Beyond the Gates of Antares: Virai Dronescourge part 2 – Starter force and First Instance

Having decide on my colour scheme I have now been feverishly painting up a starter Virai force for Beyond the Gates of Antares.
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Warlords of Erehwon – First impressions

Out of my nostalgia for early Rick Priestley games and love of how well the core Gates of Antares system works, I couldn’t not pick up Warlords of Erehwon.

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Maintaining Positive Hobby Karma – Part 1

I’ve decided that I’m going to try to stick to a maintaining ‘positive hobby karma’ for the year. What does that mean? Well like many in this hobby I have a tendency to buy way too much and already have a backlog of projects that I’ll probably be dead before I will have time to finish assembling let along painting them all. Just properly auditing what I have stashed away probably wouldn’t be too good for my sanity so what to do about it?
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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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