Barracks Progress

The Barracks Indiegogo crowdfunder is now over, having raised $3,981 compared to the original $2,222 goal. :-)

However most of this was raised through book pledges rather than software pledges so the actual amount raised after costs is only 40% or so more than we were originally aiming for. :-(

So what's next?

 

Phase One - Writing

Over the next couple of weeks I will be taking the prototype/alpha version of the software and:

Roadshow report - Cut and Thrust

On Thursday 10th & Saturday 12th May I was up in Bristol at the Cut and Thrust store as part of the Infinity Roadshow.

As usualy I was too busy during the intro games themselves to remember to take any photos of the crowds, so instead I went round the store on Friday and photographed the rather impressive setup.

First the outside and the view you get as you come in through the door:

Legionary 2012 Report

Another Legionary has come and gone.

Not massively busy in terms of attendees but the Infinity roadshow games were well attended. Here's the table:

  

Barracks - the unit builder for Gruntz

 

Last Summer at Salute I came across the Gruntz rules for 15mm SF wargaming. I was immediately taken by the unit creation system that Robin had designed. As generic rules for the genre there are no army lists but instead you make up unit cards for your existing figure collection/whatever you buy and convert to fit 15mm scale.

Dual-Scale Infinity Remote

At the end of my Salute 2012 purchases blog post, you may have seen that I started assembling a 'spare' Infinity Remote (A Yu Jing Yaokong) so that it can be used for both Infinity and as a 15mm walker/large Tachikoma.

As there is little scale-specific detail on the model itself, the main way of giving it scale seemd to be the base - by using a 1.5mm ply disc instead of the usual 3-4mm high plastic base it sits lower to the ground and looks more convincing next to a 15mm figure, plus I came up with the neat idea of adding a magnetised 15mm trooper taking cover behind one of the front leg plates.

The base will be getting a sandy texture so a couple of small indentations for the trooper's legs shouldn't be too intrusive when used for 28mm gaming. Painting-wise the model will probably get a sandy and green camo pattern as this will fit both my existing 15mm forces for Gruntz (and the club's desert terrain) and my 28mm Haqqislam force for Infinity. Technically Haqqislam have their own chicken-style robots but I prefer the looks of the Yaokong.

 

Salute 2012 Purchases

This year I spent a smallish amount of money on models at Salute, pretty well all 15mm SF stuff to add to my small 15mm collection for Gruntz.

Here's the overview, with one of my Alternative Armies Firefight Marines:

 

First up, one of Antenociti's new Kabardin APCs, although I'm not sure if the autocannon on the turret would take it into IFV territory or not.

Infinity April 2012 Previews

A couple of days late for their usual 'preview the previous month', the 'April' Infinity previews are mostly a cracking bunch.

First Infinity Roadshow event - Legionary this Saturday!

The first event in the Infinity Roadshow is coming up rapidly, the annual Legionary show in Exeter on Saturday 5th May. Doors open to the public at 10am and the first intro game will start around 10:30 with several games over the day. 

I'll have Infinity blisters/boxes/books in stock along with Micro Art Studio items including individual tokens.

 

Salute 2012

I was a bit busy running around talking to people and then running an Infinity intro game to do a proper photo-blog like last year, but here's the photos I did get...

Weather on the drive up on Friday afternoon was... interesting.

The queue to get in, on the other hand, was just long.

Webstore Updated - P&P changes, MAS in stock

After being down for several days for maintenance, major changes to P&P charges (thanks Royal Mail) and a few other things, the webstore is up again.

http://store.wargamingtrader.com/

 

While changing a whole bunch of things, I also found time to implement some updates: