Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kazak Assembly Line

After much dithering over how to do the bases for my first 300 point Infinity army, I've finally decided to just set that question aside for the moment and begin work on the miniatures. My favorite line of models from Corvus Belli for this game are the Kazaks of Ariadna, so tonight I am starting off with them, having put together an army list based on an all-Kazak theme. I've not yet found any local Infinity players so in order to learn the game and hopefully introduce it to others I plan on painting an opposing 300 point army soon after finishing this one. Therefore once I'm actually playing and understand the game better, I will then start to think about how to tweak and expand my initial selection of miniatures or perhaps even look into additional factions.

Here though is my jumping off point into Infinity:

Ariadna "Kazak Heavy Patrol"
GROUP 1 (Regulars:10, Irregulars:0)

Line Kazak - Combi-rifle / Pistol, Knife (0 SWC/9C)
Line Kazak - Combi-rifle / Pistol, Knife (0 SWC/9C)
Line Kazak - Combi-rifle / Pistol, Knife (0 SWC/9C)
Line Kazak - AP HMG / Pistol, Knife (1 SWC/29C)
Line Kazak - Missile Launcher / Pistol, Knife (1 SWC/28C)
Tankhunter - AP HMG, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife (1.5 SWC/40C)
Tankhunter - Autocannon, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife (1.5 SWC/40C)
Veteran Kazak Lieutenant - AP HMG, Light Flamethrower / Pistol, CCW (1 SWC/61C)
Veteran Kazak - T2 Rifle, Light Flamethrower / Pistol, CCW (0 SWC/49C)
Scout - Ojotnik, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife (0 SWC/26C)

300 points, 6 SWC

As a total newcomer to the game I have no idea if this would at all be an effective army or not to use. I'm not worried about that too much as my only interest at this point is to have some painted minis that I like so that I can begin the learning process. While working on my Kazaks I will sort out what I want to do for the other 300 point army from a second faction. I really like the aliens of the Shasvastii Expeditionary Force but haven't been able to come up with any lists that also have a lot of appeal for me. Also I get the feeling they might be sort of a funky choice as a learner's army, thus I'm still looking around at the other options. Pan Oceania or Yu Jing, maybe? I am keen on painting some aliens though so perhaps I could stick with the Combined Army and focus on the Morat instead of the Shasvastii.

No matter whom I end up choosing to work on next to be enemies of my Kazaks, it is certainly a fun dilemma to have. Although Ariadna is my favorite aesthetically and fluff-wise so far, all of the factions look great to me. I'll likely just continue experimenting with army lists until I find one that really interests me and that seems like an enjoyable matchup for my first army. I am of course open to suggestion as well.

Happy painting and gaming!


  1. That sir is not too bad a list. Be interesting to hear how you get on with it out on the table.

  2. I would have went with the same faction myself.

  3. @ Frontline Gamer - That's good news, I appreciate you taking a look at the list. I'll be sure to report how things go with it. Thanks, Frontline Gamer!

    @ The Angry Lurker - Fantastic! They are such lovely minis, I hope I can do a good job painting them. :) Thank you, Angry Lurker!

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