Bang, Zoom To The Moon!

I wrote a little something for submission to the Bromad Academy‘s monthly mission report (this month’s focus was the Super Jump rule). For those of you that enjoy playing Infinity the tabletop game, I highly recommend checking out Bromad Academy. It’s a great blog chock-full of well written articles ranging from battle reports, tournament reviews and tactics. Oh and if you don’t play Infinity, then you should!

Hollow Man Acquiring Targets

Here’s my submission:

  • The Mission: Highly Classified
  • The Army: Tunguska Jurisdictional Command
  • The Profile: Hollow Men, Tactical Assault Team – Specialist Operative with Boarding Shotgun – 30 points

NET-UNDERMINE
Requirements: Veteran Troop, Elite Troop, or Chain of Command.
Objective: A trooper whose Troop Classification is Veteran or Elite Troop, or a trooper possessing the Chain of Command Special Skill, must spend a Short Skill and succeed at a WIP Roll while totally inside the enemy’s half of the game table.

My original goal when I added the Hollow Man to my list was to utilize Super Jump and the BSG to exploit unexpected angles on my opponents models. That was before we’d drawn our shared classified objectives.

When I saw NET-UNDERMINE I realized that my list had no Elite or Chain of Command Troops. However, to my surprise and relief Hollow Men do have the Veteran Classification. So, It was time to leap that little bugger across the rooftops and secure the objective! With a solid WP13 you’d think that this would be a piece of cake, alas with my crappy die roles I couldn’t pull it off. After 2 botched attempts (I don’t like wasting more than 2 orders on a single goal), I decided to go back to my original plan and reduce my opponents orders pool. Which the Hollow Man did splendidly!

My favorite strategy was positioning by a wall just behind a soft Regular target. Next order leap over and behind said target and shooting. If they aren’t dead after that +6 BS to the face, do it again but from their back arc. I did this to a few Dakini and reduced those orders very efficiently. Next turn I was able to secure that elusive objective and win the game.

Side note: Tunguska doesn’t have access to many Veteran Troop, Elite Troop, or Chain of Command Classifications. A point to be aware of for list building and another strong point for fielding the Hollowman Link Team in the future.

Happy gaming and as always keep painting,
Dave Monty

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