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Affton, MO. USA

Okay, so as the title suggests this will be my ongoing thread for my Beyond the Gates of Antares gaming stuff. Eventually this will probably become my only thread and other stuff will transfer over from the Going Down thread.

For those just tuning in I am Theophony, or Theo for short. I have been gaming since I was 4 years old when my older brother needed another body in his Dungeons and Dragons games. I continued with that till even my brother and his friends grew out of it and I inherited all their 1st edition stuff and then transitioned into 2nd edition when that came out. Middle school brought me a new game group which lived mainly on Rifts, TMNT, Cyberpunk, Traveller, Megatraveller and others which have come and gone. It wasn't until I was 18 and working at a comic book and gaming store that a high school friends father started to run introductory games of Warhammer Fantasy with his fully painted armies that I got into miniature war gaming. Before that it was mostly bare metal figs for D&D and Star Wars. I started building my own Skaven army even going as far as painting the name of each Ratman on the base, the names all taken from types of cheese which a neighboring shop just happened to be a wine and cheese shop . We quickly built armies of immense size 3000pts plus (1994 or so, so yeah REALLLLLLLLLY HUGE). Then jumped over into 40k where I started with Ultramarines . Over the next few years I collected Every army in 40k, and quite a few in fantasy. Too much of my money went to GW . But like all good things, I ruined it by getting a wife and kids , actually that was the best thing to happen to me, but were all gamers here and we must bemoan the loss of our freedom and expendable income. Most f my armies have gone away, but I still have a huge amount of marines (600-700 easily) all thrown in boxes somewhere. I've puttered around with scratch building things and most recently painted hundreds of zombies for Zombicide which is the only game my kids want to play miniature wise . But I hope to correct that now with my most recent purchase.

Beyond the Gates of Antares starter set.

In it are two forces, though not evenly pointed, which also includes a 290 page hardback rulebook, custom dice, tokens, templates and pin markers.

I was planning on building the Ghar suits to be magnetized to swap the heads out with servo Skulls, but I think I'm just going to do a static build with Antares for now. That however doesn't mean that I cannot play around with funtack and servo Skulls on one model at least


Servo Ghar


And with a Zombicide walker for size comparison


With a missile pod taken from a space marine drop pod. I had thought about doing them in Iron Warriors colors, or angry marine colors with the servo skull heads

I hope to work on them more Friday morning or this weekend. Got to go update the old thread with a link here. Comments are how we make things run, so bring them on.

Ghar paint scheme pg 4
Algoryn painting pg 5

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Sweet. GoA seems interesting so I'll look forward to your take on it.

 
   
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This will be interesting .. any ideas on how you'll paint them?

   
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Hmm, the model looks so much more interesting with that servo skull and missile pod!

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Affton, MO. USA

Dr H wrote:Reserving my seat.

Glad to have you aboard Dr. H, might need a Doctors opinion on a few things.

inmygravenimage wrote:Here, here

Good to see You as well Graven

GrimDork wrote:Sweet. GoA seems interesting so I'll look forward to your take on it.

I've been watching some how to play videos by Warlord games and Beasts of War, they really have me hooked now. Sadly now I think I want Algoryn or Boromites

ckig wrote:This will be interesting .. any ideas on how you'll paint them?

That is the million dollar question, all I can say is "poorly"

Malika2 wrote:Hmm, the model looks so much more interesting with that servo skull and missile pod!

I do love the Servo Skull idea and bringing my Angry Servo Skulls to battle would be fun, but I actually think I've decided the most GW parts happening with these guys will probably be as base decorations or terrain.

Well as Ckig has asked about painting I was actually outside priming all the figs still on sprue. It all got a lovely rusty car brown primer coat and dried last night as I was barbequing dinner. THis morning I've managed to assemble all three Ghar assault troops (two newly primed and the one I had tacked together with the servo skull. Now the quandry is what colors to go with?

My first inclination is to go with the standard paint scheme that they have on the studio models, white with red details and pinkish plasma reactors. The problem I have with this is I detest painting white, so many layers of a watered down color just to get it really smooth. Secondly it doesn't look very characterful. Now I could paint them up black and white like a scifi police theme, the plasma lights like the flashing lights on a police cruiser, so its still in the running.

My second idea was to go Iron Warriors paint scheme with gunmetal, black and yellow. These are the Warmongering bad es of the Antares system, so it could work, and use them as Iron Warrior combat robots should i ever play 40K again. The problem i have with that is i want to try and keep the two systems separate.

The third option is to go a different scheme altogether, i've been searching online, but still nothing has struck a chord, so suggestions are welcome.

The paint plan for the Concord guys is also in limbo, but I think I'll stick to studio style for them. Reason being is they have matvhing dive for all the units and I'd like them to blend well on the table.

Here are the dice for playing with *order dice)

Green dice for concord, grey with red writing for Ghar. The Black one is a special Ghar distortion die, so I only have one of those to use.

I have never sat down to watch a 40K video (sorry people who post their battle reports ), but i've watched gameplay videos of BtGoA the last few days, some are good, some not so good, but to give you an idea of the terrain needed and the game length here is a Beasts of War game with Boromites vs. Algoryn


They messed up on the Firefight at 28 minutes or so, and forgot a few pluses for doing a fire order, but it was really enjoyable. Lots of terrain, quick, brutal and looks fun with the order dice being random so no body is sitting aside for long periods of time.

I think this game got a bad rap at first because of the bad Kickstarter, I hope it continues to grow as more and more units become plastic.


LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Looking forward to this, there's some cool stuff to be done with the GoA minis!

I can see why you're skipping the skulls here, but there's awesome potential for a Mechanicus unit or two using the Ghar walkers as a base for some conversion work, might have to try that myself in future!

   
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Have you seen the new Freeborn Command Tank/Skimmer Theo? It looks great.

If you ever need some more Concord plastic troops just give me a shout as I have a few sprues knocking around somewhere.

As for choosing a Ghar scheme I have seen a good few ones, I think my favourite is a traditional Camo scheme circa WWII. If you do social media the GOA facebook group is also a great source of inspiration.

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Affton, MO. USA

Paradigm wrote:Looking forward to this, there's some cool stuff to be done with the GoA minis!

I can see why you're skipping the skulls here, but there's awesome potential for a Mechanicus unit or two using the Ghar walkers as a base for some conversion work, might have to try that myself in future!


Yeah they really would fit Skulls and Mechanicus very well. I didn't like what I saw with the Kickstarter, but the more I'm looking at Antares the more I'm liking it. Maybe just because it's a change from the Grimdork without the anime.

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Have you seen the new Freeborn Command Tank/Skimmer Theo? It looks great.

If you ever need some more Concord plastic troops just give me a shout as I have a few sprues knocking around somewhere.

As for choosing a Ghar scheme I have seen a good few ones, I think my favourite is a traditional Camo scheme circa WWII. If you do social media the GOA facebook group is also a great source of inspiration.


I always take plastic, but shipping would just make it stupid from England to the U.S., but thanks for the offer.

Well paint happened, but not enough time, so only a PIP pic for now.

The grey is still a little darker than the dice, but I think I can deal with that, but it all needs at least one more coat.

I should go with red for the plasma parts to match the dice, but I'm feeling drawn towards purple . No reason why, but that's what I was thinking, what do you all think. I could still do red lenses and tactical markings, but do purple for the glowey bits.

Off to work now

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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This is very interesting, and the models are looking brilliant, not heard of it before.

Um why not paint the lettering on the dice purple!




 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Camkierhi wrote:
This is very interesting, and the models are looking brilliant, not heard of it before.

Um why not paint the lettering on the dice purple!


Thanks Cam , I was actually thinking of painting the die , we are on the same wavelength there.

So not much to show for weekend progress. Did paint this morning for a bit, but now I must go mow the lawn....or buy some goats .

Here is the first Ghar, not sure how much I like it, might go a completely different route and see how that comes out.

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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That's looking really cool, great use of accent colour to liven up a nice, simple scheme. I say stick with that look.

   
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What don't you like about it? I actually like the colours and the clean look. Though happy to see what else you'll come up with and reserve my judgement till then.

   
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Paradigm wrote:That's looking really cool, great use of accent colour to liven up a nice, simple scheme. I say stick with that look.


Thanks, I'm starting to grow on it, or it grow on me, either way I think I'll stick with it.

ckig wrote:What don't you like about it? I actually like the colours and the clean look. Though happy to see what else you'll come up with and reserve my judgement till then.


It's just slightly purplish on the grey hue, but as I've said above I think I'll keep going with it.

In the mean time I decided to paint some Concord. Only the base colors blocked in currently, and I've gone very similar to the studio scheme with them too.


I like the lighter colored lenses and face shield. Still needs highlighting and weapon glow color. Any suggestions for those?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Not where I should be

Kinda like them black.

Great stuff, nice clean and simple, in the best way.




 
   
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second the black guns style idea here... its not 40k...with its comic book guns...

ghar reminds me a bit of mr. crabs...

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Camkierhi wrote:Kinda like them black.

Great stuff, nice clean and simple, in the best way.

Oh they are staying black, just the center of them will be glowed.

Viktor von Domm wrote:second the black guns style idea here... its not 40k...with its comic book guns...

ghar reminds me a bit of mr. crabs...

Good to see you back Vik

Yeah, I still have problems with how a boltgun is like a 2" diameter shell and the clip is supposed to hold any serious amount of these. Antares uses a lot of energy weapons so it's more sensible to me.

Well no picks right now as the wife just got home from her last day of school this year . My kids last day is tomorrow, so summer progress will slow down . I did manage to assemble the rest of the Ghar suits. They too have crab claws, so maybe their is some relation to Mr. Crabs.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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So quick update,

Due to the £ being in the er, and getting a 15% off discount coupon for signing up to the warlord game newsletter, there might be a small addition happening to my Antares collection .

I just ordered Strike on Kar'A nine
https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/antares-starter-sets/products/beyond-the-gates-of-antares-strike-on-kara-nine
10 more Concord troops
2 more light drones
4 small drones
15 algoryn plastic troops
3 algoryn drones
https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/rules-books/products/the-battle-for-xilos-antares-supplement
Rulebook for Xilos campaign
Special black guard Ghar figure( free from ordering online through warlord)
https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/rules-books/products/the-chryseis-shard-ascent-of-the-locus
Rulebook for Chryseis campaign pack
Special Ghar figure (free with ordering from Warlord)

Should also get the free Lt. Spiers promo figure they have for any order £50 or $80. Plus free shipping.

$120 for $89.99 shipped, plus the three free promo.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Whoa! You're really cranking these out. I'm not in a position to start a new game, so I'll be enjoying this one vicariously through you.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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A nice list of purchases there. The Kar'A 9 set is a very nice way to expand your Concord whilst also getting some Algoryn. It will be good to see your thoughts on the Algoryn plastics as I have not had them in hand.

The free Black Guard with the Xilos supplement is a great little miniature, it will be interesting to see your Rebel Ghar colour scheme.

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Thanks Listentomewarriors , I was thinking "Do I really need more Concord basic troopers?", but a second set of templates, more pin markers, dice and other stuff made it a good deal. Plus Concord guys are like space marines in how they are BtGoA poster boys, so you can't have too many.

I am actually really excited for the freebie figure from the Chryseis book, his name is Nurk27

Surgically altered ghar , looks like an orc to me


Edit: I totally forgot about the month of June since the last supplement book doesn't release until JULY, my whole order is on hold until then. Oh well, it'll give me time to work on the rest of these figs.

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Well I've gotten a little paint time in so here is where the Concord are now.

4 (5man) strike squads base colored except guns
And the leader Kai Lek also base colored.

Now onto the scary part of using soft tone on them to see how that looks and bring out details.

I did change up the helmets to the off white color also, the lenses will probably go back to the light blue later, but green was making the model too top heavy in color.....if that makes sense.

I've also contemplated doing the face shields in the same solid color as the armor since this is the future and why would they still be using clear lenses? Obviously they are integrated with nanotechnology already (that's what the Concord are, humans completely integrated with nanotechnology and controlled by a mega computer system called IMTel).

We'll see how the soft tone looks and then go from there. I also got three more of the light weapons drones done, not pictured,one of them has a subverted matrix attached.

Edit: lenses have base color added and all soft tone added. I like how the soft tone changed the white to a bone color. Always tried to get bone color working from an ivory/ cream but it got too dark, so I think I found a new recipe.

[url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/879919-4%20strike%20squads.html]



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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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They are coming along nicely.

I prefer the white helmets too. Good decision. I'd keep the lenses blue though, it adds a nice spot of colour to the mini.

   
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Thanks Ckig,

Lenses are staying blue, will get some white streaks to them, but hopefully not too much, will have to see how steady my hands are.

Spent almost four hours at the pool yesterday....can you say sunburn , even spraying on the sunscreen every hour , stupid fair skin. But came home and painted last night


Finished a second Ghar CCW guy, I goofed up and did his eye lenses in purple instead of blue. But I think they will all be that color, just like their plasma reactors, leaving the other guy as blue eyes and have home be the leader. I also goofed and used the mid tone color on the new guys "dark" areas, but still looks good to me and doesn't stand out too much, once again the other guy will be the leader, so slight color variance is okay to me.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Always nice to see more GOA. Your Concord are coming along nicely. I had a hard time coming up with a color scheme for mine. Are you planning on adding in some drop troops to your ranks?

   
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Thanks Barzam.
Drop troops will eventually happen, just not for some time. If I get some extra funds then they are just behind the medium and large drone support weapons on the list. The next overall purchase (besides what I'm waiting a month for ) will probably be more ghar stuff as I'll get more basic concord troops out of the Kar'A nine I have ordered. They might just get some conversion work done to them to make them drop troops in the meantime though.

I've been watching some YouTube gameplay by Tabbletop battles(I think???), and they are quite fun to watch, just wish the one guy would stop swearing all the time.

Off to Barzams gallery to check out his Concord. If anyone else has any painted up BtGoA, shoot me a PM as I need to see other people's stuff and since there's no dedicated subforum here I need some help.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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I only painted two of mine though. I should really do more. :(
Maybe I'll get to them when I finish my SWA Kill Team.

What kind of Ghar expansions are you planning? More suits, support walkers, or Outcasts? I've been sorely tempted to pick up some rebels, myself.

   
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I really dislike the look of the squishy Ghar outside of the suits, besides how do they fit inside the suits? So my plan was to use the extra heads that come in the starter box to make flitters and then get at least one unit of the bombardment Ghar suits. Though Miniaturemarket right down the street has a starter silos box for $60 behind the counter. It's missing the Kai Lek figure and the rule book, but that's 4?more concord sprue sand two squads of Ghar (1 squad of CCW and one of snooty guys) plus more pin markers, dice and tokens. So I'm really torn.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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So quick 10 minute hobby session and two terrain pieces done, well to the paint stage.


Watching some videos gave me the idea to use some old cds that were in the basement. They had about a dozen pieces of these on a table with very little to it, but made a great theme. The little blue "mushroom" things were scavenged from the trash at work, I intend them to be alien flora. I might glue some tufts on them or the tips of toothpicks and use them as some spiker plants. Rules in the main book.also considering adding some viney roots with thin wire, but most likely not. They are already primed brown and drying now. I still haven't decided on a world color yet to base my guys on, but after looking at my sedition wars doors and terrain packs I think I'll go for an abandoned mining worldscape. Quick and dirty terrain will be the name of this game. Also going more old school with it as well.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
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