Corvus Belli Creating Limited Edition Achilles Figures for Infinity

It’s amazing how fast time goes by. Sometimes you think, “oh hey, I thought that game just came out” when you realize it’s been around for a decade already. Not to say that I constantly think that Infinity just came out, but I’d not realized that it’d been a decade since the sci-fi skirmish game made it to store shelves. Well, it has, and Corvus Belli is celebrating with special edition versions of Achilles.

Achilles has new stats as he runs around in his revamped Hoplite armor. Your Aleph armies have a new model to lead the charge into battle (seems fitting. Just watch out for enemy hectors). The figure will be available in the two versions. One version will be released separately in a couple months, but the two-pack will be the only way to get one of the sculpts.


  • Daniel36

    I was thinking the same thing. Didn’t realize it has been around for 10 years. Moments like these huh. Time does fly by… *sigh*

    • Yeah. I think it’s just gonna be a thing. Since I started gaming so long ago, back when all you really had was WHFB, 40K, and “some old guys playing Battletech,” I’ll always think of games like Infinity, Malifaux, and Warmachine as “the new guys.” O,o

      • Daniel36

        And they are! 🙂

  • elril

    Achilles owned Hector… and damn, I feel old.

    • Well, yeah, I guess when Achilles finished sulking and actually went back to the battle. But he was the only one that really was able to take Hector down.

      • elril

        No doubt Hector was a boss, but Achilles was more so. And of course arrogant before the fall.

      • DB

        In fairness, Agamemnon started it by being a really, really bad leader. Lose your warprize? Let’s tick off the best fighter we have, because if I’m not happy, nobody’s happy.

        He doesn’t get better, unfortunately. The war is won in spite of him, not because of him. His major contribution is getting everyone to Troy (with a little help from Iphigenia).

        • I’ll never forget the ordeal of reading through that book in my Greek Civ. class.

          The whole time I wanted the Greeks to lose. Of course, Zeus spoils it for you in the opening, saying, “The Greeks will win this war.” and well… I mean… he’s Zeus. He tends to get what he wants.

          • DB

            It becomes less of an ordeal if you have a choice of translations, I’ve found. When I was in school, we had to deal with Fitzgerald’s translation, which is okay, but I preferred Fagles’ more recent translation as a bit more readable.

            Bonus Fun Fact: on the unabridged audiobook, Derek Jacobi is the reader.

          • We’d have weekly chapter quizzes about what happened. I kept jokingly suggesting to the professor that he should just have several columns on the page. One with people’s names, one with place names, then another one with more people’s names, and the final with locations on the body. The quiz would then be to draw lines from the first name to where they were from, then to who stabbed them, and finally, where they were stabbed at.

          • DB

            I think my soda went up my nose.