This past week we tried a little something new with our weekly Infinity Night (which is mainly why this is late). Firstly, the weather in Central New York was horrid so we hunkered down at home, with a friend stopping in after he got out of work (luckily it was a respite from the snowstorm on his way home). And then we did something which will hopefully turn out to be super cool- we filmed the match. We set up a camera to catch all the action on the battlefield and another to capture our dice rolls. Now, it may not be the most beautiful thing you've ever seen. Yes, our dice box was cobbled together last minute (it's a project that's in the works to have duel dice towers so keep an eye out for that) but it worked well anyhow. For our map, we used a two by three foot board constructed out of home made tiles and the buildings from the Aleph "Hephaestus" Scenery Pack. By the way, Corvus Belli's papercraft scenery sets are awesome for those of us just starting out!
Now, I'm not sure we will post the video- mainly as the camera died before the match ended and it was rather uneventful. However, this served as a great practice run for us and gets us one step closer to posting videos on the page! We've already decided that the videos will be dubbed over with commentary- mainly to cut out all the background noise but also because we intend to edit it down some. So with our goals out there... on to the game!
This week is was my Aleph versus UsAriadnan Rangers. One Hundred and fifty point armies. I played a lot of Devas with Devabots and my opponent played a lot of grunts. Nessaie Alke was struck down by a werewolf and devil dog combo. She took the Devil Dog with her while a devabot's flamethrower did away with the Werewolf after a few AROs. Losing Nessaie, however was pretty much just foreshadowing my doom. Turns went fairly quickly with Ariadna having 11 orders compared to my measly four once Nessaie was out. The rest of his orders for turn one took out a Devabot. My turn, Sophotect tried to fix an unconscious Devabot. Turns out, it was beyond help. I burned a command token to rearrange my army and hopefully set myself up a bit better for round two.
Turns out, it really didn't help! Round Two was more of the same and by Round three my turn, I was left with the Deva pictured above (my Lieutenant) and a Devabot. Devabot got off a hit with its flamethrower to take down a couple guys and Deva took out a few more, but in the end, it wasn't enough to pull us through and we were not even close to victory. The Ariadna Army wamped us this week. Maybe next time, because there is always a next time!
Anyways, stay tuned for next weeks adventures and updates on how our video posts are coming along!