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Fan-made bootcamp missions & army lists

Discussion in 'Access Guide to the Human Sphere' started by n21lv, Mar 20, 2018.

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  1. n21lv

    n21lv SymbioHate

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    Last Sunday I was demonstrating Infinity to a friend who showed some genuine interest for the game. Initially I had this idea in mind:

    1. Play the 1st mission from the original Operation: Icestorm (3 line troops vs 3 line troops on a very simple table setup) to show the basics.

    2. Since I had no Op:IS book at home (and I only knew the 1st mission from it) and there were no PDFs available online, I had to improvise. My friend was interested in trying Haqqislamite guys, so I created two simple 150 point lists from troops available in starter kits and adding 1-2 simple profiles to get to 150 points. So on each side there were 3 line troops with basic weapons, 1 TO Sniper, 1 veteran armed with something more complicated than basic Combi/Rifle, and a Lieutenant with a cool weapon (Viral Combi for me and an HMG for my opponent). I added a Makaul for myself and 2 Daylamis (LSG+PF) for my friend. I then designed a simple mission with an objective in the centre of the table, to steal/protect the VIP and bring it into your DZ. Since my friend was a 40k adept, I wanted to show him that Infinity games can be won not just by killing opponent's troops, so that's why chose to play a SpecOps mission instead of Direct Action.

    The intro mission was guided by our Warcor since I was being late. The second I guided myself, but it seemed a bit too complicated for my friend because of lots of special rules that were dumped on him all at the same time. Luckily, there was an Op:IS book at our FLGS so we proceeded to play further missions from it, but since my friend was interested in Haqqislam, it was a bit weird to play as PanO & Nomads when we had Haqq and Tohaa troops.

    So, I thought, what if we, the community, would collaborate and adapt the intro missions to be playable with any faction? Or maybe someone already has some homebrew missions for newbies that can be adapted for use by any faction?
     
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  2. loricus

    loricus Satellite Druid

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    It's a good idea.
     
  3. oldGregg

    oldGregg Well-Known Member

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    **EDIT to provide lists**

    I would love to hear some ideas people have come up with.

    Here is an example of how I have been teaching my little brother:

    Step One - 3v3 line infantry annihilation
    (3x Ghulam vs 3x Ghulam)
    Step Two - 4v4 same thing, adding a basic sniper to one side, and a HMG to the other.

    Step Three - I made two lists (150 points) before our game, sprinkling in new weapon options. One team got a camo trooper, the other got an AD trooper.

    List One and two were identical:
    6x Ghulam R + LS (hacker/doc/FO abilities not used)
    Ghulam Sniper
    Ghulam HMG
    _______________
    Ragik R + LS
    Or
    Farzan Minelayer

    Step Four - same lists (150 points), but played with active Forward Observer and Doctor Rules. Any “Specialist” who’s rules we did not cover was also pointed out, but the only capabilities detailed were to score objectives. We played “seize the antennas” from Recon 2.0.

    Added a Nasmat for the Doc

    Step Five (haven’t gotten to this point yet) - I will give a brief overview on hackers/remotes/engineers (much thanks to Spuds Hacking Helper), and how to build a list. We will play “seize the antennas” again. This time I am having my brother build his own list with normal restrictions.* I will be playing the same list I have used in previous missions.

    *I am not requiring my brother to adhere to Recon guidelines, just normal 150 pt ITS rules. The goal is to allow him to test his mettle and critical thinking skills


    Throughout this process, I have explained rules as they come up and shown him how to use the Infinity wiki. We have had a ton of fun.

    Please note that these lists were not intended for optimization, but rather to create an understanding of the basics. The rifle plus light shotgun has proved ideal for teaching range bands and templates.

    I also plan on pointing him in the direction of the Ghulam missile launcher.
     
    #3 oldGregg, Mar 20, 2018
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