Buying into samurai

There are times when I think that I have a problem. That issue is exemplified by the large pile of 28mm Samurai miniatures that currently sit in the huge pile of unassembled and unpainted figures next to my painting table. The store I work at us doing a demo of Test of Honour from Warlord... Continue Reading →

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500 point Ghar Rebel force

I know. I said that I was going to play Isorians but I can't say no to the delightful insanity of the Ghar Outcast Rebel army. Here is a 500pt list I am considering for the first stage of the upcoming slow-grow league. Ghar Rebel Starter List Army Options Army Options [10pts]: Block!, Well Prepared... Continue Reading →

Choosing a faction

So the Antares slow-grow league is getting close to starting at The Sentry Box here in Calgary. I had previously narrowed my choice down to the Ghar Outcast Rebels or the Isorians. I was quite certain that I was going to choose the Ghar but one of the other players is going to play Ghar... Continue Reading →

Unique BGoA tactics

So I have been reading through the Beyond the Gates of Antares rulebook in the last week with an eye to what new elements the game brings to the table. Here are a few features that I think are unique to BGoA that I am looking forward to trying out in games. Compressor Drones Compressor... Continue Reading →

Building Deadzone terrain

The family was away yesterday so I took the opportunity to sit down and build terrain for the upcoming Deadzone summer campaign. About a year ago I did a trade that involved a box of unassembled Deadzone terrain. It was not an insubstantial box and I have been slowly chipping away at it. The day... Continue Reading →

Picking a faction

Picking a faction in any game is often a problem. One can go with the faction that has the best looking models, the coolest in-game effects or just the one that grabs your attention. So lets take a look at the factions in Beyond the Gates of Antares and examine their strong points. My path... Continue Reading →

3 fun things about Gates of Antares

At my local gaming store we are in the process of beginning a 'slow grow' league for Beyond the Gates of Antares. BtGA is a 30mm sci-fi miniature game from Warlord Games written by everyone's favourite gaming uncle Rick Priestly. The game was released a few years ago with a small amount of fanfare and... Continue Reading →

Pondering the Post-apocalyptic

There are quite a few companies that make post-apocalyptic miniatures and vehicles. The main problem with them, for me, is that they are almost always near future. Civilization has fallen and sadly all anyone has to wear are old costumes from a second-rate Mad Max clone. The concept of trawling through the debris of a... Continue Reading →

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