Caliban

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"Caliban. Character from [The Tempest], a play by [William Shakespeare]. Son of a witch and a demon, he was a savage, personification of the most dark instincts, and of evil nature. [See More]" Extract of the Conciliar Universal Dictionary, simplified edition, Manaheim, Concilium Prima. 

The Shasvastii capability for deception and treason seems to be limitless. Just when intelligence specialists think they know everything about the Shasvastii units deployed on Paradiso, this nefarious race surprises them with a new unexpected tactic, or a new treacherous undertaking. After some confrontations, the operating profile of the Caliban troops [O-12 Designation-Code] was analyzed and codified. Identified as a combat and support engineering unit, fearsome enough, a threat level was assigned and their combat and maneuver tactics studied. O-12 analysts developed confrontation strategies which were distributed amongst the Coordinated Command Group officers. Everything under control? So it seemed. But, as usual with the Shasvastii, it wasn’t… there was data the analysts never found, a piece of information which was conducive to the failure to recover Zhongchong city. 

Shasvastii forces are like a chronic infection which seems impossible to clear out. After a battle against them, even if it was an overwhelming victory, the operational area has to be cleansed. Due to the presence of Cadmus or Seed-Soldiers not being detected at Zhongchong, the battlefield was not searched for hidden Shasvastii SpawnEmbryos, a serious mistake. Caliban troops don’t just work in combat engineering and fire support roles, but they are also a sabotage and destruction unit, specializing in actions behind enemy lines. After the area seemed secure, supply storehouses started to explode. The Caliban had left their hiding places and started to spread their plague of death and destruction with an efficiency that would eventually see the retreat of human forces and the final loss of the city of Zhongchong. Once more, deception and concealment had been the Shasvastii’s main weapons. The only thing the analysts had right was the callsign of these fearsome alien troops.


The Calibans are instructed in the so-called ‘Black Arts’, meaning genetic malleability and regeneration abilities through organic material absorption. Which, in layman’s terms, means they can devour living enemies to heal themselves or become more resistant.

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Known Caliban

  • Halesh, took part in Operation Wildfire. Liked physical violence and enjoyed human blood. Entered melee with a Gangbuster on a whim. Enjoyed arson.

Profile

N4

ISC: Shasvastii Sabotage And Destruction Unit Caliban Spec. Trained Troop Light Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 23 12 13 13 1 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Shasvastii, Surprise Attack(-3), Forward Deployment(+8"), Dodge(+2"), Mimetism(-3), Protheion, Stealth, Martial Arts L3, Courage, Camouflage
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 27 0
2 Chain of Command Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 29 0
3 Deactivator, GizmoKit, Engineer Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 28 0
4 Forward Observer Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges, Flash Pulse Pistol, CC Weapon 28 0
5 Multispectral Visor L1 Spitfire, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 38 1.5


N3

Retired
ISC: Shasvastii Caliban Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 23 12 13 13 1 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Shasvastii, CH: Camouflage, Forward Deployment L2, Kinematika L2, Protheion L3
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Boarding Shotgun Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges Pistol, CCW, Knife 29 0
Spitfire Spitfire, D-Charges Pistol, CCW, Knife 36 1.5
Chain of Command Chain of Command Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges Pistol, CCW, Knife 29 0
Engineer Engineer Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges Pistol, CCW, Knife 28 0
Observer Forward Observer Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges Pistol, CCW, Knife 30 0
Rocket Launcher Boarding Shotgun, Light Rocket Launcher Pistol, CCW, Knife 34 0.5
MSV Multispectral Visor L1 Spitfire, D-Charges Pistol, CCW, Knife 40 1.5


Dossiers


Infinity: Defiance

Note: these renders were improperly titled in the image provided during the Defiance kickstarter campaign

Current Miniatures

Infinity the Game

Unboxed
Originally submitted by Tristan Thorp


Infinity Defiance

Unboxed
Originally submitted by Cervantes3773

Out of Production Miniatures

Unboxed
Originally submitted by Pierzasty, shared here courtesy of Pen of Penemue

Limited Edition

None at this time, though the Defiance models are not available through retail.


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