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Made in pl
Longtime Dakkanaut




So...they're designed to replace tanks. A tank is a heavy weapon platform, and a tag replaces it in "modern" infinity setting army because it's lighter and easier to transport while still providing heavy firepower. They fill the same niche as tanks, but in a smaller package.

As to civilian tags (which can't be called tags, they're not Tactical if they're civvie gear...), i did not know they were mentioned before, where is it? Genuinely curious, is it in one of the old books, or did i miss it somewhere in the current edition core book?
   
Made in gr
Thermo-Optical Spekter





Greece

A TAG cannot outpace a tank, is less armoured and carries lighter weaponry, it can fill some of the more mundane roles a tank fills (or a light armoured vehicle) but not all the specialized functions a tank would fill, but they are lighter easier to transport and their usual operating theaters do not need massive gaps of land to be traversed so they are more suited to be active than tanks who are more of a "total war" unit.

There are mentions of civilian mining gears in the old books iirc were Ariadna is mentioned (and Caledonians in particular) trying to militarize mining frames in order to circumvent the unspoken ban on TAG sales they have from both PanO and Yu Jing who do not want them to have TAGs as that would interfere more to their projects to exploit the "free zone".
   
Made in pl
Longtime Dakkanaut




You described a light tank. A tank is a self-propelled weapon system capable of destroying other armored and infantry targets, armored to withstand fire from majority of weapons present on the battlefield. A tag is exactly that too.
   
Made in gr
Thermo-Optical Spekter





Greece

Well you need the tactical and strategic option of creating and exploiting enemy line gaps, fast and deep penetration of enemy lines to disrupt supply lines ectr.

A TAG can be viewed as a localized tank or a squad support platform, depending on the circumstances.
   
Made in us
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot




Oakland, CA

Cronch wrote:
I'm a bit baffled at the industrial focus of Tag Raid...


I actually find it to be a refreshing change from the hyper-military focus of Infinity. It will be good to see a more "commercial" focus.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut







Cronch wrote:
You described a light tank. A tank is a self-propelled weapon system capable of destroying other armored and infantry targets, armored to withstand fire from majority of weapons present on the battlefield. A tag is exactly that too.


Calling a TAG a "light tank" is like calling a motorcycle (or a reinforced jeep) a "scout tank".

A TAG may weather combi-rifle fire reasonably well, but they're vulnerable to same sort of weapons used against medium and heavy infantry, without the need for specialized weaponry.
   
Made in pl
Longtime Dakkanaut




...yes, because otherwise the whole game would be reduced to "hunt the kajiu with panzerfausts" , like any game of 40k with a superheavy becomes "Kill th superheavy"(whch also can be hurt with a basic weapon). It's a tabletop convention (just like weapon ranges, there is zero way a 22nd century rifle becomes "-6" inaccurate at 100 meters), not simulation of reality.

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Made in gr
Thermo-Optical Spekter





Greece

There are heavier, more and better armed and armoured units in Infinity than a TAG, tanks included, they are not part of the scope of the game and the lore, consider them "in storage" for the minor, usually undercover or spontaneous, skirmishes that happen in Infinity.
   
Made in pl
Longtime Dakkanaut




yeah that' not quite what the lore in core book says, but i've long since accepted everyone in this community has their own headcanon and sticks to it, so really whatever
At least the tag raid models will not be usable in Infinity so it's no big deal.
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

The July releases
July

Tertarian Trinitarian
Cyberghost (Hacker, Pitcher)
Shang Ji Invincibles
Varangian Guard (Boarding Shotgun)
6th Airborne Ranger Reg. (Repack)

There is a price increase coming:
Corvus Belli wrote:On June 1st, 2021, please note that our entire Infinity catalogue (including CodeOne, and Aristeia skins) will be subject to a price increase of 5%-10%, depending on the product.
This price adjustment is due to the raising costs of raw material, labor, and increased shipping costs. This is being announced weeks in advance of the new pricing taking effect - so that our customers can take advantage of our current pricing model should they so wish.Thank you for your support and understanding. These price adjustment will allow us to continue producing the best metal models available on the market!


And images of the June releases:



These Karakuri totally need Hello Kitty faces.


This is a repack.



I like the Muktar and will probably get it. I wish that monk fit on its base. Geez. Enough with the wide stance nonsense. Very few people ever spread there feet that far apart. Try it some time. The base is ~1.2 - 1.3 meters wide. (~48- 51 inches) Pull some groin muscles much?

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

The Teutonic knights look cool. They're heavy infantry, right?
   
Made in ca
Been Around the Block



Canada

I'm glad the Airborne were just getting repacked, I was kind of worried USAriadna was being squatted. I need more time... and money.

also the MO are so damn good. I want them all.

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Made in pl
Rampaging Carnifex





I love the new Karakuri. I think they would look cool with blank (no eyes, mouth) faceplate too.
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






Cheltenham, UK

Haqqislam leading the way, as usual.

   
Made in pl
Longtime Dakkanaut




Karakuri are amazingly fun. So the monk is just one-off, the current shaolin box stays as main source of monks?

   
Made in gr
Thermo-Optical Spekter





Greece


   
Made in pl
Longtime Dakkanaut




Not bad not as spectacular as some of this years' releases, but solid.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

I'm getting less and less excited about Tag Raid with every preview.
   
Made in pl
Longtime Dakkanaut




The designs are...nice, but do nothing for me. I think the concept is kinda meh? It'd be fun boardgame to compete in ore production while using some over the top factional abilities (like sneaking in antipodes into enemy camp), but as a tactical combat game about humanoid mining equipment...eh
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Yeah, doesn't appear to be for me.
   
Made in gb
Martial Arts SAS




United Kingdom

Hey, whatever happened to the Ariadna paint set? Did that ever get announced?

   
Made in gr
Thermo-Optical Spekter





Greece

Nothing has been announced yet on such a set.
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Shang Ji Invincibles are nice - better late than never.
   
Made in ca
Dakka Veteran





 warboss wrote:
I'm getting less and less excited about Tag Raid with every preview.


Ya, this.

TAG are the reason I got into Infinity and yet they've manage to make a game about TAGs with none of the appeal of TAGS. Starting to remind me of that Battletech clix game and its disturbing focus on mining mechs. I'm getting a Monty Python's Re-enactment of Pearl Harbor vibe from this game.
   
Made in pl
Rampaging Carnifex





[Studio Update] Special edition: Infinity Defiance - Revenant unboxing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aUCekEieOY

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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Melbourne, Australia

This focus on board game style games has zero appeal to me. Obviously I'm not the target market, but the community has been crying out for a space ship-level game and a fantasy game for years. Good on CB for doing what they want over the loudest voices, but I can't help ubt think they're limiting their appeal with these projects.

The galaxy is littered with the single-planet graveyards of civilisations which made the economically sensible decision not to explore space. 
   
Made in pl
Longtime Dakkanaut




Defiance did well enough, I think it has more appeal than incredibly niche stuff like spaceships (as much as i'd love to see that)
   
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Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Right behind you.

I'd genuinely be interested to see how well Defiance would have done if it had not been made clear that sculpts from it would not see general releases for a significant amount of time.
   
Made in us
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot




Oakland, CA

I am the target audience for Defiance, and I'm loving the base game thus far.

I'd love to see the Defiance game mechanics adapted to playing the tabletop game, but understand that others have different tastes.
   
Made in pl
Rampaging Carnifex





I would love to see the Defiance in retail with plastic minis so the wider audience can enjoy it and lear about the Infinity universe etc.


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