After Action ReportInfinity

Uxia and the Tiger

Jordan (sprocketgx) is awesome and not only helped me fix my wife’s car but also played a game of Infinity with me on his kitchen table! What a guy!


  • Mission: ITS14 Supplies
  • Forces: Yu Jing versus Kosmoflot (300)
  • Deploy First: Yu Jing
  • First Turn: Yu Jing

I took the same list from the last game versus Erik:

C&P Supplies v2
GROUP 1 8 4

CELESTIAL GUARD Monitor Combi Rifle, Smoke Grenade Launcher / CC Weapon, Pistol. (0.5 | 13)
KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 5)
KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 5)
KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 5)
KUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 5)
KOKRAM FTO MULTI Rifle(+1 Dam), Chain-colt, D-Charges / Heavy Pistol(+1B), CC Weapon. (0 | 36)
SÙ-JIÀN Heavy Shotgun(+1B), Panzerfaust / Heavy Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 50)
TIGER SOLDIER Spitfire / Pistol, CC Weapon. (1.5 | 34)

GROUP 2 6 1

DĀOYĪNG (Lieutenant [+1 Order], Minelayer) MULTI Sniper Rifle, Shock Mines / Breaker Pistol, CC Weapon. (1 | 34)
MAJOR LUNAH VIRAL Sniper Rifle / Pistol, CC Weapon. (1.5 | 29)
BEASTHUNTERS (Surprise Attack [-3], Camouflage, Forward Deployment [+8″]) Heavy Flamethrower, Panzerfaust, AP Mines / EXP CC Weapon(+1B), Pistol. (0 | 17)
LÓNG YÁ (Minelayer) Panzerfaust(+1B), Flammenspeer(+1B), Submachine Gun, AP Mines / PARA CC Weapon(-3). (0.5 | 17)
WÈIBĪNG Yaókòng Combi Rifle, Flash Pulse / PARA CC Weapon(-3). (0 | 15)
CELESTIAL GUARD (Infinity Spec-Ops) (BTS:9, Holomask, Bioimmunity, Minelayer(Shock Mines)) Combi Rifle / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 14)
AÏDA SWANSON FTO (Minelayer) Submachine Gun, Viral Mines / Viral Pistol, Shock CC Weapon. (0 | 20)

5 SWC | 299 Points | Open in Army | Copy Code

Jordan is playing the same list he played against me our last game as well!

Jordan (sprocketgx)
GROUP 1 5 1 1

WALLACE (Lieutenant) T2 Rifle(+1 Dam), Light Shotgun, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, EXP CC Weapon. (0 | 35)
VARANGIAN Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Heavy Pistol, AP CC Weapon. (0 | 9)

POLARIS TEAM undefined / undefined. (0 | 32)
CONTROLLER Light Shotgun / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 9)
POLARIS BEARPODE Chain Rifle(+1 Dam, +1B), Grenades, Smoke Grenades / AP CC Weapon, Trench-Hammer. (0 | 23)
UXÍA McNEILL (Specialist Operative) Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges, Smoke Grenades / Assault Pistol(+1B), AP CC Weapon. (0 | 27)
WARCOR (360º Visor) Flash Pulse ( ) / Stun Pistol, PARA CC Weapon(-3). (0 | 3)


VOLKOLAK Heavy Machine Gun, Chain-colt(+1B), Grenades / Heavy Pistol, AP CC Weapon. (1.5 | 43)
MEKHANIK Rifle, D-Charges, Panzerfaust / AP Heavy Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 17)
ROKOT Chain Rifle, Light Shotgun / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 8)
ROKOT Chain Rifle, Light Shotgun / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 8)
PATCHER Heavy Flamethrower(+1B), Adhesive Launcher(+1B), Grenades(Continous Damage) / Heavy Pistol, AP CC Weapon. (0 | 22)

KOSMOSOLDAT (Multispectral Visor L1) Portable Autocannon ( ) / AP Heavy Pistol, CC Weapon. (1.5 | 48)
FRONTOVIK (Engineer, Deactivator) T2 Rifle, Light Rocket Launcher, D-Charges ( ) / Assault Pistol, CC Weapon. (0.5 | 29)
STRANNIK (Doctor) Submachine Gun, Flash Pulse, Light Riotstopper ( | MediKit) / Pistol, CC Weapon. (0 | 19)

3.5 SWC | 300 Points | Open in Army | Copy Code


Jordan won the rolloff and took side, so I took first turn. I don’t have any true infiltrators, so I can’t directly contest the supply boxes with mines–I’ve got to put up AROs. I decide to hide my Kuang Shi in the trees. Note that the Pheasant is a mislabeled Kuang Shi–that’s what happens when you play two games with very similar lists back to back and you don’t annotate photos for several weeks.

Krit and the Su Jian are prone and in cover, as is the Weibing. Aida and the Long Ya contribute their mines to screening the approach to my deployment zone, and the Daoying and its mine prepare to annoy Jordan on the left table edge. I hide my SpecOps as Le Muet (Minelayer) again, and put my Beasthunter in the midfield. I hold Lunah in reserve to respond to Jordan’s deployment.

Jordan castles the Volkolak link up behind the tail section of the plane on his left. The Kosmosoldat Haris is out to ARO, and the Bearpode comes down last on the right.

I put Lunah down in a position to fight the Kosmosoldat, and then Uxia shows up under the plane’s wing near a supply box. It was getting pretty late in the day and I had to get back home to help put the kids to bed, so we elected to not play with any special terrain rules for expediency.

Turn 1

Top of 1 – Yu Jing

Jordan takes two orders from the pool with the Su Jian, which is exactly what I want–that leaves plenty of orders for the Beasthunter. My objective for the turn is to do as much damage as possible to keep Jordan on the back foot. I know I have the mobility to snag the boxes from anywhere on the table thanks to the Su Jian, so I can afford to be aggressive early on and pick up the boxes later.

I think my best option for success is to send in the Beasthunter to go mess up some Rokots, maybe get Wallace. I need to clear out the Kosmosoldat first, so I send Lunah in. She lands a single hit and does a wound, but that’s not enough to drop the Kosmosoldat. It is, however, enough to get Jordan to drop it prone.

This lets me walk the Beasthunter into Jordan’s deployment zone and flamethrower Wallace, the Varangian, and the Patcher. The Patcher flamethrowers back, killing the Beasthunter, but I do a wound to the Patcher and burn Wallace off the table. The Varangian dodges, but at this point I’m golden–Wallace is down.

I decide to just really hammer Jordan’s swords into plowshares and bring in the TIger near Uxia. I successfully discover, so Uxia throws smoke on my next order and blocks my Spitfire shots.

No matter, I scoot past the smoke and take out the Frontovik in the Kosmosoldat’s link, dramatically reducing the threat on that side of the table.

I push Lunah forward to watch the Bear’s approach and set Krit and the Su Jian up for success by advancing them into total cover in the midfield. After throwing the Tiger into suppression, I pass turn.

Bottom of 1 – Kosmoflot

Jordan’s in loss of lieutenant, so I have some breathing room.

Jordan’s known for making ridiculous Paramedic hail marys in our meta, so this game is no different. He picks up the Frontovik with the Strannik’s MediKit easily.

Jordan is a bit unsure of what to do about the Tiger, so we talk it through and eventually arrive at the solution of just throwing Uxia under the bus to template the Tiger. He does so, and unfortunately Uxia gets pasted and the Tiger makes both of its saves and passes guts to stay in suppression.

Since he’s in loss, Jordan has to make some pretty aggressive high risk moves to stabilize. He next attempts to flash pulse the Tiger with the Warcor. Unfortunately this is still in 24″ and I eyeball it correctly, staying in suppression and gunning the Warcor down. In retrospect, he probably should’ve led with this and then shotgunned with Uxia. It’s very close to 24″, so if I eyeball it wrong and drop suppression that helps Uxia. If It’s outside of 24″ then he gets a free flash pulse, which might stun the Tiger.

He then spends a bunch of command tokens getting the Volkolak into position to take on the Tiger. I know that this is past 24″, since we just measured with the Warcor, so I dodge into total cover.

This does let the Kosmosoldat stand up now and paste Lunah. I made a calculated decision to move her into 32″ to be able to see the bear’s approach, and this made it more likely to lose her to the portable autocannon. It really only takes one hit from those things! Jeez they’re good.

Thankfully Jordan is out of orders and I can see about solving some problems now.

Turn 2

Top of 2 – Yu Jing

I think I can make it happen this turn in terms of getting boxes, but the Kosmosoldat is standing again, so it’s gotta go. Without Lunah, I’m forced to just brute force the issue with the Tiger. I move the Tiger into group 2 for orders, and take out the Kosmosoldat.

I take out the Frontovik again, because it’s an easy shot.

There’s a pile of Rokots watching the midfield, but they’re all out of cover and sort of blobbed up. I start taking shots with Krit outside of 32″ to just clear the way. I easily take the first one down with his MULTI Rifle.

The Mechanik has a Panzerfaust though, and that doesn’t work out very well for Krit, taking him down. We originally thought it only had a rifle, and we rolled the face to face dice, but then Jordan discovered it had a panzerfaust when consulting his list. Rather than roll back the order, in the interest of time I just rolled the ARM saves, losing Krit. Bleh. Like last game though, I’d already gotten the NCO efficiency out of Krit, so it’s not the end of the world.

The Mekhanik was out of panzerfausts, so it was safe to advance with the Su Jian. I take out both the Mechanik and the remaining Rokot with the Su Jian, and then I retreat to it safety.

Bottom of 2 – Kosmoflot

Jordan picks up the Frontovik again. Kosmoflot clearly has better health coverage than USAriadna!

The Frontovik tries to remove the Tiger, but I pass ARM and tuck into cover. I get a free shot with the Long Ya, but whiff.

The Bear finally starts moving, and the Long Ya misses again.

Jordan has very little in the way of orders, so the turn ends without much additional activity.

Turn 3

Top of 3 – Yu Jing

The Weibing grabs the right box and hands it to the Su Jian, then it grabs the center box, and both retreat to relative safety behind Aida’s mine and “Le Muet” in overwatch. With Krit down, I can freely spend the Daoying’s orders on itself. I take a shot on the Bear to force out smoke to let me make a move on it.

The Tiger takes out the Frontovik again.

With no AROs on the TIger, I can safety grab Net Undermine and Extreme Prejudice off of Uxia using command tokens to move Aida up.

I move Aida to near the bear, drop a mine covering it, and then throw the Tiger into suppression from a different angle to further pin the bear.

Bottom of 3 – Kosmoflot

Jordan’s got enough orders to get the Volkolak into position to take a shot on the Su Jian to try and get it to drop the box, so he does that. He lands a single hit against the Su Jian’s Panzerfaust, but I pass ARM and that’s game.

8-0, 253-125 Yu Jing Victory!

Post Game Analysis

Well, my first turn was pretty effective. Dropping Wallace was very lucky, he rolled one over his PH score to dodge and failed two flamethrower saves in series. That basically let me keep Jordan boxed into his deployment zone by keeping AROs up on degraded order pool. Suppressing (not with the skill, more the general sense of the word) the Kosmosoldat haris allowed me to limit Jordan’s ability to project power onto the table as well.

This in turn forced the Volkolak to enter the fray, pulling the Rokots and Mekhanik out of position and letting me engage them. Basically I reduced the game to two turns and forced Jordan to redeploy into a very degraded position. Losing Krit was annoying, but I can’t really complain since the Tiger really overperformed this game. I will say that I really wish the Tiger sniper was still a thing, I’d use that… also poor Hellcat HMG, womp womp.

I think basically this game can be reduced to Jordan’s handling of his loss of lieutenant turn. One potential thing he could have done was move Uxia out of LoF then throw smoke to get her into close combat with the Tiger. That’s certainly all of his command tokens to do so, but it will at least make that flank safer and allow him to push out of his deployment zone there. I don’t think any models left his deployment zone all game aside from the Bear at the very end and Uxia, who started outside.

I think dragging the Volkolak around to deal with the Tiger was a mistake, as that pulled everything out of alignment and let me fire into the vulnerable members of the link out cover. I probably should have used the Daoying to do it, but I was in a rush with Krit and didn’t know about the Panzerfaust (and neither did Jordan). Still, it was a friendly game and it all worked out.

Part of the issue there is I didn’t really deploy in a way that allowed the Daoying to support the rest of the list aside from holding the left flank. Admittedly I didn’t know the Tiger would hold it entirely on its own, so perhaps I need to be careful about over-correction here. Thanks for reading!


I primarily play Infinity and Heavy Gear nowadays, but I dabble in plenty of other game systems.

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