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  1. I really like how cleanly constructed this is, under the detailing. Great modular tables don't have to be complex and are easier to build and use when they aren't! Storage must be a challenge, though, and take up a lot of space.
  2. That is a great start and should make for an awesome bright hexagonal future table!
  3. If you're looking for scruffy, working-class Japanese scenery, there's this amazing thread over on Lead Adventure on doing an Akira-style table. Well worth looking through, even if the thread is 50+ pages long! http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=55891.0
  4. Al'Hawwa is AVA 3 in QK, I almost always run at least 2 in any QK list. Mid-field Infiltrating Assault Hackers are awesome. You don't get Hunzakut or Tauregs in QK but the AVA increase in Al'Hawwa is awesome. Ragik Assault Hacker with AD3 is an option, and remember that downgrading AD means you can just walk them in from a table edge instead of risking an actual on-table drop. And yeah, with Repeaters the actual physical location of your Hackers matters a LOT less. Stick 'em somewhere inside a building out of the way so they're safe.
  5. Ah, rabbit mesh or something similar. Hadn't thought of that. I'll consider it but something more sci-fi and sleeker would fit a bit better with the general look and feel of the table. I'm probably going to wind up cutting a crapton of cardboard ladders and using those...
  6. No links to companies that aren't Official Made For Infinity Partner companies, remember. Silly forum rule, but still a forum rule. That said, and with no link, I quite like the "Combat Plaza" mat I got a while ago from P-Works, who are an Italian company. It's in PVC cloth (plastic canvas) instead of mousepad material, and while I would have preferred mousepad the PVC has great print quality and lies flat with some counter-rolling and the occasional strategically-deployed piece of scenery. P-Works is started to do mousepad material for more of their mats, but not the Combat Plaza pattern yet, and I really wanted that pattern for my space station table. Pic here on my scenery thread:
  7. The big bulkhead walls have interior maintenance passages right at the top of the wall. The "A" graphics along the top edges are the access hatches in and out of those maintenance passages. We've had some really fun sideshows up in the overheads; it's a great place to stash an infiltrating trooper, especially a Hacker, because hacking doesn't need Line of Sight. Most of the bulkhead modules also have at least two regular doors (the exception being the two with huge cargo doors) so there's rarely just one single chokepoint in each module. I still need to install more ladders from ground level up to the access hatches; right now I tell people to assume they exist but making them explicit would be better. This is going to involve figuring out how to manufacture at least a dozen 4" or 5" long ladder pieces, which will be a painful process by hand. Talking to someone with a lasercutter and a willingness to do some custom cutting might be the solution...
  8. Exorcism if you've got a TAG is ONLY available to regular HD, HD+ or Defensive HD - and the last two are as rare as a competent PanO medic. Controlled Jump and lots of other utility programs are only on HD. Blackout vs an Enemy Hacker isn't as spectacular as, say, Brain Blast, but it's a strong DAM attack that can really screw your opponent up. Speaking of which, if you really want to properly fry an enemy Hacker, the HD shares Brain Blast with the KHD. Then there's always Spotlight, if you're totally out of other things to do and have enemies in your Hacking ZoCs!
  9. I do wish Spotlight was available as an ARO. It's the only non-utility Hacker program that isn't available as an ARO, and I'm not sure why. Spotlight through solid walls would give all those skulking Hackers something to do in ARO and make your opponent think a bit more about sticking their head around a corner to take that Active Turn shot at one of your dudes or dudettes...
  10. Hunzakuts. If you're playing vanilla Haqq and you don't have Max AVA Hunzakuts in your list, your list might be just plain wrong. Hunz are awesome toolboxes. I had one last night blow away an Ariadna MI dude (Minuteman?) with her first AP Mine then lock that side of the table down hard with two more AP Mines and a Repeater for good measure. She didn't fire a shot herself and the enemy never actually laid eyes on her. The Sniper profile is just OK but the FO or Light Grenade Launcher profiles are brutally efficient for 18pts each. I'm really looking forward to whatever future Haqq sectorial gets Hunz in it so we have higher AVA than just 2!
  11. I love the idea of using slices of hot glue stick as the "glass" in lighting fixtures! Not sure what you mean by 'foldable buildings' - could you maybe add brackets to the corners of the walls that hold rare earth magnets to keep the buildings together on the table but allow flat or mostly-flat storage?
  12. "You just walked [Hackable Unit] into range of one of my Repeaters. I have four Hacking AROs... and an AP Mine..." Currently really gnarly infowar lists in Haqq do need to be Vanilla so you can get the wonderful and amazing Hunzakut out mid-field spammming Repeaters and Mines for you. Hassassin & the Barid's Pitchers are second best. Lots of REMs with Repeaters is third best, with that extra boost of speed Rafiq and Fanous REMs get. And yes, a list with that many REMs probably should have an Engineer. It's not a particularly optimized list and I haven't actually played the specific example I posted above, although I regularly run similar lists.
  13. Foamed PVC takes paint quite well, in my experience. I've used enamel spraypaints, cheap acrylic craft paint, and good quality miniatures acrylics on the stuff with no problems. It won't take white glue really well when unpainted, but over paint white glue sticks quite well. Superglue is better for structural joins or gluing unpainted foamed PVC together. It's become my favourite scenery building material, it's really easy to work with. Much nicer than foamcore, although not as easy to find.
  14. Pitchers are awesome. In our last tournament I covered the midfield with a pair of Spec Fire-launched pitchers which forced Scarface to move up one edge instead of rampaging up the middle of the board, and allowed me to position an Ayyar in cover to blow Scarface away when he came around the corner. Dual Viral Pistols inside 8" are an awesome way of dealing with a TAG. I frequently use Hackers as my default Specialist and run quite absurdly Hacker-heavy lists. This Hassassin list is the latest version of a series; two Ayyar for serious offensive punch, Leila and a Ghulam fireteam (best LI in the game, accept no substitutes!) to back them up, and lots of Hackers, Repeaters, and a dose of the special brand of infowar chaos the Mutts bring. Hassassin Bahram ────────────────────────────────────────────────── GROUP 19 1 1 ÁYYĀR (Surprise Shot L2) Shock Marksman Rifle / 2 Viral Pistols, CCW, Knife. (0 | 39) BARID Hacker (Hacking Device) Lieutenant Rifle + Pitcher / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 21) BARID Hacker (Killer Hacking Device UPGRADE: Lightning) Rifle + Pitcher / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 16) LEILA SHARIF Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Shock Marksman Rifle, D-Charges / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 20) GHULAM Hacker (Hacking Device) Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 20) GHULAM HMG / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 20) GHULAM Missile Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 17) GHULAM (Forward Observer) Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13) MUTTAWI'AH Chain Rifle, E/Marat, Jammer, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5) RAFIQ REMOTE Rifle + Light Shotgun, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 16) GROUP 24 1 1 ÁYYĀR (Surprise Shot L2) Rifle + E/Mitter, D.E.P. / 2 Viral Pistols, CCW, Knife. (0 | 37) LASIQ Viral Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25) KAMEEL (Total Reaction, Repeater) Rifle + Light Shotgun / Electric Pulse. (0 | 21) SHIHAB REMOTE HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 25) MUTTAWI'AH Chain Rifle, E/Marat, Jammer, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5) 5 SWC | 300 Points Open in Infinity Army I need to come up with a version that incorporates an Assault Hacker and the Kameel EVO Hacker REM so I have every possible flavour of Hacker in the same list...
  15. Also can't help with Vancouver/Fraser Valley but overseas in Victoria we've got a reasonable little community going on. Tournament at the end of January at Everything Games in Langford, too! "Vancouver Island Infinity" over upon the Book of Face, if anyone's interested.