A bit of weathering and some bases were all that they needed. The process was enlightening since I determined that I need more dense or stiffer sponges for weathering effects. As well, the ink washes I was using to add staining to the models needs to be watered down further or I need a different... Continue Reading →
While trying to avoid painting my Blood Bowl Elves I decided to assemble and paint some more Battle Suits for my Ghar Rebel army. I started doing them and then pulled out some older models and realized that these look entirely different from the models I painted previously. Luckily I seem to have no consistent... Continue Reading →
The, lucky, folks in the UK were recently attending an Antares Game Day but on by Warlord Games. Some of the rules for that event (also available in the event Player Pack PDF) may be working their way into the game. There are some possible changes to the SV values of Assault and Battle suits but I think that the most critical one is a change to the Support Teams. Ghar Rebel Weapon Teams must be attached to Black Guard Infantry squads and cannot appear as individual squads. Those teams will be available as a 25 point option and can have their weapons upgraded. This seems like a fairly minor change but it has one significant implication in that it will change the composition of Tactical units in the army. In one of my 1250 point Ghar Rebel army lists I have two Support Teams as Tactical Choice. Once I get my Mag Cannon Support Team painted I would probably have three Support Teams in a list. Without those I will need to replace those teams with either Black Guard, Rebel Squads or more Command teams. Without the
I was at an event this morning and while I was there I took out all of my painted Beyond the Gates of Antares models and took some photos. Always nice to see them all out at once. One day I may use the all in a single game. Without adding any options I have 1210 points of Ghar Rebels and close to 1600 points of Isorians. Not pictured is an Isorian Targeting Shard that I have finished painting but not based.
Well they are no 100% finished, I still have to put some tufts on the bases, but these will soon be ready for the gaming table. The Attack Scutters are a good, cheap source of Scourer Cannons and fit into a list where a Battle Squad might be too many points. They also look neat. The Assault Squad is a much needed addition to the army since my regular opponent will be adding at least one Concord Krask Assault team to his army. I also suspect that these things can crack open something like a Combat Drone quite easily. The Light Drones were purchased for the Drone Commander since it looks really neat with lots of drones and probes. I started to paint the Drone Commander a while ago but never got it finished. This might be the impetus I need to get it finished. I am not sure what I will be painting next. I have some Epic terrain that I need to finish and I am also contemplating painting a Freeborn force.
Recently Warlord Games had a warehouse clearance sale and I picked up a Ghar Bomber sprue and some Assault Suits. Sadly when they were packed instead of 1 Bomber sprue and 3 Assault sprues I got sent 3 Bomber sprues and 1 Assault sprue. I have no real use for three Bombers so I decided to do a quick bit of work and create a Bomber with two Disruptor cannons. Not exactly an earth-shattering bit of conversion work but it still looks nice.
As the day of the Boot Camp draws nearer I am working on more miniatures to add to my Ghar Rebel and Isorian armies. Just a few more highlights to do and then some weathering. I will need to pick up some Astrogranite Debris to finish off the bases for the Ghar Rebel models.
A bit of work this weekend and I have expanded my Antares forces. Not sparkling quality but certainly done and ready to get onto the table. Next on the table are a unit of Ghar Assault Suits, a unit of Attack Scutters and two light Plasma Drones. Hopefully I’ll have those done by the end of the week. I did a quick army list with my Isorian and Ghar Rebel minis and was able to make a 1500 point army list with my Isorians but even with the mass of Ghar Rebel minis I have I was barely able to make a 1250 point force. I may need to build some more Battle Suit units or some more of the larger Ghar vehicle units to allow me to build a 1500 point army.
So in terms of my painting output it has been a quiet few weeks. One of the twins was home from school recovering from a tonsillectomy and that flowed right into their week-long Spring Break. So its only been in the last few days that I have been getting back to the painting table. I am going to be running a Boot Camp event in a few weeks and I am using that as the impetus to paint up some more models. The Medium Drone has been on my table for a while and since I am doing some other Isorian figures I decided to finish this off. The new models are the Isorian Biker unit. They are going to be an interesting addition to the army as it isn’t exactly fast moving, especially if I add the Tsan Ra, so having a unit that can rush into the enemy rear and attack is going to be interesting. Also getting some paint is the Ghar Rebel Leader in Battle Suit. The Ghar Rebel army needs an additional command choice. The Ghar Rebel Command unit is really not very good at being a commander since the unit has such a l
Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.This week has been fairly interesting so I'll get straight to it...My wife braved the shave... (the week before last... but I failed to mention it in my last blog post) and has so far raised nearly £400 for MacMillan Cancer Support, which is very cool. Her charity page is still up and now shows a 'before and after' so pop along and please donate if you can:Brave the Shave LINKOn the job front, I have now passed all the checks and should be starting work this coming week. I will be shadowing a Health Care Assistant for the week before going for my induction training the following week so things are really getting interesting now. I know that the first few months will be tough because it's all new to me, it's a particularly demanding job and I have been away from a job for nearly two years. I have a feeling that Inso is going to be a very tired chap! I am really looking forward to it and can't wait to get started.I have finally got my medals sorted out. I sent them off th
So a few things that are being worked on at the moment. I am still, slowly, working through the Cellestar Ballista teams for the Stormcast Eternals. I really don’t like the detailed bases that they come with some I swapped them out for some plain bases. The Liberators in the picture aren’t new. I just decided to rebase them since they matched the Ironjaws I am also working on and that seemed like unnecessary duplication. The ballistas themselves also need new bases and I will have to purchase some. I am building an Attack Crawler for my Ghar Rebel army. The core of the model is complete but I still need to magnetize the weapon options on the front turret. Once that is done I will be priming it up. Mind you I could start painting the main chassis now. Also at work is the Isorian Senatex Command Squad. I am using the squad to figure out the colour scheme and basing that I want to use for the rest of the army. I will be posting a painting article about those models on the Gates of Antares Nexus in th
So I have a solid core of 1000 points painted for my Ghar Rebel force. I have a few things that I want to add to it before I take a break from them and concentrate on another army. I have an Ammo Scutter that is almost finished. Despite having it I have no rolled a 10 with my Bomber Squad yet but it is another Scourer Cannon to add to a unit as well as a place to put hits. I am putting an Attack Crawler together and I also have an Assault Squad that I want to assemble and paint. Finally, in order to be able to put all of those toys in a list I need to add another Tactical unit to the army. To that end I have ordered a Mag Cannon Support team and will be painting the plain Ghar Rebels that came in the army box. That will give me a possible eight Tactical choices to add to an army.
Jonathon was down at The Sentry Box this Sunday with 750 points of his Algoryn miniatures. Since he hasn’t played as many games we decided to just play a “kill-em all” game to not distract with scenario complications. Jonathon’s force consisted of the Algoryn starter with an Avenger Attack Skimmer. The Avenger was equipped with the Twin Mag Light Support weapon. His force didn’t really have a lot of weapons to deal with the Ghar Battle Suits so it really wasn’t a balanced game. We talked afterwards about some options for his army that he could add to take them out or at least pin them down. Obviously taking the Mag Cannon for his Avenger would have been a better option. Not that it would have helped in this game as I had some very, very lucky fire from my Mag Light Support and the Battle Squad that effectively took out the Avenger (lost MOD and a Weapon Malfunction) and kept it pinned through the rest of the game. Once the Avenger was gone there was nothing to take o
Another adventure with my Ghar Rebels versus Jerry’s Concord this Sunday. We have moved up to 1000 points and Jerry has added a Heavy Combat Drone to his force. Unlike other games we actually used one of the matched play scenarios, specifically An Unexpected Encounter. Each player starts with half of their force deployed and then has to bring the rest of them onto the table during the game. Unlike the standard rules, you still need a command check to bring on a unit during the first turn. Sadly I forgot the second turn deployment options and so both Jerry and I elected to bring all of our troops on during the first turn. Given that you need to quickly move your troops across the table and exit from your opponent’s deployment area I don’t know that either of us would have elected to use that option in any case. Jerry’s Concord consisted of: Tactical C3 Strike Command Squad [140pts]: Medi-Drone, Spotter Drone, 2x Strike Trooper . Strike Commander: Leader Two C3 Strike Squad [145pts]: