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Is this the state of things?!

Discussion in 'News' started by Blakhart, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I had a conversation with two new guys last week and they said they did C1. I told them great! Neither one of them played the game before. But I told them I'd give them demos but mainly a simple version of N4. They were completely cool with that. I feel C1 is fantastic for those just jumping into the game and have never played before. But if you have someone that can show you or already knows N4 it's okay to just jump in.

    I do think it's fantastic for those who have Zero knowledge of the game. But if you already have someone that knows N4, i'd encourage jumping into that instead.
     
  2. Lawson

    Lawson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree. Funny enough I've been teaching some friends N4 rather than starting them on C1 like i did myself, and generally I start with Limited Insertion lists, no fireteams, no command tokens, and no Loss of Lieutenant... I realized the other day that this was essentially ALMOST Code One rules.
     
  3. McKaptain

    McKaptain Well-Known Member

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    In mid-September I am running g a six person C1 tournament. Two of the players are brand new. Two have been learning for a bit. And two are veteran infinity players. I’ll be interested to see how it goes and will let you know.
     
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  4. bladerunner_35

    bladerunner_35 Well-Known Member

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    The pount of C1 isn’t the simpler rules but the simpler roster. For both the players and distributors.
     
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  5. KrazyIvan

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    Here's my two cents...

    I had a vague interest in Infinity, even picked up a couple of interesting individual models - but I never really got into the universe or rules. It's not carried by any of the FLGS and I don't know of any Infinity players locally. And to be honest - I had little idea where to start, and the WALL of books/minis/etc I saw at conventions was a bit intimidating...

    C1: Kaldstrom had interesting enough looking minis, at a decent enough pricepoint, and presented itself as an entry point; so I purchased it during my CV-19 days paint and putter with. And I finally realized some of what I was missing with Infinity....

    Now - most of my gaming crew AREN'T interested in a game with the full tactical "Crunch" of N4. They simply don't have the patience to deal with it. But a slightly lighter game? Yeah - running through the CodeOne missions with a few of my crew, we have gotten a little traction for the game/universe and minis....

    ...Enough to make me spend more on Infinity in the last year than any other individual game.

    Now, I strongly doubt I will EVER play a full game of Infinity N4. (I did buy it, but frankly I bought it for the lore book...). I have no real interest in the tourney scene (I burned out on those in my 40k days); and other than my crew - I *still* know of no other local Infinity players....

    But C1 was effectively a "marketing success" in my case, because I CERTAINLY bought a large amount of Infinity product, and will likely play C1 a few more times...
     
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  6. Arschbombe

    Arschbombe Well-Known Member

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    My overall experience was a little similar to yours. I had been exposed to Infinity back in the N2 days as one of the stores I played 40k in carried it. I never saw anyone play it and nobody in our 40k group was willing to take the plunge on it.

    Fast forward to 2020 and I'd been out of 40k for years. I had a regular online opponent for X-wing and he was getting a little burned out with the lack of new releases to shake things up. So I suggested we experiment with Kill Team.

    We played that a few times and then he asked if I was interested in Infinity. I said I was and we played Code One on TTS a few times.

    And same. I bought a bunch of stuff including N4 and things like JSA that aren't in Code One yet.

    I fully intend to play N4 at some point. There's a group about an hour away that has started having regular meetups again. I just have to actually build and paint some stuff....
     
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  7. McKaptain

    McKaptain Well-Known Member

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    For what it’s worth, my 40k and N4 tournament experiences could not be more different. Might be worth trying one.
     
  8. Arschbombe

    Arschbombe Well-Known Member

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    Would you attribute the better experience at Infinity tournaments to the game or the players?
     
  9. KrazyIvan

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    Eh - I somehow doubt that - the chatter I see on these forums is JUST as rabid - if not moreso - than the chatter I used to see on the 40k Tournament forums regarding optimaxing your lists.... :laughing:

    Besides - you kinda need to play often enough to be comfortable with the rules if you want to play in tournaments...
    See my comments re: lack of opponents...

    I'm not too worried about it... Again - I've been liking C1, I've now purchased all the N3 and N4 books to catch up on lore, and I've purchased... um... too many?... err ENOUGH... yeah... ENOUGH minis to paint for quite a while....
     
  10. anaris

    anaris Well-Known Member
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    Code would have been perfect with:
    • Point divided by 5 instead of 10 to provide sensible difference between some profiles (drone, line trooper, medics costing the same is troublesome for beginner)
    • Less profile to set clear role for each unit to ease understanding
    • Different table of content and layout between code one rules and N4. N4 should follow a more technical/alphabetical order instead of the thematically order of Code One.
     
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