Here’s something I found on the Infinity subreddit. Infinity’s 3rd Edition is seemingly around the corner, so information is starting to trickle out about it. I think that a big presentation will end up being at this year’s Gen Con.
Let’s see what we have so far…
“This is all from talks Corvus Belli has done at various wargaming conventions in recent months.
Confirmed 3E changes:
•There will be a new Line of Fire system that uses a standard visual template based on the new Size Attribute. Called the Silhouette Attribute by Bostria.
•Shotguns are being revised.
•LoL and Retreat! are being redone.
•There will be new units accompanying the release, but ALEPH and Tohaa will getting more new units than anyone else.
•The 3E book is rules-compatible with Paradiso and Human Sphere and will not change the current timeline at all.
Confirmed Future Sectorials:
•Haqqislam — Al-Medinat-Bio-Engineering focus; Khanate-mechanized infantry and bikes focused; Caliphate-unknown;
•Nomads — Tunguska
•Ariadna — Kazaks; USAriadna
•At least 3 Mercenary Sectorials
•All Factions will be getting 2 new Sectorials in the next expansion, Achereon Falls.
Rumored Future Sectorials:
•CB has confirmed that a ton of Swiss-themed PanO troops (Hexas, Swiss Guard, Aquilas, Fusiliers) are being resculpted / reboxed for GenCon. Swiss Sectorial?
•Bostria mentioned a “Black Hand” assassin sectorial for Nomads at one point, but I can’t confirm it atm.
•A third-party company is producing a line of non-playable, meant-to-be-objectives Faction Vehicles. First off the dock is a Yu Jing Transport Flyer. I believe they will be resin. There will be a Kickstarter later this year to produce at least one craft for each Faction. All CB approved.“
(Take my thoughts with a grain of salt as I'm not as well-versed in Infinity as I am WM/H)
Personally, I’m so glad that they are redoing the Loss of Lieutenant and Retreat! rules. Those sets of rules are easily my least favorite in Infinity. LoL is essentially a lost turn and with the turn limits the game has, losing even just one of them is super tilting.
Retreat! is just plain odd in my opinion. It just serves to complicate things. 60% seems an arbitrary threshold. In my past games, if I lost my Gorgos I had a good chance of going into Retreat. If I didn’t, nope. I’ve stated before that Infinity to me feels like an action movie. Losing 60% of your army doesn’t mean it’s time to run, it means it’s time for Hail Mary heroics! Something I love about WM/H is that even when you are getting tabled, you’re never out as a crazy caster assassination on an over confident opponent can win you the game. When you’re in Retreat! if feels like we’re just ticking the tires until the game “officially” ends.
The new LoS (or LoF) rules sounds like what WM/H uses (base sizes) and would be a welcome change to me too, if only in that it makes the transition between game systems a little easier.