My Infinity craze continues. It seems of late I have less time for painting, not because I've taken on anything new, but there are times, when the kid has gone to bed, the kitchen is clean, everyone's bellies are full, and I just want to chill out on the couch to some mindless television. Either that or I am enwrapped in reading the Song of Ice and Fire, for you unfamiliar, I'm talking about the Game of Thrones novels.
For me, painting is now about getting a good foundation in blending. It's still a challenge for me. There are times I get tired of waiting for paints to dry that I hastily brush on some thick color and ruin my blending work. Other times I slap on too much paint. And still others where my colors are just off. Way off.
This time I report out to show you some of my latest paintings from my Infinity collection. First here is my Gui'Lang Skirmisher. A lone wolf. This unit is limited to one per army and comes with a range of different abilities. He can be equipped as a forward observers for your guided missiles, a minelayer, a hacker and a couple others.
He has level 2 camouflage and a multispectral visor level 1. This means he is pretty nice for hunting down other level 2 and mimetic enemies. Yet sadly, he can't take much of a beating with light armor and has the ballistic skill of other Yu Jing line troops, BS 11. You're going to need to be within +3 to hit range or he aint killing much.
Next up is one of my Shaolin Monks. I love these guys! For only 5 points, you get a pretty seasoned fighter. They're impetuous though so they often end up running forward without much thought to their own safety. I've learned that keeping monks alive long enough can yield some lovely results. They are certainly useful for their smoke and their chain guns. If my opponent has a linked team, I simply run my monks head long into them and see what they can do.
Last but not least is my Husong Remote. We often call these things total reaction bots. Every army, save Ariadna, has a variant of these and they are all pretty much the same. They have their uses, but don't count on their HMGs to save them. BS 11, as noted above, leaves a lot to be desired, even with 4 shots in ARO. Don't ever forget their mines and their repeater. Those can be as valuable as their ballistic weapons.
That's what I've got for this week. Soon I hope to showcase some 40k stuff. Not Tau unfortunately. Someday, Tau will return. I promise. For now, consider them lost behind a warp-storm or something.