It’s been an interesting week, Infinity-wise. Corvus Belli announced on their forum some upcoming changes to base sizes moving forward this year. There’ll be additional clarification in the next week or two when some new PDFs are released, but for now, they gave us a list of what will be changing. There was a bit of a shitstorm on the forums about it, but Corvus Belli managed to calm the storm by explaining that re-basing models would not be mandatory. Thankfully my group and I are level-headed enough to not overreact like some forum members did, and realise that it makes very little difference to the game (and with the impending announcement this weekend most likely pointing at a new rulebook, it might mean a change in the rules which could mean base-size is of little to no consequence).
With the changes in mind, however, I have decided that I’m no longer happy with my Cutter on a 40mm base, and so went about re-basing him onto a 50mm (I know the official size is supposed to be 55mm, but nobody will notice 5mm!).
He looks better, and a lot more stable on this base (although regrettably I didn’t take the opportunity to pin him to it, but the second he falls off of it, he’ll get pinned!)
I also managed to finish my Myrmidon Officer this week, and I’m pretty pleased with her – despite her diminutive stature, she stands out among the Myrmidons with her red hair, which I was successfully able to darken and look more red than orange:
With her complete, I just have 4 more Myrmidons, 2 Posthumans, a Chandra Spec Ops, Naga and Ekdromoi to finish before I put the finishing touches on Ajax and paint up my Marut, which I’ve been looking forward to for a while.
Going back to PanO, I was lucky enough to acquire some Military Orders models second hand – one of my regular opponents had picked a bunch up on eBay last year, and had stripped most of their paintwork down but never got around to using them, so I traded some old novels for the Knights in space(!).
As a result I now have a Knight Hospitalier, Teutonic Knight with Spitfire, a Magister Knight, an Equestrian Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, a Knight of Montesa as well as a bunch of Order Sergeants. As a further result of the trade I’m also getting a proper Aquila with HMG to replace my conversion, which I was never truly happy with.
Since I’ve nearly run out of my basing material, I decided it was finally time to put all those Antenociti bases I’ve got to good use, and I’m happy to say they are almost an exact match in terms of hexagon size. I’ve used the last 5 25mm bases I’ve made to base the Order Sergeants, with the extra one going to my new Aquila when he arrives. Then for the Knights I’ve switched to the resin Antenociti bases, which I’ll be using from now on for my PanO and Aleph figures.
For the Order Sergeants I didn’t have too much work to do other than to re-base them, aside from clipping a rock from the base of the Sniper model, but luckily a small bit of bending of the ankles allows him to stand flat and still be aiming his rifle in the right direction!
With the Knights, going from left to right, there was a little more work involved, as I decided the Hospitalier Knight needed to be carrying a gun in addition to his sword – luckily I had a spare Multi Rifle from the Indigo Spec Ops model, so that went on – I’ve had to clip his fingers down a bit so I’ll rebuild them with green stuff at some stage before painting. The Teuton with Spitfire didn’t need any work, and the Knight of the Sepulchre only needed some gap-filling on his cloak. The Magister Knight also didn’t need any work, while I converted the Montesa Knight to carry a Spitfire instead of the Combi Rifle the model is armed with – I figured that with Mechanised Deployment, the Montesa would be better off with a Spitfire rather than a Combi Rifle! This Spitfire was gleaned from a spare Order Sergeant model which also came with them – although I’ve already got that one so he’s been chopped up for spares (I’m tempted to head-swap him with another spare Order Sergeant, and using a spare pare of Hexa Spitfire arms, have a second, differently posed Order Sergeant with Spitfire).
Sharp-eyed readers will notice that they’re missing their helmet aerials, and I have a plan to replace them once the Aquila with HMG shows up – I’ll be greenstuff casting his pair of aerials several times so that I can give them to all the models that are missing them! More on that in a future post.