Let’s dig even deeper into the new USAriadna box for some extreme close-ups!
You’ve already seen the unboxing video. Now I’m going to zoom in and get right up in everybody’s tiny little faces.
Now that’s what I’m talking about. This Marauder is a dude who knows how to bring his a-game face. This looks like a bro who’s extreme sportsball team just won the mega-bowl in the USadium. BRING IT!
Or maybe what he’s really excited about is Heavy Flamethrower WHOOOO!!! Why only barbeque on the 4th when you can barbeque every day? Why stick to grilling hamburgers when you can barbeque whatever you feel like?
Come paint me bro!
This dude is a little more chill. He’s like the guy who only gets like two lines in the whole movie then takes out a bunch of bad guys in the most awesome way possible. Maybe even sacrifices himself in the process. Mysterious masked hero… can I gaze into your eyes? “Never.”
And there he goes, heading off alone into wilderness.
“I don’t even know your name.”
“My friends call me Whisper.”
Duke on the other hand is the one everyone looks up to. He’s the one who breaks up all the fights in the mess hall and comforts everyone when their spirits are low.
He has a certain sadness about him though? Why? What dark secret is he hiding?
We all know who this is. She’s proven time and again she’s the equal of every man in her unit. And she’s happy to be treated like one of the guys.
But sometimes, just before lights out, she and duke exchange a longing glance across the barracks.
Stash, the Foxtrot Ranger, is always happy to share some of the Ariadnan “medicinal herbs” he keeps in those pouches.
Just don’t tell the MPS.
Daisy’s almost as quick with her wit as she is on her bike. Everyone loves her jokes.
Of course no one laughs when she breaks out that shotgun.
This is the bike that’s always breaking down. Until some Morats are in hot pursuit – that’s when the engine kicks in at just the last second.
And just in case Daisy needs to achieve a mission she can hop off her bike and go dismounted. Unfortunately, if you didn’t pre-order the USAriadna box or snag one at Gencon you’ll have to sub in a Grunt if you want your Maverick to dismount.
Like Daisy, Smith, the Devil Dog has a great sense of humor. It’s the reason they’re such good buds.
Of course she can still drink him under the table.
There’s nothing this crew loves more than to convince the latest batch of green recruits that Smith is going to eat them. Then the whole squad has a nice hearty gut laugh.
Then of course we have Wesson, Smith’s indispensable companion.
No one makes with the sight gags quite like Wesson. Whether he’s slobbering all over someone’s face, shredding a visiting general’s personal effects, or playing fetch with a Marut’s head, Wesson will always get you chuckling.
Leading the crew is Ace the Minuteman. Does this loose cannon lead through fear or respect. No one can really say.
But when he charges in with those two Flamethrowers. even the most reluctant find themselves inspired. It’s the mustache.
Wow, so not sure what happened there. Somehow this unboxing turned into my treatment for USAriadna: the movie.
Of course no movie would be complete without sets. This box comes with a nice bit of terrain: four large buildings and six of the smaller crates. It’s more than enough to get you started.
It’s pretty sturdy stuff, and hopefully you’ll agree it looks pretty good too. There isn’t enough here for a full game of infninity, but if you have a friend with the Icestorm box, or the Hephaestus or Mototronica scenery packs you should be set for a full game. Of course a little more scenery still wouldn’t hurt.
There’s also this mat that you can lay down on the table if you like. It’s a bit small though so it only really works for the scenarios in the book.
Now this poster here is something you’ll get a lot more mileage out of.
There are also a whole bunch of tokens – prepunched.
The book contained within is definitely sturdier and thicker than a standard magazine. It has background on your new faction.
Plus quickstart rules of course.
Of course there are also some missions to try out.
My favorite part might be this map, which is about as USA as anything ever.
There are cool dice as well. I’m sure they would have colored them red white and blue, but PanO already had blue and Nomads red, so I guess green is what they went with. Regardless, I’m guessing these colors don’t run.
The whole box commands a retail price of a nice even $100 USD. It contains nine models (I’m not counting the limited edition dismount girl) three of which are definitely larger than your standard human. Even if you want to go the conservative route and assume a cost of only $15 each for the larger models, that’s still $45 for the three. That means the remaining six human sized models – all metal and loaded with detail – are less than $10 bucks a pop. If that sounds like a fair price then all the terrain, rules, counters, and dice, are basically free. If you like Infinity and you like USAriadna, I think this counts as a good buy.
Last up I’ll show off this cool guy.I don’t even need to concoct a ridiculous movie narrative for Van Zandt. This is another one of CB’s characters based off of someone from pop culture. Wait what do you mean you don’t know which one?
All in all a great bunch of minis.
~Hope you enjoyed the pictures! Who else is starting up a USAriadna army?