About time I got back too it. 

Picked up the old hairy sticks this evening for the first time in a week, and finally got some work done on the C3 combat drone. Very much a work in progress and some shots with it along side the completed transport drone. 


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. 


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.  

Follow my leader

Unwinding this evening and I have got my C3 Strike Command Squad finished. Also a shot with the finished unit and an X-Launcher lurking in the background. Might get that done on Friday evening. 

Really like how these figures are painting up.  Nice easy limited palette colour scheme.  

Also a nice surprise this evening, came home to find my Strike Squad featured on the Warlord Facebook page. 

When the snowman brings the snow……

Finally got my first squad finished! The old eyes are still just about working. Really like how they look, I wasn’t too sure after the first test figure if I’m honest. As a unit however, I really like how the colours tie together. 
Another unit of 7, Command team and X-launcher support to do then that’s my first 500 points. Then I can get sone games in.

 I am really liking the miniatures from Warlord Games.  The plastics are lovely to build and paint with loads of character.  I have a back story for the army in my head, at some stage I’ll get it down on paper (or tablet!)

These figures were painted with the new range of Games Workshop paints.  These are a massive improvement on the old stuff.  It has been a long long time since I used GW stuff, having decided on Vallejo.  The expanded GW colour range and quality of product has very much impressed. 

First step down a slippery path

I did say I was itching to get painting…. after nearly 2 years I managed to wield the hairy sticks before. The figure was part of the Xilos Horizon box I won on egobay, and thus was undercoated in a bone colour. The last few pictures show base colour with an ink wash. The first ones are the completed miniature. I’m not 100% on the basing, I might tweak it and add some more too it as I think it looks a bit bland. Im happy with the scheme and considering I can’t find my glasses, I don’t think it looks too bad. Comments please. 

As you can see I am going for snow and ice themed bases.  Once complete these will really tie the army together. Only another 40 or so figures to paint now!