So, I've slowly been sucked into Infinity.
Usually I have a hard time maintaining interest in a single project, and this has seriously hindered me from ever achieving any army larger than 1000 pts in the Warhammer systems (as regular followers of my logs will know...). Infinity feels like it will give me the opportunity to focus on way fewer models and spend more time on each one, which suits me much better.
I had a really hard time deciding which faction to go with, as they all, except maybe CA, appealed to me in some way. I settled on doing some kind of Mercenary force early on, but I still had the problem that I didn't really like any of the factions' line infantry options. Eventually, I found the Halqa, which I liked the look of, but still needed some kind of background for the army before diving in. Yeah, I work that way...
After some long hours of thinking and discarding various options (pure mercenaries, illegal art dealers, street gang, future Pirate Bay people, and more) I finally thought of Greenpeace. Somewhere in the fluff I read about Green Action or something (can't find it again though, so if somebody knows where it is, linky me!), and felt that of course Greenpeace still remains!
Albeit in a more violent, terrorist way. Think communist guerilla groups in India but with environment protection on their mind.
Thinking it through a bit more, the research profile of Haqqislam fits well into future Greenpeace's area of interest, and I decided that they are sponsors of the group, so therefore most of their equipment comes from the Caliphate. This would allow me to use not only the Halqa, but also the Djanbazan sniper and Janissaire, two other favourite models. And hackers. I need hackers. So the Ghulam hacker, it is.
Thought it through for a while, logged in to Maelstrom, and pressed the order button.
Cue a week of waiting, with all this painting/modelling energy built up already. No good. So I started making some terrain out of random leftovers here at home, and will hopefully make some more.
Still waiting for the Janissaire, Djanbazan and Ghulam, but here are the first Halqa and the terrain, hope you like it!
All the best,