Lately I have become very interested in Infinity the Game. Infinity, for those who haven't heard of it, is a skirmish battle tabletop game, like Necromunda and Malifaux in it's size of battle but not in it's scope. It's produced by a Spanish Company, Corvus Belli, who were recently guests on Beasts of War Youtube Channel.
The game is set in 175 years in the future of our world. This is very important, because in the game you'll find all the contemporary world powers represented in the game. There is a huge Asian conglomerate power, the Yu Jing, that features units and troops from China, Japan and other Asian nations. Americans have been fused with the nations of the UK and Russia, and become a power, less advanced technologically due to isolation from Earth and the Human Sphere for a century.
The game can be incredibly detailed; your futuristic soldiers can doctor wounded comrades, hack into enemy computer systems, and use camouflage to move undetected across the battlefield. At first it sounds complex, but the core rules are fluid, simple and easy to learn. You'll never need more than 4 dice at a time, in contrast to 40k where you often find yourself digging out 20-30 dice from your stash.
What I like most about it, is that although it's still based on a "you-go, I-go" turn system, your enemy can react to your moves in your turn and vice versa, making for a game that engages you throughout its entire length. You don't have to watch your opponent move and shoot uncontested during his turn, you get to fight back.
I haven't even mentioned the miniatures yet. They are, in my humble opinion, the best miniatures available on the market today. Every model is expertly sculpted with near flawless anatomy, posed in dynamic and fluid stances that imply action. You have to see for yourself. It's hard to look at a 40k miniature the same way after you realize what Corvus Belli has achieved with this range.
I've scheduled my first game for next week, and I plan on doing a short battle report via Youtube. I know, I know, all this text and no actual in-game experience. WTF? That's bloggers for you! I am in no way endorsed by Corvus Belli, either, just really enthusiastic about this new game.
I'll be proxying my Tau force for a Pan Oceania battle group. Pan Oceania is the future manifestation of the western powers, rich, technologically advanced and domineering, they field some of the best shock troops, Orcs, and have powerful TAGs, or battlesuits. Check out this video to learn more.