Beyond the Gates of Antares: Ghar Empire part 10 – Crawlers

I have been relatively ‘good’ in collecting my Ghar force – having focused initially on sensible core troop choices rather than buying ‘cool toys’. Now I have the basics covered, I decided to splurge and get some of the bigger & cooler vehicles when Warlord Games did a 3 for 2 offer over Christmas.

The net result was that I ended up getting these 3 beasties: a Ghar Command Crawler, Ghar Bombardment Crawler and the High Commander Karg 12-40-9.
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Beyond the Gates of Antares: Ghar Empire part 9 – Xilos

We decided to try out an asymmetric four player narrative scenario: 3 Panhuman factions (Boromites, Concord & Freeborn) searching Builder ruins of Xilos for archaeotech to salvage, but with the Ghar Empire simply trying to wipe them out. The Panhumans effectively acted as ‘frenemies’ – they are competing against each other to grab the most salvage, but ultimately could team up to fight back against the Ghar.
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Beyond the Gates of Antares: Test Colour Scheme for Dronescourge Virai

I love the hard sci-fi aesthetic of Antares and the most appealing aspect for me is the more inhuman & alien looking factions. My first army could only be the Ghar due to the fantastic plastic Battlesuit figures, but I am equally fond of the look of the Virai – their unique segmented design is reminiscent of both wasps and trilobites which is very cool.
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Secret Weapon Miniatures Tablescapes Dungeon Mines – Part 2

I’ve finished all the base colours on two starter sets of the Tablescapes Caverns and Mines Starter.
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Iron Warriors Part 6 – Leviathan Pattern Siege Dreadnought

I’m creeping towards bulking up my Horus Heresy 30k Iron Warriors Zone Mortalis force to a 2,000pt Centurion level. The Leviathan is a big hitter which takes up a good chunk of points. I’m happy this is now painted to a tabletop standard, but it does look a little plain so I might jazz it up in the future by adding more wreckage to the base or perhaps some hazard stripes to break up the black. Will have to do for now.
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Beyond the Gates of Antares: Ghar Empire part 8 – game against Concord

I had forgotten that I managed to squeeze in another 1k points just before Xmas: my Ghar Empire vs the Concord. This was a learner game for my opponent, but despite that I was still completely crushed! I still have way more fun loosing at Antares than winning a most games so that isn’t a problem and the big bonus is there seems to be enough other people at my local games club willing to dabble that it is gaining a little momentum. I think I have actually played enough now to know why things don’t work which means I can actually make some more informed decisions over what to purchase next for the Ghar and also how the other factions different in terms of play style in order to select something which is complementary. Looking forward to playing more Antares in 2019.


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Rangers of Shadow Deep – Part 3 – Mission 1, Scenario 1: The Missing

The veteran Ranger Aventine is missing after investigating an attack on a nearby village. . .

Our first game of Rangers Of Shadow Deep: 4 players with 1 Ranger and 1 raw recruit each:
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