Monday, February 15, 2016



Well I suppose you could call this my first foray into Beyond the Gates of Antares. I've not read the rules, and in various online reviews it naturally has gotten mixed results because not every game is for it for me? Who the hell knows and in all honesty I'm in no hurry to find out. A few of the guys here locally have the rulebook and/or minis, so I suppose I can sit in on a few games at some point and see.

To be honest the majority of the game's range of minis don't appeal to me. The Freeborn faction is an easy choice as humanity has diverged into a myriad of subspecies, and as always my beloved Grymn could easily fit into that description. Especially as thus far the mini range for humans is a bit generic.

That said, of the actual BtGoA miniatures, the Ghar are the most appealing I think. Their battle suits are...I dunno kinda different. Whereas the Outcasts, yeah I like em but they apparently are little more than cannon fodder (typical, I always like the garbage troop-types it seems). And then there is the Ghar command crawler, which looks awesome! Though I do have one serious complaint with that model: why in the fuck do miniature companies still release models as resin/pewter hybrid kits?!?! Those are always a royal pain in the ass to assemble!

Anyways, Warlord games had a Free shipping promotion on all orders recently, and so I ordered a single Ghar outcast just for shits and giggles. I ordered it from the US site figuring it would ship from a US distributor, but came from the UK. A $5 order, with free shipping from the UK...yeah I'm betting somebody at Warlord games had a few choice words for me, lol.

Its a cool looking mini and like so many others, I've added it to my painting queue. As you can see its base is now adorned with a bunch of rocks to hide the pewter base on the model itself. Makes me wonder why Warlord didn't just opt for the good ol' slotta base like so many other companies have.


Zzzzzz said...

Wow. BtGoA ? So you're the one....

Da Masta Cheef said...

Yeah that was