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Post  CA$H on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:20 pm

So scouring for a small, skirmish game, where I only need to paint 5-10 models, and I came across this:

http://www.mercsminis.com

I have downloaded the quick start rules, and I thought of giving it a try Friday - anyone interested? If I like the game, I will order a starter force - its only like $55 and it has everything........all you need ever. I like that idea....it also has free campaigns, with upkeep, unit purchasing, etc....seems cool.

anyways.....anyone interested?
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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  Matt Varnish on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:23 am

I have enough to paint as it is. What happened to Dystopian wars and Warmachine Smile The only new game for me on the horizon is some sort of modern warfare game.
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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  Diragi on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:31 am

tbh the only faction that has me interested visually is the FCC (who ironically look modern warfare-ish) -- but the rest are little to much early 40k. But on the plus side as I think they use one sculptor for the entire line everything comes together nicely. Ultimately it comes down to the rules though.
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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  CA$H on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:54 am

Matt Varnish wrote:I have enough to paint as it is. What happened to Dystopian wars and Warmachine Smile The only new game for me on the horizon is some sort of modern warfare game.

I'm still down for either, but no one wants to play with me Sad

MERCS offers a new twist, and literally only 6-7 models.....so minimal investment - Also, I have Warmachine and Dystopian Wars models if anyone wants to try those system - both are unique and VERY fun.
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Post  CA$H on Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:58 pm

Worth a read (just as much for my reference as any):

http://www.playunplugged.com/2012/07/a-month-of-mercs-part-five-first-impressions-from-play/

http://www.playunplugged.com/2011/08/mercs/

http://theshellcase.co.uk/2011/10/29/mercs-the-review/

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/707984/review-of-mercs

Seems very well received and promising! I will have the quick start rules and cards for a couple factions printed off for Friday - I think Diragi and I are going to test it out.
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Post  CA$H on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:38 pm

Infinity seems an option too, as the model count is usually less than 10 models also.........in my reading Infinity and Mercs are basically considered the "best" sci-fi skirmish games currently on the market- Infinity being the larger, more established of the two, with larger model selection and unit types. It also uses more standard I go/you go rules and measuring......
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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  Diragi on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:05 am

Infinity has the better minis for sure (armoured Shaolin monks with lightsabers/ARs? Yes please) but I likethat Mercs only has 6/7 minis per faction and no collecting rabbit hole to fall into.


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Post  CA$H on Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:03 pm

Diragi wrote:Infinity has the better minis for sure (armoured Shaolin monks with lightsabers/ARs? Yes please) but I prefer that Mercs only has 6/7 minis per faction and no rabbit hole to fall into.

MERCS mechanics are more straight forward, and they have the "unlimited range" on all weapons which I like- no reason a rifle cant fire across a 4' play space at 28mm scale, not just drop out of the air at 24". It's bonuses to hit a close range that I like- its a different approach.
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Post  CA$H on Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:43 pm

Well, Game 1 vs Duane was interesting........and very cool! I want to try another soon, with a different faction to give it a go. I also did more reading on Infinity (as their models are boss!) and I found this:

http://infinity-ireland.org/node/13
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/312727.page

Interestingly Infinity is usually played using 10-16 miniatures. It is a Skirmish game, you wont find massive armies here, just a firefight between very specialized commandos. So, like Mercs its low model count and seeing as the rules and army lists are freely available they won't cost you anything for Infinity.

May have to try the Infinity rules.....
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Post  CA$H on Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:00 pm

I keep drooling over the Infinity models - they have to be the nicest one there atm......
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Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:28 pm

I think I'd be willing to try infinity just to paint some of the gorgeous models. There was a preorder on Wayland for a warrior with a huge hammer. I'd almost buy just that model to paint, regardless of rules.

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Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:32 pm

I call dibs on the aleph if we try Infinity Wink

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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  Diragi on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:20 pm

Hmm... infinity would be getting away from the cheap and cheerful idea of mercs. Even if we do infinity proxies for mercs it would be still be pricey as you would have to buy single minis that work....

Hopefully the rules are good enough to play (infinity).
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Post  CA$H on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:54 pm

I just bought this :



And Brett Bought these 2! :






the starters are only $37.95 at FdB!! Less than Wayland or Ebay.....and local!
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Post  Diragi on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:17 pm

Lol
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Post  CA$H on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:23 pm

Using the free online "EZArmy" on the inifinty site - my start box is 155pts - and they suggest 150pt games for newbs - so perfect!
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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  Diragi on Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:53 pm

Did you guys take the infinity rules for a spin yet... ? Kind of getting away from a small and cheerful mercs setup Sad

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Post  CA$H on Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:19 pm

Diragi wrote:Did you guys take the infinity rules for a spin yet... ? Kind of getting away from a small and cheerful mercs setup Sad


not yet- but my 6 models are 155pts - so a "full" National tourney list is 300pts- so what - 10-12 models?! Still played on 4x4 - but you can play on larger.....and still low models count- AND only $37.95 for a starter (6 models) so cheaper than MERCS. Add to that the fact that all the rules, army lists, etc are complete and FREE.........

Infinity rules are more complex, but you can stage the complexity....so I am keen to give it a go.
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Post  Pripyat on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:08 am

Assembled and primed (with some parts basecoated) of the 12 models. I think the models make one list of 198 and one list of 153 ( maybe one large one of 340 pts). I still haven't read up on the force creation rules.

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Post  CA$H on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:39 am

Well, we can give the basic rules a go on Friday if your interested......we both seem to have similar points..
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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  Diragi on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:57 pm

I looked through the Infinity rules and it misses the mark on what I wanted out of a new game (something simple that can be busted out every month or two). So as nice as the minis are I'm probably going to pass...
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Post  CA$H on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:28 pm

Diragi wrote:I looked through the Infinity rules and it misses the mark on what I wanted out of a new game (something simple that can be busted out every month or two). So as nice as the minis are I'm probably going to pass...

Whatever.......it's like herding retarded cats with this group - so I am just going with something....
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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  Matt Varnish on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:31 pm

My thoughts exactly: Re: FoF and Cold Wars Smile

Besides, it leaves Diragi more time to play WoW haha.
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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  CA$H on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:39 pm

Yeah,

the rules are not that much more complex - but they make more sense. Brett and I will give it a go.
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Re: Seriously tempted........

Post  Diragi on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:41 pm

CA$H wrote:Whatever.......it's like herding retarded cats with this group - so I am just going with something....

Says the head/instigator cat Laughing

Maybe / hopefully I'll warm up to it after seeing your play through-s (as the minis are /that/ nice).
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