[Corvus Belli] Aristeia! Tactical Boardgame

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[Corvus Belli] Aristeia! Tactical Boardgame

Post by shesheyan » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:37 pm

Corvus Belli is mostly known for their «INFINITY the Miniature Game» science-fiction wargame. They also have an INFINITY rpg with Modiphius. This spring CB published a tactical boardgames called «Aristeia!». Its a spin-off game based on the Infinity universe.

In the Human Sphere because of nano-technology and other tech, death is almost impossible. Your body can be cloned and your mind can be «saved» with the Cube 2.0 technology. Characters of the Aristeia! participate in death matches for the pleasure of Human Sphere spectators.

Aristeia! is a two player game with teams of four combattants on each side. Played on a hexagonal board that fits on a regular table. A game last about 45 to 60 minutes. There is no list building. Simply pick 4 warriors you like and play them as your dream team. The starter box contains 8 models. By the end of 2018 an extra 16 models will be available. Three expansions of 4 models are already available. A fourth is coming out in December

I played three games with the starter box and really enjoyed the game style. Its easy to understand but has tactical depth because of character abilities and a deck of action cards. The deck building is minimal. 10 standard cards plus 2 unique cards per character.

Here is a link to a short How To Play. Rules are free to download if you want to learn more before buying :
https://aristeiathegame.com/game/howtoplay
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Post by shesheyan » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:13 pm

Played four games now. Replayability is very high thanks to the different missions included in the booklet.

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Re: [Corvus Belli] Aristeia! Tactical Boardgame

Post by shesheyan » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:01 pm

Fifth game played. My opponent bought his own copy of the game so I didn't know what 4-man team he would play. We could pick from the same list of 8 models but we made completely different teams.

For the sixth game I had bought the first 4 model extension Soldiers of Fortune. My opponent had bought Soldiers of Fortune and the Human Fate expansion. He had access to 4 models I didn't own. I was a bit worried but it didn't matter in the end. Our teams were extremely different. I went for minimum synergy but maximum damage and armor. My opponent went for lots of synergy and debuffing abilities. My team lead 4 to 2 at the end of turn 2. By the end of turn 4 my opponent had come back and the score was 5 to 4 in my favor. The fifth, and last turn was spectacular, my team performed superbly and I won 8 to 5.

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