With the arrival of the Red Veil 2-player starter box, new players gravitating towards Infinity the Game (made by Corvus Belli) are getting more options with which to jump right in and get learning. For this player, it's less about the two-player startup aspect, and more about all those beautiful miniatures though, so let's do a little image-dump of unboxing the contents and give out some opinions, shall we?
First up, the box art itself is pretty nice, showing off a dramatic face-off between the included forces on the front (as well as this one including the special Limited Edition Yuan Yuan). The back is just a run-down of all the box contents - but since we are going to see that in the long run, we'll skip the extra picture of the backside.
The sides also show off the assembled and painted miniatures of each army separated out - mind you, paint isn't included on models, but for those like me who aren't the greatest painters out there, it does help to see the models as what they could be should you brush up (harhar) on your painting skills.
With the exterior out of the way, let's pull out the box and continue on our adventure. The first thing we see after opening the containment box is the Red Veil booklet - A double sided bi-lingual affair that contains some basic rules and introduction information, as well as unit profiles, a story-themed mission set of 5 missions to help learn the basics, and some quick-start sort of guide on the hobby of miniatures (painting and assembling).
The book also has a ruler and tokens sheet thrown inside of it, so you have the various markers you'll need to play.
Next up is the real meat and potatoes of the box: The minis! Of course, "some assembly required" applies here, but they are separated out into various little plastic tubs to keep them safe during transit - with bases and dice resting off in the corner.
Under the minis comes the fold-out terrain and a nifty poster of the box-art, which also doubles as a playmat on the reverse side for use with the missions.
The rest requires some setup, glue, and possibly even some cleanup, so we'll skip all of that and jump into the finished assembled project eh? As a note of forewarning - some of these Miniatures are pretty rough to get together. Six or so of the models have the dreaded "two-piece arms" - arms wherein one hand is on the weapon, and the rest of its arm is a separate piece, leaving you with the challenge of getting them to line up just right or have a wrist that's disconnected from the hand on the gun. Sometimes, this isn't too bad an issue - but when it comes to these 28mm female figures with their thin little arms, get yourself a nice steady set of tweezers or you will end up inevitably gluing your fingers together.