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Beyond The Gates of Antares

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I have been a Wargamer for far too many years to remember and have decided on many occasions that I was coming away from the hobby.  This, however is one of those hobbies that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go!

After seeing the models for Gates of Antares and talking to friends I have decided to leap back into the hobby by purchasing the new Gates of Antares starter box and Core Rulebook. 

The rules look very streamlined and good fun. As for the models.  Wow.  

Finally I have got round to building a couple of units of Concord Strike Troops. More will follow as I paint and build the army.  And who knows, I may even get round to gaming too. 


The plastics from Warlord Games are really nice and build well. I’m looking forward to painting these. 

First steps to a bigger world. 

Commander Alsad surveyed he abandoned outpost in front of him.  Nothing, not a damn thing. IMTel had suggested that Algoryn forces were in this area, and IMTel was never wrong.  He glanced up at the spotter drone hovering to his right and shook his head.  This time there must have been a mistake.  Alsad was about to relay this back to IMTel and withdraw when he was interrupted by a flash of energy, and a scream over the commlinks.  The comms net burst into life.  “Enemy forces sighted, we are under attack!” Commander Alsad quickly gathered his thoughts and barked out orders. “Engage and destroy, leave no Algoryn standing!”

Last night I played my first game of Beyond the Gates of Antares.  I have to say that I am very impressed.  I love how the game flows, with plenty of options, tactics and ideas to keep the players focused on the game at hand.

The game we played was a simple 500 point affair, the task was simple too eliminate the enemy force.  With no objectives or majorly advanced rules to think about, this was perfect for my first game as it let me focus on learning basic rules and seeing how the turn sequences work.

 I quickly got my head around what was going on and picked up the rules quickly.


I had a great night and can’t wait for my next game.  I am sure that my force will grow too!

My thanks to House Lancaster gaming and Sam. 

Incoming!!

My first 500 points is nearly there. Got the X-Launcher team done this morning. Happy bunny. 7 figures to paint then I’m there!

I can’t wait to get my first game under my belt. 


I’ve been doing a bit of work this evening on base coating and shading the 7 figures I need for 500 points. Hopefully they should be finished in the next couple of days. As I’ve got my first game on Thursday all being well. 

This is how the army looks so far.