July 12, 2020: Every-So-Often Acutron News Network

Infinita, Turns 22 and 23!

Always Darkest Before The Dawn (In A Nebula)!

A massive fleet of stealth fighters ripped into CNM Commander *Redacted's* home world of Dark Nebula last cycle, under the command of Also-CNM Commander Trebor. The durable and pluck fighters, massed together for safety in this galaxy bursting with Infinitas crashing about, carried the day. *Redacted* was reached for comment, but, er, it was redacted.

Shock Waves Ripple Through Spacetime at Aquillae!

The very fabric of the universe shuddered under the immense forces brought to bear at Aquillae this past cycle. Both commanders River and Flatpack brought the serious boom, and the knock-down, drag-out could be heard as far away as Amida, out on the rim. Once could say that, with one Infinita surviving out of nine (NINE!) in the fight, that the rest of us had a clear view of the Infinite-a.

Accretion Disc Gets Expansion Pack!

Yet another humongous battle was fought this cycle at Accretion, with a prolonged fight which went down to the wire. At the end of the attack, Habig planted his flag on Accretion, having beaten the forces of Jodos into submission in a victory costly to both commanders.

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Travail, UC News Reporter

July 9, 2020: Every-So-Often Acutron News Network

Infinita, Turn 19!

Tir Na Not-happening!

Commander Neotris brought the boom to the Celtic underworld this past cycle, in a move sure to bring Fae and fortune. Unsurprisingly, the trio of Infinita survived to bring victory to the attackers in yet another HW capture.

Have Card Will Travel!

The Paladin raised a strong defense of InfinitaAndBeyond against the attacking forces of Captain Caruso. News sources close to the beleagured Paladin are concerned about the huge force of Commander Farstar's poised on his very doorstep. Eyes, virtual and real, will be on the besieged HW this cycle.

See An Apple On A Head, Take A Shot At Archer!

Forbidden's wildly wealthy but underpopulated planet Archer was struck by simultaneous attacks from Solitar and Ekaraz, both likely drooling over the stockpile of ultranium brazenly on display. But only one commander emerged victorious in the end, raising the question: What will Solitar do with all that cheddar?

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Travail, UC News Reporter

July 5, 2020: Every-So-Often Acutron News Network

Infinita, Turns 16!

Whose Business Is It? Narnia Business!

"The" Black Knight turned back the ferocious attack of Xeno "Fear The" Fruit at Narnia this past cycle. A questionable food surplus has resulted from the attack, but Black Knight asserts firmly from within his command and control Wardrobe that no one is eating scuttlers at this time.

He's Back In The Ring To Take Another Swing!

ThyFloppyCactus finds new life at Lazarus, recapturing the planet from "Swamp Thing" Goljerp this past cycle. The mighty, victorious fleet was anchored by not one, but three Infinita in a move calculated to make commanders in the region at least a might cautious.

Finsterwalde Sees Big Bada Boom Worthy Of A Perfect Being!

Forbidden was, apparently, not, from bringing troops to Finsterwalde this past tick. Veteran commander Solitar put up a valiant defense, nearly obliterating the attacking fleet down to its component atoms after its fodder was chewed away in the first 3 rounds of combat. It went on to fight 7 more rounds on its own before falling. Certainly, Solitar's nearby planetary centers can breathe easier because of that Infinita's steadfast defense. (Editors note: Someone should buy that Infinita captain a beer. Um. Or maybe some term life insurance could be more useful, I guess. Now.)

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Travail, UC News Reporter

June 26, 2020: Every-So-Often Acutron News Network

Infinita, Turns 13 and 14!

Getting Kroyded At Kroyden!

Almost slipping under the radar, Captain "Robinson" Caruso employed subterfuge and impeccable tactical planning to first deny Hair 10 the tasty planet, preserving it for his own capture a tick later. Rather than fighting it out with an inadequate force, detailed analysis of the battle records 1 cycle ago will show a 5th column of Caruso's forces designated as Caruso Aid Train sneak into the defense force and repel Hair10's troops in the initial attack. The shock of the intelligence failure has had ripple effects throughout the sector, and now Hair is in disarray. (Editor's note: *headdesk*)

Tearilis Grabs A Boobee??!

Dread Arachnon Lord Tearilis managed the first HW capture for Infinita last cycle, in an all-out attack on beleaguered and besieged Blokhead at Boo Bee. (Editor's note: Alliterative and accurate. Adequate.) He completed the conquest of that sector this cycle, leaving the unfortunate Commander Blokhead, handicapped by a late start, the first victim of his reign of terror. Who knows where it will end? (Editor's note. The Shadow knows, of course. Ahem.)

LBonser Left Barren and Bereft...of Barren!

General Habig completed several captures over the past cycles, brazenly attacking two different enemies. Barren fell to his superior forces this cycle. This reporter asked him about the conquest, and he replied: "Barren? I barely even marched in!".

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Travail, UC News Reporter

June 25, 2020: First to 10 planets in Infinita

The price of the Infinita moved. Panic buying causes banks to close, at which point the Guir Ultranium Tactical (G.U.T.) sent in V2 bikes to quickly open them back up.

Who was the first to 10 planets? The Commanders name is [REDACTED] and we all know what troubles that means. Don't tell, best to Zip up. Way over in the middle of the map we have a 10 planet empire and a one planet utility easement. 10 plus 1 equals ?

Don't worry about {REDACTED}, he has no ships. 9 game winner Travail seems to be starting to like that 2nd place spot.

8 more players round out the Top Ten.
Angry Emu, Caruso, Goljerp, OaktownDog, Sandsorb, Tearilis, Trebor, Zen The rest of the players wallow in obscurity.

Flatline got a badge he won in the dog days of late July in the year 2008. He won for Winning Avatar Entries in a Creative Contest. Click on his standings in XP and scroll down a dozen cold black outer-space years. Keep scrolling to see how he went 7,6,5,4 to finish a solo in mythic time. Scroll even farther to see Flatline finish a solo in 12 turns.

-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

June 22, 2020: Tearilis Goes 5-0

Infinita News: Tearilis takes 5 planets in two turns for the lead. This is Tearilis' first Mega Game ever, so go easy on the new guy. He's only played in one solo game, and finished with a respectable 7 turns.

Breakers, Goljerp, Hair10, Travail and Trebor are tied for 2nd place. That puts 15 players with four planets all in a pack sharing 7th place. 13 more commanders are tied for 23rd and hold three planets. Three players are plus one, and four players are plus none. I wonder what the plus none strategy is? Absorb planets by osmosis? Blackhole seeking more gravity pull?

Tearilis' Stat Line: Rated 100, with a projected MP of 10, a perfect 5-0 battle line while leading in worlds, firepower, Victories and Win Ratio. Rumor is that Tearilis led in population too with over 1400 pop. However his winning Arachnogenerals seem to think that victory in battle means you can eat the indigenous population of the conquered peoples, or at least the ones you can catch.


Rating: 100
Projected MP: 10
Worlds Owned: 6 (1st)
Firepower: 117.16 (1st)
Population: 1135 (10th)
Net Worth: 9007 (1st)
Victories: 5 Defeats: 0
Win Ratio: 5.00 (1st)

-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

June 19, 2020: Giganto Team Wins The Day!

Team Commanders Arillus, Dentritch, Dr_Sci, Eurydice1607, Fearless mutt, Goljerp, Greyhulk, Hair10, MaxV, Neotris9, Solitar, Starcharger, Travail, Wadd, and Zen coordinated together to pull off the big win for the Giganto Team 206 over 110 for the Megabots.

The Megabot team fought well and truly and should and will be commended for their valiant efforts. Participation medals will be awarded for those who did not win. aka The Megabots

Many players suggested that the game was loads of fun, so look for another team game in the future. Thanks to Kira for setting up the team game! What Starcharger had when he asked Kira for help looked like premordial soup. It would not have happened without you Kira!

The Infinita Mega Game game is closed to new players. The first tick runs at 8a on the 20th! The extended game length will support fast brutal endgame fleets. Plan accordingly. We have some veteran players returning after many years away. Ignore them. They are peaceful now.

Come into the chat room before the tick if you like. See the Ultracorps Facebook page and post your alias. Post in the forums. Do anything but scheme against moi! Verba non acta ! Words not deeds!

Look for something fast and light as a theme: Tenete lucem!
Or maybe slow and heavy? Lenta gravisque!
Acta non verba!
Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

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