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Advise for a new player.

Discussion in 'Japanese Secessionist Army' started by moardredd, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. moardredd

    moardredd New Member

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    Good day,

    Me and a friend have finally started to slowly plan playing the game together and I was wondering if you guys could lead me a bit in list building and how to start.

    We want to start with the recon + missions I have found and 150 pt armies, I have most of the jsa roster in minis, apart from the REMs and the tanko box, but really have no idea what is smart to start learning with.

    My friend bought the spiral corps box because he liked the aesthetics of it and should be possible to build a list from there for 150pt army I think.

    We will be using the n4 rules, seeing as codeone has non of our chosen armies in their ruling.





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  2. Fed4ykin

    Fed4ykin Well-Known Member

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    As someone who also is just getting familiar with playing the game:
    Most importantly play the game!
    Read the rules carefully, infinity is a very complex game and some rules are described in my opinion in a suboptimal way.
    I am still furious about the index of the rulebook not being alphabetical... You just don't find shit!
    Don't worry about making mistakes, it will happen, look up the rules afterwards, so you learn. Take your time, play smaller games. As you wrote 150 points seem fine.
    But maybe leave some parts with complex rules out of the equation until you are firm with the basics. So maybe leave infowar on the side, or hidden deployment and pheroware.

    You both chose some pretty specialized armies to start with, but with patience you will make do.
     
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  3. moardredd

    moardredd New Member

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    Yeah I was also thinking of starting out with keisotsu and various load outs and then slowly introduce other troops while playing missions and generally figuring out everything.

    Got both the n4 rulebook and the code one rule book but never having played any sort of tt game of this style, it is overwhelming.

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  4. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Start simple with basic units, build up.

    I like the idea of theme games, once you've got the basic mechanics down have games with lists that focus on CC, hacking/pheroware, Camouflage, Fireteams , etc, giving yourself time to internalise the more advanced rules in stages.

    A tablet or laptop with the wiki open is fantastic for looking up rules on the fly, the books look nice on the shelf, and reading through in order can be useful when learning, but being able to look things up with the search function and hyperlinks is so much easier in play.
     
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