Tagged: NOVA 2014

Infinity – 3-player Hunger Games

Tried out the NOVA 2014 Hunger Games scenario last night. There were only 3 of us, but we wanted to get a feel for it and see how it played..

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I went for a very busy table, although there were still a surprising number of open sightlines...

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Those Necromunda towers, incidentally, are practically see through, even if you treat everything as solid walls. Very weird compared to our usual stuff.

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Those Necromunda towers, incidentally, are practically see through, even if you treat everything as solid walls. Very weird compared to our usual stuff.

We treated smoke as lasting a full round, since the Hunger Games rules seemed to indicate this should be the case; it definitely improved the value of smoke templates within the scenario.
With only 3 of us we had lots of opportunity to get a handle on the basic interactions between units; with up to 8 on the board I think I’d want even more LOF blockers. I’m definitely looking forward to trying out a full free for all at some point. Yu Jing deployed between Haqqislam and Ariadna, so they got lots of AROs but also got hammered from all sides.

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Bikers! What's that down in the corner?

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It's Kasym Beg, taking down a (proxy) Tiger Soldier!

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The game ender.

On the fourth turn, I’d totally left my Spetsnaz in the outer 6″,so he got hit with fire. The result? A dogged Spetsnaz sniper with zero wounds left, standing in the middle of a massive blaze, *on fire*, advancing through the flames to shoot down the last remaining Yu Jing soldier from across the battlefield. Upon making the third shot, the Yu Jing soldier was dead, my Spetsnaz collapsed in a heap, and my Veteran (over two feet away as a result of the Yu Jing metachemistry roll; he got super movement and booked it) won the Hunger Games.