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#48 The Defiance Special

#48 The Defiance Special

November 16, 2019

Tally-ho CRITheads! This is episode 48 The Defiance Special. John and James are back discussing their experiences playing a prototype of Corvus Belli's wildly successful Defiance Kickstarter the sci-fi dungeon crawler set in the Infinity universe. They chat about their overall experiance, what they liked, what they didn't like and then move on to lengthy speculation about what the Defiance board game could mean for Infinity in the future. 

This episode is the final part of our Infinity: Defiance review series which also comprises of four videos on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/wuoIuQ5aBNg

https://youtu.be/fSozSCjthR8

https://youtu.be/Pi00gWxTbNA

https://youtu.be/O8UN7_oLPr4

 

#47 Power Creep

#47 Power Creep

September 1, 2019

If there's one thing the CRIT crew are not shy of it's drinking beer if there are two things they're not shy of its controversial red button hot topics! And that's exactly what episode #47 is all about. John, James and Rob sit down to wag their chins and shoot the breeze on the subject of Power Creep in Infinity the game. 

The question is, what with all of Corvus Belli's recent releases: Does Power Creep exist in Infinity now? For this episode, James gets to sit as Judge and Jury presiding over this healthy debate. Ever the balanced and reasonable character he is Rob will be arguing the case against Power Creep in Infinity. Being the deliberately controversial and argumentative type he is John takes on the role of Devil's advocate and will try to persuade us that the Creep is real.

#46 Warcors Warparty

#46 Warcors Warparty

July 17, 2019

The CRIT Crew return after a brief hiatus to talk about the Warcors Warparty Satellite event that we attended at the end of June.

John, Chris and Rob are in the hot seat discussing the event itself, including terrain and terrain rules, along with the missions. After which we move on to what armies we took and how we fared in each game over the two days, and the stamina needed to reach the end!

#45 Death from Above

#45 Death from Above

March 10, 2019

It's time, it's time, it's Totally CRIT time! This is episode number 45 Death from Above where we discuss ITS season 10's trendiest deployment type Airborne Deployment. The Crew put their heads together to let you know how to best make use of this old Infinity stalwart. 

 

John, Chris and James open up with a brief rundown of what exactly Airborne Deployment is and the many levels of this skill. They run over the pros and cons of this deployment type, discuss the various load-outs, and when to strike with them. Is alpha strike the be-all and end-all of AD or is it worth holding back a little? Exactly how can you help ensure they arrive, how do you protect them and how do you defend against them? Finally, we round things up with a few shout outs for our favourite AD troops! 

#44 Steel Phalanx - Do they Suck ASS

#44 Steel Phalanx - Do they Suck ASS

January 20, 2019

New year, new CRIT and for episode 44 it's time for the crew to settle the debate around Steel Phalanx and ask Do they suck ASS?

Chris, James and John start the show with your regular dose of What the CRIT!? Which finds the trio discussing what they've been up to lately. John the eternal magpie and dedicated painter regales us tales of working through his collection and struggles with black. Chris has gone OSS crazy and is breaking down his latest musing on the Aleph's finest. James has been working on his painting and cracking out his Steel Phalanx in advance of this episode. 

The CRIT crew then introduce a new segment for the show CRITical Court. For this part of the show Chris sits as the arbiter, James argues the case for the prosecution and John takes the defence for Steel Phalanx as they debate whether Steel Phalanx is a competitive sectoral or not. The crew breakdown the background, fundamentals, playstyle, units, characters, strengths and weaknesses... we do it all! We even break out some Steel Phalanx lists to discuss before we reach our conclusion.

 

 

#43 Knives to a Gunfight

#43 Knives to a Gunfight

November 11, 2018

Well, guess who's back? Back again... 

It's Totally CRIT with a trio of trouble in the form of Chris, John and the returning Commander of CRIT James. We start the show with our usual round of What the CRIT. Where the boys discuss what they've been up to lately. Chris informs us of his latest factional flame Aleph Operations Sub-Section and gives us a breakdown of how he's been getting along with them. John follows up with his new found love for the Tartary Army Corps and his recent trip to Wayland for their Monthly I.T.S. event. James rounds things off with his experience at Wayland including a discussion of his controversial concession and he admits he's on the bandwagon too having picked up TAK as well.

Then it's on to the main event with a discussion on Close Combat in Games and Theory. We start by chatting about the basics, such as how to get into close combat and what to do once you do. Then we mull over the various special skills linked to CC and consider if there are too many. We then take a nap and come back for part two where we discuss some of the more advanced elements. Consider some of our favourite tricks and give some tips. Rage as we debate the merits of our favourite CC specialists with a potentially controversial winner!

#42 Scuttlebutt

#42 Scuttlebutt

October 13, 2018

They say it's better late than never, but then again who are "they"? Crazy people that's who. Totally CRIT is back, and if this episode feels like a throwback that's because it is! Recorded in August the gremlins have only just finished stitching it together for your ears only. 

John, Chris and Rob kick the show off with our usual round of What the CRIT, where their discuss what they've been up to lately. The boys move swiftly on to talking about the Interplantario, they have a mull over it's classification with the Limited Insertion and Soldier of Fortune extras. Have some list building ideas, while looking at the missions and discuss the two-tier system with the top tier facing off in a swiss tournament before the winner plays a finale against the best of the rest. And let's not even talk about the terrain... 

FAQ, sees the boys discuss the last FAQ update and how the changes affect the game; next up sees them have a quick chat about GenCon, what happened there and what their favourite pieces of news were. Before finally rounding off the show with a little community news and sign-off.

 

#41 All the CRIT

#41 All the CRIT

July 21, 2018

We are back to a triad for this episode as stalwarts John and Chris are once again joined by Rob, AKA Bobman.

As ever we kick off with What the CRIT, after which we spend a short time dicussing Community CRIT and the Kurage campaign. The meat of the show is New CRIT and a discussion on the impending Operation Coldfront and Tunguska.

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#40 How Yuán-dùing?

#40 How Yuán-dùing?

July 12, 2018

Once again the inmates are running the asylum in episode 40 (yes forty) of Totally CRIT in "How Yuán-dùing?". John and Chris are once again trusted to look after themselves and after doing their introductions they dive right into What the CRIT. Where they talk about the Totally CRIT Open, Chris' new filthy list, John launches a passionate but futile defence of #brokentohaa and chats about their games of Aristeia! 

Once they finish talking all that CRIT the boys move onto Recon where they recon the Recon they've been playing in their local Recon league. And finally, they round the show out by asking How Yuán-dùing? With a little CRITical examination of the ITS closed battle lists for Yu-Jing. 

#39 Totally Noise

#39 Totally Noise

June 6, 2018

We have a special episode for you this time. At CRIT Towers we were thrilled when the guys at White Noise contacted us about a joint effort. If you haven'y checked them out already we thouroughly recommend you do so. So this episode is what happened when the two podcast collided.

http://benandmarty.libsyn.com/