Somehow I have been collecting the Combined Army for over a year and had yet to purchase Ko Dali. This is odd as the model is amazing and her rules are quite interesting. However I have recently resolved this issue!

Ko Dali is simply an amazing sculpt that has a great deal of personality. The model had a fair amount of flash,  but did go together quickly. I am really looking forward to getting her painted!

Ko Dali

Ko Dali

What makes Ko Dali such an interesting character (past her awesome stats) is what she represents within the Infinity universe. If you are unaware, originally Ko Dali was a Yu Jing character. During the Paradiso Campaign Ko Dali was thought lost in action, however the truth was far worse. The Combined Army have means of corrupting and possessing cubes (a futuristic device used to record a persons memories) using  a Sepsitor. This was the unfortunate fate of the once celebrated Yu Jing hero, Ko Dali.

Ko Dali

Ko Dali past and present

As interesting as this story is, it shows how the Infinity universe is an evolving story line that concentrates on the future rather than the past. It was a very brave move from Corvus Belli to change the allegiance of a character from one army to another, even braver was changing a human character to the Combined Army. Personally I really like the fact that the background story is progressing and this effects the models you use on the table. This  can also be seen in other rule changes, such as amends to profile (like the Suryats) or additional versions of profiles (such as Sun Tze and Joan of Arc). It also makes the Combined Army more menacing, as even characters are not safe from their corruption!

Ko Dali

As mentioned Ko Dali was Sepsitorised during the Paradiso Campaign.  Paradiso itself was a major step forward in the Infinity background, as it shows the arrival (and subsequent manipulation) of the Tohaa, the major blows to the forces of the Human Sphere  as well as its success. Finally Paradiso sets the scene for the future of the Infinity universe. After Paradiso the Combined Army is now turning  its attention to the  Human Sphere, rather than merely sending an expeditionary force. This is quite interesting as the Combined Army is currently one of the most elite forces in Infinity (probably tied with Aleph), so who knows what the full force of the Combined Army will look like!

There is a rumored massive announcement this month, if this is true we may see another book like Paradiso that contains more of the evolving Infinity story line as well as new models and possibly even more sectorials. This would be fantastic news, but only time will tell!

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