Intelcom: My first Infinity tournament

19/10/2020 को प्रकाशित
Intelcom was New Zealand's largest Infinity tournament and its first-ever Infinity Satellite event. For me it marked the end of a journey, from never having played a game to finishing 5 competitive matches. How did I do? Watch to find out.
Hosted at the amazing Boneface brewery near Wellington and with fantastic prizes up for grabs it was my first ever competitive wargaming event. Having been put off by the idea of Warhammer 40 tournaments I never thought I'd play my hobby competitively but this event showed me what I'd been missing out on.
As promised in the video here are my lists for the competition:
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or
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List two (survival) -
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or
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  • I have to say.. I am extremely jealous of you fine folks in NZ for being able to do what your country asks of you so you could do things like this.. I literally go to my local club once a month, just so I can quarantine myself just in case. Maybe once the world gets enough Vax, and people the world over start showing proper herd immunity, I could fly on down and join in on that Gaming Convention.. sorry to say, we don't seem to have enough people in my vicinity, and I dare not travel to Orlando.. craziness going on there... Anyway Infinity gamer, I love your videos, you are very well spoken, and even though you say you are learning, I ACTUALLY prefer your videos 2:1 over any others, for the fact that you are not stumbling and mumbling your words.. Knowledge can be learned, proper speaking, that takes discipline. Thank you again for your videos.. Keep making them and we will keep watching them. Sincerely, Jason Vero Beach, Florida. United States

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment Jason and I really appreciate your kind words. It’s great to hear you’re doing your best to stay safe and we’re all excited for a time when this is all a distant memory! Thank you for checking out the channel do your best to stay safe!

  • Great video man! Awesome tables btw!

    • I think they look pretty good! Thanks for the comment 😃

  • I'm jealous of you, I must admit. We don't have much in the way of tournaments going on here right now. Luckily I'm just starting out so I bought two factions so I can trick my buddies into playing with me.

    • Thank you for watching I really appreciate you commenting!!

    • @Infinity Gamer Agreed! Thanks for the reply. I'm thoroughly enjoying the channel

    • Excellent trickery! I did the same but my 40k players didn’t want to try anything new. Being a small country we don’t have a lot of tournaments but one was more than most people! Here’s hoping we can return to normal gaming soon!

  • The sign of a great Tabletop Community: You go to Tournaments for the game, you return for the people :) Since I started Infinity with N4 after Guil Ball was cancelled, I am now looking towards playing my first tournament (In Tabletop-Sim due to Covid)

    • This is so true! Already excited for the next one purely to throw some dice with some new people!

  • Just wanted to give a shout out to our local Erich whom gets mentioned in the video.

    • @Infinity Gamer Your channel was one of our inspirations for our fledgling channel.

    • Erich is a great individual and I really value their comments and contribution to the channel 😃

  • Aaah the good old "play the objective" element of Infinity. Always something to keep in mind otherwise you lose 6-1 because you didn't pick up a Supply Box :) Also, never give up. 1 model picking up 1 Supply Box can make you win 6 -1 :)

    • You’re completely right! I hate it as a saying but it isn’t over until it’s over. From minute one of the first turn I felt it was hopeless.

  • Beautiful video. Excellent voice over. Sorry on behalf CB for all the stress that the N4 transition might have caused to all of you, guys.

    • Thank you so much for the comment! You guys did an amazing job getting as much done as you did with COVID. It wasn’t your fault our tournament was so close to launch 😂. You guys rock!

  • Fun rundown. It is like 6 years before the US can do stuff like this because people are dumb so I am jealous

    • Thanks Paul! Fingers crossed it’s not quite that long 😁

  • I miss satellites :(

    • Hopefully we’ll all be back to normal one day soon. Shame about CB canceling them for a while.

  • Hiya! I remember your channel from when you started Infinity last year, and I've been casually watching your videos. I'm so glad to hear your enthusiasm at the end of this video. As I play O-12 myself, and only have a few games under my belt, I'd like to see a video on how you enjoy the different profiles our faction offers as you explore and experiment with them! :) Thanks for your content!

    • I have something in the works that’s you might like! Going to run through trooper profiles, synergies and a bit of history for N4 O12

  • Late to the party a bit since I've been playing a lot of Elite:Dangerous as of late, but definitely enjoyed watching the video... Holy hell, I'm the second one namedropped?!!!!! o_O;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Thanks so much for the shout-out! Whoooo, Queenstown! Sadly when we were in New Zealand for three weeks, we only spent lunch there as a family. What I remember is it was rather beautiful though. Still have fond memories of numerous areas to this day, and I want to go back at some point! And of things like horizontal rain at Cape Reinga! Glad to hear it was a good experience! While I haven't participated in an Infinity tournament yet and there's been no word regarding Carbonite 2021 (I suspect Matt and the others are waiting to see how the cards fall at the end of November), I remember a similar experience for my first 40k tournament, especially the day before and the first hour or two. Same thing with helping out at one of the Games Workshop events (Conflict Calgary 2005 I think it was? Mad Grox Racing table. So much fun, SO MUCH CHAOS - the good kind). Definitely hear you on the lack of sleep, although for me it was because for that event I was up until 2am the night before assembling my last box of soldiers. Many thanks for taking us along on the journey, including a full on breakdown of it all! it's something we don't always get to see from people. Mentioning of painting stuff has reminded me I haven't done any work on either of my armies (or hubby's armies *coughs nervously*), and I suspect I'm about to find out that same bit with an airbrush, as I'll be picking on up shortly for a variety of reasons, but the biggest really is to do terrain work as well as get better primer and base coats laid down. I also really can't wait to put an order in with Brutal Cities, and I'm hoping to do such soon, as well as another order with Global Evil Corp.

  • I think you're being a little hard on yourself saying that you didn't deserve to win the game against ALEPH. Winning wars or battles (or wargames) is about control and your opponent lost control. He became far too focused on annihilating your army and ended up not focusing on the goal. Whilst in terms of the fight he definitely had you beat of that there is now question. But the mission wasn't to defeat your opponent, it was to achieve a specific objective. You showed the composure and presence of mind to spy an opportunity when it presented itself and, under what was probably intense pressure, you made exactly the right decision at the right time to achieve the mission objective. They are the kind of turning points that real life battles are won and lost on and it's what separates poor generals from great generals. How many people would have been able to snatch victory from those jaws of defeat? Your opponent will have also learned a valuable lesson there, and you said as much yourself - in future he will probably reign Achilles in. Not saying that you made a winning strategy and you will definitely learn from that, but you definitely made winning decisions and it's just as important to know how to react as it js to act.

    • Everything you say is 100% accurate and you’re right there are many ways to win a game. I do need to get over the concept of winning in a certain way - if the game presents an unconventional route to victory take it!

  • It was great to hear a tournament report more from the side of the player experience. Nice job and congrats on your first tourny!

    • Thank you!! Hoping to get myself together a bit better for the next one and focus more on the fighting 😆

  • It's awesome to see your journey! Also, have not done a tournament myself and it's great to share your experience here. The table and setup looked great and you have an amazing local community. On a separate note, please post some pics of your completed teams. Would love to have a love to have a look at them please.

    • Thank you so much! It’s been a great journey so far and I’m excited for then next chapter! I posted all my Wildfire and Beyond units painted on Instagram and but the Starmada units will be a work in progress for a few months 😬

  • Thanks for the shout out!

    • You’re welcome! Thank you for your support

  • Awesome vid. I've been wanting to get into infinity for a long while, but couldn't talk my gaming group into it. So I decided to say screw it and got operation wildfire.... Cool models neat terrain interesting rules. So after downloading n4 I decided that the nomads where calling to me and now I'm trying to put together a nomads list. I have a good gaming group around here just waiting for c19 to lift so we can game again. This is my journey so far, short but sweet can't wait to get into some games and get my ass handed to me. I want to pick up the n4 book bc I like dead trees better then digital stuff. Love your vids can't wait to see more bro. Happy wishes from Canada (Vancouver BC).

    • Nomads is a very appealing faction! You’ve done a great job getting a gaming group together and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that it’s safe to game again soon. Thanks so much for sharing your journey so far with us and keep us posted!

  • Great to see your progress from your first steps into Infinity up to your first big tournament. It is also great to see/hear that the tournament scene in NZ is as friendly and welcoming as the one here in the UK. Look forward to watching your continuing Infinity adventures. Keep up the great work. - Stormshroud

    • Thank you Stormshroud! It’s been a bit of a journey and was great chatting to you both in the run up to it. Itching to go to the next one now!

  • Thanks for sharing. Well said in regards to your thoughts on the game and the people who play it.

    • Absolutely great bunch the game had an amazing community

  • Good video. Nice style and appealing honesty. Now I sound like a movie reviewer.

    • I’ll take the feedback in any form and on any part of the content. This was a bit of a departure from the norm 😃

  • 40:00 random VaulSC

  • Great documentary feel. Excellent vid'.

    • Thanks Cammo! Was enjoyable showing a bit more of the story around the event.

  • Amazing video, great content. Happy to hear you've enjoyed your tournament and it was a joy to see your journey. Thank you for making this, I'll be looking forward to seeing future content.

    • Thank you so much Oliver! I’m looking forward to attending future tournaments that’s for sure and it will be great to meet more of the community.

  • Loved this video, great job! Both on the video and your Infinity journey so far. :) One comment though, never be ashamed of winning by playing the objectives! That's what they're there for. ;)

    • Thank you so much! You are right, I shouldn’t feel bad but I don’t feel I deserved it because he was so dominant. I still haven’t worked out how I would stop an Achilles charge!

  • Nicely edited and put together - I have enjoyed following your story

    • Glad you appreciate the edit as it’s taken a little longer than usual! Nice to see it didn’t go unnoticed 😂

  • A great journey into Infinity, thanks very much for sharing. It's very inspiring for my own start into the game!

    • Thanks Ralf! Please feel free to keep us posted with how your own journey goes!

  • Awesome vid mate, thanks for sharing your journey and very glad to have been a small part of it! Looking forward to all your next adventures ⚡

    • So long as I’m not fading you that’s fine!

    • @Infinity Gamer next tourney! 😜

    • Thanks for the training leading up to it and congrats on your result at Intelcom. The terrain you provided was a major highlight although I’m sad to not have had a chance to play on those two.

  • Thank you for your video and previous videos. I was looking forward to this tournament however the timing change meant could not go.. but your coverage is awesome and I hope it can all happen next year. I started playing about the same time you did so have been following along with your channel and it is great.. well done

    • @Infinity Gamer here is hoping

    • Thanks so much Ben, it would have been great to have you there as there were a few of us first timers. Hopefully next year we can throw some dice down together 😃

  • I was looking forward for this! Great Vid, man, as usual, but this time even better! Inspiring, showing the community, the challenge to improve your game. The video quality itself is a point of reference for other channel of similar topic.

    • This is why I couldn’t help but give you a shoutout. Love the encouragement and really value the support.

  • Just wanted to say how awesome this is you have inspired me to get into CodeOne and from there N4 hopefully.

    • That means so much! Honestly if you can find some experienced players to guide you you won’t regret it, it’s a fantastic game and new players are always welcome!

  • Beautiful journey mate! It's your fault too that now I'm stuck with this awesome hobby and game community!

    • We’re all in this together!

  • I actually posted this in the chat comments, so you may have seen it already, and if you have, forgive the redundancy, but I wouldn't mind if you made more lore videos, especially on the lore changes from N3 to N4, since Corvus Belli did say that the timeline did advance with the release of the new edition.

    • Good to know! I’ll get the planning book out and get to work 😄

    • My preference would be for faction specific, but it's a very slight preference, I'd be almost as happy with generic stuff, since I enjoy lore videos and the setting is so interesting.

    • Would you prefer more generic stuff or faction-specific?

    • Awesome! I look forward to seeing them.

    • No it’s always good to be reminded! You’re absolutely right I need to do some more about the background and lore especially as the timeline has moved forward. Get ready to see more such videos soon!

  • The tournament butterflies are real, whether you're going to your first or your fourth tournament. I've found if you set yourself a goal for the tournament, something reasonable but still something to work towards, it can go along way to improving your game and tournament paly. Cancon this year my goal was to not finish in the bottom third of the pool, and to not let my foot off the gas (Onyx contact force) and I ended up having a blast, and achieved both my goals! Can't wait to see what you've got in store for the future, and watching you grow as an infinity player!

    • Of course! Trust me, with my local players there’s nothing o can tel them they don’t already know!

    • @Infinity Gamer in a tournament certainly. Maybe not in friendly games though ;)

    • I really love that Sun Tzu quote and need to remember it during the game. Because infinity is so collaborative I find myself earning my opponent when they’re about to make a huge mistake and should probably not do that all the time 😂

    • @Infinity Gamer Exactly. Just having something to refer back to to remind you to play the objective can be the difference between taking a psychological loss as well as a game loss, and making that big comeback that makes games memorable! Also, remember Sun Tzu: "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." In the game that the aleph player put you in retreat, but you managed to take the actions required to score the objective points, you played the objective, whilst your opponent lost sight of the main goal, and that's why I love infinity. You can take a massive hit to your forces, but still eak out a win by scoring the points and playing the objective.

    • That’s such good advice. Too many times my opponent would derail me and I’d flounder around. Everyone always mentions having a plan B. If your main unit gets taken out what’s your backup?

  • Your terrain was really nice mate! Good effort on getting that painted so quick!

    • Hahaha having seen the caliber of players in NZ I think a top 15 finish would be a stretch goal 😂 Thanks so much for the support and comments though, I do appreciate each one.

    • @Infinity Gamer Theres only one way to learn. Really enjoyed the video :) quite the heartwarming journey and glad you enjoy the community. Look forward to seeing you at more events then :D Maybe you can up your goals and aim for a total victory at INZO

    • Thank you! Probably not the best project to learn airbrushing but it all turned out OK in the end 😃

  • Amazing Choppy Guy is my new name for ninja... or maybe it's an oniwaban? Why not both.

    • There were definitely people that could tell a table was from a certain town or city because they know the metas but I think you’re onto something. Ours were the first games many people had played in N4 so the new cover rules would have caught people out and they may have blamed the table as a result. We were very TAG heavy (Vaul ran an avatar a bit) so those models getting cover may have seemed intense.

    • @Infinity Gamer yeah, surprising out of TO on a 30 with either E/M or Mono is no joke. Unrelated question: tablewise, did you notice a "meta" shift from your local group? I think when other attendees complain about tables, it usually means they've not had to play on a table like that before instead of it just being a "bad" table. our local meta tries to keep a very diverse group of tables in the mix (including a fair bit of terrain rules) so that list building is not just based on mission or on opponent, but also based on table environment. If you're not used to that, it's unsettling. Good show on your first big event!

    • I think it was oniwaban! At least someone here knows what they’re talking about 😂

  • Im just starting on my Infinity journey since n4 dropped. Played one game of n3 but that was it. I am playing JSA and really loving it. Your videos are wonderful! You should go into documentary narrating! You have a calming voice lol! I am hoping to get playing in a first tournament soon!

    • Hahaha if the BBC ever needs a new voiceover person I’ll be sure to make myself available 😜 Keep us posted on your progress in Infinity as there are a bunch of helpful people here that can help if you need it. Feel free to make some suggestions on videos you’d find helpful too.

  • Great video as always mate. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to watch your journey. Well done on your first tourney and coming in as you did. Looking forward to more of your content! #I am an Infinity gamer.

    • Thank you Matt and thanks for the very valuable demo on how to win using O12 in that third game. Was very pleased to see you finish so well and excited to see you at the next event. Hopefully just socially 😜

  • Great video Tom! I really like the way you've taken us through your whole journey 🤙

    • Thank you 🙏 it’s been a wild ride and hopefully the next tournament won’t be quite as stressful 😂

  • Can I just say, your terrain was awesome and I really appreciated it. Especially now!

    • I’m still struggling with the off interactions outside of shooting/dodging etc so thanks for clearing that up. I suppose the hack wouldn’t have impacted the ability to pick up the supply box - it’s a bit more obvious in hindsight! I know, I think it’s a hangover from 40k where tabling you’re opponent resulted in a major victory but have to remember that chasing the objectives is key.

    • Also lol @ me carrying a table through while everyone else is still playing.

    • lol @ my bald head in the front of the prizegiving. Now I know who was running video!

    • It actually wouldn't have mattered if your Gangbuster had been hacked (unless it was going to kill you). It wouldn't be a face to face. And NEVER feel bad about winning while in Retreat! Infinity is a game of spec ops, murdering all the guys doesn't matter if you don't do the mission. You did the mission, you deserved to win.

    • Looking forward to next time!

  • Great video man, i guess you have showed the real beauty of the Infinity game community. It's really a game of gentlemens that just want to play and see other play. I live in Italy and in all tournaments i have been, even the competitive ones all people were very chill and ready to learn new things.

    • You’re completely right. Just because you’re playing to win doesn’t mean you need to act badly - we would all let small things slide and if dice hadn’t been rolled it was easy to undo a mistake.

  • Oh this is awesome. My favorite part is where you call the 1 table that VaulSC said was absolutely shameful and the to should be embarrassed about your favorite. It just goes to show that there are different perspectives and if you don't like something someone else may have it as a favorite.

    • @VaulSC I’ve never thought about it 😁 I guess I’m old school and prefer to throw down dice in person especially as we can in NZ. I’ve watched some of your games though and they do look fun.

    • @Infinity Gamer why don't you give TTS a try?

    • I quite enjoyed it actually. It was very informative and gave excellent direction. A good video never goes out of date ;)

    • @Infinity Gamer My YT coverage of table layouts is a bit out of date. It's all happening on TTS these days, a look at the map pack workshop would be a better way to go :)

    • Watching the video right now! But the general takeaway from what he says is that you can almost have any terrain set-up and a good list should still be able to deal with it. He admits he likes a variety that sways between closed and open tables because it forces your list to think about those. I particularly like this quote: "I wouldn't really want to be in a tournament situation where every single table was just perfectly balanced..." A lot to learn from that video and definitely worth a watch - I'll certainly watch it again and thanks for sharing.

  • After the last minute or so of this vid I'd definitely buy a shirt with the channel's logo saying something along the lines of "I am an Infinity Player" or "We are Infinity". Another great vid keep being awesome.

    • You’re an absolute genius! Thank you so much for watching to the end and thanks for the encouragement I really do appreciate it.

  • Thank you so much for sharing your story and journey, seeing the behind the scenes stuff like this was fantastic. Keep up the good work

    • Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. It’s the support of people like you that keep me going!

  • 🌴👍

    • Thanks for the palm tree, I always look forward to them 😁

  • As an aside, the HTML links almost never ever actually work.

    • HTML links to the army builder? I have used them in this video so I hope they do!

  • Oh sure. The day I have to spend 8 hours in a car! *grumble*

    • @Infinity Gamer *grumble*

    • Definitely no watching! And internet might be a little patchy. Something to look forward to after your drive then.

    • @Infinity Gamer Trying to watch a live stream on mobile only promises me a nightmare. :p

    • So sorry! Maybe it would be a good audio book for 45 minutes?

  • Ohh man I can't wait to watch this.