Below are photos of my Nomad Wildcats, Hellcats and even a Tomcat (once again courtesy of Lee). Hailing from Corregidor these Nomads offer a range of tactical options and at a fair price to boot! The models were great fun to paint. I changed the color scheme from the studio version, by painting the helmets white to make them stand out at a distance.

Wildcats

Wildcats often get a bit of stick for being over priced (a rarity in Inifnity!). However after playing with them, I think they are well worth their points. First off Wilcats have an excellent BS of 13, allowing them to win more firefights which means they are more resilient than their merge armor 2 would suggest. In addition Wildcats have a light flamer that allow them to act as great flank guards, as well as put off any troops with ODD or TO camo from getting up close.

Wildcat

Wildcat

Wildcats also have access to both engineers and hackers, both of which are great specialist for ITS missions and the likes. The hacker version is a fantastic defensive hacker with a BTS of -6. On the offensive Wildcats have access to both spitfires and heavy rocket launchers. Unfortunately the heavy rocket launcher is at a premium 2 SWC, which restricts it’s use. However both weapons are deadly in the hands of a BS13 troop and still relativity low in points.

The Wildcats really shine when they are in a link, as this mitigates their slow speed, so best played with a Corregidor sectorial force. It’s also worth noting that they can have access to the Number 2 rule (allowing them to maintain a fire team even after the link leader is killed) and provide a decent 0 SWC lieutenant.

To top it off the Wildcat models are very cool, so certainly worth giving a go!

Wildcat

Wildcat

Hellcats

These are perhaps the most “no nonsense” level 3 Ariel Deployment (AD) troops in Infinity, but this is actually what sets them apart for me. They have exactly the right stats and abilities to keep them effective and cheap. In fact Wildcats start off at a mere 20pts. It’s also easy to include EVO repeaters,which allow your Wildcats to land with (effectively) a PH of 15.

Hellcat with HMG

Hellcat with HMG


Wildcats have access to the usual sniper, HMG and hacker options that you expect from AD3 troops. However they also have access to adhesive launchers, which is a great way to deal with single high priority targets like TAG’s. Perhaps the other most useful Wildcat profile is the paramedic, as this is a relatively cheap AD3 specialist, perfect for ITS style missions.
Hellcat

Hellcat

Tomcats

The Tomcat is another cheap AD troop, but this time restricted to AD2. If you don’t fancy using AD3 anyway Tomcat’s can be a more cost effective option, although they do lack the heavier weapon options. Tomcats also have more maneuverability than Hellcats, as they are not slowed down by medium armor and have climbing plus. Wildcats also pack a light flamer.

Tomcat

Tomcat


The Tomcats also have access to both engineer and doctor options. With their mobility Tomcats can get these specalist skills to were they are needed most, regardless of it it’s repairing a TAG, healing a friendly model or completing a mission.

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