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  1. Ok found my answers on infinitywiki, so my assumption appears correct that template weapons are 3D, so a teardrop template is a cone and a circular template is a sphere. I wish the rulebook was just a little more clear at times. I just have to get use to checking game errata and resources if something doesn’t seem clear.
  2. Another question that came up the other night about template weapons. It came up when I threw a grenade in speculative fire that hit an area that had valid targets on different heights of scenery. The question that was kind of confusing was is the circular template spherical in its area of affect? When I looked it up later in the rulebook at home the illustrations added other questions. ok so this is the first example with a direct template at targets on multiple levels. Okay so this makes it seem like the attack is a cone shape, the next example is from above this one is kind of confusing is the first nomad unit that it misses in a building or on top of it? Is this template representing a cone area of effect or is it a flat plane that can be rotated because thats just how the game works? Just asking because I'm making an assumption of the level of abstraction for the game. Some of the other examples show the direct and impact templates being placed from various places on the model silhouette, which makes sense since any area can be targeted so can shoot from any area of the model area. there isn't an illustration of the circular template and how it interacts with scenery and different levels. Intuitively it seems like I could hit the front edge of the building and place the template in such a way to hit both target silhouettes. How is this resolved in the game? on a flat surface it works and I can follow the process, when terrain is added with varying heights I don't want to assume that I understand how the game resolves this. Thanks again
  3. Mack

    New Faction Advice

    I have a quick question. When I'm playing a Corregidor only force a Mobile Brigada is my only option, they seem okay and would be good as a member of a fire team. If I'm playing a vanilla force they seem really underwhelming for their cost. Not bad, just not very interesting. I just want an opinion on the other options. I already have a Kriza Boracs model, its really expensive but it seems like I get what I pay for. LT options, good skills, 360 vision, full auto L2 and some hard hitting weapons. The other option that I really like is the Taskmaster. I've always liked the look of this model and it seems like it has a lot of flexibility. Red Fury, Crazykolas, and a tinbot deflector seems like it could serve a variety of roles for a lower cost. At the lower point games, I assume that for most mission objectives sinking that many points into one unit isn't practical. I know most of it comes down to personal preference and the situation but do any veteran players have any good advice on their use? In higher point games, how much support do heavy, expensive units like these need to be effective? Engineers to fix damage from comm attacks and E/M weapons for example. Also, is the only option for a Nomad deflector tinbots in the Taskmaster and Riot Grrls boxes?
  4. Mack

    New Faction Advice

    i know its so hard to decide if I want a more "serious" paint scheme or crazy style for my Nomads. I am basing some of my new miniature forces. For some of my Combined Army and Ariadna forces I've been thinking of using plastic bases instead of the MDF ones. Are the new line of fire bases worth using? I like the idea of them but I literally already a box of older bases and some other styles just sitting on my desk.
  5. Mack

    New Faction Advice

    They just want to run up and hug you!from the cool mini site
  6. Thanks my aging eyes and fingers thank you. I ended picking up a used set of german panzer grenadiers and a couple of support weapons. I just have to switch around some of the weapons and paint them up which should be quick. I usually want to pick up extra stuff so I can convince my friends to play. They all have massive Warhammer armies but rarely play, so convincing them to even try a new game can be like pulling teeth (let alone buying new miniatures). So for games I want to play I tend to need a decent selection of units for each side. I'm trying to get two of my friends to play a couple of games so they might be inclined to stop by for games on Tuesdays. I don't think I would use them much but I'm actually thinking of building a Puma or something because the AFVs look really good on the table. So I have to balance the stuff I want to field but also having some nice opposing force so my friends can pick up a game or two. I'm pretty sure that when they actually set down and have a couple of good games they will see that Bolt Action is more beginner friendly than past systems they have played. So with the league being a couple of months away I have enough time to put together some more rounded units that I would like to play, but also so my friends can try a couple of games and either use some of my units or build their own starter unit. But I'm half way there. Awhile back I saw a really nice Burma table on the terrain tutor. So I've been slowly working on some terrain for a pacific/Burma theater campaign. I was brainstorming about river ideas with a kind of Bridge on the River Kwai feel and my friends both have been interested with the logistics of bridge and river building. And both of them really liked the older sets of Chindits and Japanese jungle fighters that I've been painting. So a good looking Bolt Action force ready to play might just be the tipping point for them. I know I could use some of the forces that I have already. They are kind of theater specific, which rules wise doesn't matter much. But it would be one more abstraction that would just seem kind of odd.
  7. Sounds like a lot of fun! I will be there.
  8. Thank you very much for the helpful information. I put a Japanese Army unit on hold because it seemed like I had to adjust every figure because they all were staring at their feet. I have a heavy infantry army so it just never seemed like I was going to finish. Just trying to squeeze another project into my crowded schedule. I actually picked up a used set of metal and plastic german soldiers. So see what their gear is and reprime them and get to painting when they arrive. Thanks for the information on your experiences with some of the other sets, I really enjoy the painting aspect of the hobby. Building models over and over, not so much.
  9. Thank you for the information. I don't have the time or patience right now to fuss around with really small model pieces 30+ times. I like the variety of the really multipart sets but I get tired of adjusting every weapon. I've been looking at a couple of units for awhile so I will try and build a newer set. Thanks again.
  10. I'm thinking about starting a new Bolt Action army to start playing again this January and I just wanted to get a little advice. I've only played a few casual games awhile back and most of the stuff I have right now seems more theater/theme specific. I'm thinking about picking up the German Grenadier or Fallschirmjager starter army set and just wanted some advice. It looks like the German Grenadier infantry sprues have separate weapons. I like having options, but are weapons that need to be attached separately more trouble than they are worth? German airborne infantry look like they have the arms and rifles/weapons already attached which is what I've mostly worked with. Also, does anyone have any experience on how the build process for the British and American airborne units is? Thanks for any advice.
  11. Mack

    New Faction Advice

    Thanks, my wife wasn't feeling well and there was a million things that needed to get done around the house. I'm planning on being their next Sunday. 😊
  12. Thanks for the idea of packing the gap before hand with baking soda before hand. I think I just need to be more methodical and slow down if I'm using that method. I usually use CA and baking soda to speed up the sit time for hard to attach pieces. It would give me an excuse to try these applicators out.
  13. Thanks for the tip. I'm always wary about additives to CA glue though. Its great when it works, but my fingers are clumsy and I always manage to manage make some sort of mess. When the glue cures in a few seconds its rock solid, which is great when I don't make a mistake. But I always have some patch of rock solid finger print or smudge that I have a nightmare cleaning up, usually it doesn't show up much until I prime the model.
  14. Mack

    New Faction Advice

    I hate miniature games, I'm looking at what new stuff I want to pick up while there is half an army of stuff on my desk waiting to be painted. At least I've managed to get most of them out of the packages and assembled. Okay, maybe just the Combined Army starter or the Ariadna Antipode squad until I finish the last of my Nomads. At least when I'm painting a lot of stuff I can get my wet pallet and air brush set up and do a lot of the base work in an assembly line fashion. At least with skirmish games I never have enough stuff to get sick of painting the same kind of unit.
  15. I might not be able to make it today for Infinity. There might be too much going on around the house to get away. I will do my best to make it, still up in the air.
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