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Gates of Antares game day

Posted on July 15th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

So we had our second Beyond the Gates of Antares game day today. Due to some complicating factors we all couldn’t make it out last week but Jeremy, Jonathon and I all came out with our 500 point forces. Jeremy had his Concord, Jonathon his Algoryn and I had my Ghar Rebels. I was at a […]

First Ironjawz almost done

Posted on July 15th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

So my first unit of Brutes are almost done. I just need to do some highlights and then the bases. I added another layer of rust on the armour and weapons. I used the Secret Weapon Miniatures Orange Rust paint. Happily I noticed that it was a paint and not a wash before I started […]

A whole lot of reading

Posted on July 14th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

So I managed to pick up a copy of the new Stormcast Eternals and Nighthaunt Battletomes yesterday. As I was browsing through them I realised that I now have an immense amount of reading to do. There is the background and fluff in the core rulebook, Malign Sorcery book and now the two new Battletomes. […]

Three Warlords: the first game part 1

Posted on July 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

So all of the glueing and building is done and it is time to sit down and have our first battle. We have slightly more miniatures available than those that ship in the Soul Wars box. I picked up each of the ‘East To Build’ boxes that were available with the initial release and I […]

Kill Team as the perfect miniature game

Posted on July 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

So now we know why there were never any expansions to Shadow War: Armageddon. Games Workshop saw the clear fan interest in that game and decided to use it as the basis for a new version of Kill Team. That makes sense of course because I suspect that most people wanted to play Kill Team […]

Deadzone terrain

Posted on July 4th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Forgotten in all of the other projects I have been working on has been the stack of partially painted Deadzone terrain I was working on. It is intended to be used in the upcoming summer Deadline event so I am making an effort to get it done in-between other projects. I wanted these pieces to […]

A Tale of Three Warlords: Part 3

Posted on July 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

So the building continues. Miss N. and Miss C. managed to get some more of their respective miniatures done. Miss C. started in on her heroes while Miss N. finished some of her infantry models and did two of the Stormcast heroes. The Nighthaunt figures are pretty basic, even the heroes, but the Stormcast models […]

First Ghar finished

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

So I did a bit of a push this afternoon and evening to get the rest of the army finished. All I need to do is to seal them tomorrow. I could have probably done a better job on some of the highlights but I decided to draw a line under them and move on […]

Final stretch

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

So with a few days left before our first Gates of Antares game day I am almost finished all of my Ghar. I am going to add grass tufts to the bases and then some gloss to the lenses after I finish coating the figures. The Flitter Bombs still need some work on them but […]

500 points of Ghar almost done

Posted on July 1st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

If I am going to get some Ironjawz painted then I need to finish the 500pts of Ghar that are sitting on my painting table. I have almost got them done. I just started the first step on the bases (a coat of Astrogranite Debris) and then I need to finish the many, many lenses […]

A Tale of Three Warlords: Part 2

Posted on July 1st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

So the assembly continues. We didn’t get a lot of time to work today but Miss C. managed to finish her unit of Reapers and Miss N. finished the last two of the ‘ Easy To Build’ Sequitors. The ‘Easy To Build’ figures are turning out to be a little more difficult for a first […]

Soul Wars comments

Posted on June 30th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

The Age of Sigmar Soul Wars starter has been released today and as part of our Tale of Three Warlords project I picked up all of the new releases. We got the Soul Wars starter, Malign Sorcery box and the four ‘Easy To Build’ releases. I have the General’s Handbook coming but as the Warlord […]

A Tale of Three Warlords: Part 1

Posted on June 30th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

About a month ago I was looking over the new Age of Sigmar Soul Wars boxed set and the twins checked out the figures and expressed an interest in perhaps painting them and learning to play. While I was slightly interested in the figures myself, the Nighthaunts look great, I wasn’t planning on picking up […]

Ghar painting update

Posted on June 26th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

So work continues on the first part of my Ghar Rebel army. I have most of the base colours on and have added some washes to the skin, cloaks and spider parts. Sadly that appears to be the easy part. I now have to paint the lenses and the weapon energy sources. There are a […]

Test of Honour demo day

Posted on June 23rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

So today was the Test of Honour demo day at the store and it certainly generated quite a lot of interest. In fact I would say that it easily had the most interested gamers of anything we have demoed in the store in several years. And not only interest from miniature gamers but also from […]

Samurai almost done

Posted on June 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The Test of Honour demo day at The Sentry Box is Saturday so I have been working like a lunatic to finish my 24pt warband. I think I will manage to get all the figures done but I have to say this they have received probably the worst paint job I have done in decades. […]

Adding some colour to the Ghar

Posted on June 18th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

It has been a slightly busy week but I managed to get some more paint on my Ghar Rebel troops. The models are all wearing some sort of reptilian scales over their cloaks. I decided to do these in blue to fit into the blue undertone of the armour and the colours I drybrushed them […]

Starting to paint my Ghar Rebels

Posted on June 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

So I managed to get a start on the first 500 points of my Ghar Rebel army. I did a base coat with the Army Painter Medium Grey primer and then washed all the of armour and metal on the models with Nuln Oil. It looks exceptionally good on the Troopers. After that I did […]

Updated 500pt Ghar Rebel list

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I looked at my original 500pt Ghar list and realized that it didn’t have the Bomber squad in it. A Ghar list without a Disruption weapon just isn’t worth playing so I have tweaked the original so that it now has a Disruption weapon to wreak havoc with. Ghar Rebel (Ghar Outcast Rebel) [496pts] Army […]

Buying into samurai

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

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 […]

The Ghar have landed

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

So the first part of my Ghar army arrived last night and I have updated my to-do list with the first set of models that need to get finished for the 500pt list that I am doing.  The figures I ordered included a Ghar Rebel starter army and unlike any other forces I have purchased […]

More tanks for Tanks

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I have been playing the odd game of Tanks, from GF9, from time to time with one of my coworkers. Its a fun game with not a heck of a lot depth and its a great excuse to paint some 15mm WWII tanks and build some terrain. The game is clearly inspired by X-Wing and its […]

500 point Ghar Rebel force

Posted on June 2nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

Choosing a faction

Posted on May 31st, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

Unique BGoA tactics

Posted on May 31st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

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 […]