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Surprised no one is talking about the Blue Wolf Mongol Cavalry, which looks like a fun design to me, and is a bit different from their typical design aesthetic.
   
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Blue Wolf looks great, and I don't think it is that different from the Sui Jian, though the claws in the model are somewhat wonky to my eyes.

Nothing a little careful clipping can't fix if you are a White Banner fan though.

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 Vertrucio wrote:
I think Exrah suffered from poorly planned models and molds, making them both difficult to manufacture and difficult to sell due to the infect motif.

As much as I hate to say it, a more humanoid insect like the newer Shasvasti along with less metal-heavy sculpts could bring them and the Caskuda back. Right now Exrah was one of the few things that really sold how alien EI was.

Also, is the bear some kind of generic experiment, or is there an antipode bear going around biting people on Ariadna?


The Bear is a bear (or Ariadnan bear equivalent) that is infected with the same virus Antipodes give to humans to make dogfaces. I think.
   
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Melbourne, Australia

 schoon wrote:
Surprised no one is talking about the Blue Wolf Mongol Cavalry, which looks like a fun design to me, and is a bit different from their typical design aesthetic.


I'm all over it.



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That is an absolutely stunning design.

I had taken a break from Infinity and waiting for the dust to settle around N4, that does definitely make me want to get back involved again faster though !

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I was planning on using N4 as impetus to get my unpainted stuff finsihed rather than buy anything new, but I may have to get this.

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Beyond the Beltway

I'm glad to see gray renders again, instead of the orange. Every detail shows up better with the gray.

Yes, the Blue Wolf is very well done. I expect that the painted version will blow us away.

 
   
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 .Mikes. wrote:
I was planning on using N4 as impetus to get my unpainted stuff finsihed rather than buy anything new, but I may have to get this.


You have till Nocember before the TAGs come out, so still time to get some unpainted models ready to cheer you on to when you paint the TAG.

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SoCal

Sadly, might be longer before the new Merovingian sculpts come out, but I do like the new style. I'm just sad that Moblots are unlikely to get a new sculpt since other units are filling in that HI role in these mixed sectorials.

   
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That Blue Wolf is drop-dead gorgeous. CB showed some pretty insane designs last week. Can't wait for Corregidor redesign,
I'll be getting it for sure and yes Moran Maasai will be resculpted!

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 Vain wrote:
 .Mikes. wrote:
I was planning on using N4 as impetus to get my unpainted stuff finsihed rather than buy anything new, but I may have to get this.


You have till Nocember before the TAGs come out, so still time to get some unpainted models ready to cheer you on to when you paint the TAG.


Very true. Although with the lockdown in Australia my painting rate - already slow - has slowed even further. Hopefully I'll get some done. I'm trying to finish up the lat of my unpainted YJ right now in readiness.

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The blue wolf is a cute baby Voltron, but looks a bit goofy with the skull-helmet thing. "So we're paying to make the sensor cluster look like...a wolf head why again, comrade?"
   
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Cronch wrote:
The blue wolf is a cute baby Voltron, but looks a bit goofy with the skull-helmet thing. "So we're paying to make the sensor cluster look like...a wolf head why again, comrade?"


That has two entirely realistic answers:
1. Senior appropriations official liked the idea.
2. Engineering said that cosmetics didn't change the final production cost.


Seriously, at that point automated milling (or whatever better version of that they have in the future) of the parts likely means that the head appearance doesn't make any difference in cost.
   
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The Money Quote, N4 releases 25 September. Here are the 'tails.



Bahram, the minis concepts anyway, are looking very, very good. CB has been on a roll of late with the minis. I expect the Bahram minis to continue the trend of excellence

The discontinued minis:


Adios, desperadoes. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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Riverside, CA USA

Steel Phalanx is one of my main armies, and I couldn't be happier. I already have everything I want, and this means they finally get an update and, sometime in the future, they resculpt it all. Some of those SP figs are YEARS old, good models but much MUCH smaller than current models. Will be interesting to see if it's worth rebuying and repainting it all

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Glad they no longer straight up remove them from the game. Infinity would be dead to me if they pulled that again

Remember when some people tried to argue that people losing the ability to play with their models was a good thing? Glad they didn't listen to them in the end.

Just discontinue, have some simplistic and underpowered legacy statlines, and see what sticks around enough to resculpt and bring back.

   
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Fargo, ND USA

 Vertrucio wrote:
Glad they no longer straight up remove them from the game. Infinity would be dead to me if they pulled that again

Remember when some people tried to argue that people losing the ability to play with their models was a good thing? Glad they didn't listen to them in the end.

Just discontinue, have some simplistic and underpowered legacy statlines, and see what sticks around enough to resculpt and bring back.


The Exrah made the ultimate sacrifice to make this possible.

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Is the Steel phalanx stuff really that old? I kinda thought Ajax and co were fairly newish sculpts. I guess I'll pick up some of this about to be discontinued stuff for collection purposes. I'm kind of becoming a bit of a completionist when it comes to infinity. Plus the off chance that the new sculpts might not be as cool, like was the case for old avatar vs new avatar for me.

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 anab0lic wrote:
Is the Steel phalanx stuff really that old? I kinda thought Ajax and co were fairly newish sculpts. I guess I'll pick up some of this about to be discontinued stuff for collection purposes. I'm kind of becoming a bit of a completionist when it comes to infinity. Plus the off chance that the new sculpts might not be as cool, like was the case for old avatar vs new avatar for me.

Chunks of it are.

Achilles(Spitfire, EXP CCW) Myrmidon Officer, Patroclus, Myrmidons(Spitfire), and the Dasyus(Multi Sniper) and Dasyus (Combi Rifle) are all from the same time period of Human Sphere from N2.
The Steel Phalanx starter, Ajax, Phoenix, Penthesilea, Diomedes, Ekdromoi, and Teucer all came from the timeframe of Campaign Paradiso. The rest is N3-ish.

Realistically, Steel Phalanx should be getting redone as part of the next battlebox for a Nomad(CJC) v ALEPH(SP) set and Kosmoflot should be a standalone Action Pack release. But instead they're just ditching Steel Phalanx.
Remember that out of all the 'retired' forces(Shasvastii, NCA, Shock Army, Merovingians, and I'm sure there are more)? We've only seen one return: Shasvastii. Merovingia got dumped for Tartary Army(yawn) and now CHA is getting dumped for Sphess Russians.
   
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Wait, aren't the Magister Knights practically brand new re-sculpts?
   
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 Platuan4th wrote:
 Vertrucio wrote:
Glad they no longer straight up remove them from the game. Infinity would be dead to me if they pulled that again

Remember when some people tried to argue that people losing the ability to play with their models was a good thing? Glad they didn't listen to them in the end.

Just discontinue, have some simplistic and underpowered legacy statlines, and see what sticks around enough to resculpt and bring back.


The Exrah made the ultimate sacrifice to make this possible.


I LOL'd - and then I cried a little too.

CB man...CB.

   
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ubik2000 wrote:
Wait, aren't the Magister Knights practically brand new re-sculpts?

Yep!

Shock Army was roughly a year old when they binned it rather than finishing the range revamp. We've seen zero indications that any of the shelved Sectorials are coming back.
   
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...glad I sold my Steel Phalanx not too terribly long ago. Pretty sad to keep seeing model lines for the game disappear one after another.
   
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Beyond the Beltway

 anab0lic wrote:
Is the Steel phalanx stuff really that old? I kinda thought Ajax and co were fairly newish sculpts. I guess I'll pick up some of this about to be discontinued stuff for collection purposes. I'm kind of becoming a bit of a completionist when it comes to infinity. Plus the off chance that the new sculpts might not be as cool, like was the case for old avatar vs new avatar for me.
Ajax is 7+ years old, but the mini has aged very well, IMHO.

I'm curious to see the storyline behind the end of the Steel Phalanx. What sort of blaze of glory send-off does CB have planned.

Part of me wonders if the 'return' of some of these sectorials will be a combination in order to keep the overall number of sectorials down. A merger of MRRF and the Caledonians for example. Ah well, we will see when ( or if) one of the 'on hiatus' sectorials actually returns to production.

 
   
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Well, this is an interesting time for me since SP and CHA are two of my three armies. Guess I'll move forward with the idea of selling off non-character SP models and make sure I have all the CHA stuff... It was kilts in space that drew me to Infinity in the first place.

 Red Harvest wrote:

Ajax is 7+ years old, but the mini has aged very well, IMHO.

Part of me wonders if the 'return' of some of these sectorials will be a combination in order to keep the overall number of sectorials down. A merger of MRRF and the Caledonians for example. Ah well, we will see when ( or if) one of the 'on hiatus' sectorials actually returns to production.


Time does fly by since I wouldn't of thought Ajax was that old.

I would totally dig a merger of MRRF and Caledonians.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
ubik2000 wrote:
Wait, aren't the Magister Knights practically brand new re-sculpts?

Yep!

Shock Army was roughly a year old when they binned it rather than finishing the range revamp. We've seen zero indications that any of the shelved Sectorials are coming back.


they probably found sales of the revamped range were lower than those of an all new line (too many frugal gamers not being willing to replace their old stuff)

so now they know it's not financially sensible to redo things (sadly)

 
   
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Fargo, ND USA

 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
ubik2000 wrote:
Wait, aren't the Magister Knights practically brand new re-sculpts?

Yep!

Shock Army was roughly a year old when they binned it rather than finishing the range revamp. We've seen zero indications that any of the shelved Sectorials are coming back.


they probably found sales of the revamped range were lower than those of an all new line (too many frugal gamers not being willing to replace their old stuff)

so now they know it's not financially sensible to redo things (sadly)


Can we really say that when they literally just revamped the entire Shasvastii line?

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Right behind you.

 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
ubik2000 wrote:
Wait, aren't the Magister Knights practically brand new re-sculpts?

Yep!

Shock Army was roughly a year old when they binned it rather than finishing the range revamp. We've seen zero indications that any of the shelved Sectorials are coming back.


they probably found sales of the revamped range were lower than those of an all new line (too many frugal gamers not being willing to replace their old stuff)

so now they know it's not financially sensible to redo things (sadly)

Alternatively, the range revamp was based around things that weren't actually good purchases for anyone wanting to start or play the faction. The SAA starter, for example, was a nonsensical mix of:
-Akali Sikh Hacker
-Regular Sniper-Sapper
-Regular Combi Rifle
-Regular Combi Rifle
-Knight of Montesa Spitfire
-Regular Spitfire

Then you had the Bagh-Mari(which was basically one of every profile except one left out as a blister and Rao), Tikbalang(locked with an Uhlan), and the aging Dragoes.
   
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You mean the generic force? Not a lot of usable models in MO and SAA starters. SAA simply wasn't popular, I'm sad they've never released the hacker with LGL and panda. I'd be definitely happy to see GdA rework, but these days if they're only following the money I doubt that will happen.

Anyway, there's also a rumour that Knight of Holy Sepulchre is getting reworked into S5 HI, which is a bit odd, considering the archetype he currently plays.
   
 
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