No, Your Other Right!

Had a quiet Saturday afternoon available, overcast sky, temperature dropping… perfect time for a beer and Infinity outside! Adam was kind enough to provide the beer, the table, and the opponent! We both wanted to get a game of Power Pack in preparation for October’s monthly tournament.

Look at this thing! Beautiful. It scratches all the itches, including my Halo fanboy itch.

Overview

  • Mission: Power Pack
  • Armies: Nomads versus Combined Army (300)
  • Deploy First: Combined Army
  • First Turn: Combined Army

Power Pack


GROUP 1 | 9 1

INTERVENTOR Hacker Lieutenant (Hacking Device Plus) Combi Rifle, 1 FastPanda / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27)

KRIZA BORAC HMG / Heavy Pistol, CC Weapon. (2 | 54)

REAKTION ZOND HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 26)
BANDIT Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Light Shotgun, Adhesive Launcher / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 25)
ZERO (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 19)
LUPE BALBOA Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Panzerfaust, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 23)
BRAN DO CASTRO Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 33)
MORAN (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, CrazyKoalas (2) / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 22)
JAGUAR Adhesive Launcher, Panzerfaust / Pistol, DA CCW. (0.5 | 13)
HELLCAT HMG, E/Mauler / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 31)

GROUP 2 | 1 2 3

KRAKOT RENEGADE Submachine Gun, Chest Mine / Pistol, DA CC Weapon. (0 | 15)
MORLOCK Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, E/M CCW. (0 | 6)
MORLOCK Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, E/M CCW. (0 | 6)


6 SWC | 300 Points | Open in Infinity Army

Combined Army


ANATHEMATIC Lieutenant Hacker (EI Hacking Device) Plasma Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, Shock CCW. (0.5 | 88)
DĀTURAZI Chain Rifle, Grenades, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 14)
DĀTURAZI Chain Rifle, Grenades, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 14)
IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
FRAACTA Spitfire, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 35)
NOCTIFER Missile Launcher / Assault Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 32)
Q-DRONE HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 26)

YAOGAT Spitfire / Pistol, CCW. (1.5 | 32)

SHROUDED (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
SHROUDED (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)


10 2 | 6 SWC | 300 Points | Open in Infinity Army

Deployment

Adam has been on a Limited Insertion list kick for awhile, so he brought the pain today. His two Daturazi were on the flanks to provide smoke, and a Shrouded FO was next to each antenna. His Yaogat Spitfire hid in the HESCO barrier pillbox at the far side of this picture (his left, my right), with the Noctifier prone as a TO camo marker to provide overwatch. The Q-Drone made my life difficult on my right, along with the Ikadron over there to provide repeater coverage for buffing the Q-Drone.

I deployed Morlocks on either side, with a Krakot and Moran reinforcing the right side.  Lupe and my trusty Panzerfaust Jaguar lurked amongst the Quonset huts on my left, with my own TR Zond on the right backed up by a Kriza HMG. My Interventor Lt hid behind the armory building in the right side of my deployment zone, with my Zero atop the landing pad and the Bandit below it.Now we’re onto reserves. He puts his Lieutenant down on my left behind some cover on the other side of the landing pad, barely visible due to the blurry picture, near the Spetznaz tower marked 01…

…and I throw Bran into the pillbox between his two deployment zones, causing much gnashing of teeth. You’ll note that we put two lines of trees down the centerline of the table to mark the Saturation Zone. I can’t recommend this enough. It’s really cool looking and then you never forget that it’s there.

Turn 1

Top of Turn 1 – Combined Army

The Daturazi move up and throw some smoke to cover his movement. Adam declares that because Bran is such a pain in his butt, he’s obligated to be a pain in my butt too, and then walks a Fraacta spitfire onto my board edge, behind Lupe and the Jaguar!

We didn’t use the actual model for fear of dropping it on the floor (it’s happened too many times), so we have an angry face token instead. The Fraacta unloads into Lupe, but Lupe passes one out of two ARM saves and whips around, dogged!He shoots again, but I tie his rolls with a panzerfaust. He spends another order shooting her, but I plink a wound off with an incredibly lucky panzerfaust. Stupid Fraacta and their survival form! His Lieutenant scoots around on my left, moving into a position to watch my approach on the left, and then buffs the Q-Drone through the Ikadron using his lieutenant order. The Q-Drone dutifully scoots up the field and blows my Kriza off the table, who I had foolishly left standing. First time hitting the table syndrome! More often than not, they get removed from the table first turn! The shrouded lay mines as part of a coordinated order with the Daturazi on the right getting hugged by a Crazy Koala. They go happily into the darkness together.  Adam makes angry noises about Bran, so the Ikadron moves up to discover+shoot Bran.

We eyeball the distance, and I think it’s out of light flamethrower range so I shoot the Ikadron with Bran’s shotgun and miss. I was right by about 1.5″, so the Ikadron misses too. With his last order, he recamos his two Shrouded and his Anathematic.

 

Bottom of Turn 1 – Nomads

The Morlock on the left rushes back to take out the Fraacta, and the one on the right Climbing+’s her way towards the Yaogat. The Krakot dashes out into the open, forcing a dodge from the Q-Drone. I dodge, and the Krakot beats out the Shrouded’s mine but not the Yaogat’s spitfire. I spend another order on the left Morlock and chain rifle the Fraacta, but it just shrugs it off and guns him down. I need it gone yesterday, so I spend an order on the Jaguar there and Panzerfaust it into unconsciousness.

My Bandit scoots up and ADHLs the Ikadron at pretty much exactly 16″. I am getting better at this eyeballing distance thing! I buff my TR Zond with my Interventor’s LT order, and then gun down the enemy Q-Drone even though it’s on 14’s and I’m on 11’s. Man was that lucky!I throw up white noise to cover my Morlock on the right and dash her towards the Yaogat to annoy him, taking advantage of his dodge to get even closer. I recamo Bran, and then coordinated order him, the Zero, the TR zond, and my Jaguar on the left.

Adam takes the bait and shoots my Jaguar with the Noctifier ML, so I dump two combi-rifle shots into it with the Zero and a Panzerfaust for good measure. The Jaguar gets blown off the table, but trusty Acid Burn rolls a 1 and he fails ARM!

With my left flank in total shambles, I pass the turn.

Turn 2

Top of Turn 2 – Combined Army

His remaining Daturazi rolls up the field, in relative safety now that my left flank is gone. His Shrouded on that side tries to push the button, but fails his WIP roll. He runs the Anathematic across his backfield and guns down my Bandit. Drat!

He finally passes a WIP roll on the left button, and tries to get his Yaogat into safety by move-dodging it away from the Morlock. I dodge in response, since he thought I was going to chain rifle him, and get some extra movement for her. With his last order, he recamos his Lt and the Shrouded.

Bottom of Turn 2 – Nomads

I move the Morlock into the primary combat group. My Morlock makes it into base to base with his Yaogat and attempts to stab him. I beat out his roll, but he passes the ARM and fails his BTS. It’s an isolated Morat! One of the few situations where DA CCWs beat out E/M CCWs, eh?

I attempt to move my TR bot up in a coordinated order with the Zero, trying to get the Zero to the center button. He reveals his Shrouded and my Zero eats a shot, but the Shrouded gets perforated by my TR bot.I walk on a Hellcat HMG on his board edge, gun down the remaining Daturazi, and drop a E/Mauler right behind his Anathematic’s TO camo marker. I then run the Hellcat into total cover instead of trying to deal with his Lt, because I only have one order left and can’t move and then go into suppression without flipping the Morlock’s irregular order (which I totally should’ve done!). Instead of doing the smart thing, I try to stab the Yaogat again with the Morlock and only “succeed” in isolating it again.

 

 

Turn 3

Top of Turn 3 – Combined Army

He’s basically only got his Lieutenant left and able to do anything…

So he just charges it up the field, tanking the E/Mauler hit like a champ, killing my TR zond, and gets the center button pushed after failing once. And with that, he’s out of orders.

Bottom of Turn 3 – Nomads

The Morlock continues isolating the Yaogat, but fails to wound again. He’s SO ALONE! I get it in my head that I need to flip the right antenna and then coup de grâce his Shrouded for my classified to tie him, but miscount the points drastically. I throw out a Fast Panda from my Interventor, and try to Brain Blast him to take advantage of the burst 2. He hits me with Sucker Punch, but Zero Cool the Interventor passes his BTS rolls like the champ he is! I spend the rest of my orders walking my Interventor around to the right button, hacking away with Sucker Punch now to put him at -6 with the firewall mods, and finally drop him all the way to NWI then unconscious. I’ve got 1 regular, 1 irregular order, and a command token left. I’m in base contact with the antenna, and I don’t have a good plan to win. Should’ve moved my Interventor to his other right!!! Dammit. I jump Bran into base to base with the objective to get a few points. I’m securing his HVT as it turns out now, so I just settle for trying to stab his Yaogat again for the moral victory but just isolate him again. Sadface, but a big, hearty well played to Adam!

5-4 Combined Army Victory!

Notes

  • Watch my arcs! I let the Fraacta come in uncontested, when I really didn’t need to. Especially after my last game of Power Pack.
  • Fraacta are super strong.
  • Even though the Moran had a great spot, I really should’ve put him on the ground floor to give me more mobile specialist options.
  • I was way too cavalier with my Zero, and should’ve been more careful trying to get her into base to base with the center objective.
  • I should’ve moved my Hellcat again, dropped another E/Mauler as I got into position, and then gone into suppression with the Morlock’s order.
  • I definitely need to continue finding the points for Fast Pandas. They are pretty awesome.
  • Probably should’ve tried some more schenanigans with Bran. He was a lot of points to just have sitting around.
  • Wasted the bandit? Maybe? ADHLing the Ikadron was good, but not amazing.
  • I need more cool stuff in the midfield. That means more Prowlers and more Spektrs.
  • Play the objective, dummy! I could’ve just sat there and spent the same number of orders killing the Anathematic and then I would’ve had the orders to get my Interventor into range to get the center objective. As it stood I just moved myself out of position and was sad. Blaaarrgh. If I could flip the center antenna, that means we’d tie on antennas and then I have Bran touching the console thing, giving me the win.
WiseKensai

WiseKensai

I primarily play Infinity these days, but I have PHR fleet for Dropfleet Commander and I will eventually get my CEF for Heavy Gear built...

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