offensive), and Leadership (team buff) groups. Which group to develop (or not to) will depend on the playstyle of the player, but their comrades needs have to be taken into account. Their choices will be impactful on the campaign, since there may be missions that require having enough firepower, others may need a good tank to gain valuable time, while some may need coordinated teamwork to succeed.

Intel Packs

Each mission (until the eighth, let’s not forget it) will award each Character with Intel Packs according to their achievements, but not necessarily in an equitable way. With these Intel Packs, the Characters may acquire new equipment (weapons, armor, devices, etc.) and also invest them to upgrade the Defiance. Usually, the first instinct is to save these Intel Packs to get the our Character’s ultimate weapon as soon as possible. Nevertheless, there are upgrades for the Defiance that are of key importance, as mentioned below.

Treating Consequences

In the Infinity Universe, elite soldiers have access to devices such as the AutoMediKit that allow them to recover without assistance from deadly wound Unconsciousness. Regardless, every time a Character uses their AutoMedKit, they’ll suffer a Consequence. Some enemies’ weapons can also inflict Consequences on the Characters. In addition to a negative in-game effect, Consequences remain as a -1 modifier to the [HER]Heridas Attribute, so piling them up will only weaken us.

The only way to treat Consequences is to make a Medicine Roll for each one during the Campaign phase, on the Defiance. But the Defiance doesn’t allow for Medicine Rolls by default, we need to make certain Upgrades for the ship first. When to spend on the Defiance and when to do it on personal equipment is one of the decisions to be made during campaign.

Another possibility to treat Consequences is having a Doctor among the crew…

Allies

On some missions, Characters will have the opportunity to Interact with neutral characters that become Allies and, as such, become part of the Defiance’s crew.

During the Campaign phase, Allies can be assigned to certain areas of the Defiance. Each Ally has their own Ally card that indicates which Effect is activated when that Ally is assigned to a specific area. Rahman, for instance, if assigned as Doctor in Sickbay, allows for a Medicine Roll to treat Consequences.

There’s only one chance to Interact with Rahman, but acquiring him is not mandatory to succeed in the campaign. One of the several choices and decisions to be made during a mission will be whether to devote time and resources to enlist new crew members or not. In case you don’t, the campaign will follow its course, and players will face the consequences.

For your eyes only!

A Defiance expansion spoiler!


It will have:

2 New Heroes

6 New Enemies


More info in the next update!

We are very close to unblock this Dicetray and the Activation chip tokens! Here we go!


Don´t miss the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 22:21:03


Post by: warboss


That alt-Cadin looks pretty cool.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 23:01:37


Post by: BobbaFett


WOWwowowowowowwow!!!



There we go!

I think I'm gonna get just the Collectors Ed. so I can afford to get also the expansion. If everything gets too pricey I might drop the scenery. looks cool but I prefer to have more miniartures instead and those guys seem to be O-12.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/02 23:13:58


Post by: Alpharius


Eventually I’ll be pledging and...it will be expensive!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 00:17:46


Post by: Sqorgar



They said it was 2 new heroes and 6 new enemies. It looks like a girl from O-12 and a guy from the JSA(?) being chased by O-12 and Spiral Corps? I'm intrigued...


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 01:12:59


Post by: PsychoticStorm


He is Raoul Spector a mercenary character from Infinity.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 01:18:03


Post by: Monkeysloth


quick google



Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 02:35:20


Post by: Sqorgar


Oh, right! The pajama guy! I hope his Defiance model is much better than his previous one...


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 05:38:59


Post by: schoon


Outcasts looks very interesting. I'm hoping that in addition to the characters and enemies, it will also have missions.

They say there should be more information on it "this weekend."


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 06:25:35


Post by: Absolutionis


Well, it's the 580k unlock and we're at 590k as of this moment. It'd be silly if they didn't reveal information as soon as Spain wakes up.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 08:21:55


Post by: PsychoticStorm


it unlocks at 580 EU we are at 597 USD that is a bit more than 534 EU.

Why Kickstarter decided to make the update and show projects at local currencies and not at project currencies I do not know.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 08:43:41


Post by: precinctomega


Please assure me that the printed Defiance material is being translated or at least localized by qualified, professional translators who are native speakers.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 09:09:57


Post by: Absolutionis


 PsychoticStorm wrote:
it unlocks at 580 EU we are at 597 USD that is a bit more than 534 EU.

Why Kickstarter decided to make the update and show projects at local currencies and not at project currencies I do not know.
Oh damn. The currency isn't in USD. Pardon my Americocentric bias and oversight.
Kickstarter automatically converts all amounts to USD, so I just assumed every number on there was in USD and not Euro.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 10:25:34


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Nah it is a common mistake I do not know why Kickstarter changed its simple and obvious "show the currency the project is in" to "automatically convert to local* currency" it makes things so confusing to everybody.



*Local if you are lucky many EU users see it in USD.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 17:58:41


Post by: Alpharius


 precinctomega wrote:
Please assure me that the printed Defiance material is being translated or at least localized by qualified, professional translators who are native speakers.


In terms of the translation, history tells us that it will be of the ‘hit or miss’ variety and that the overall organization of things will range from ‘inconvenient’ to ‘really annoying’.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 18:55:32


Post by: Monkeysloth


CB has gotten a lot better about translations, the last few books have been great fluff wise. I just think that their rule writing in Spanish must just be bad and confusing. So unless they allow the translator to completely rewrite said rules you'll always have that side to CB.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Wow. 70 Euro for an expansion with 6 missions and 8 minis.

That's an embarrassment.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 20:58:34


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Outcast is coming!

Hello!!!

Yes, the expansion that everyone is waiting for is very close. It's a good time to be an outcast.

The characters of the Defiance, on who’s shoulders rest the fate of the Human Sphere. Named heroes even before they jumped to the far side of the ​Acheron ​wormhole. Are now considered outlawed.

Marked as infected, and compromised by the insidious Shasvastii and their dangerous Specular Killers. However, even when branded as traitors the crew of the Defiance will do their best to survive.

With the help of Ensign Katherine Cho of O-12, who does not believe the official propaganda of her superiors. Also with mercenary operator Raoul Spector, who has previously worked with Katherine while undercover.

This expansion includes:

2 new high-quality metal miniatures: Katherine Cho and Raoul Spector
6 new enemies (Saladin, 2 Lynx, 2 Delta, and Gamma).
6 new missions
6 new double-sided tiles
+200 cards

In addition to appearing as an add-on (70€), we will open a new pledge: PLATINUM (250€) that will include the Shinobu Kitshune miniature for free (she is an alternative hero).

Also, we would like to congratulate everyone, since we have managed to unlock the dicetray.

This will be available as an add-on at a price of 10€.


As well as another Teseum Goal, the activation tokens in a better material. These tokens serve to mark if a hero has already been activated.

This Teseum Goal is available in all pledges (CORE, COLLECTOR'S and/or DELUXE).

Let's go! and unlock the following!



See you in the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 20:58:49


Post by: Kalamadea


They're generally REALLY good for translations, even the rules. You occasionally run into something that reads a little weird, but not often.

Ugh, they're coming out with a platinum pledge that is the deluxe ledge plus the outcast expansion AND an alternate Shinobu Kitsune model, who will be a hero in the expansion for €250. *sigh* this is REALLY going to hurt me right in the bank account, that's for sure


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 21:01:59


Post by: PsychoticStorm


 Monkeysloth wrote:

Wow. 70 Euro for an expansion with 6 missions and 8 minis.

That's an embarrassment.


8 miniatures (one big) and tiles and cards they are not free and definitely not produced in house.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 21:12:52


Post by: Monkeysloth


for 70% of the core game price you're getting 6 missions vs 12 and 6 tiles vs 16. For as much as this game is costing I expect way more total hours of playtime.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 21:47:10


Post by: warboss


What are the delta/gamma figs? (Faction, type, general role, etc). They look quite nice.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 21:57:33


Post by: Siygess


O-12. Basically this is CB recognising that the base game is a tempting choice for anyone who purchased the Operation Wildfire box for the Shas army.. and now for the people who purchased Wildfire for the O-12 faction, they have a reason to throw some money at this KS too. Defiance is starting to look like a very expensive Beyond, Beyond Wildfire set!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 22:38:45


Post by: Kalamadea


Speaking of, just noticed that Gamenerdz has the Op:Wildstorm box on sale for $80, so that's now ordered. If I'm going to be spending so much on this KS then I might as well go all-in and get playable factions out of it. Sunk-Loss Fallacy, eat your heart out

Only problem with the expansion for €70 is that it's only 6 missions, feels like there should be more than that, especially compared to similar sci-fi dungeoncrawlers out there. Most also have 10-12 missions in the base game like Defiance does, but expansions also usually have 10+ missions


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/03 23:39:09


Post by: Monkeysloth


Apparently outcast doesn't come with all the minis you need it has tokens for a bunch of PanO stuff.

I'm begining to think the whole "Buy any Infinity mini and use it in Defiance" line will only count for the people that spend like $500 on it to get all the cards scattered around the expansions.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 00:53:06


Post by: Sqorgar


 Monkeysloth wrote:
I'm begining to think the whole "Buy any Infinity mini and use it in Defiance" line will only count for the people that spend like $500 on it to get all the cards scattered around the expansions.
I feel like that was obvious from the beginning. You pretty much need cards (heavy iconography use precludes the use of text). They could potentially make a PDF with printable cards, but I had assumed that they would at least release card packs for stuff like Operation Wildfire. They seem to be rolling these into the expansions, which makes sense because there isn't a random mission generator, so they need to design new missions that use those units. Putting new models and making it almost $80 is the only real surprise.

I wouldn't expect too many expansions. Creating a new pledge level with a bonus mini says to me that they probably aren't going to be flooding the add-ons with expansions.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 00:58:28


Post by: Adeptus Doritos


Well, Specter looks a lot better than his original miniature.

And since I got the O-12 set from Wildfire, this might be worth buying.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 05:26:12


Post by: Monkeysloth


 Sqorgar wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
I'm begining to think the whole "Buy any Infinity mini and use it in Defiance" line will only count for the people that spend like $500 on it to get all the cards scattered around the expansions.
I feel like that was obvious from the beginning. You pretty much need cards (heavy iconography use precludes the use of text). They could potentially make a PDF with printable cards, but I had assumed that they would at least release card packs for stuff like Operation Wildfire. They seem to be rolling these into the expansions, which makes sense because there isn't a random mission generator, so they need to design new missions that use those units. Putting new models and making it almost $80 is the only real surprise.

I wouldn't expect too many expansions. Creating a new pledge level with a bonus mini says to me that they probably aren't going to be flooding the add-ons with expansions.


They've so far only confirmed two expansions. I'd be surprised if there were four and give a 3rd a 50/50.

As for the use any mini since they were talking about it in various interviews I assumed that meant they'd have a create a character option but they clearly don't and they've now said that there won't be one during the campaign but they might make something post campaign. Same think with build your own campaign. I think both are likely but it's odd that they would bring up that the purpose of this game is to get people who like infinity to buy their favorite models and have a way to use them but then not. I was a fool to believe Carlos as this is clearly another one of his exaggerations and a large reason I'm grumpy about this KSer. It's pretty bad when your brand ambassador who is your main way of marketing can't be believed. But that's par the course with CB and Carlos.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 06:57:51


Post by: schoon


Very much liking the Expansion, even if it is a bit pricey.

I'm very curious about how they'll do Katherine Cho's mechanics, as she doesn't appear to be "combat heavy."

Could take us even further towards RPG-like content (which I like).


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 07:27:47


Post by: smurfORnot


 Monkeysloth wrote:
for 70% of the core game price you're getting 6 missions vs 12 and 6 tiles vs 16. For as much as this game is costing I expect way more total hours of playtime.


Well, when it's purpose is to sell you minis first and game secondary, be happy you are even getting 6missions xD...I would not really count on them being great for that matter...


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 15:23:30


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Trisha's yudbot "Duchess" miniature unlocked!

Hello again backers!

We finally reached 560K € so we've unlocked two stretch goals! Thank you for your support!

The Trisha´s Yudbot miniature was unlocked! Don´t miss this tiny friend! Also, Trisha´s Yudbot Specialty Cards unblocked!

This stretch goal will be available for COLLECTOR’S AND/OR DELUXE pledges.

Corvus Belli always try to offer a complete product and this is the reason we present you these… sleeves for protection against wear, tear and sticky fingers your Core Cards! Unlocked!

You can get the sleeves as an addon.

Now, our next goal (very close!) is the Defiance expansion introduced on yesterday's update, Outcast, and the new Platinum Pledge, that includes all from the Deluxe Pledge + the Outcast expansion + "Shinobu Kitsune" miniature for free + 3 unveiled miniatures. Stay tuned because tomorrow we'll have more detailed info about the expansion.



See you on the next update!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 15:25:55


Post by: Kanluwen


I frigging called it that they gave us a crap Spector model for crap like this.

Because that far right outline? That sure as hell looks like Spector.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 15:37:09


Post by: PsychoticStorm


You are really the first person I hear that does not like the nightsticks Spector, I have heard arguments that this should have been the Spector model in the first place instead of the BS model, but not liking the Defiance Spector?

Far right outline? what else you make out except it has a Yu Jing drop trooper backpack?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 16:42:03


Post by: Sqorgar


OnTableTop has a new YouTube video which shows the content of the expansion, as well as what will be in the PanO and Aleph reinforcement boxes.

By the end of this thing, I'll have about two years worth of Infinity miniatures and it'll still be cheaper than GW's Necromunda box...


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 17:09:51


Post by: ImAGeek


I’d be tempted if you could just back the expansion. I love those O-12 models.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 17:20:40


Post by: Modock


Oh my, some of the models are incredible like Saladin and male lynx...CB is on fire....


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 17:24:20


Post by: Monkeysloth


 PsychoticStorm wrote:
You are really the first person I hear that does not like the nightsticks Spector, I have heard arguments that this should have been the Spector model in the first place instead of the BS model, but not liking the Defiance Spector?

Far right outline? what else you make out except it has a Yu Jing drop trooper backpack?


It's totally a Fat Yaun-Yaun


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 17:26:17


Post by: Red_Five


Gosh, now I need to buy the O-12 box because I - for sure - need those Delats and Lynx!


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 18:43:10


Post by: N3p3nth3


Ugh, I just want nice minis for a cyberpunk RPG campaign, and the amount of non-humans in this kickstarter raises the price point to a... prohibitive level.

That said, I haven't been kickstarting for a while. Would 1 euro + the add-on be a valid pledge? I couldn't bring myself to cough up 160e for the 4-5 interesting minis in the basic+ce, but I could do 71e for the "possibly" upcoming expansion...


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 19:16:32


Post by: ImAGeek


N3p3nth3 wrote:
Ugh, I just want nice minis for a cyberpunk RPG campaign, and the amount of non-humans in this kickstarter raises the price point to a... prohibitive level.

That said, I haven't been kickstarting for a while. Would 1 euro + the add-on be a valid pledge? I couldn't bring myself to cough up 160e for the 4-5 interesting minis in the basic+ce, but I could do 71e for the "possibly" upcoming expansion...


On a normal Kickstarter yeah. However in the FAQ for this one it says you need to back one of the pledge levels to be able to get expansions and add ons.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 19:22:33


Post by: N3p3nth3


 ImAGeek wrote:
N3p3nth3 wrote:
Ugh, I just want nice minis for a cyberpunk RPG campaign, and the amount of non-humans in this kickstarter raises the price point to a... prohibitive level.

That said, I haven't been kickstarting for a while. Would 1 euro + the add-on be a valid pledge? I couldn't bring myself to cough up 160e for the 4-5 interesting minis in the basic+ce, but I could do 71e for the "possibly" upcoming expansion...


On a normal Kickstarter yeah. However in the FAQ for this one it says you need to back one of the pledge levels to be able to get expansions and add ons.


Thanks, I missed that. Looks like they'll be out of 70 euros, then.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 20:24:51


Post by: Monkeysloth


I'm down to a 1 euro pledge now. If things look more inline with this being an actual boardgame and not just a way to sell infinity the wargame once things are all done I might back as the pledge manager is supposed to be open for several months.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 20:28:25


Post by: ubik2000


I couldn't find a list of what's in the Reinforcement Packs, so I threw this together using the prices on Gamenerdz, which is in USD. "Value" is obviously subjective given that a lot of these aren't sold separately, but it gives you an idea. Let me know if I got anything wrong:

Onyx Reinforcement Pack
Fraacta w/Spitfire - $10.47
Fraacta w/Boarding Shotgun - $9.17
Umbra Samaritan w/Breaker Combi Rifle - $13.77
Unidron Batroid w/Plasma Sniper Rifle - 1/4 of $27.37 Unidron Batroid box
Unidron Batroid w/Plasma Carbine - 1/6 of $37.47 Combined Army starter box
Unidron Batroid w/Plasma Carbine - 1/6 of $37.47 Combined Army starter box
Xeodron Batroid w/Red Fury - 1/2 of $36.97 Xeodron Batroid box
$71.23 Value

Morat Reinforcement Pack
Kornak Gazarot - $9.17
Rasyat w/Boarding Shotgun - $13.27
Suryat w/HMG - $10.47
Hungries box (4 figures) - $29.97
Oznat - 1/6 of $37.47 Morat starter box
$69.13 Value

PanO Reinforcement Pack
Patsy Garnett - $10.47
Zulu-Cobra w/Jammer - $9.47
Zulu-Cobra Hacker - $9.47
Kamau Hacker - $8.77
Kamau w/Sniper Rifle - 1/6 of $33.47 Varuna starter box
Kamau w/Combi Rifle - 1/6 of $33.47 Varuna starter box
Tikbalang - 1/2 of $39.97 Stingray 3 box
$69.33 Value

Aleph Reinforcement Pack
Dakini Tacbots box (4 figures: Deva Functionary w/Spitfire, Tacbot w/HMG, Tacbot w/MULTI Sniper Rifle, Tacbot Paramedic) - $29.97
ALEPH Rebots box (2 figures) - $23.47
Deva w/Combi Rifle - 1/6 of Aleph starter box (not currently available outside Operation Coldfront box)
Shakti Hacker - 1/6 of Beyond Coldfront $37.47
$65.27 Value (assuming a $33.47 price for Aleph starter)


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 21:14:16


Post by: Sqorgar


It's weird that they are breaking up boxes like Beyond Coldfront. Makes me wonder if maybe N4 will have a different distribution scheme?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 21:29:53


Post by: Monkeysloth


It's really strange to have so many different two player starters. I know in the BoW interview about N4 SKU bloat was a huge concern with retailers so it wouldn't surprised me if they just had one N4 2-player starter and all the Operation boxes went away.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 21:43:18


Post by: Sqorgar


I think the two player starters are Infinity's biggest sellers by a country mile. I'd expect the rest of the line to be culled before the Operation boxes.

I guess it is possible that the older ones will go out of print once every faction is represented (are we there already? Tohaa vs Mercenaries?), possibly being replaced by new ones. So, maybe an Operation Icestorm N4 with new PanO/Nomad sculpts and terrain for N4.

They've also talked about SKU bloat before, so I'm expecting more bundles like the Operation / Army Packs / 300 pt boxes going forward and less individual models.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 22:04:49


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 Monkeysloth wrote:
CB has gotten a lot better about translations, the last few books have been great fluff wise.



There's still a lot of odd sentence constructions and word choices that are probably perfectly fine in Spanish, but come across a bit wonky in English. It does make reading some rules rather hard going IME.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
N3p3nth3 wrote:
Ugh, I just want nice minis for a cyberpunk RPG campaign, and the amount of non-humans in this kickstarter raises the price point to a... prohibitive level.


You're probably better off looking at all the various bounty hunters and whatnot already freely available, then. It'd be nice if the various pledge levels and add-ons ( :( ) told us how many card sleeves we'll need. Also, the mix of the add-on miniatures is a little annoying - pick up the Onyx reinforcement pack and you've got no way to get the other Xeodron without ending up with a doubler.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 22:23:33


Post by: petrov27


Im getting a little confused about what all is needed with this - I am on board for a co-op dungeon crawler-esque game, but not particularly interested in building an army or two of miniatures for a different game. Also have seen comments about you will have counters to represent minis you dont have? So if I just want everything to have a miniature with Defiance, I would need to purchase the reinforcement packs right? Or are those more for those that want to use this kickstarter as a jumping off point for army building for the Infinity Wargame?

Also seen comments about the Wildfire(?) pack that is out now - is that a good idea to get that thing again if only interested in the Defiance game? The minis look great but again I am not lookin to build an entire army....


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 22:33:22


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Operation Wildfire is a two-player starter set for Infinity featuring the O-12 and Shasvastii factions.

If you're only interested in the game, then the core pledge would be the cheapest way to get into that. The Collectors pledge adds extra miniatures for the enemy models, and the Deluxe pledge adds the scenery box for €10 off the price of that box separately. Neither are necessary if you're primarily interested in the game, as they only add shiny things, not gameplay. After that, the Onyx and Morat expansion packs add even more miniatures. Again, not really necessary as the cards for those are all included in the core pledge (although you'd need to make your own counters, as there's no mention of those being included). The Outcast set (not yet unlocked) adds two new heroes and six enemies (human enemies this time, not aliens; apparently trying to silence the heroes or under the impression they're infected with an alien nanovirus). This is the only add-on that will improve the gameplay so far. I's unclear whether the rules and cards for the model exclusive to the €250 Outcast pledge level are included in the Outcast set even if the miniature isn't, or if you need to stump up a quarter of a grand to play that hero.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/04 23:43:29


Post by: Mc Devil


 ImAGeek wrote:
N3p3nth3 wrote:
Ugh, I just want nice minis for a cyberpunk RPG campaign, and the amount of non-humans in this kickstarter raises the price point to a... prohibitive level.

That said, I haven't been kickstarting for a while. Would 1 euro + the add-on be a valid pledge? I couldn't bring myself to cough up 160e for the 4-5 interesting minis in the basic+ce, but I could do 71e for the "possibly" upcoming expansion...


On a normal Kickstarter yeah. However in the FAQ for this one it says you need to back one of the pledge levels to be able to get expansions and add ons.

Looks like ShaeKonnit split shop is cool place for you.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 02:21:40


Post by: Monkeysloth


 AndrewGPaul wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
CB has gotten a lot better about translations, the last few books have been great fluff wise.



There's still a lot of odd sentence constructions and word choices that are probably perfectly fine in Spanish, but come across a bit wonky in English. It does make reading some rules rather hard going IME.



That's why I added fluff. Their rules are still hard to follow sometimes.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Sqorgar wrote:
I think the two player starters are Infinity's biggest sellers by a country mile. I'd expect the rest of the line to be culled before the Operation boxes.

I guess it is possible that the older ones will go out of print once every faction is represented (are we there already? Tohaa vs Mercenaries?), possibly being replaced by new ones. So, maybe an Operation Icestorm N4 with new PanO/Nomad sculpts and terrain for N4.

They've also talked about SKU bloat before, so I'm expecting more bundles like the Operation / Army Packs / 300 pt boxes going forward and less individual models.


Because their the best deal and have good selection of starter minis for a faction. Regardless of sales if retailers push back they're going to have to do something else. CB really wants to be in gamestores. I'm in an area with lots of game stores (I drive past 3 on my 15min drive to work, going 15 min the other way is the same number) and the only Infinity stuff is N2 and a few operation boxes (mostly icestorm). And half don't even carry the line (not counting stores that don't carry minis).


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 06:07:06


Post by: N3p3nth3


 AndrewGPaul wrote:

N3p3nth3 wrote:
Ugh, I just want nice minis for a cyberpunk RPG campaign, and the amount of non-humans in this kickstarter raises the price point to a... prohibitive level.


You're probably better off looking at all the various bounty hunters and whatnot already freely available, then. It'd be nice if the various pledge levels and add-ons ( :( ) told us how many card sleeves we'll need. Also, the mix of the add-on miniatures is a little annoying - pick up the Onyx reinforcement pack and you've got no way to get the other Xeodron without ending up with a doubler.

Oh, I've gone through those as well. I have a pretty specific vision of what I want, and some of these minis (Jazz, Aida Swanson,, the O-12 minis, maybe Spector FTO) really hit that vision. Just like the collars and ties Securitate and Grenzers do.

That said, I just scored the not-Adam Jensen Shukra Consultant and the nomad starter sniper Grenzer off some Spanish box-splitter on ebay, so unless he rips me off, I guess I've just saved 115e I can use towards this.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 08:45:56


Post by: schoon


For those that are only looking for the miniatures, CB has said:

"With the $1 pledge you will have access to the pledge manager later but until you increase your pledge to one of the game level pledges you wont have access to any of the add ons."

However, things have recently changed...

"you can have access to the pledge manager with out pledging a game level. The only thing is that you do have to pledge at a game level pledge to have access to the add ons."


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 09:22:20


Post by: Soul Samurai


I don't see the practical difference?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 09:30:01


Post by: Tyranid Horde


I don't think I'll be pledging on this one. As other have said this is feeling like just a box to sell infinity the game rather than the board game and I don't have much use for one or two minis from a range of factions.

It's also really bloody expensive to get the Collector's edition, which has much more value than the core set.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 11:09:52


Post by: smurfORnot


 Soul Samurai wrote:
I don't see the practical difference?


Well, only difference is do you pay 100€ now or later in pm xD


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 11:43:13


Post by: PsychoticStorm


The difference is not showing support during the campaign, not giving help in unlocking stretch goals and not showing interest in the project, and later in the pledge manager selecting from a more diminished selection of options.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 11:54:31


Post by: smurfORnot


 PsychoticStorm wrote:
The difference is not showing support during the campaign, not giving help in unlocking stretch goals and not showing interest in the project, and later in the pledge manager selecting from a more diminished selection of options.


But unlocking SG's is becoming, give money, so that you get option to give even more money for expansion...so that you can give even more money for new expansion...even CMON who love to gouge people on FOMO and have mastered to squeez $$$ from backers don't do that,lol

Maybe not everyone has 100-300€ at this moment, that's why it's common practice during KS campaigns to offer either late pledge of access to pm with 1$, because not everyone has money at hand, people have bills to pay, mouths to feed, gak can happen etc. The way you phrase it, if someone is not throwing $$$ at this project they are 'not showing support, interest etc' ...2nd tier backers...

One would think that you can be interested in something without just shouting TAKE MY MONEY and throwing money at screen....seems you can't as you say...


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 12:07:51


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Well CMON is a publicly traded company from Hong Kong, and their add ons are announced after a certain amount of pledges have been accumulated, not before, if that was not the case then they would simply announce all add ons from the start.

So the issue here is that CB is honest in saying, "well if we reach X amount of $ we can afford to invest the resources to offer an add" on instead of CMONs direction of just announcing the add ons when they hit the $ amount they wanted?

 smurfORnot wrote:

One would think that you can be interested in something without just shouting TAKE MY MONEY and throwing money at screen....seems you can't as you say...

Of course you can be interested in something even without pledging but, how much interest and more importantly commitment to that interest shows a 1$ pledge?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 12:13:44


Post by: SeanDrake


Oh-oh if CB are talking about “SKU bloat” that normally means a sectorial is about to get squatted.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 12:25:39


Post by: PsychoticStorm


There has been no "squatted" sectorial, there have been sectorials put out of active rotation, they will come back to rotation at some point in the future and some other sectorial will come out of rotation.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 12:37:07


Post by: smurfORnot


 PsychoticStorm wrote:
Well CMON is a publicly traded company from Hong Kong, and their add ons are announced after a certain amount of pledges have been accumulated, not before, if that was not the case then they would simply announce all add ons from the start.



 smurfORnot wrote:

One would think that you can be interested in something without just shouting TAKE MY MONEY and throwing money at screen....seems you can't as you say...

Of course you can be interested in something even without pledging but, how much interest and more importantly commitment to that interest shows a 1$ pledge?


Well, tactic here in play is, reveal them when funding slows in order to unlock new SG's which once again generate more inerest from undecided people(hey look, more free stuff, that deal is not looking bad at all now, I better back it), because then people pledge for them and unlock new stuff. On top of that, SG funding is not set in stone, if funding goes very well, you can have 50k for single SG, yet if it slows down, they will adjust it and it can be 15k for example. If you look at their campaigns, there is clear pattern to this.
They have even gone on lengths to add free stuff not yet unlocked, when campaign turned bad...for example Trudvang legends.

As already said, not everyone has maybe so much cash at hand at that given moment, maybe people have several projects they are backing, maybe they are not sure do they wanna fully commit or not. etc. there can be plenty of reasons for that. I was not once in situation where I pledged 1$ and then later decided, I really want that and pledged full ammount or decided against that because other factors.

For example I might be interested in new infinity army, that does not mean, I will run to the store and throw several hundread euros on it, nor does it mean I will not buy it at one point.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 13:04:57


Post by: PsychoticStorm


I understand these reasons and I can see it on an individual/ per case basis, but I do not think the minimum pledge of 100EU (upgradable later on on the pledge manager) is that steep, on the other hand if one is not committed on a simple pledge how reassured one can be they will be committed later on?

I understand the tactic and I understand the ways CMON utilizes them during campaigns I just pointed out since CMON was mentioned that CMON and CB are not similar by a large degree.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 14:20:50


Post by: Alpharius


 PsychoticStorm wrote:

So the issue here is that CB is honest in saying, "well if we reach X amount of $ we can afford to invest the resources to offer an add" on...


Not sure if serious...

Of course you can be interested in something even without pledging but, how much interest and more importantly commitment to that interest shows a 1$ pledge?


Exactly ‘1$‘ now, with potentially a lot more later?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 14:22:14


Post by: Kanluwen


SeanDrake wrote:
Oh-oh if CB are talking about “SKU bloat” that normally means a sectorial is about to get squatted.

Or that they're about to drop another price hike.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 16:31:33


Post by: warboss


Was the relatively big funding bump overnight mainly due to existing backers upping their pledges to the new max tier? Is it a better "value" (subjective...I know)?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 17:22:11


Post by: Kalamadea


It's almost certainly because of the new tier, as well as the PanO and Aleph addons. As for better value, only if you were already all-in. I don't give a flying feth about the resin terrain bits so Collectors plus the expansion is a better deal than the new pledge level, but now that there's 3 additional heroes besides the Shinobu Kitsune resculpt, that makes it possibly worth the extra €20 even if i do nothing with the resin

Actually, looking at the 3 additional figures, the only one I like is Lei Gong. Old Uxia is better, old Shinobu is better, and IDGAF about Fat Yaun Yaun. Might just save the €20 unless Lei Gong's profile is amazing


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 17:51:33


Post by: Sqorgar


In USD, Infinity's general per miniature price is about $10 per miniature (remotes less, heavy models more). The four bonus minis for the platinum pledge cover the (roughly) $33 terrain pack, just as figures, but they are also heroes for Defiance and at least one of them is getting a unique mission in Outcast.

Moving up to the platinum pledge from deluxe cost me almost exactly $100 more for... 12 models and all the Defiance-specific cards and content. I also don't mind getting the terrain pack. I don't know that I would choose to get it, but I know I'll use it if I have it.

Obviously, people's mileage may vary depending on how much they want to spend, what figures they want, and what they have in their collection already - but as a pure "I want these figures and more Defiance stuff" proposition, it's a pretty good deal.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 18:38:18


Post by: Red Harvest


FFS CB! Another Uxia MacNeill?!

No complaints about the Fat Yuan Yuan.

Collector level still seems right for me. Believe it or not, there is a point where it can be too many miniatures.

Yes, I'm a heretic. deal with it.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 18:43:03


Post by: warboss


Thanks for the recaps above. I actually like some of the minis posted in the new pledge and the latest expansion. It's not enough to get me to pledge for such a high amount but I might throw a dollar equivalent into the pot on the chance that they'll keep accepting money after it funds in case I change my mind. I have no idea if CB will do that though.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 18:48:54


Post by: Kalamadea


Yeah, the new €250 pledge is going to be worth it over the collector's+expansion for virtually everyone besides myself, since I don't like 3 of the characters or the resin. Then again, getting the full all-in pledge and selling the exclusives in a year would probably make a lot of the KS money back...


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 19:37:52


Post by: Monkeysloth


FYI the terrain is plastic not resin.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 20:33:35


Post by: Kalamadea


Huh. Psychoticstorm said they were resin on page 1, which I thought Carlos also said in the BoW/OTT interview when he talks about the dead PanO fusilier. Just checked the update#2 video about the terrain and Carlos says plastic a few times, but not what type of plastic, and I couldn't find any additional info on type of plastic.

Either way, I still have dozens and dozens of ABS plastic doors and accessories from Sedition Wars, plus the PVC plastic stuff from Star Saga. My main point was that for me myself and I, additional terrain from Defiance is a waste wether it's resin, PVC or HIPS/ABS, but will be good for non-me people that didn't buy 4 sets of Sedition Wars terrain to use as objectives and terrain greebles in actual Infinity tables


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 22:43:48


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Resin and plastic has officially been said for this terrain pack, if it gets cleared on what of the two stands I will provide further information on the terrain pack.

In general there was a dip at the start of the day from people that changed their pledges to 1$ (and then the same people complained why the campaign was not progressing) and then a push from backers to hit the 580k once the campaign hit 580k and the Platinum level was unlocked the campaign got a healthy boost and now is about to reach 660k and unlock yet another mission for the expansion.

In other news the last update is

Platinum Pledge open!!!

We’ve got a new pledge! We thank you all for unlocking this expansion: OUTCAST!

With the new expansion, a new pledge is now open: PLATINUM includes CORE + COLLECTOR’S + DELUXE + OUTCAST + 4 FREE MINIATURES (Shinobu Kitsune, Uxia McNeill, Fat Yuan Yuan y Lei Gong) for just 250€.

The expansion may also be acquired separately for 70€.

The expansion also includes something that many of you have been asking us for and, since at Corvus Belli we’re putting all our effort towards answering -and, of course, listening- your comments, we’re developing a scenery generator that will be included in this expansion.

This generator allows for game customization both with contents from Core and the expansion’s.

What else does Outcast bring to the table?

Here’s a video showing its full content:


These are the expansion’s contents:

The 4 extra miniatures included free in the pledge PLATINUM are included as tokens in the expansion.

Outcast continues with the narrative from Core, but it can be played independently, though we recommend you play it after Core, since some decisions you made earlier will influence the expansion.

With the expansion, two add-ons have also become unlocked: PanOceania and ALEPH Reinforcement Packs.




The Reinforcements Packs don’t include cards or tokens for playing these enemies in Infinity Defiance, given that they’re already included in the expansion. These packs are completely optional and are designed for players who don’t have these miniatures and want to obtain them for a good price. In no case are these necessary to complete the game, they’re additions.

Lastly, we would like to take the opportunity to tell you that the FAQ have been updated. You can consult them at the “Frequently Asked Questions” section.

See you on the next update!




Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/05 23:25:05


Post by: Red_Five


Definitely upping my pledge to the new tier, since I am an O-12 player.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 01:22:31


Post by: Kanluwen


If it took a whole second game for them to split the Tikbalang off from the Uhlan, maybe they'll finally figure out that it was an awful idea to bundle the two to start with.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 01:26:46


Post by: Adeptus Doritos


 Red_Five wrote:
Definitely upping my pledge to the new tier, since I am an O-12 player.


That box is a must for me, considering I hate the current Spector model and I also have the O12 faction.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 04:59:53


Post by: godswildcard


So my Kickstarter-fu is weak as I don't use it often, but if I pledged $1 would I get access to the pledge manager later so I could snag some add-ons?


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 05:08:43


Post by: warboss


 godswildcard wrote:
So my Kickstarter-fu is weak as I don't use it often, but if I pledged $1 would I get access to the pledge manager later so I could snag some add-ons?


Only if they explicitly say it will and it is entirely their choice to allow or disallow it. The only thing it guarantees you is emails about updates and the ability to read backer only ones and to post comments.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 05:16:55


Post by: solkan


 godswildcard wrote:
So my Kickstarter-fu is weak as I don't use it often, but if I pledged $1 would I get access to the pledge manager later so I could snag some add-ons?


Yeah. Although, keep in mind that the policy could still end up “You have to choose a base pledge before add-ons” when you get to the pledge manager. I’ve seen project do “add-ons with a base pledge only” and “just the add-ons is okay”, and I think there’s still a little project adjustment going on.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 05:21:27


Post by: Monkeysloth


They've said you have to get at least the base pledge to get any add-ons but you can do $1 and upgrade to a full pledge in the pledge manager which sounds like will be open till april-ish.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 05:31:51


Post by: ImAGeek


 Monkeysloth wrote:
They've said you have to get at least the base pledge to get any add-ons but you can do $1 and upgrade to a full pledge in the pledge manager which sounds like will be open till april-ish.


The FAQ was updated yesterday. It says the pledge manager will open in January for about a month.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 07:57:40


Post by: Monkeysloth


 ImAGeek wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
They've said you have to get at least the base pledge to get any add-ons but you can do $1 and upgrade to a full pledge in the pledge manager which sounds like will be open till april-ish.


The FAQ was updated yesterday. It says the pledge manager will open in January for about a month.


That sucks. They said at least three months in the comments a while ago.

This means I'm pretty much out. It's going to cost around $400 after shipping for all the kser exclusive stuff and it's hard to justify that cost as just a board game and not a supplement for Infinity as I will never end up playing the war game again--my group is pretty turned off on it. Maybe if the game was amazing like KD Monster or Gloom haven but it's a pretty basic game, nothing wrong with that, but it's limited replayability for me and low number of missions makes the price a hard pill to swallow. If the manager was open longer around when I get my bonus I might decide to just go for it. But closing in February is way before that.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 08:33:07


Post by: schoon


Nomad adversary cards and minis on the way soon...

As a Tunguska player, that's where I benefit.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 09:14:13


Post by: PsychoticStorm


1$ (well EU) pledges are possible and give access to the pledge manager, but to access the add ons on pledge manager you need to upgrade to at least a base level pledge.

Shipping has been split to either two waves wave 1 (July 2020) is core, collectors, deluxe scenery pack and card sleeves wave 2 (Fall 2020) is everything else, or one wave for those that want to reduce shipping costs at fall 2020.

replayability will be addressed in a scenario generator to be developed with the outcasts expansion.


Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/06 22:32:55


Post by: PsychoticStorm


New missions, profiles and fluff

Hello again backers!

In the last update we celebrated hitting the 580K€ mark and now we’ve hit the 680K€ mark! Awesome! Thank you so much for your support!

Let’s see what we’ve recently unlocked:

In this mission, you will face off against the infamous JSA character Shinobu Kitsune! This extra mission will come free with the Outcast expansion.

Four new Platinum pledge Characters have been unlocked; Shinobu Kitsune, Fat Yuan Yuan, Lei Gong, and Uxía McNeill. Play them as heroes or as enemies for even more replayability! The cards and tokens will be included in the Outcast expansion, but the miniatures are exclusive to the Platinum pledge.

Yu Jing Reinforcement Pack unlocked!

Like the PanOceania and ALEPH Reinforcement Packs, the Yu Jing Pack is designed for players who don’t have the miniatures and want to obtain them for a lower price. It is not necessary to complete the game and is entirely optional​.

Remember that the Reinforcement Packs do not contain the enemy cards or tokens, because they are already included in the Outcast expansion.

  • 1x XI ZHUANG + 2x MadTraps

  • 3x KUANG SHI

  • 1x CELESTIAL GUARD

  • 1x ZHANYING

  • 2x SU JIANG


  • GUIˇ FĒNG XI ZHUANG

    Most would consider Xi Zhuang a workaholic; he’ll claim to be ‘commit­ted to his duty.’ It’s in his blood. His grandfather was a policeman for twenty years until he was gunned down during the Mùyú Wars between the Shentang Triads. After years of service in the Counterinsurgency Division of the Celestial Guard, he was approached by the Yǎnjīng intelligence service to join the Guǐ Fēng as a Special Forces operative. He became known for bringing the Imperial Service brand of implacability to the job, which only helped his reputation as a man not to be trifled with. As far as Xi Zhuang is concerned, his duty is to safeguard the safety and freedom of his compatriots, and the law is the only guarantee of freedom and safety there can be, even if it must be enforced from the shadows of a covert operation.

    CELESTIAL GUARDS

    The Celestial Guard are the units which guard the celestial emperor’s capital.

    Because of their military assignment, the Celestial Guard are intervention troops, specialists in urban fighting.

    At the same time, the Celestial Guard is part of the Yu Jing Judicial Police Special Tactics Unit. In addition to their security function, they deal with police work in situation control operations such as surveillance, tracking and quick response. They have a reputation for their violent and expeditious methods and are feared all over the Imperial State for their quasi-unlimited authority to carry out arrests, their efficient net of informants and their cruel interrogations. They are notorious for erupting into the houses of suspects in the middle of the night and taking them to their headquarters dungeon, from where they never return, disappearing without leaving a trace in any files or registers. Considered to be dirty and treacherous troops, the Celestial Guards make a public display of pride in their bad reputation, believing it makes their job much easier.

    KUANG SHI

    Kuang Shi was the name given to soulless zombies in Southern China. The current incarnation of the Kuang Shi are quite similar, political or reoffending prisoners who disappear from the jails of the Celestial Guard to endure a deep brainwashing process, being reduced to mere human shells repeating the Information Ministry’s propaganda. The judicial specialists turn them into resolute soldiers who are capable of sacrificing their lives for he who they once most despised, the Emperor.

    After the process of “political teaching” and training, they are loaded with incendiary explosives, provided with a cheap Chain Rifle and assigned a target. Their explosives are equipped with a remote activation control. The Celestial Guard responsible for watching them carries a control device allowing him to detonate them whenever he wants. If a soldier falls, the explosives go off automatically. If the Kuang Shi go out of control or withdraw, the detonation device is also activated. As can be supposed, they don’t usually survive their missions.

    ZHANYING IMPERIAL AGENTS

    Imperial Agents are direct representatives of the Emperor, an elite caste within the Imperial Service. In this caste, there are ranks, structured according to their proximity to the Dragon. Zhànyīng Agents, the fighting eagles, are one of the lowest rungs of that ladder.

    These Imperial Agents are given wide leeway, and they use it all in the performance of their duties. Wherever they go, the law is obeyed. Despised by the liberal press for their violent, expeditious methods, and accused of being an instrument of repression, the Zhànyīng know better. In their job, they are surrounded by the scum of society; they know criminals have immense power over law-abiding citizens. If they do not protect the oppressed, who will?

    SÙ-JIÀN

    A Remote Presence Heavy Infantry with variable morphology. The key to its success is the integration of Remote Presence technology, the supposedly PanOceanian great achievement, into Yu Jing’s military specialty: its famous Heavy Infantry armor. Usually, servo-powered armors are slow and heavy, while what was sought was the opposite, nimbleness and mobility. To that end, instead of creating and developing hardware improvements, it was decided to remove the human operator.

    For this purpose, it was vital that the remote interface allowed a direct connection with its operator. New neural connections had to be created that would work within the reduced space of a human-sized exoskeleton.

    Through the interface, a pilot feels the sensation of the exoskeleton getting ready for action. The energy concentrates in the limbs’ accumulators, while the entire system focuses on responding to new challenges, acquiring superhuman strength and agility. The interface also has an onboard tactical assistant, a computer built into the exoskeleton’s connection and control devices. This assistant remains constantly active, processing every situation and predicting future events; tracing trajectories, anticipating an enemy’s movements, guessing the pilot’s intentions and improving them.

    Here is the conversion table with O-12, ALEPH, and PanOceania included. We’ll keep updating the table as new enemies are released.

    We have also managed to unlock the cards of the Intruder and Kriza Borac (Nomads). Tomorrow we will talk more about them in the next update.

    Celebrate the arrival of the Outcast expansión with this new Teseum Goal: Katherine Cho’s Infinity profile!

    ENSIGN KATHERINE CHO, PSI UNIT

    When someone said that the Sphere could be made a better place thanks to the work of idealistic and committed people, they were certainly thinking of people like Katherine Cho. Daughter to a couple of Yu Jing professionals who moved to Concilium because they were compelled by the idea of being able to work at a global scale, the young Katherine was educated in the foundational principles of O-12, which her parents assumed as their own. Katherine's sharp intellect and firm beliefs did not go unnoticed by the scouts of the Psi Unit, the intelligence section of Bureau Aegis, which recruited her as an analyst as soon as she finished her studies at the University of Manaheim. Gifted with a brilliant mind and great analytical skills, Katherine was assigned to a crisis study and management team in the Paradiso Coordinated Command. In this critical position of responsibility, Ensign Cho has always performed at her best, and her determination has never wavered one iota no matter how strong the pressure she has been subjected to. Resolute and motivated, this young officer never loses focus of the case she has been assigned. Even though her job as an analyst makes her see the true, ugly face of the Sphere every day, Katherine never stops believing that she can make the difference and help turn it into the place her parents always dreamed of. She knows the fate of the Sphere is at stake and, even though she will always play by the book, she will never let politics, prejudice, or shortsightedness get in the way of her doing a good job. For Ensign Cho, that means always following and enforcing the law, because making compromises is the same as betraying it, and according to her, the only way to combat chaos is to enforce order. This determination has made her a very valuable officer and she is assigned some of the most complicated cases the Coordinated Command has to face. When other intelligence analysis teams are stuck and unable to provide a solution to a problem or crisis, Ensign Cho receives a call on her comlog. Unfortunately, this also means that sometimes she finds herself thrown to the dark and crooked sewers of fieldwork, where she has to wield a weapon in order to do her duty, and to avoid becoming another case for one of her fellow analysts to solve. In moments like this, Katherine fights her fear by taking a deep breath and repeating her favorite mantra: “Be the best you can be. Do not question your mission. The Sphere needs you.” Everything else is left to her training, her intellect, and to her bulletproof determination.

    We know you’re curious, so here is another Micro Goal. Help us unlock Lei Gong’s profile by getting 100 Retweets on this ​tweet​!

    Fat Yuan Yuan is one of the new heroes unlocked with the Outcast expansion. Here’s his fluff, so you can get to know him better.

    FAT YUAN YUAN

    Brutal and devastating: we could define the Yuan Yuan pirates and mercenaries in those terms, but there is no Yuan Yuan more devastating than the Fat Yuan Yuan.

    His fists are like frozen hams, his combat jumps more plummets than controlled descents that make the earth tremble as much as his deep guttural belches. Everyone knows somebody who reminds them of the Fat Yuan Yuan, but I can assure you that no one measures up to him. The Fat Yuan Yuan remains undefeated in all the arm wrestling and drinking competitions he has ever been in. He is a living legend from the confines of Human Edge to the worst dives of Castropol. If you find him in a shady bar washing down beer and eating snacks by the handful, or putting a street vendor’s noodles to the test, maybe you can hire him… but you will regret it later.

    Remember that Fat Yuan Yuan’s miniature is exclusive to the Platinum pledge, but his Character card and token come included in the Outcast expansion.

    But let’s see... What’s that on the “unlock horizon”? Brace yourselves, the Nomads are coming!​



    See you in the next update!!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/07 06:32:25


    Post by: Red Harvest


    Fat Yuan Yuan stole the 112's axe. Boo! How will the 112 bust up all the stills in Hillbillylandia Ariadna?

    I'm thinking nobody will get the reference.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/07 11:00:44


    Post by: Tyranid Horde


    I assume you have to pledge for at least the core set to unlock the add-on option? The Yu-Jing pack interests me but not if I have to buy the board game.

    Also, are the reinforcement packs playable as an army in Infinity or do I have to purchase extra models to make it work?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/07 11:11:11


    Post by: Adeptus Doritos


     Red Harvest wrote:
    Fat Yuan Yuan stole the 112's axe. Boo! How will the 112 bust up all the stills in Hillbillylandia Ariadna?

    I'm thinking nobody will get the reference.


    You say USARF is a bunch of backwards Hillbillies.

    We say it took us being isolated and held back for 100 years for you to get on our level.



    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/07 18:16:51


    Post by: solkan


     Tyranid Horde wrote:

    Also, are the reinforcement packs playable as an army in Infinity or do I have to purchase extra models to make it work?


    At best, the reinforcement packs would be a nice sampler pack.

    I just plugged the the Yu Jing reinforcement pack into Army and made some guesses about weapons, and it's about 164 points. No clue whether any of the models in the pack are favored at the moment, but a regular sized game is 300 points.

    I assume the rest of the reinforcement packs are going to be similar.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/07 19:16:36


    Post by: Red_Five


     solkan wrote:
     Tyranid Horde wrote:

    Also, are the reinforcement packs playable as an army in Infinity or do I have to purchase extra models to make it work?


    At best, the reinforcement packs would be a nice sampler pack.

    I just plugged the the Yu Jing reinforcement pack into Army and made some guesses about weapons, and it's about 164 points. No clue whether any of the models in the pack are favored at the moment, but a regular sized game is 300 points.

    I assume the rest of the reinforcement packs are going to be similar.


    Personally, I *LOVE* Kuang Shi. They are little 5 point models that punch WAAAAY above their weight, especially if you are aggressive with them. The Celestial Guard with Kuang Shi Control device is a tax you have to take to use the Kuang Shi. The model does come with a button that she can activate to make all of her Kuang Shi blow up (which is surprisingly useful). The Su Jian is one of my all time favorite units in the game. I love running the kitty across the board, then transforming into a man and kicking butt!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/07 21:45:48


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    All packs so far seem to be designed around the most favored units in competitive games seem to be a nice stating point of models one will use.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/07 22:44:00


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    The Nomads are finally here!
    Hello again, backers!

    We’ve hit the 700K€ mark!

    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for your support! You’re amazing!

    Let’s see what’s become unlocked in the past few hours:

    The Nomads’ Reinforcement Pack has been unlocked!

    Just like PanOceania, ALEPH, and Yu Jing, the Nomads’ Reinforcement Pack doesn’t include neither cards the tokens to play these enemies in Infinity Defiance, since they’re included in the Outcast expansion. These packs are completely optional and are designed for players who don’t have the miniatures and want to obtain them for a good price. In no case are these necessary to complete the game, they’re additions.

    Also, the Zoe & Pi-Well and Morlock enemy cards are now unlocked! Remember that those enemy cards and their tokens will be included for free on the Outcast expansion.

    ZOE & PI-WELL

    Zoe Nemova has worked her fingers to the bone to become one of the foremost members of the Clockmakers Team. The daughter of an influential executive of the Bank of Tunguska, she has been afflicted by an obscure degenerative disease, a mutation of an old American military virus, since she was eight. In order to pay for the costly biomedical therapy available only in Praxis, Lev Nemov, Zoe’s father, embarked in high-risk/high-yield financial instruments, siphoning funds from the Bank and selling financial information about the Khruleff family to benefit the Geigers. Zoe’s treatment succeeded in keeping her alive, but by the age of sixteen she had had sixty percent of her body replaced by wetware and biosynthetic organs.

    Independent-minded and rebellious, Zoe is difficult, brilliant, fickle and, at times, unendurable. Rumor has it that the Team tolerates her for her talent only, and she certainly exhibits the bluntness and blindness to social cues stereotypical of engineers.

    From her stint as a runaway, and perhaps her natural disposition, she tends to keep to herself. She speaks sparsely, walks softly and, although she rarely raises her voice, she has never lost an argument. Zoe’s physical features are in constant flux as she experiments with modular implants and augmentations to stave off the disease eating away at her body.

    П-Well is Zoe’s faithful companion, a remote built from scrap and black-market stock parts. Its micromind contains an AI that would be blatantly illegal out of the Nomad jurisdiction. П-Well is the perfect associate for Zoe: more dependable and uncomplicated than any human. It stores all tools Zoe might need on the field and has her back while she toils away. It has become indispensable to Zoe, to the point that the psych profiles of both show growing irritability spikes whenever they spend some time separated…

    MORLOCKS

    Morlock Groups scrape the bottom of the barrel that is the manifold society of Bakunin. Individuals who are deemed unfit for cohabitation in Bakunin’s public areas or private habitats, particularly those who are known to have violent or antisocial backgrounds, are assigned a Morlock Group. The reasoning is that even the worst psychopaths can contribute something positive to the ship. Morlocks consume MetaChemistry compounds that suppress their violent impulses until they can be realized productively, namely in battle. Then, the MetaChemistry that governs their behavioral releases and augments their aggressive instincts. No two Morlocks are alike, but they all have fierceness in their faces, a deranged look in their eyes and danger coursing through their clenched muscles. Any interaction with the Morlocks is tantamount to playing with matches near a powder keg; they are, in a very real sense, programmed to stir up trouble. The name of their units should tell you everything you need to know about them: the major groups are the Morlock Aufstand (Rebellion) Gruppe, the Morlock Chaos Gruppe, and the Morlock Schaden (Damage) Gruppe. Their combat methods are the logical outcome of their MetaChemical treatment: straightforward ultraviolence, running up to the closest enemy and hitting him until he stops twitching.

    INTRUDERS

    Intruders are always ready for offensive assignments to further the agenda of the Nomad Nation, including small, medium or large-scale conflicts far beyond the scope of any other Corregidorian unit. They are famously feared as assault troops, and accept only the best soldiers from other Corregidorian regiments. They act as an expeditionary corps, scouting new environments, making first contact and gathering information. Intruders can do anything from military intel, to covert ops, to urban combat, to tunnel guerrilla tactics, to sabotage. They also frequently act as military advisers and field instructors when the situation calls for an accelerated boot-camp to turn blue-collar workers into a reasonably capable combat force. However, the real reason why they are feared as the elite of spec-ops teams is their prowess as hunters and assassins. The Corregidor Assault Commando is the one true ace up the Nomad sleeve, because all it takes to control a whole battlefield is one single Intruder.

    KRIZA BORACs

    The Specijalne Krize Jedinice, or Special Crisis Units in Serbian, emerged as an initiative of one of the officers of the incipient Tunguska Jurisdictional Command, Jarek Darékovic, in the turbulent days after the ship’s foundation. Darékovic was aware that Tunguska would find it very difficult to resist a direct attack by the heavy assault infantry units of either of its greatest enemies, whether that was PanOceania or Yu Jing. Certain of this, he hastened to create an elite unit that could not only face them, but also repel them.

    Nowadays, the Special Crisis Units are divided into two operating groups that can act jointly or separately. The Guja Grupa, or Serpent Group in Serbian, is the group that composes the attack force, while the Sokolska Grupa, or Falcon Group, constitutes the support force, and is made up of heavy and support weapon specialists. Still, regardless of its tactical role, the main mission of the Kriza Boracs is always the same: to live up to their name (Crisis Soldiers) and intervene when a crisis breaks out. Tunguska command is clear: this is the unit that must be deployed when the situation reaches the critical point and it’s necessary to unleash hell on enemy's heads, when you have to enter with everything you’ve got, guns blazing.

    UPDATED!

    Yesterday we showed you the enemy conversion table, with the addition of O-12, ALEPH, and PanOceania. As some of you pointed out, there were certain equivalences that didn’t seem to work out, like the Tikbalang’s, since there was no substitute TAG. Here, we present the updated table, with the proper equivalences for Yu Jing and Nomads. Keep in mind that this table, like most elements we’re showing, are a WIP, so they’re subject to change.


    We did it! Thank you for helping us out with those Retweets Here it is, the Infinity profile for Lei Gong, Invincibles Lord of Thunder:

    LÉI GŌNG, INVINCIBLES LORD OF THUNDER

    Léi Gōng is The Lord of Thunder, in Chinese mythology, in the HexaDome, and on the battlefield. Fast, elusive, and powerful, Léi Gōng is a veritable force of nature who changes the course of any confrontation. Symbol and icon of the StateEmpire’s Invincible Soldier military-technological program, this champion is the spearhead of the Yu Jing Ministry of Information’s advertising apparatus.

    The Invincible Army represents the soldier-citizen, the common man or woman who take up arms to defend their country. Any StateEmpire citizen could be found under the helmet of an Invincible, since discipline and technology empowers all those committed to Yu Jing. This is the message transmitted by the Invincible Army with each intervention. But the Yu Jing Ministry of Information knew well that even a society focusing on the power of the collective needs a person to embody that message, a face to identify with. Thus, Project Invincible Thunder (无敌的雷,Wúdí De Léi) was initiated, with the aim of developing an armor for the HexaDome that would capture Yu Jing’s technological power and finding the hero who would wear it with pride and honor.

    And if pride and ability were what they were looking for, the Ministry of Information could not have done a better job finding somebody embodying these qualities. Chen Zubai was a young officer with the Dāoyīng Operational Control Unit who had shown great tactical ability in Paradiso’s theater of operations and who seemed to have a bright future ahead of him, only hindered by his boldness and his appeal for danger that sometimes compelled him take his orders to the limit. The son of Party members with an impeccable record, handsome and brave, this officer was the perfect image for any recruitment poster, and even more so for the HexaDome arena. Consequently, Chen Zubai underwent a period of intensive training during which he developed a personal combat style that took advantage of the technological advances that Yu Jing’s military-industrial machinery had developed for Project Invincible Thunder. Taking “Léi Gōng” as his nom de guerre, he was presented in Aristeia! with one of the largest media displays ever seen in this sport. Regardless, he soon proved that the only advertising he needed was nothing more than being given more time in the arena. His exploits in the HexaDome and his plethora of victories quickly made him become a star in his own right and a source of pride for Yu Jing. With his overwhelming charisma and a bold, boastful attitude, Léi Gōng has earned himself fans and followers all over Maya; he knows he is one of the best and he likes to brag about it. His is a combination of skills, attitude, and success that is truly irresistible to the public.

    Quite soon, the High Command realized that there is no better recruitment hook than Léi Gōng urging the youth of the StateEmpire to join the ranks of the Invincible Army. This champion’s holoimage welcomes the new recruits at the Invincible Army’s training centers scattered all over Yu Jing, and especially at the Yīngwō Military Academy of Polyvalent Command, alma mater of the Dāoyīng unit Léi Gōng was a member of. They all arrive eager to emulate the feats of their hero, be it at the arena of Aristeia!, hoping to be admitted into Project Invincible Thunder, or on the battlefield, for Léi Gōng has not given up active duty and he visits fronts where his brothers in arms are fighting to join forces with them and obtain victories. After the debacle of the Japanese Uprising, the StateEmpire needed new wins to restore national pride, and consequently to Léi Gōng’s joy, his presence on the battlefield was increased, particularly in Paradiso and any other operation of great media impact, for example the destruction of the Shasvastii cell infiltrating the city of Chunqiu in Svalarheima. Léi Gōng is a soldier who has been trained to be part of an elite and he knows that danger is a fundamental aspect of his job, so unlike other Aristeia! fighters, real action does not frighten him, but further motivates him. In fact, Léi Gōng has been criticized on numerous occasions for his sometimes-excessive courage and audacity, a fearlessness he boasts both in the arena and on the battlefield and which could lead to his end. But no matter how many times he is reminded of this, he will not change his attitude in the slightest. This reckless champion knows how fleeting the life of an elite combatant is, always on the brink of death, and that—no matter how carefully planned the strategy and tactics may have been—at critical moments everything depends on your own ability and luck, and he knows he has plenty of both. Léi Gōng feels attracted to the danger that keeps him firmly focused on the present, so he can enjoy it to the fullest. There is one indisputable fact in combat, either in the HexaDome or in the course of a dangerous operation, and that is that you can never predict anything beyond ten seconds ahead. This short lapse is the only guaranteed future, and it’s all Léi Gōng needs to unleash the fury of thunder on his adversaries to achieve victory.

    And now, what unlockables are next? An additional foam tray for the Collector's, Deluxe, and Platinum pledges! With this extra tray, you’ll have ample room to store the contents of the Outcast expansion and some Reinforcement Packs, for example.




    See you in the next update!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/07 22:54:05


    Post by: Red_Five


    I hope we unlock the extra Kappas. I could always use more! ^_^


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/07 23:27:05


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Actually a sample of defiance game is "hidden" in the kickstarter front page in the downloads section, it has mission 1 and 3 of the campaign, I have to say mission 3 even WIP has a nice cinematic feel to it in how it is structured and it unfolds.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/09 07:06:50


    Post by: schoon


     PsychoticStorm wrote:
    Actually a sample of defiance game is "hidden" in the kickstarter front page in the downloads section, it has mission 1 and 3 of the campaign, I have to say mission 3 even WIP has a nice cinematic feel to it in how it is structured and it unfolds.

    Nice. The Mission 3 material is new (and very welcome).


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/09 10:54:27


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Collector's Foam & new Teseum Goal

    Hello again, backers!

    Congratulations, we have managed to unlock the Collector's Foam! Now you can carry your painted miniatures in a comfortable and -above all- safe way. The extra foam works for both the expansion and the Reinforcement Packs.

    This reward is available free of charge for the COLLECTOR'S, DELUXE, and PLATINIUM pledges.

    At Corvus Belli, we love the little berserker, bundles of joy, known as Taigha Creatures. So we have added a TESEUM GOAL to make your Defiance missions even more epic and immersive. Unlock this GOAL to have these 3 Taighas popping out of the breaches at the most inopportune time!

    This unlock will be free with the DELUXE and PLATINIUM pledges.

    We also have another video update for you! This time we wanted to focus on the Reinforcements Packs.


    What could be next?



    See you in the next update!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/10 00:36:49


    Post by: schoon


    There's a second expansion at 780k.

    Title: Revenant


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/10 01:09:16


    Post by: Sqorgar


    With 9 days to go, will we hit 780k in time?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/10 01:13:18


    Post by: Alpharius


    At the rate that CB is cynically fanning the Flames of FOMO?

    No problem!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/10 03:14:38


    Post by: Sqorgar




    What are the two characters pictured on the cover of Revenant?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/10 07:19:34


    Post by: schoon


     Sqorgar wrote:
    What are the two characters pictured on the cover of Revenant?

    CA? Hard to tell...


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/10 07:59:41


    Post by: ImAGeek


    They’re Tohaa (right one is Spiral Corps, left looks like traditional Tohaa colours, although the gun looks more human so probably still Spiral Corps, as that seems to be the future of Tohaa anyway).


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 00:29:41


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Operation Wildfire enemies unlocked! Also, Revenant expansion is coming!

    Hello again, dear backers! We’re here with another Infinity Defiance super update, but this one is very, very special.

    First things first: thank you for achieving the present unlock. We’re talking about the Enemy cards that complete the miniatures of Operation Wildfire.


    They are the cards and tokens of the Mentor, Shrouded, Kappa, Delta, Epsilon, and Gangbuster.

    For those who like fluff, here are some details about the troops appearing in Operation Wildfire, already available for Infinity Defiance thanks to this unlock:

    MENTOR SHASVASTII TACTICAL MONITORING COMPANY

    Mentors are constantly monitoring the enemy activity as much as their own, looking for flaws and weaknesses in the first, and real and potential threats to the second. The objective of these tactical monitors is two-fold: fundamentally, to provoke the ruin and destruction of the adversary, causing as much fear and damage as possible, but also, faithful to the cautious and preventive mentality of the Shasvastii, preventing the collapse of their strategy and ensuring that it is executed as perfectly as possible. As tactical monitors they will do whatever it takes to maintain control of the battle. For this reason, Mentors are considered an objective of interest, both for military and intelligence purposes, because their level of danger to the adversary is such that it cannot be limited to a single parameter.

    THE SHROUDED, SHASVASTII PIONEER CORPS

    Shasvastii Pioneers spearhead every invasion by the Continuum Expeditionary Forces. They reconnoiter the enemy, gather information, evaluate potential and actual threats and carry out pre-emptive attacks when appropriate. In times of peace, their job is to locate new sites for future colonies of the Shasvastii Continuum. In times of war, they become the stuff of nightmares for enemy intelligence services, devoting their hearts and souls to stirring up trouble and spreading misery. Their combat suits are formed of superimposed fabric layers made out of sensitive bioquantronic textiles covered in mimetic cells. When inactive, the loose-fitting combat suit somewhat resembles a burial shroud, hence the appellation given to them by human troops.

    KAPPA UNIT

    The Human Sphere is vast and can be a very dangerous place. So, sometimes, upholding the law and protecting the citizens requires a better-prepared and better-equipped type of agent than the average patrolman. It’s on these occasions that the Kappas are deployed on the field. This unit is the core of Bureau Aegis’s paramilitary troops and belongs to O-12’s authorized police force. Kappa Units are this international body’s main peacekeeping troops, the thin blue line keeping us from chaos, which means they often find themselves forced to work in the worst places humanity has ever created.

    DELTA UNIT

    Honoring the old tradition of the special operations units that have carried this name, the Deltas are O-12’s special commandos in charge of carrying out the most spectacular and risky missions imaginable. This unit is composed of elite assault troopers, specializing in lightning attacks, close quarters battle, counter-terrorism operations, and in extremis rescue missions. Their psychological profile reveals that they are all genuine thrill-seekers who wait for their next mission with such a craving for adrenaline that it makes their job look like it’s nothing more than an extreme sport—the most extreme of all.

    EPSILON UNIT

    The Epsilons are among the top representatives of the Bureau Aegis, experts in Intelligence and Special Operations, as well as political-military analysts. They feel equally comfortable in the corridors of the Öberhaus in Concilium as they do in the middle of the political intrigue between the great powers. Notwithstanding, when they must carry out military and intervention missions, the Epsilons become commandos that are expert in Search and Destroy operations, asymmetric warfare, and combat control.

    From a tactical point of view, the Epsilon troops are extremely effective, versatile, and lethal, and probably one of the most fearsome adversaries you can face on a battlefield as well as in the political arena, and we are not sure which of these two settings is more dangerous.

    GANGBUSTERS, SPECIAL CRIME SQUAD

    The special agents with the Special Crime Squad (SCS) have been trained to operate from within the most dangerous criminal environments imaginable. They can infiltrate criminal organizations going undercover as intermediaries, hitmen, or any kind of mobster or thug necessary. But the truth is that Gangbusters have earned their nickname for being one of the best elite tactical units of Bureau Aegis. Despite their appearance and their unorthodox methods, these agents have outstanding tactical skills, although this is not surprising: their job requires it. Because, even if crime doesn’t pay, the Gangbusters provide payback, not with silver but with lead, and of a large caliber.

    This unlock is available for the OUTCAST expansion and the PLATINUM Pledge.

    FAQs REINFORCEMENTS PACKS

    We also want to share with you a little FAQ about Reinforcement Packs, we hope it may come handy:

    Lately, we have been unlocking a series of Add-ons for Infinity Defiance that we’ve called Reinforcement Packs, and by reading some of your comments we’ve realized you have some questions about them.

    This article will be a Reinforcement Pack mini guide.

    What kind of content comes with them? Only the miniatures listed.

    Do I need to purchase all of them to fully complete the Infinity Defiance game? Not at all. These Reinforcement Packs are add-ons that add some replayability to the game, but they aren’t necessary or indispensable to enjoy the full game experience.

    Where can those profiles be found to play in Infinity Defiance? Depending on when they are unlocked, all the Reinforcement Packs’ profile cards may be in the Core (any pledge) box, or in the Outcast expansion box.

    -Infinity: Defiance (CORE, COLLECTOR’S, DELUXE, and/or PLATINUM pledge) Onyx Reinforcement Pack and Morat Reinforcement Pack.

    -Infinity: Defiance. Outcast (Expansion): PanOceania Reinforcement Pack, ALEPH Reinforcement Pack, Yu Jing Reinforcement Pack, and Nomads Reinforcement Pack.

    Why are the profiles apart from the miniatures? The main reason is that we know that many long standing clients of our Infinity line may already have many of the miniatures offered through the Reinforcement Packs. If we had linked profiles and miniatures in the same box, we couldn’t reward our faithful and enthusiastic player base.

    Will I be able to play my Infinity armies’ miniatures in Defiance? Some of them, yes - the ones that are part of Reinforcement Packs or have been unlocked during the campaign. Regardless, we’ll continue working towards including more content during the remaining days of the campaign.

    How can I play these Reinforcement Packs? Through the campaign’s own updates we’ve been previewing a series of tables (work in process) that substitute the original enemies for those presented in the Reinforcement Packs. We will complete this effort for the definitive version. We’ve also published a video with clues illustrating how the system will work.

    Are all Reinforcement Packs the same? Not at all. Just like every Infinity army has their own idiosyncrasies, we strive to have every Pack to have some of that “flavor”.

    -Both Onyx and PanOceania have a T.A.G.

    -The Morat have a different way to use packs of The Hungries and their ability to explode.

    -ALEPH uses the Targeted State and guided ammunition to harass characters.

    -Yu Jing focuses in defense and CC combat.

    -For Nomads, hacking will play a pivotal role.

    Will there be more Reinforcement Packs? Of course, we have many more surprises in store for the campaign.


    FINAL SURPRISE: REVENANT

    That’s right, we’ve left the best for last. Many of you have realized that a second expansion is coming: Revenant.

    This expansion will be unlocked as an add-on when we hit the 780K€ mark, for 45€.

    But, HEAR US OUT, if we manage to hit the 850K€ mark, the REVENANT expansion will come for FREE for the PLATINUM pledge.

    Yes, you read that right, for free! That’s why we need to get to every corner of the world, so that everyone learns that INFINITY DEFIANCE is here and that it’s the coolest Dungeon Crawler in the Human Sphere.

    Share the campaign and together we’ll manage to unlock REVENANT.

    And we still have a lot of awesome stuff to unlock. We’re in for 9 days of pure adrenaline!



    See you on the next update!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 02:55:49


    Post by: Vertrucio


    Anyone see videos of a different scenario than the intro one they're always showing?

    Trying to get a feel for what the game's like beyond the basic stuff.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 03:47:14


    Post by: Sqorgar


    This doesn't seem well thought out. What if the reason we reach 850K€ is because of everybody adding the Revenant expansion to their pledge, and then when it becomes free, they just drop it back down to a Platinum pledge?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 03:49:48


    Post by: Monkeysloth


    I suspect CB is hoping that's not what happens and instead just entices people with a base pledge to move up to Platinum.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 04:10:15


    Post by: Sqorgar


     Monkeysloth wrote:
    I suspect CB is hoping that's not what happens and instead just entices people with a base pledge to move up to Platinum.
    At this time, there's 149 core backers, 309 collector's backers, 765 deluxe backers, and 1,978 platinum backers. Every platinum backer will want the new expansion, and everybody under that has already decided they are okay with not getting everything. Those core pledgers aren't going to be doing the heavy lifting getting us another 100k.

    I don't think we'll hit the free tier, but I'd love to be proven wrong.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 07:06:55


    Post by: schoon


     Vertrucio wrote:
    Anyone see videos of a different scenario than the intro one they're always showing?

    Trying to get a feel for what the game's like beyond the basic stuff.

    I'm hoping for this as well.

    However, Mission 3 is in the downloads files.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 07:21:05


    Post by: Adeptus Doritos


    I want the basic game, and the Outcast box.

    Is there a way to pledge for just those things? I have never done Kickstarter.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 07:33:04


    Post by: ImAGeek


     Adeptus Doritos wrote:
    I want the basic game, and the Outcast box.

    Is there a way to pledge for just those things? I have never done Kickstarter.


    Yeah, that would be a core pledge, and then add 70 euros for the expansion. In the pledge manager after the campaign you allocate what the extra money goes to.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 14:31:41


    Post by: Alpharius


     Sqorgar wrote:
    This doesn't seem well thought out. What if the reason we reach 850K€ is because of everybody adding the Revenant expansion to their pledge, and then when it becomes free, they just drop it back down to a Platinum pledge?


    Agreed!

    I don’t think they’ve taken a good look at that side of ‘what might happen’...


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 22:52:34


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


     Alpharius wrote:

    I don’t think they’ve taken a good look at that side of ‘what might happen’...


    Maybe, maybe they expect more people to upgrade in Platinum and get it for free, maybe they expect people who added the money will have more money to add something else from the add ons or keep them for the shipping charges later on.

    In any case

    Wildfire´s Kappa unlocked and more about Revenant!
    Hello dear backers!

    You did it! We have now 2 Wildfire´s Kappa! Free for the Outcast Expansion!

    This unlock is available for the OUTCAST expansion and the PLATINUM Pledge.

    Take a look to this amazing miniatures!
    https://v.kickstarter.com/1573598795_62cb06c9457a342cdb5d70d98979c1002a4a93ad/assets/027/175/507/333413efa9a0823a7e52fb92ea93996d_h264_high.mp4
    Also, we unlocked one of our favorite things...The Teseum Goals!
    Three new tiles! For free!

    This unlock is available for the OUTCAST expansion and the PLATINUM Pledge.

    REVENANT:

    Years have passed since the crew of the Defiance returned from their voyage through the Archeron wormhole. Having had their official records re-instated, and any slander’s expunged, they now work as free agents and soldiers of fortune under their very own mercenary brand: Revenant Mobile Intervention Force. Allied with a motley group of collaborators, including an impetuous Morat renegade called Kendriat, and a Tohaa operator with unsettling abilities known as Jaan Staar.

    The MIF (Mobile Intervention Force) earns its namesake from the newly re-titled Revenant. The infamous ship, formally known as the Defiance, the first-ever human ship to reach Combined Army space and return to tell the tale.

    Now embroiled in what some would call a “shady deal”, the crew of the Revenant will face off against John Hackwood and the prestigious White Company...

    This expansion includes:

    4 new heroes:

    · JAAN STAAR, KIUUTAN IMPOSTER

    · KENDRAT, KRAKOT RENEGADE

    · JOHN HAWKWOOD, MERCENARY OFFICER

    · VALERYA GROMOZ

    6 new Tiles

    6 Missions

    Handbook

    200 Cards

    Remember! If we manage to hit the 850K€ mark, the REVENANT expansion will come for FREE for the PLATINUM pledge.
    Spread the Word!
    Share the campaign and together we’ll manage to unlock REVENANT!




    See you soon! Stay tuned!



    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 23:03:57


    Post by: Monkeysloth


    Years? What's the timeline for this story. Are they really going to jump way ahead of the main game or is N4 also going to jump way past N3's timeline?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 23:47:46


    Post by: Sqorgar


     Monkeysloth wrote:
    Years? What's the timeline for this story. Are they really going to jump way ahead of the main game or is N4 also going to jump way past N3's timeline?
    That's a good question. It's worth noting that the expected ship date of Defiance is a month before GenCon, when N4 (or possibly Code One) will almost certainly launch.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/11 23:47:54


    Post by: Alpharius


    Might be cool if it all does!

    Or it might be a cluster of epic proportions!

    Either way, it’ll be interesting!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/12 00:37:40


    Post by: Kalamadea


    The first few missions of the Paradiso campaign happened "years ago" in the setting and there's been a few different pushes into Paradiso by the Combined. Defiance could have taken place in the past and Revenant in the present, although that's far less interesting than actually jumping the story ahead a bit.

    I remember rumors about the original story for Infinity jumping ahead in 3 stages, with the second stage being a few years in the future with the human sphere devastated by the Combined Army when they show up in their full might, but that plan was scrapped (or at least on hold) after the game's popularity blew up in late N2 and N3. Maybe they're finally getting around to doing that story arc, or some variation on that.

    Pure speculation based on secondhand rumors BTW, this could be very different from what actually happens.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/12 23:05:48


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Revenant is here!

    Thank you, everyone!

    We have managed to unlock Revenant!

    What is Revenant?

    Revenant is an expansion that continues the narrative of Infinity Defiance and Outcast.

    What does Revenant include?

    2 new heroes (2 high-quality metal miniatures) Jaan Staar, Kiutan Imposter, and Kendrat, Krakot Renegade.
    2 alternative heroes (2 high-quality metal miniatures) Valerya Gromoz and John Hawkwood.
    6 double-sided tiles. Use these to configure new board layouts.
    6 epic new missions.
    More than 200 cards: new enemies, new specialties, new weapons ...


    Could I play Revenant without the Core game?

    No, to play the expansion it is necessary to have the Infinity Defiance Core.

    Can you play Revenant without the Outcast expansion?

    It is not necessary, but it is highly recommended since it is so much more immersive to continue with the established narrative.

    Revenant is an Add-on that is priced at € 45.

    But, remember, if we reach 850k it will be unlocked for​ free​ for the PLATINUM pledges. Please share the campaign with your friends on social media!

    With the expansion, we have also unlocked two new Reinforcements Packs: Ariadna and JSA.


    The Ariadna Reinforcement Pack includes the following high-quality metal miniatures:

    1 Vassily (T2 Marksman Rifle)
    1 Frontovik Engineer (Ligth Rocket Launcher)
    1 Frontovik (Molotok)
    1 Frontovik (Heavy Rocket Launcher)
    1 Veteran Kazak (AP Rifle)
    1 Veteran Kazak (AP HMG)
    2 Dog-warior (2 Chain Rifles)



    The JSA Reinforcement Pack includes the following high-quality metal miniatures:

    1 Yuriko Oda (Combi Rifle)
    1 Oniwaban (Monofilament CCW)
    1 Ninja (Tactical Bow)
    1 Ninja Hacker (Shock CCW)
    1 Tanko (Flammenspeer)
    1 Tanko (Missile Launcher)
    1 Tanko (Blitzen)
    1 Daiykai (AP CCW)
    Ariadna and JSA cards and tokens are included in the Revenant expansion. Remember the Reinforcements Packs only has miniatures.


    What’s coming next?



    See you in the next update!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/12 23:39:43


    Post by: Sqorgar


    That JSA pack looks pretty good. After splitting off from Yu Jing, having the ninja with the tactical bow unique to Operation Red Veil felt kind of unfair to JSA players. And getting a character from Dire Foes 3 - at least they are splitting models off from boxes that aren't JSA specific.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/12 23:43:48


    Post by: Kanluwen


    They were told from the outset that it was a poor choice, even before JSA split off from YJ.

    YJ had, much like Ariadna, very clean delineations between units and their parent Sectorials. Ninjas blurred those lines however, and the fact that they chose not to update the sculpts instead just repackaging older ones showed where their concern lay.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/12 23:46:23


    Post by: ImAGeek


     Sqorgar wrote:
    That JSA pack looks pretty good. After splitting off from Yu Jing, having the ninja with the tactical bow unique to Operation Red Veil felt kind of unfair to JSA players. And getting a character from Dire Foes 3 - at least they are splitting models off from boxes that aren't JSA specific.


    This isn’t any less unfair. You need to buy the core game to get the expansion boxes, so it’s hardly an easier way to get it.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/12 23:50:16


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Personally I am excited by a new Valeria sculpt the female Krakot is a bonus.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/13 00:46:27


    Post by: Sqorgar


     ImAGeek wrote:
    This isn’t any less unfair. You need to buy the core game to get the expansion boxes, so it’s hardly an easier way to get it.
    Well, it is a Defiance kickstarter, not an Infinity kickstarter. I think they might be afraid that if they made the core game optional, they'd have a lot of people pledging just for the discounted Infinity models rather than the new models that required additional cost and time to design. That would result in them losing money, not making it.

    I'd like the ninja with the tactical bow to be released separately, myself. It's one of my favorite models in Infinity, and even though I already have one, I wouldn't mind a second one.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/13 01:46:19


    Post by: Adeptus Doritos


    I'm kind of shocked. None of the player characters really strike my fancy except for Spector. Kinda hope they do a Perseus to go into the game, and drop rules for Sr. Massacre.

    Otherwise, I might proxy the Nomad hacker, Jazz, with a Puppetmaster.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/13 02:11:08


    Post by: Alpharius


    Strangely enough, the add-ons are making this more tempting for me...

    Weird, right?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/13 06:27:57


    Post by: ImAGeek


     Sqorgar wrote:
     ImAGeek wrote:
    This isn’t any less unfair. You need to buy the core game to get the expansion boxes, so it’s hardly an easier way to get it.
    Well, it is a Defiance kickstarter, not an Infinity kickstarter. I think they might be afraid that if they made the core game optional, they'd have a lot of people pledging just for the discounted Infinity models rather than the new models that required additional cost and time to design. That would result in them losing money, not making it.

    I'd like the ninja with the tactical bow to be released separately, myself. It's one of my favorite models in Infinity, and even though I already have one, I wouldn't mind a second one.


    I understand that. But the ninja isn’t any easier to get for JSA players now, which it seemed like you were saying.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/13 06:32:11


    Post by: Monkeysloth


    I wouldn't be surprised to see these reinforcement packs as part of new army boxes for N4. If CB is serious about reducing how many things a store needs to carry for N4 having real army boxes instead of battle boxes would be the way to go.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/13 06:34:12


    Post by: Soul Samurai


     Alpharius wrote:
    Strangely enough, the add-ons are making this more tempting for me...

    Weird, right?
    Not really that strange in my opinion? I don't really think I would be able to play the game (too many others stacked up), and most of the core models aren't particularly interesting to me, but just about all the models in the Outcast expansion look GREAT to me, so if I could pledge for just that without the core box I would probably do it.

    Honestly, I would prefer to be able to get JUST the models without all the boardgame accessories, because shipping costs are a real killer these days, so shipping just a few metal models without a stack of card and plastic accessories that I won't ever use would probably save me a ton of money; I really wish that was an option.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/13 07:09:59


    Post by: schoon


    I'm really loving the Kendrat and Hawkwood sculpts out of the new expansion - lots of character.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/13 09:04:24


    Post by: Tyranid Horde


    That JSA pack looks really cool!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/14 02:00:06


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Haqqislam enemy cards and more about Revenant

    Welcome to another Infinity Defiance update.


    We’ve hit another round number! 800K€! Thank you so much for your support.

    We unlocked cards and tokens for ​Haqqislam, ​including ​Tarik Mansuri​ and Kawarijs​.

    TARIK MANSURI

    Mansuri is a living legend. He was one of the first Khawarij to undergo Runihura, Haqqislam’s foremost gene therapy super-soldier program. His exceptional metabolism and superior fitness were particularly and surprisingly suited to the treatment. Mansuri’s organism reacted to the Runihura formula in unique ways, making the most of each metabolic enhancement and cancelling out potentially harmful oxidation processes. Since that day, his body has barely aged, always in perfect health and always at the top of his game. He has become a colossus, his extraordinary strength tempered by exquisite precision and quick reactions. His mind is always clear, his senses always honed. He can move faster and kill more easily than any man. The utter perfection achieved by Mansuri stands as the greatest accomplishment of the Runihura program, one that has not been replicated ever since.

    KAWARIJS

    The military-religious brotherhood of Khawarijs, the “Red Turbans”, was founded by a group of HaqqMuztazilite sages to protect Haqqislam from its foreign and domestic enemies. It is a tough, audacious light assault force that recruits its members individually. After a rigorous vetting process, inductees are subjected to Runihura (Destructor), a super-soldier program of intensive genetic enhancement. The main effects of the physical augmentation therapy are increased strength and endurance and enhanced reaction times. Runihura makes every last one of them look like they can subdue a crocodile with their bare hands, but Khawarijs spend as much time studying as training for combat, to the point that they are given the title of ulema, scholars of the Faith. They are highly honored by Haqqislamite society and its army, but their strict code of honor as soldiers of Allah requires them to always be subordinate to Haqqislamite precepts.

    Their character is dignified yet meek, ferocious yet magnanimous, devoted but never proselytizing, in a “wise contradiction and perfect balance”. Khawarijs believe that Haqqislam can never triumph by straying from the Word of Allah, of which they are sworn defenders. In their mind, the Word can be as sharp as any sword, but they will not hesitate to resort to actual swords if necessary. As a matter of fact, they are excellent warriors to a man, and a shining example to all other Haqqislamite soldiers. They are a common sight in the retinues of Haqqislamite officers as counsellors and bodyguards, and also in the first line of battle, leading assaults like living emblems of the Haqqislamite virtues of resolve, bravery, and perseverance.

    LIFE ON THE DEFIANCE
    Want to know what happens on the Defiance between missions? You can find out in this article: ​Life on the Defiance​.

    DEFIANCE HERO SUMMARY
    The following ​heroes ​have been ​unlocked​:

    CORE BOX:​ We all know the heroes of the Core Box: ​Uma​, ​Cadin​, ​Qiang Gāo​, and ​Jazz​. Also the additional unlocked hero’s ​Trisha ​and ​Rahman​. They’re all the basic heroes that’ll begin the adventure aboard the Defiance.

    OUTCAST:​ additional heroes have been unlocked, with the first expansion.

    Katherine Cho​, is a born leader and officer from O-12. Her skills focus on leadership and backing up those with a more active part in the fight. She’ll have a control and support role and is in charge, period.

    Raoul Spector​ is a mercenary for whom lying comes as natural as breathing. As an expert in stealth and melee combat, his skills focus on powering up his specialties.

    Fat Yuan Yuan​ is always happy to fight for dough. There’s nothing more important to him than some nice loot, and he’ll fight tooth and nail to get it.

    Uxía McNeill​ is a living legend and rumored to be one of the best markswomen in the Human Sphere. Her strength is ranged combat, she’s relentless, and no target can escape her. She’s the friend you always want watching your back.

    Lei Gong​ is an expert in heavy weapons. With his high mobility armor, he’s quick and has great offensive capabilities.

    Shinobu Kitsune​ is the master of stealth, a ninja that attacks from the shadows. She is absolutely lethal.


    REVENANT​: another expansion that presents 4 additional heroes for Infinity Defiance.

    Jaan Staar​ is a Tohaa who’s an expert impersonator. He is equipped with symbiote armor and other biotechnological elements. His absolute loyalty lies with the Spiral Corps.

    Kendrat​ is a renegade Krakot. If you were to look up for the word “soldier” in a dictionary, you’d find her face. An expert in the management of explosives and combat skills. Trouble follows her everywhere.

    John Hawkwood​ is a mercenary officer. A clear leader on the battlefield. His roles include support and control, but he also has great offensive capabilities.

    Valerya Gromoz​, hails from Corregidor, she is ace with her hacking device. Her offensive skills are a match for her elite hacking skills.

    Heroes may be used as you see fit, and you can play with heroes in any combination in both the core game or either of the expansions.

    For the perfect narrative, we recommend playing the Core then Outcast, and Revenant. However ​This is not obligatory​ and when a new expansion begins, the heroes will “reset” and begin their evolution anew.

    REVENANT
    Here’s a video update, with the details on the last expansion.


    Remember that if we hit the 850K€ mark, Revenant will come free with the PLATINIUM pledge​, so remember to share this Kickstarter with all your friends!

    ENEMY SUBSTITUTION TABLE
    We’ve updated the Reinforcement Packs’ enemy substitution table. Remember that the cards and tokens to play them are included in Core, Outcast, and Revenant game expansions. The Reinforcements Packs only contain the matching miniatures from the current Corvus Belli catalog.

    MICRO-GOAL
    We have another micro-goal!

    Want to unlock Jaan Staar’s Infinity profile? Help us by sharing ​this Facebook post​ 150 times.

    COMING SOON...
    Yes, there are even more surprises in store...




    See you in next update!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/14 21:26:42


    Post by: schoon


    I'm really enjoying all the new (and old) personalities that are finding their way into this KS.

    Though the buy in might be a little steep for some gamers, I'm finding it good for my purposes.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/14 21:37:55


    Post by: Alpharius


    Same here, shockingly and sadly enough!

    Is there a solo mode?

    Might be the only way I get a regular game of anything Infinity related in where I live...


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/14 21:47:25


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Yes there is, by design if you control all 4 characters.

    Not a big issue really.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 04:39:12


    Post by: solkan


     Alpharius wrote:
    Same here, shockingly and sadly enough!

    Is there a solo mode?


    It looks like each of the scenarios is set up to run with four characters, divided among the players. That's probably a lot easier to balance than trying to scale stuff like reinforcements and the alert mechanism down for one or two characters.

    But it is still a work in progress, they could figure out some neat mechanism for that. It'll probably still be more fun to run through with four characters even if you're playing a solo game, though.

    Edit: The enemy models are being run by card flips, so really the only thing you're going to run into if you're playing alone might be the surprise factor you could get if you had someone else managing the scenario events.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 06:50:09


    Post by: schoon


     solkan wrote:
    It looks like each of the scenarios is set up to run with four characters, divided among the players. That's probably a lot easier to balance than trying to scale stuff like reinforcements and the alert mechanism down for one or two characters.

    They actually discussed this in response to questions about running 5 or 6 heroes.

    It's designed for 4 heroes regardless how many actual players are controlling them. Though you can play with greater/fewer heroes, it will take some fiddling with the opposition.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 07:28:47


    Post by: Albertorius


    I really like some of the models, especially the more RPG oriented ones. But I'm not about to get into it just for them, so...


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 09:37:24


    Post by: Vertrucio


    Suddenly very interested if they have addressed playing with 5-6 players directly.

    My group can balloon on some days up to 6 players. Doesn't matter if it takes extra time, if there's a good coop game with 6 players we're interested.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 10:42:41


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Haqqislam Enemy Cards (Zhayedan & Al Fasid) and Jaan Star’s Infinity profile!

    We have another new update for Infinity Defiance!

    Thank you so much for helping us hit the 820K€ mark!

    We have unlocked the Haqqislam cards, including Zhayedan and Al Fasid.

    Zhayedan

    The Zhayedan Intervention Unit, wryly called “the Immortals” by their enemies, who find it hard to take them down. Veterans of dozens of battles, Zhayedans are old warhorses, seasoned soldiers, professionals to the core who have survived everything the chaos of war could throw at them.

    Al Fasid

    The Al Fasid (‘The Corrupted’) Regiment accepts only soldiers with a solid operational record who can live up to their grueling battery of admission tests. Beyond proving their ability to do the job, applicants are not expected to answer any questions about their past, which is simply assumed to be checkered.

    The regiment is infamous for their aggressive combat methods and their willingness to go to any lengths to snatch a victory. This reputation has earned them the epithet of ‘The Seven Times Accursed’. No Al Fasid is a model of Haqqislamite virtue, but they don’t seem to care in the least. These soldiers don’t fight for the glory: they fight because they need to earn a living, because they enjoy it, or because it’s the only thing they know how to do well.

    This stretch goal is available for free with the Revenant expansion.

    The Haqqislam’s Reinforcement Pack is also now unlocked.


    This pack includes the following high-quality metal miniatures:

    ● 1 Tarik Mansuri (Spitfire)

    ● 1 Khawarij (Rifle + Light Shotgun)

    ● 1 Khawarij (Mk12)

    ● 1 Khawarij (Boarding Shotgun)

    ● 1 Zhayedan (Breaker Rifle + Light Shotgun)

    ● 1 Zhayedan (HMG)

    ● 1 Zhayedan Doctor Plus (Boarding Shotgun)

    ● 1 Al Fasid (HMG)

    HAQQISLAM (from the Arabic Haqq Islam, New Islam)

    Religious doctrine derived from Islamism, and its associated Neomuslim culture. A modern interpretation of the set of dogmas and precepts of the Quran that permeates the everyday lives of its followers. Founded by Farhad Khadivar in the late 21st century, the Haqqislamic movement proposed a philosophical and theological revisionism of the classical Islam, in order to adapt it to the society of its time. Haqqislam proclaims Humanism, the Search for Knowledge, and a set of Metaphysical axioms influenced by Sufi scholars, as the foundations of its doctrine, while simultaneously rejecting religious hierarchies and Sunnah, ‘tradition’, as dogma. Their doctrine is profoundly concerned with political and social issues, and the culture built around it has rekindled the scientific and artistic heirloom of the golden age of Islam.

    This add-on is available for 45€.

    Remember, the Reinforcement Pack only includes miniatures. Tokens and cards are already included in the Revenant expansion.

    MICRO-GOAL

    Also, we’ve unlocked the micro-goal from the last update!

    Here is, Jaan Star’s Infinity profile.

    JAAN STAAR, IMPOSTOR KIUUTAN
    Lies and death: these are the two words my life is built upon. Just like many others, I am one of those who were displaced by violence in the war against the invading forces of the Combined Army. My family being dead or lost in the territory occupied by the Ur Hegemony, I spent my youth in one of the overcrowded Trinomial refugee centers, where gangs exert their control with fists and knives. These centers are the favorite recruiting spots of the Trident, the Tohaa army, because in them it can find highly motivated individuals hardened through violence. The Trident offers these displaced people a way out of all that terror and violence, a weapon, and the possibility of hurting those who are responsible for the miserable situation they have been subjected to. This is what I was offered, more death and lies: death, both that which I dealt and that of my comrades who fell one by one under the bulldozer of the Combined Army, and lies, such as that we could wipe out the EI simply by following our commanders’ orders. It’s an absolute fallacy, told at the expense of the lives of too many good Tohaa, because the Trident is losing the war and can do nothing to change this. This is why I embraced the cause of the Triumvirate, a secret organization pulling the strings of power, unwilling to allow any moral objection to stand in the way of victory against the EI. The Triumvirate took me in, trained me, and made death and lies my working tools. In the army I learned how to kill and to do so silently, so the Triumvirate instructors turned me into a Kiiutan Imposter. I learned how to imitate others and to use a specialized symbiont armor. I was subjected to extreme biomodifications, including virotherapy to redesign my genetic identity, which allows me to alter my appearance in order to impersonate others. While it’s true that all these experimental recombination treatments cause a certain mental instability, due to my life trajectory this was not something new for me, and they taught me to turn schizophrenia into a tactical advantage, making me an adversary always unpredictable, always unexpected. For years I worked as an agent for the Triumvirate, stealing, spying, and killing anyone who posed a threat to our plans. I performed military actions, but also those of a political and even economic nature, such as facilitating the awarding of contracts for the reconstruction of the Aldreec colonies, supplanting one of the executives of a competing company in order to remove it from the tenders. Finally, I was transferred to the Paradiso front in human territory, where the Triumvirate is carrying out a long-term clandestine operation. There I joined the mercenary company Spiral Corps, which is nothing more than a cover that allows us to move freely within the Human Sphere. As a mercenary, I can go wherever I want and I can work with whomever I want, always with a perfect smile, be it my own or my imitation of someone else’s, never revealing my impersonation skills, which humans are unaware of since we do not want them to distrust us, the Tohaa, their best allies. I am a very successful Spiral Corps operative, but nobody—with the exception of my fellow Tohaa—knows about my special skills. And thus, lies keep defining my life, lies as well as death, since in the end everything comes down to this: killing somebody, Shasvastii, Morat, Tohaa, or human. The species, age, or gender do not matter. Limitations do not exist for us who are truly committed to defending our race at any price, a price I will gladly pay in the blood of our enemies. Because after all, mental instability, along with lies and death, is another one of my defining traits.

    COMING SOON…




    See you in the next update!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 16:13:10


    Post by: warboss


    I'm not too familiar with Infinity silhouettes (pun intended) but is that a yaskuda? That big alien bug thing whose awful model they retired a few years ago... not sure I spelled it correctly either.




    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 16:17:50


    Post by: ImAGeek


     warboss wrote:
    I'm not too familiar with Infinity silhouettes (pun intended) but is that a yaskuda? That big alien bug thing whose awful model they retired a few years ago... not sure I spelled it correctly either.




    Caskuda, and possibly? Very redesigned if so - just looks like the other EI constructs. I’d rather it wasn’t if they’re gonna make it that samey.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 16:44:54


    Post by: schoon


    Runor has it that it will be the first S9 Infinity model.

    Even given the video's liberties with scale for dramatic effect, that is one big bug!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 17:09:40


    Post by: ImAGeek


    Just seen this on Facebook


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 18:03:00


    Post by: Alpharius


     warboss wrote:
    I'm not too familiar with Infinity silhouettes (pun intended) but is that a yaskuda? That big alien bug thing whose awful model they retired a few years ago... not sure I spelled it correctly either.




    Caskuda, you philistine, and it was a lovely model - LOVELY!!!

    MACLUNKEY!!!




    Automatically Appended Next Post:


    This Teseum Goal is available free of charge for all DELUXE and/or PLATINUM pledges. It’s also available as an add-on for 30€.

    Items to bear in mind:

    The Megalodron includes an alternative final mission for the Core, mission 13.
    Its way of moving is unique, it’s placed next to other tiles.
    It’s made of plastic (PVC).
    It’s very, very big…


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 18:23:20


    Post by: Sqorgar


    I was wondering what that empty stretch goal was going to be. A giant plastic mini is literally the last thing I expected, but giving it for free to the Deluxe and Platinum pledges is a pretty cool gesture.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 18:28:16


    Post by: solkan


    The animated image on the update page is neat, too.

    Needless to say, they're already at 408 of the 300 likes on the Instagram page to unlock the stats.

    I'm sure they'll be silly, but it'll probably also be entertaining to see stuff like Magno's old Fiddler encounter adjusted for the new model.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 18:50:23


    Post by: warboss


     Alpharius wrote:
    Caskuda, you philistine, and it was a lovely model - LOVELY!!!

    MACLUNKEY!!!



    I'd be lying if I said I didn't expect this particular reaction.





    Full disclaimer... I'm not an Infinity player but better characterized as a casual observer of the models and (to a lesser extent) the game so I admit that I'm not the target audience therefore... but I'm a bit torn regarding this model. While I actually like the sculpt, I'm a bit saddened that CB is adding the first megazord to what is ostensibly a board and/or skirmish game. While I enjoyed playing apoc on occasion back in the day, I wasn't happy with the apocalypsification of the core 40k game and I can't help but feel that what I previously regarded as the quintessential dedicated skirmish game might be following suit. YMMV.



    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 19:46:12


    Post by: Kalamadea


    I don't want them in the main game, but I'd love to see them as special boss-fight scenarios. Back in N2 somebody made a custom "Assault the walker-tank" scenario where one side played a regular 300 point list and the other player played a giant walker-tank, essentially just recreating the climax from the original Ghost in the Shell movie. It was actually pretty cool, although it suffered from normal lists didn't have the firepower to crack the high armor and multiple STR, but a list tailored to the mission made short work of the super tank.

    This is clearly how they intend for this unit to work in Defiance, and they've said everything in Defiance will work in Infinity, so hopefully it's how it will work in Infinity. We'll see


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 20:00:59


    Post by: Vertrucio


    I was kinda hoping it was an updated caskuda.

    Then I remembered why I stopped playing infinity.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 20:21:38


    Post by: warboss


    Free with the deluxe and platinum pledges, 30 euros otherwise. Comes with Infinity game rules and missions although not planned to be ITS legal currently . PVC plastic.




    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 21:13:39


    Post by: LunarSol


     warboss wrote:


    Full disclaimer... I'm not an Infinity player but better characterized as a casual observer of the models and (to a lesser extent) the game so I admit that I'm not the target audience therefore... but I'm a bit torn regarding this model. While I actually like the sculpt, I'm a bit saddened that CB is adding the first megazord to what is ostensibly a board and/or skirmish game. While I enjoyed playing apoc on occasion back in the day, I wasn't happy with the apocalypsification of the core 40k game and I can't help but feel that what I previously regarded as the quintessential dedicated skirmish game might be following suit. YMMV.



    If any system can make huge base models bad, Infinity is that system.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 21:36:38


    Post by: solkan


     LunarSol wrote:
    If any system can make huge base models bad, Infinity is that system.


    You forgot your salt.



    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 22:36:25


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    I guess the full update, also 850k mark also passed.

    Something big is coming...MEGALODRON!

    Surprise! We’ve managed to keep the campaign’s largest a secret, we’re talking about the MEGALODRON.


    Here’s a detailed video update on this behemot.


    This Teseum Goal is available free of charge for all DELUXE and/or PLATINUM pledges. It’s also available as an add-on for 30€.

    Items to bear in mind:

  • The Megalodron includes an alternative final mission for the Core, mission 13.

  • Its way of moving is unique, it’s placed next to other tiles.

  • It’s made of plastic (PVC).

  • It’s very, very big…


  • MICRO-GOAL

    A new micro-goal is open. We need to get more than 300 Likes in this Instagram post to unlock the Megalodron’s missions for Infinity in pdf format.

    Because, yes, you can play the Megalodron in unofficial Infinity matches.

    What do you think about the Megalodron?

    See you in the next update!


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
     Alpharius wrote:

    Caskuda, you philistine, and it was a lovely model - LOVELY!!!


    She was big majestic and unfortunately not many loved her.... we are a really small fun-club of the model.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/15 22:44:06


    Post by: LunarSol


     solkan wrote:
     LunarSol wrote:
    If any system can make huge base models bad, Infinity is that system.


    You forgot your salt.



    Nah. I actually really like how it works for the most part, and TAGs getting a free order is a big improvement to that end. It's just low hanging fruit.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 01:50:02


    Post by: Red Harvest


    It's a nice model, and it will sure look nice in a display case, and giving it away as a stretch goal is a fine gesture, but It had best never, NEVER show up in Infinity: The Game as a playable unit. For me, it would be an insta-quit moment.

    However, I could see special tournament type scenarios for fun where an intrepid band of Human Sphere Heroes had to hunt down and destroy one. That might be fun.

    But never in the actual game. Except maybe as terrain, like a vehicle.

    I'll decide Sunday whether or not to pledge. May I should write that , "SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! MONSTER TRUCK MEGALODRON RALLY AT THE CIVIC CENTER!" and y'all can hear that voice, that shouty tv commercial voice when y'all read it.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 02:13:39


    Post by: warboss


     Red Harvest wrote:
    It's a nice model, and it will sure look nice in a display case, and giving it away as a stretch goal is a fine gesture, but It had best never, NEVER show up in Infinity: The Game as a playable unit. For me, it would be an insta-quit moment.


    Watch the video link I posted above. Carlos said it's getting Infinity rules and he seemed to delineate between a narrative scenario/special missions as well as normal rules. He just said they don't plan on putting it in ITS though. If your local group always uses ITS rules then you should be ok but if not well....


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 05:12:21


    Post by: Kalamadea


    There's a scenario packet linked in one of the last email updates for the Infinity rules, it's ridiculously OP but only usable within the 3 scenarios presented in the packet. Scenarios are standard ones from ITS, basically Annihilation, Quadrant Control, and Decapitation, but must be played one of 2 ways: either as a 300v300 point regular game, but the Megalodron is an enemy-to-everyone model in the dead center of table, AROing anything it sees. Second way to use it is in "narrative mode" where one player plays 200 points of Combined plus the Megalodron vs a normal 350 point army that gets +1 SWC. CB has said that the model will not be ITS legal and is so specialised it won't even be added to the armybuilder.






    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 06:26:20


    Post by: schoon


    From a "Defiance only" perspective, it's great to have an awesome boss battle to add to the game.

    Not entirely sure about making it a tile of its own, but I could be wrong.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 08:49:15


    Post by: precinctomega


    I love this project and am only torn on whether or not to back by limited funds, but... From the background of Jaan Staar:

    they taught me to turn schizophrenia into a tactical advantage


    No.

    Not cool. This is not how schizophrenia works. There is no conceivable way that schizophrenia could be a tactical advantage. It is a horrible, debilitating condition and whoever casually threw this into Staar's background needs to take this the hell out.

    Acknowledging the fact that intelligence services make cynical and intentional use of veterans with various forms of PTSD is good, and that's what Staar has. Sounds don't screw that up by tossing in the name of a condition you clearly don't understand.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 09:39:24


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    You realize you are talking about an alien race and in particular about a secret paramilitary sub-faction that is paranoid of loosing the war to the point of betraying the fundamental core principles the entire race has and the main reason why they are at war.

    The line is superb in pointing out how evil the triumvirate are and how low they will go in lying and manipulating anybody in order to get their way.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 10:07:10


    Post by: precinctomega


     PsychoticStorm wrote:
    You realize you are talking about an alien race and in particular about a secret paramilitary sub-faction that is paranoid of loosing the war to the point of betraying the fundamental core principles the entire race has and the main reason why they are at war.

    The line is superb in pointing out how evil the triumvirate are and how low they will go in lying and manipulating anybody in order to get their way.


    And they don't need to use schizophrenia ( a real, *human* condition) to do that.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 10:14:08


    Post by: Chillreaper


    2 HRMCs?

    There's the mythical Burst 6!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 11:03:15


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


     precinctomega wrote:

    And they don't need to use schizophrenia ( a real, *human* condition) to do that.


    Maybe, you could also say it is the nearest human language translation of what an alien would say, in any case the whole point is Triumvirate are evil and will use and abuse veterans of their own race, even if they are in their most vulnerable, cracked by fighting a prolonged and loosing war of attrition, as expendable pawns to further their goals.

    Anyway latest update.

    850K Revenant Free (Platinum Pledge)

    Great Job, everyone! Today has been a spectacular day.

    We made it to 850k! Thanks a million! This is amazing!

    Do you know what this means? The Revenant expansion will be included for free with all PLATINUM pledges.
    https://v.kickstarter.com/1573983840_6ad75d890af3be8a251717510b85603aac21f80a/assets/027/230/630/c754a71cccd7e7207ac6899a5e04ac88_h264_high.mp4
    It will also be available as an add-on for all other pledge levels with a price of € 45.

    But wait, we have unlocked even more! Including the enemy cards for Emily, Uhahu, and Knauf, of the Starco mercenary faction.

    Knauf

    Renowned sniper and undercover asset. Maximally efficient at all combat ranges. Recent intel marks him as ‘burned out’ for all infiltration purposes. Current status: in retirement; whereabouts unknown.

    Emily Handelman, Intel Agent

    The youngest and most ambitious officer in the Hexahedron. Skilled at leadership roles, negotiation, and manipulation. Proficient with short-range firearms. Considered a liability for her low tolerance for failure, she has nevertheless proven herself to be pragmatic and obstinate in her duty.

    Uhahu, Hacker for Hire

    Confidential data assembled from the “Irregular Group of Lost Children from Baker Module, Tunguska” dossier: First-class hacking prodigy. Negligible combat skills; escort required. Tendency toward introversion; known history of war psychosis and PTSD.

    This unlock will be included for free in the Revenant expansion.

    We have also unlocked card sleeves for the expansions.

    These sleeves cover enough for one expansion. So 2 add-ons will be required to be able to sleeve both Outcast and Revenant.

    This add-on is available for all pledges at a price of € 10.

    We are planning an all-in pledge. So stay tuned.

    We know that the MEGALODRON is a big deal, and we have managed to unlock its profile as well as special Infinity missions. You can download them here.

    Remember that these missions are not valid for ITS, but we guarantee that they will give you hours of fun.

    What's coming next?
    We still have things to unlock ...



    See you next update!!!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 14:16:19


    Post by: Vertrucio


    Gotta agree with precinctomega here. Their writing has been childish in a lot of aspects, and remains so.

    Combined with convaluted ITS related stuff, and them not showing any scenarios beyond the first, has me a bit worried.

    As I've posted before, we also know nothing about N4, and N3 while popular isn't growing to the point where they need N4 and the stripped down new version.

    All this cross compatibility means little if N4 turns into as much as of mess as N3.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 20:23:37


    Post by: solkan


     Vertrucio wrote:

    As I've posted before, we also know nothing about N4, and N3 while popular isn't growing to the point where they need N4 and the stripped down new version.

    All this cross compatibility means little if N4 turns into as much as of mess as N3.


    I don't know what point you're trying to make is.

    N3, and N4, weren't CB going "Cool, let's celebrate our new popularity by releasing a new edition and messing with the rules a lot!" N3 was released to improve the rules (it did various other things, but it improved the rules). Presumably, N4 has the same reasons.

    And if Code One is targeted to everyone who's ever looked at the Infinity rules and said "That looks cool, but those rules are way too complicated for casual play", then what's the harm there?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 21:29:05


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


     Vertrucio wrote:
    Gotta agree with precinctomega here. Their writing has been childish in a lot of aspects, and remains so.

    Combined with convaluted ITS related stuff, and them not showing any scenarios beyond the first, has me a bit worried.


    Childish in what way and compared to what? you do not know even if an alien monologueing about himself has the same psychological reactions as a human, or even if he has such condition or has been indoctrinated by the triumvirate to believe what he says and we talk about a faction that is known to do exactly that, case point Armand.

    I do not get what you say about combined? they are the enemy in the first campaign that is 12 missions (or 13), they are not the enemy in the second campaign and we know nothing about the third, but probably they should not be.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/16 21:55:44


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Starco Reinforcement Pack
    Hello again backers!

    We have reached 880k! Congratulations.

    And with that, we have unlocked the last of the Starco cards: Brawlers and Mobile Brigade.

    BRAWLERS, MERCENARY ENFORCERS

    “Violence is the Solution”. The unofficial motto of the Brawlers.

    Mercenaries come in all shapes and sizes. You have the professional types, trained soldiers that blend seamlessly into a military chain of command; and then you have the thrill-seekers, thugs who figure they can get their adrenaline fix, knock a few heads and get paid for it, but don’t have the discipline to pass muster in a regular force. The latter is slightly cheaper and much more prevalent. They rarely spend much time at a single location or company; instead, they scurry like cockroaches on to their next hustle whenever they get bored or the consequences of their actions finally catch up to them. They fit the ‘mercenary’ stereotype most people have in their heads, which is basically just another word for ‘hooligan,’ but the most common name for them nowadays comes from a speech by the General Councilor of the Bureau Athena. She said in the O-12 Öberhaus that a line of work that offers excitement and high wages in exchange for a nomadic lifestyle, low job security, and near-certain death must “appeal to no-one but the lowest denomination of brawler.” As these things go, her speech went viral and mercs all over the place started claiming the word ‘brawler’ for themselves, wearing it as a literal badge even. From there, it was a matter of time before terms like ‘Brawler Brotherhood’ and ‘Brawler Pride’ started being thrown around. Anyway, I’ll grant you that Brawlers aren’t the best nor the brightest, even for private military folk. They’re usually castoffs from regular infantry, rather than former Special Forces or the like. The important thing to keep in mind about them is they don’t traffic in subtlety. Whatever problem you put in front of them, their first instinct will be to use intimidation to deal with it, and failing that they will leap straight to armed assault. So, yeah, I’d say the name ‘Brawler’ very much applies.

    MOBILE BRIGADAS

    Mobile Brigadas are the foremost regiment of the Corregidor heavy infantry. These are sturdy, versatile troops who shine both in defensive and offensive missions. Their everyday routine as members of the main assault force in the Nomad Military Force includes taking the brunt of whatever fight they are involved in. Which is just as well, as they might be the only ones with the staying power and tactical know-how to endure constant combat. In addition to the usual tasks given to heavy infantries, Brigadas serve a key purpose as an implied threat to any customers of Corregidor who might be tempted to abuse their newly hired labor. In the past, some of the most brazen breaches of contract against Corregidorian workers have been resolved with a ‘hostile takeover’ in the form of Mobile Brigada units forcefully occupying entire compounds. The infringing companies were forced to buy back their own facilities by settling their debt with Corregidor. Their position as defenders of worker’s rights makes them a treasured institution to Corregidorians, who know these armored heroes have their backs at all times. Naturally, Brigadas are also in the Corregidor product portfolio as mercenary troops. Their technical training, their unquestionable bravery and the weight of their word make Brigadas some of the most sought after soldiers in the mercenary market.

    This unlock will be available for free in the Revenant expansion.

    We have also unlocked the Starco Reinforcement Pack!

    This pack includes the following high-quality metal miniatures:

    1 Knauf (Multi Sniper)
    1 Uhahu Hacker
    1 Emily (Chain of Command)
    1 Brawler (Multi Sniper)
    1 Brawler (Heavy Rocket Launcher)
    1 Brawler Doctor (Rifle + Light Shotgun)
    1 Mobile Brigada (Rifle + Light Shotgun)
    1 Mobile Brigada (HMG)
    You can add-on this unlock for the price of € 45.

    Remember, the cards and tokens are included in the Revenant expansion.

    And more reinforcements have arrived!

    This time we have the Spiral Corps mercenary company, where Tohaa can now be found.

    Neema

    Neema Saatar's life was always determined by a war against the great adversary: the EI and its conquering instrument, the Combined Army. At the age of four, Neema was the last person to be evacuated from Agreda, her home planet. Her father threw her into the arms of the gunner manning the last shuttle leaving the planet's surface. Navigation cameras recorded that instant - the gunner firing while shouting that the transport was already overloaded, the face of Neema’s father's contorting as he threw his daughter inside the crowded cargo hold, the chaos of the takeoff while the access ramp closed, and the Morat bullets hammering into her father’s body once the shuttle’s gunner ceased firing. Those images flew across the entire Tohaa data net as an example of the destiny that awaited their civilization should they succumb to the advances of the EI. The government took care of little Neema, giving her an education and making her a symbol of all the war orphans. Raised, educated and indoctrinated to become a living symbol of Tohaa resistance, Neema decided to dedicate her entire life to combating her family's assassins. She attended the prestigious Vaalaro Officer’s Academy and Berteela Advanced Combat School, and wherever she went, everyone recognized her face, ever-present in governmental propaganda. Step by step, almost without noticing, recognition became leadership. When Neema talked, everyone stood silently and admired this woman whose eyes shone with a cold and contained fire. However, her great transformation came with her military baptism of fire. The high scores of her instruction became awesome feasts of war, her stoic character at training camp became unrelenting courage, and the charisma deployed at school debates transformed into the capability for irresistible leadership. In battle Neema always runs ahead, leading the combat formation, spurred on by an urge for vengeance that consumes her entirely, focusing her on her objective. And with her attitude, she sweeps along all those combatants under her command who, united with her by the unbreakable bond of brotherhood of arms, follow her ever forwards. Under her command, the sound of her troops charging is that of the entire Tohaa race rushing to take its freedom back. In her wake, Tohaa soldiers run swiftly and vigorously, their war cries rebounding across the battlefield until they reach the skies.

    Kaeltar

    The Kaeltar Specialists make up the difficult situations unit of the Tohaa Trident. They have been trained in the complex Corahtar discipline to control the SymbioMates who provide vital support by improving units that use symbiotic gear and who are expected to face particularly hostile and bloody resistance. Their primary task is to use their pheromonic tools and abilities to contain and reduce enemy aggression. Meanwhile, with their terrible SymbioBombs, they can increase the offensive potential of troops wearing symbiotic armor. However, the Kaeltar Specialists’ tactical acumen goes beyond this. Because of their highly technical specialization and their particular profile, always intervening in high-risk operations, all Kaeltar are high ranking non-commissioned officers with ample experience in the field. For this reason, the Kaeltar always keeps a cool head in the midst of chaos and is capable of taking command when the team leader falls and the situation becomes impossible. In a unit such as the Kaeltar Specialists, the question is not whether the mission they’ve been given will go to hell, but rather when it will go to hell and how much it will hurt. It is at this moment that they show what they’re worth. Crammed into their uniforms and surrounded by all that esoteric pheromonic gear, the Kaeltar exudes vibrant tranquility, as though beneath there was a latent fire within, a fire that needs only the kindling of disaster in order to overflow and take control.

    We still have many things to unlock.

    Share this project with your friends!



    See you in the next update!!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/17 21:05:27


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Last 48 hours!

    Only 48 hours left in this exciting project!

    We want to thank everyone for the support, this has been so spectacular!

    We have added the following video to summerize everything that has happened the past few days.


    Since the last update, we have managed to unlock many things.

    A new mission featuring John Hawkwood as the villain!

    JOHN HAWKWOOD, MERCENARY OFFICER
    For those whose life is like a ballistic missle, all power and momentum, there may not be a delta-v that modifies their trajectory so much as the name they carry. This seems to be the case of the mercenary officer known as John Hawkwood, whose life seems to be a constant struggle to imitate and exceed that of his historical namesake. The John Hawkwood in the history books was the most important condottiero, a mercenary captain, in 14th-century Italy, and the current one isn’t lagging far behind, but on a larger global scale. After a successful career in the PanOceanian Military Complex, taking part both in combat actions to defend PanOceanian interests and in joint operations by international forces under O-12 command, Hawkwood realized he lacked the political connections necessary to achieve his military ambitions. So he opted for the private sector, where his experience was widely recognized and valued—more than in the PanOceanian army—and was also far better paid for. Soon after, Hawkwood was already assembling a small mercenary group that would be the seed of his White Company, and whose name is another example of the weight of his name's legacy. Under his command, this squad distinguished itself during the NeoColonial Wars, especially in the Reconquest of the Lusiads, fighting on the PanOceanian side, and in the Dádān Raid on Varuna, fighting for Yu Jing. The reputation he gained during this conflict would open the doors to a collaborative contract with the Special Situations Section of ALEPH, a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the elite of the mercenary market and the beginning of a successful and meteoric career in a Human Sphere torn apart by internal struggles.

    Nevertheless, all this success is well deserved, the result of a skillful balance between courage and intelligence. Hawkwood is a calculating and precise man with nerves of steel, essentially a professional soldier and not a paladin who pursues heroic deeds. He’s a leader who never takes foolish risks and always knows what he is doing. However, this doesn't mean he won’t get his hands dirty: after having earned his stripes through perseverance and courage, he still prefers to be a commander on the field rather than from an office. It’s because of this attitude and his leadership style that he has a biosynthetic body, the consequence of having been seriously wounded during an operation in the Ariadna Commercial Conflicts in which he almost lost his life. Interestingly, the fact that he uses a Lhost has given rise to certain accusations— especially from Nomad Black Propaganda—that, in fact, Hawkwood is a clandestine Recreation financed by ALEPH so as to have its own agent in the mercenary market to carry out covert operations following the alleged secret agenda of the AI. Despite none of these accusations having been proven, they have not been officially denied either. Hawkwood, just like his historical counterpart, is not a very talkative man; he never divulges his plans unless it’s essential, and he has not bothered to refute these allegations. Curiously enough, they even seem to amuse him, in addition to being a way to make his legend grow and an unexpected source of publicity, both for him and his company.

    If Hawkwood is to be assessed as a mercenary, fidelity must be highlighted as the dominant trait of his character. Once a contract is signed, his clients can rely entirely on him and his dedication, as he will fight for them with cold, professional, integrity, without injecting his personal opinions. This professionalism, which takes precedence over money, has earned him a reputation for reliability that is rare in the mercenary market, and has opened doors to major contracts for him. On the field, Hawkwood is a tough fighter, but not a cruel one, and he always remembers what a hostile chronicler wrote about his historical namesake during the Sacking of Cesena: “Hawkwood, who is not to be held entirely infamous, spared the lives of the rebels.” This is not his only similarity with the English condottiero. Like him, Hawkwood is a skillful officer in the management of his troops, and he is always mindful of the welfare of those under his command, who have a deep affection for him. With the White Company, Hawkwood has a small army that he masterfully commands, a disciplined force hardened in battle, which no other man could lead. Anyone who can afford to hire him will have at their disposal a shrewd tactician, an unwavering warrior, and a guarantee of success, just as his name obliges.

    This stretch goal will be available in the Revenant expansion.

    We also have unlocked another Tesseum Goal (our favorite kind). With three new double-sided tiles that add even more variability to map layouts.

    This unlock is included free within the Revenant expansion.

    We have also added even more Spiral Corps enemy cards.

    IGAO
    Few people see an Igao and live to tell about it. Usually they just glimpse a shiny blade, followed by the eternal darkness. This is because the Igao are the killing ghosts of the Tohaa Trident. This is a clandestine team conceived to perform black operations, which is the reason why their members cannot leave any trace or witnesses. Some say they are an urban legend, but not the professional intel analysts, who doubt an Igao can be defeated. As they say, the only way to survive one of these assassins is to always keep below his radar and never face him.

    KERAIL PERCEPTOR
    In the distant past, Corahtar was a widespread discipline in rural areas, where self-taught Preceptors traditionally relied on their innate pheromonal skills for animal husbandry. As Tohaa society embraced industrialization, this approach was progressively abandoned. Technology made trained beasts redundant for most purposes, but the practice of Corahtar never disappeared. Instead, honed to professional standards, these abilities were repurposed for specialized auxiliary occupations such as emergency services, surveying, animal research, law enforcement and, naturally, military applications.

    Kerail Preceptors are the modern tactical interpretation of this ancient profession. With their assistance, the Tohaa Trident can deploy units of SymbioBeasts to spearhead its ground forces. By dint of exacting joint instruction sessions with their Preceptors, SymbioBeasts train their close combat aptitudes and specialize in either of two basic operational roles, each with its own codename. Isolated from its master, a SymbioBeast is a brainless, feral animal, but a well-commanded SymbioBeast becomes an efficient herald of death that can sow fear in the heart of any foe. Predictably, handling these ferocious creatures is not a task for the fainthearted, and the number Kerail, 5020, has become a symbol of triumph in the minds of the Tohaa. Anyone capable of meeting such a challenge is bound to succeed in any endeavor. Kerail Preceptors embody victory through a level of self-discipline and self-assurance that can obliterate all opposition. Once they catch the scent of their foes, nothing can distract the Kerail and their SymbioBeasts from their quarry. They lunge into battle with the speed and single-mindedness of a flying arrow. The certitude that nothing is beyond their power wins them every battle.

    SIMBIOBEAST
    The genetic foundation of the SymbioBeasts fielded by Kerail Preceptors is the symbiotic lifeform known as Heraal. This entity is mounted on a Sirgee host, a powerhouse of muscle and sinew incapable of complex thought. Adjoined to a Heraal, the Sirgee’s mind becomes vulnerable to pheromonal manipulation, and its cognitive faculties experience a rapid improvement. Once the combination is complete, the creatures cease to be mere animals and become a single SymbioBeast, a killing instrument delicately operated by its Kerail Preceptor. Tohaa bioengineers have created different Heraal breeds for distinct tactical purposes, and the SymbioBeasts they produce have different designations and armaments. Mutan SymbioBeasts are fitted with both ballistic and nanotechnological weaponry for ranged combat. On the other hand, the bulky Surda are the product of a Heraal capable of enhancing its Sirgee’s physical attributes beyond their natural limits, making them an ideal close combat assault unit. Either way, a well-trained SymbioBeast makes a valuable asset to the Tohaa Trident and a fearsome sight to its enemies.

    Spiral Corps enemy cards and tokens are included in the Revenant expansion.

    Now that the Tohaa enemy cards have been unlocked, we have added the Spiral Corps Reinforcement Pack.

    This pack includes the following high-quality metal miniatures:

    1 Neema (Spitfire)
    1 Igao (CC Weapon)
    1 Igao (Boarding Shotgun)
    1 Kaeltar (Light Shoutgun)
    2 Symbiomates
    1 Kerail Preceptor (Light Shotgun)
    1 Mutan SymbioBeast
    1 Surda SymbioBeast
    Remember that Reinforcement Packs only include miniatures because the cards and tokens are already included with the Revenant Expansion.

    Let's go!
    There is only 48 hours left!





    More surprises are coming...

    See you in the next update!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/17 21:22:12


    Post by: Alpharius


    Any word on the “all in” pledge?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/17 21:32:08


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Not yet, but they said they are working on it.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 15:22:38


    Post by: Red_Five


    Kind of weird that they do not have a BIG million euro reward.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 15:28:50


    Post by: Sqorgar


     Red_Five wrote:
    Kind of weird that they do not have a BIG million euro reward.
    Double the core hero miniatures, double the dice, and cards to play the heroes as enemies for FREE seems like a pretty nice reward.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 16:37:13


    Post by: Alpharius


    Am I missing something - why would you want/need 2x of the core heroes?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 16:41:39


    Post by: Monkeysloth


    For the alternate parts


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 16:47:11


    Post by: Sqorgar


     Alpharius wrote:
    Am I missing something - why would you want/need 2x of the core heroes?
    They are adding cards that allow you to use the heroes as enemies and play mirror matches.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 16:51:42


    Post by: Alpharius


    Ok.

    Not very appealing to me but it’s free so...


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 17:45:11


    Post by: Red_Five


     Sqorgar wrote:
     Red_Five wrote:
    Kind of weird that they do not have a BIG million euro reward.
    Double the core hero miniatures, double the dice, and cards to play the heroes as enemies for FREE seems like a pretty nice reward.


    I figured they would give use the extra bodies to make two models. Extra dice are nice, I guess. I suppose I was just expecting something flashier.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 18:03:05


    Post by: warboss


     Alpharius wrote:
    Am I missing something - why would you want/need 2x of the core heroes?


    For variety and customization... or to sell off individually to people like me who aren't interested enough in pledging $300+. *hint* *hint*


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 18:26:13


    Post by: Red_Five


     warboss wrote:
     Alpharius wrote:
    Am I missing something - why would you want/need 2x of the core heroes?


    For variety and customization... or to sell off individually to people like me who aren't interested enough in pledging $300+. *hint* *hint*


    No, it is so you can have 2 versions of the same model, each with slightly different cosmetic appearance.

    Or you can hold onto the extra model for a year or two and then sell it on ebay and make a tidy profit


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 20:23:04


    Post by: Red Harvest


    I'm fine with getting what is now an alternate hero sculpt rather than just an alternate part. Extra dice are always usefuI, but if CB had upgraded all the dice to translucent rather than doubling the amount it would have been nicer, IMHO.

    The rest of the stretch goals are for the Revenant Expansion. Meh.

    Just don't add stuff that is going to cause too much of a delay in fulfillment. I'm not expecting to get my pledge until after GenCon of next year, but before the Code One/N4 release which I suspect will be about a year from now.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 21:23:58


    Post by: Red_Five


     Red Harvest wrote:
    I'm fine with getting what is now an alternate hero sculpt rather than just an alternate part. Extra dice are always usefuI, but if CB had upgraded all the dice to translucent rather than doubling the amount it would have been nicer, IMHO.

    The rest of the stretch goals are for the Revenant Expansion. Meh.

    Just don't add stuff that is going to cause too much of a delay in fulfillment. I'm not expecting to get my pledge until after GenCon of next year, but before the Code One/N4 release which I suspect will be about a year from now.


    We know Defiance will be shipped out in two waves, one in July of 2020 and one in fall of 2020, thanks to the Defiance FAQ

    My bet is that N4 - or at least Code One - will be launched at GenCon (end of July/beginning of August), probably with a big, meaty box set (PanO v Nomads?).


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/18 23:16:33


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Extra bodies to complete the heroes in normal and alternative poses was the most consistent and demanded thing in this kickstarter.

    The million is coming...
    Thank you so much for the support!

    We are in the final countdown and we are very excited.

    What have we unlocked?
    We have a new mission!

    These are the missions where Valerya Gromoz will be the enemy to beat.

    Valerya Gromoz
    It is hard to be an Atek in PanOceania. Especially if your parents are typical autonomous workers run down by the global economy. And even more so if you live in a remote village in the mountains of Albania, where the only place of interest is a satellite tracking base, full of military technicians. So, being fifteen years old, and with no possibility of a higher education, started out as a waitress. This allowed her to get to know the technicians from the base. Technicians love to talk about their job, so Valerya asked questions and listened, learning and improving her knowledge until she could learn no more. At that point, she gathered her equipment, which was part given to her and part stolen, and with her savings and a fistful of petabytes worth of military software stolen from her boyfriends, she moved out to Tirana. The trip from there to the Orbital Elevator of East Africa was very nice, thanks to the good work of the Druze corporations.

    An Orbital Elevator is the best place to find a job, especially for a young Hacker who can balance her inexperience with plenty of cyber-warfare gear. Five years in the Nomad Foreign Company provided her with the military instruction she lacked. And three years as part of a Haqqislamite corsair crew taught her where the real money lies. With her record and hard earned reputation, she could get by without resorting to any middlemen. That’s the reason she became a professional free-lance Hacker, jumping from one contract to another, without any responsibilities or ties. Meanwhile, her bank account has increased along with her prestige. It’s a long way from her Atek origins, but Valerya hasn’t banked on any false hopes. She knows perfectly well that the job is dangerous and that death is waiting for her at the end, so don’t expect a tariff reduction from her.

    This unlock is free into Revenant expansion.

    We have also unlocked new enemy cards from the Dahshat Company.

    Saito Togan
    There is a rumor going around bars where people who know their weapons tend to gather. A rumor about a dead man. Or, perhaps more accurately, a man who “ought to be dead”. The rumor, and it is no more than that, is related to the downfall of the Ônishi clan and the man who brought shame to it: Saito Ônishi.

    The Ônishi clan was the most reputed ninja clan in the Aomori prefecture, and Saito Ônishi was their best man, the man who conducted the most treacherous missions. Saito owed his success to his meticulous planning of operations and the swiftness and stealth with which he executed his plans. He was destined to be head of the Ônishi clan, but one night it all fell apart during a delicate mission. The operation was a disaster: the girl they were supposed to rescue ended up dead, along with Saito’s support team and every single kidnapper.

    With no one to interrogate, the reputation of the clan was at stake. The duty of Saito Ônishi was now to report to the family of the deceased hostage and show sumimasen, eternal contrition, by offering his life as an apology for his mistakes.

    But Saito never showerd up, thus dishonoring his own name and his clan. He became an outcast.

    Both his own clan and the family of the murdered hostage put bounties on him, and soon he was killed by an Ônishi ninja commando in a blaze of justice and vengeance. That was the end of Saito Ônishi, but it is not the end of this story. Months later, Yoshitsune Ônishi, Saito’s replacement, was found dead in his home. Some say that they found on him video evidence that linked him to the kidnappers of that poor girl. Whatever the case, the Ônishi clan put a cork on it and no one looked any further into the matter.

    Ever since, there is a new player on the mercenary circuit, an exceptionally stealthy assassin known as Saito Tōgan. He is an expert martial artist with a technique that apparently greatly resembles that of a notorious, ill-fated Ônishi ninja….

    Hunzakut
    Hunzakuts are members of infiltration units with a specialization in mountainous terrain. They are experts in alpinism, guerrilla tactics, incursions into enemy territory, camouflage, ambush attacks…the list goes on. By dint of hunting the fearsome jaguars that inhabit the Gabqar mountains, they have developed a knack for concealment. Hunzakuts are so comfortable laying in ambush that they like to wait around a mountain pass for a patrol that might not even use it. But if an enemy patrol does pass through, they are in for a massacre: they lose half their men before they can even locate the source of the incoming fire. By the time they can coordinate a counterattack, they find there is no-one left to shoot at. The Hunzakuts have scurried away into the rocks, like lizards…

    Bashi Bazouk
    The Bashi Bazouks are mercenary adventurers contracted to be part of the corsair crews in service to the Sultan and great lords of the Silk trade. Integrated into Search and Sweep Teams, their mission is to go through a boarded ship, eliminating resistance points and searching for interesting stuff. These are the kind of labors in which none can deny their effectiveness. Although most of them possess a military past, the Bashi Bazouks have forgotten everything about discipline and respect for authority. As boarding groups they form a turbulent, obdurate and colorful gang that devastates target ships with chaotic wildness. Rogues and crooks without any conscience or respect for law, these undisciplined troops live only for their own profit and are sometimes hard to control. Their raids, and the damage they cause, are widely infamous, but the greatest scandal was the Al-Umara Station Massacre during the Silk Revolts, in which hundreds of civilians were slaughtered. Since that event, the name Bashi Bazouk has become a pejorative term. However, the utility of the Bashi Bazouks has permitted them to survive their bad reputation, and while greed still governs inter-stellar commerce, there will always be a mission for these unruly opportunists.

    This unlock is free into Revenant Expansion.

    Micro-goal

    And, we have the last micro-goal of the campaign.

    Do you want to discover John Hawkwood's Infinity Army profile? Do RT to this tweet and if we reach 150 retweets we unlock it.

    But, in the meantime, enjoy Infinity's Army KENDRAT profile.

    What do we have left to unlock?


    The million is coming...
    We are very close to the million! And we have some more surprises for you ...

    Throughout the campaign, we have been receiving your feedback and we wanted to make those more repeated things come true.

    In the first place the extra parts of the enemies of the Core, to be able to have two versions of the heroes.

    This was the most repeated request. They will be free for the COLLECTOR'S, DELUXE and / or PLATINIUM pledges.

    But, we will also unlock an extra mission "Mirror Fights" and the enemy cards of the Core heroes. What would happen if you have to face your evil self?

    This unlock will be available free for Outcast expansion.

    And finally, another of the most repeated requests. A set of free opaque dice for all pledges.

    And, we still expect more things...







    And, no, we don't forget Agnes #PrayforAgnes

    Live streaming
    And tomorrow as the end of the party we will be live from 7:15 PM (CET). Enjoy with us the last hour of KS!

    See you in the next update!

    1000K unlocked!!!
    THANK YOU!

    We are so incredibly thankful for the amazing reception of Infinity Defiance. We have managed to unlock € 1,000,000!

    Now there are only 24 exciting hours left...


    We have unlocked new Enemy cards for Dahshat Company. These enemies include Haqqislam Remotes and Zuyong Invincibles.

    HAQQISLAM REMOTES
    The operational philosophy of the Haqqislamite army is based on the deployment of mobile, maneuverable light units. This creates added pressure on their support units, who struggle to keep pace with the main attack force.

    In this context, Remotes are an economical and effective option for mobile tactical support, an ideal addition to the deployment of heavy armored units such as Magharibas, and a welcome reinforcement for light infantry operatives. The different models of Murafeq Remotes, a name that means literally “Companion”, have names of Arabic origin.

    A Rafiq, for Bedouins, was a local guide who escorted caravans as a guarantor and peacekeeper. The Rafiq Remote serves a similar purpose, locating the enemy, feeding information about battlefield conditions and giving friendly Tactical Hackers a wider area of influence.

    The Fanous (Lamp) Remote is used purely to maximize the operational radius of these Tactical Hackers. Shihab was the name of a meteorite, a piece of shooting star with the supernatural capacity to kill a djinn. Area control Shihab Remotes, with their extensive weaponry systems, are capable of killing djinns or, indeed anything that enters their line of fire.

    Shaytaniyah Remotes are mobile long-range artillery support teams equipped with an efficient comms system that allows them to stand out of danger zones while doing their job. This way, the only one in jeopardy is the forward observer, who selects and flags targets soon to be obliterated by the Remote’s missiles.

    Haqqislamite artillery Remotes are dubbed Shaytaniyah (diabolical) for their terrifying destructive potential.

    ZUYONG INVINCIBLES, TERRACOTTA SOLDIERS
    The Terracotta Warriors are an army of statues that guard the mausoleum of the emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, who unified and founded the Chinese empire. The mission of these sculpted troops was to protect the Emperor and his grand empire in the afterlife. Emperor Qin fought for the idea of an all-encompassing China, “All under Heaven”. This same idea is now incarnated in and defended by the Zúyong Invincibles. Spread throughout Yu Jing territory, they have become the nucleus of the State Empire Army as the largest Heavy Infantry corps in the Human Sphere. No military force can equip as many soldiers with servo-powered armor. Other regiments and armies can claim to have the most advanced technology, but the Zúyong have what they need to see their duty through. Everything else they make up for in skill and determination. Not in vain are they considered to be one of the better-trained regiments in the Sphere: few can even imagine how rigorous and unforgiving a Yu Jing military academy can be. Perseverance, a radical sense of discipline, an absolute disregard for suffering, a lack of hesitation when asked to make superhuman efforts, and an excellent tactical preparation help explain the nature of the invincibility of these soldiers.

    To them, there is no honor or duty beyond defending the lands and the perfect cause of the State Empire, so when duty calls the Zúyong waste no time in answering. The commitment of these men and women is boundless. For the Terracotta Warriors, there is always an injustice to remedy, an evil to eradicate. Forged as anonymous heroes, each one of them represents every Yu Jing citizen. And, when the fateful time comes, they will be standing firm, undaunted by the challenge; unflinching like the terracotta armies of the emperor’s tomb, but utterly prepared to carry the State Empire to glory with endless courage and an iron will.

    This unlock will be included for free in the Revenant expansion.

    We also have a new Reinforcement Pack! This Reinforcement Pack is the Dahshat Company.

    It includes the following high-quality metal miniatures:

    1 Saito Togan (Combi Rifle)
    1 Hunzakut (Rifle + Light Grenade Launcher)
    1 Bashi Bazouk (Boarding Shotgun)
    1 Bashi Bazouk (Submachine Gun)
    1 Zúyòng (Boarding Shotgun)
    1 Zúyòng (Combi Rifle)
    1 Shihab remote (HMG)
    1 Shaytaniyah Remote (Smart Missile Launcher)
    This Reinforcement Pack is an add-on with a price of € 45.

    The million unlock pack is here!

    Additional parts to complete two versions of the heroes of the Core game(Uma, Cadin, Jazz and Qiang Gao). Available free for COLLECTOR'S, DELUXE and PLATINUM Pledges.
    Core heroes Enemy Cards (Uma, Cadin, Jazz and Qiang Gao) will be available in the OUTCAST expansion.
    1 alternate mission "Mirror Fights", where the heroes will face their evil twins. We want to clarify that this is not a versus mode. It is available in the OUTCAST expansion.
    1 additional set of opaque dice. Available in all pledge levels for free.
    JOHN HAWKWOOD PROFILE

    We've managed to unlock John Hawkwood's Army profile!

    The profiles will be available in the Army builder before the end of the year.

    TO INFINITY FROM DEFIANCE
    There are many people who would like to use Defiance as a way to start playing the Infinity wargame. That is why we have prepared an article to give you ideas on how to start, and how to make the most of the components in this dungeon crawler with regards to playing Infinity.
    To Infinity on the Defiance

    TWITCH LIVE STREAMING
    Tomorrow we want to share the end of the campaign with you, so we will be live from 7:15 (CET) on our Twitch channel. We will have many surprises and a raffle. So don't miss out!







    See you next time!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 02:16:51


    Post by: Red Harvest


     Red_Five wrote:
    We know Defiance will be shipped out in two waves, one in July of 2020 and one in fall of 2020, thanks to the Defiance FAQ
    Yes, of course it will ship on schedule, because Kickstarters rarely suffer delays, especially those with large numbers of stretch goals. I don't think the Core and Collectors pledges will ship until after GenCon (July30-August 2 2020). I don't think that CB will have everything ready by then. I'm happy to be proven wrong, mind you. September 2020 is probably the more realistic expectation.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 05:32:13


    Post by: schoon


    Pulling this of at the same time they're developing N4 would be quite the achievement.

    On the other hand a few months here or there is not really a big deal. It's already at least a 8 month wait. A few more is no big thing.

    It'll be fun to play regardless!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 05:38:48


    Post by: Alpharius


    This may already have been answered, but...

    If we pledge at (x) level now, can we ‘upgrade’ in the PM?

    For example, I pledge at ‘Core’ now, in the PM I can move up to ‘Platinum’?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 06:56:31


    Post by: Monkeysloth


    yes. You can see that in the FAQ section.



    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 08:01:28


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Correct, you can upgrade and add up in the pledge manager.

    11 hours left Kassandra Kussanagi unlocked.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 12:01:58


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Last hours!
    We are in the last hours of the campaign! We are very happy. This experience is amazing.

    Thank you!

    We have the best option to cover all the cards of Infinity Defiance.

    This unlockable is an add-on of € 35. The quality of the sleeves is Premium.

    The Enemy Cards of Raoul Spector and Katherine Cho (Outcast expansion) have been unlocked, with them, you can play these characters as enemies.

    The cards are included in the Outcast expansion.

    And we have a new hero, it is a new miniature of Kassandra Kusanagi.

    KASSANDRA KUSANAGI
    We have to bring this ship to safety. We have to kill them all, except for one, to make him talk. We are going to find out who they are and for whom they work, and we’ll make sure they are not going to hurt us ever again. Because that’s what the Observance is for. That’s what we are for.”

    Reverend Kusanagi, transmitted by intercom, Violent Intermission.

    In the Observance of Holy Mary of the Knife, Cassandra Kusanagi is considered a true celebrity. Tough, dangerous and with a past full of corpses to prove it, she was the greatest heroine of Bakunin’s Violent Intermission. Kusanagi managed to detect ALEPH’s infiltration commandos on the ship and knew how to deal with them, coordinating the Observance forces from the frontline to repel the attack. Sadly, no tangible evidence to implicate ALEPH was obtained in the offensive, which was completely shattered thanks to her efforts.

    The veteran Superior Cassandra Kusanagi has thirty five years as an active Reverend Moira. Her youthful appearance is due to anti-agathic and physical improvement treatments with biosynthetic implants. She is a cold woman, slender and silent as death. Her face, which usually holds the serenity of a mask, has been trained to show only what her owner wants it to show. Her movements have the softness of a Hindu dancer but with something coldly reptilian underlying them… Kusanagi can be compared to an ancient ceremonial sword: elegant and distinguished, but also sharp and lethal, like the steel with which she was forged. Her combat experience is so wide and varied that, at her side, the most veteran soldier seems like a newbie recruit. She has served as a Bakunin operative and as a Nomad Military Force regular trooper, as an Observance operative and as a covert agent of the Black Hand. She has faced soldiers, TAGs, pirates, alien troops, government agents and Aspects of ALEPH, and survived every one of them. Her presence in combat terrifies and her outbreaks of religious fury cause those around her to shiver. Kusanagi is not like any other dangerous and independent individual you may have known or imagined… she is much worse.

    The Cassandra Kusanagi's miniature and hero cards will be included into the Revenant expansion.


    More Enemy Cards! It's time of the heroes of Revenant who with these cards will become the enemies.

    The cards are included within the Revenant expansion.

    TWITCH LIVE STREAMING
    We are waiting for you this afternoon live from our Twitch channel! We will connect at 7:15 PM (CET).

    ALL-IN
    We inform you that there will be an all-in offer during the Pledge Manager. We still have no more details of how this offer will be. We will keep you updated.




    See you in next update!


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    1080k reached and 4 more hours left.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 16:18:32


    Post by: Red_Five


    We are at €1,102,912 --- 2 hours to go!

    I hope we can unlock the Lucian mission.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 18:13:53


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    Lucian is unlocked and needs 15k to unlock Agnes 46 minutes to go!


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    Thank you!!

    We can only say...

    THANK YOU!




    In the last few hours, we have been able to unlock the extra mission for Cassandra Kusanagi.

    As well as a new hero with a totally new miniature: Father Lucien Sforza!

    FATHER LUCIEN SFORZA
    Father Sforza is a unique bounty hunter and adventurer who was a clergyman and still wears a clerical collar. His face is long, serious and pale, with sharp, black, glazed eyes, and such beautiful hands that they would seem to belong to an angel. His look is impressive, and he radiates an aura of terror and respect. He walks with long, elegant strides, and has the appearance of a murderous gentleman. He is an educated man, skillful and active, but marked with the hot iron of disgrace. If he had continued his ecclesiastical career he could have possibly become a saint, albeit a frightening and gloomy one. His clothes and weapons look clean but are worn from use. All of his weaponry is customized and personalized like a gunslinger’s. Father Sforza is a hunter, investigator, and an executioner - an almost romantic figure, with a legend behind him. A real professional, effective and dispassionate, who recognizes the danger of visceral reactions independent of the pleasure they can provide. He is one of those people who few will miss when he dies. Throughout his career, Sforza has forged a fearsome reputation, retrieving an extraordinary quantity of bounties, hunting both men and Rogue A.I.s equally. The mere mention of his name frightens outlaws and fugitives, but he is not really a cruel person. To put it simply, he, like a shark, cannot change his nature.

    The miniature and hero cards will be included in the Revenant expansion.

    We have been able to unlock the extra mission for Father Lucien Sforza. This mission will be available into Revenant Expansion.

    And, we have one more surprise, with over 5,000 backers we have unlocked a new TESEUM GOAL.

    Base your Megalodron with his latest victim.

    And no, we don't forget Agnes, it was the last unlocking campaign!

    Agnes is a non-player character (NPC), who appears in the first Infinity Defiance mission, and who has become an icon during the campaign thanks to the #prayforAgnes movement. Finally, we will have your miniature.

    This miniature will be free for Pledges COLLECTOR'S, DELUXE and / or PLATINUM.

    WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW?
    Kickstarter will now charge you the total of your contribution with the selected payment method.

    In January we will send you an email with access to the Pledge Manager. There you must confirm your pledge, add-ons, shipping address and pay shipping costs.

    In the Pledge Manager, you will be able to increase your pledge level, acquire several pledges or add add-ons.

    Of course, we will continue to update the campaign regularly with all the progress.

    Once again, we want to thank you for all the support received. You are the best.

    THANK YOU!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 20:22:17


    Post by: Red_Five


    Final total: €1,141,919

    So we unlocked the Agnes miniature!

    That scenic base looks great!


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 21:17:08


    Post by: Vertrucio


    And apparently they'll offer a late pledge at some point.

    Gives me time to see what their plans for N4 are.

    The success of this kickstarter likely means N4 will be pushed, or it will be much more of a new book and rules release. They might even be able to reuse some of these new models for a new box set for N4.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/19 23:04:38


    Post by: LunarSol


     Vertrucio wrote:
    And apparently they'll offer a late pledge at some point.

    Gives me time to see what their plans for N4 are.

    The success of this kickstarter likely means N4 will be pushed, or it will be much more of a new book and rules release. They might even be able to reuse some of these new models for a new box set for N4.


    I feel like the expansion packs are pretty geared towards being N4 starters.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/20 00:42:18


    Post by: Red Harvest


    Possibly. I think they will be 'reinforcement' boxes, a way of consolidating SKUs. Buy a starter, buy the reinforcement box, have enough minis to play Code One. Something similar to the Operation: Word+Word boxes and the Beyond Operation: Word+Word boxes, but with only one army.

    We'll know soon enough, if/when CB starts discontinuing individual blisters and releasing these boxes.

    An Agnes mini. Hmm, wondering if this a good omen or not?

    Now the waiting begins. I hate waiting.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/20 00:47:07


    Post by: PsychoticStorm


    People wanted her so why not?


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/20 05:49:44


    Post by: ImAGeek


     LunarSol wrote:
     Vertrucio wrote:
    And apparently they'll offer a late pledge at some point.

    Gives me time to see what their plans for N4 are.

    The success of this kickstarter likely means N4 will be pushed, or it will be much more of a new book and rules release. They might even be able to reuse some of these new models for a new box set for N4.


    I feel like the expansion packs are pretty geared towards being N4 starters.


    If they are, I don’t like them. They break existing boxes, meaning you end up with duplicates, and they’re only available if you buy a different game.


    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/20 07:44:49


    Post by: solkan


     LunarSol wrote:

    I feel like the expansion packs are pretty geared towards being N4 starters.


    Did I miss an announcement, or is the "N4 starter" thing someone's weird assumption.

    Because after N3 came out, Corvus Belli went through and redesigned all of the 2nd edition starter boxes by changing the logo and box art. And I wouldn't be at surprised if one of the current starter packs was traceable back to first edition (with resculpts or whatever, but mostly the same box).



    Infinity Defiance Kickstarter @ 2019/11/20 08:05:00


    Post by: schoon


     solkan wrote:
    Did I miss an announcement, or is the "N4 starter" thing someone's weird assumption.

    Wierd assumption.

    ...and I loved the strong fan support for an Agnes mini. It was a fun little part of the campaign.