Infinity: Voyage to Infinity


Infinity 3rd Edition is out and the game has really picked up momentum in the crew. I’m not going to dwell on the game, the rules or even ‘sexy modelgate’. We’re talking scenery. Infinity requires fuck loads. We’re not talking the usual GW fair either plastered with skulls and with more holes than actual scenery. We are talking whole buildings, crates, barriers, walk ways, bill boards, and cars. Pretty much anything that goes into make a table look good but more importantly block Line of Fire and offer a degree of protection.

Why? Because Infinity is brutal, a typical 40K board would see a game of Infinity last a turn. For most of us though getting that much scenery together is daunting. I’ve been playing war games for many years but even though I have a respectable scenery collection I wouldn’t have been able to densely populate a 4×4 board. In addition I really wanted to capture the feel of a Sci-Fi cityscape.

So what to do about it without bankrupting yourself? I’ve been playing Infinity for a few years and at the time the only official scenery producer was Micro Art Studio and as good looking as those buildings are they aren’t cheap. The Infinity official forums are an awesome resource for all things Infinity with a very supportive community. This is the main thread I would suggest:

With the help of the official forums I was able to produce this for little dollar:

Table View

The board itself was made from artist’s board, it’s tough and thin which makes it easy to store. The streets plan was sourced from here and printed onto photographic paper. The images are high quality and add to the Manga styling of the game. Also on this site are a number of hab blocks which are printed onto card stock. These don’t even require gluing and allow you to produce a lot of scenery in little time. I know in N3 they talk about large and small buildings but I just wanted to lay down some buildings that looked Sci-Fi and fit the theme of Infinity.

The office buildings and tower blocks were brought from World Works Games. They cost about £3 for the template and you can print as much as you have card stock and toner. They also come with a variety of signs which adds to the flavour of the board. This site has a mint array of buildings suitable for a number of game settings. I’ve just recently downloaded some of their Sci-Fi cars and they have that real Blade Runner feel.


Finally and certainly not least, the walkway and holographic signs are from Micro Art Studio. This is a Polish company that produce scenery designed specifically for Infinity as well as bases and tokens but you probably knew that already right?

Close Up

Since I made that board there have been a crap load of manufacturers churning out scenery for the game and generic Sci-Fi scenery that doesn’t have the shit blown out of it. The biggest release for me though has been the Moto.tronica scenery pack by Corvus themselves. This is a card scenery again but the main buildings are designed in such a way that they offer cover to models placed on the roof and the containers offer nice Line of Fire blocking pieces too. (It’s almost like they thought about it or something). The set also comes with a play mat to get you started. Well it’s a poster but you can mount it on card or hardboard.

If that’s not to your taste though Micro Arts Studio are now producing a series of gaming mats which are designed to go with their scenery and fit the Infinity world. I picked one of those up recently and brought 3 packs of the Moto.tronica scenery packs to complement my existing scenery. The gaming board you can produce is pretty sweet and really gives that Sci-Fi near future feel.


Add in a few bits more:

MAS Board


The card scenery works for me because even if you’re not the best painter you can at least have a good looking board and it just makes the game feel even better and more immersive.


3 thoughts on “Infinity: Voyage to Infinity

  1. Always nice to see another Infinity victim.

    3rd Edition actually has suggestions for terrain placement, as opposed to earlier editions. It turns out I was using way too much terrain, actually. Infinity does use more terrain than 40k, but not a lot more. And since the board is only 4×4′ and there’s lots of cardboard terrain out there you can use, terrain isn’t such a huge issue as when I got into the game. Now there’s a ton of folks making generic 28mm sci-fi terrain, which also works for 40k.
    There’s no rule that says ‘ruins with skulls on ’em’ are mandatory for 40k.

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