Monday, May 30, 2016

Warmachine/Hordes Demo Gaming - Got in some Gaming down at Game Depot

Sunday May 29th, 2016

Decided to get in some gaming today, so I met my Brother and my Son over at Game Depot in Tempe, Az.  My brother is new to the Gaming world, and for his first Tabletop game decided to get into Warmachine/Hordes or as we come to call it Warmahordes.  He purchased the starter battle box for the Cryx army, and has them all assembled, and even has one finished painted and based, which is very cool.

You can check out his blog by clicking the link:  Havenstead Hobbies

You can also catch his updates in my blog roll on the right-hand side of this blog when he posts updates.

Below is a picture of his army on the tabletop ready for the first game.

In his first game, he did very well, he played against my son, which also plays Cryx.  With Cryx vrs. Cryx is was an intereting first game between them.  I basically play referee for them as they are both learning the game.  My Son has some games under his belt, so it was fun to get my brother playing and teaching them both about the rules as the game progressed.  Its quite fun to Demo games for people and will be doing more demos in the future with Warmahordes, Bolt Action, Gates of Antares.

It ended up being a very fun day of gaming, and look forward to many more in the future.  Its been awhile sine I played a game at Game Depot, is a 30+ min drive for me one way, but will try to make it back here more often.

Well until next time, always play more games, and don;t stress the small stuff, its only a game.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Got in some Lord of the Rings Gaming over at Desert Sky Games and Comics

So last night I met my friend Dragi down at Desert Sky Games and Comics.  Its been awhile since we through down a game of LoTR (Lord of the Rings), so I was happy to meet him at the game store.

Below is some of the pics I took of us playing and the table layout.  I ended up winning both games we played.  I was too tired to do a full write-up of the gaming, maybe next time.

I brought down my river sections to show him, and it was nice to have them on the table
My friend Dragi

Monday, May 23, 2016

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Concord Troops getting painted and based

I still have three of the five man squads to complete, but didn't want to wait till they were done to do a post on my progress and how they look so far.  I decided to go with my own color scheme rather than use that of the armies in the book.  I always like to be different, lol.

First 5 man squad complete.
I have been enjoying everything with this Gates of Antares starter set.  I did have one problem with one of the sprues that came in the boxed set.  It looked like something heavy either laid onto the box, or box dropped, not sure.  But when I opened everything, one of the Concord sprues was damaged and a couple of the arm were broken off at the wrists.

I got to say, Warlord Games has some very good customer service, and after I emailed them to let them know what had happened, they dispatched a replacement sprue which I hope to have withing the next week or so, and I will be able to finish the last of the five man squads.  My hats off to there customer service and willingness to help out.  I am totally impressed.

I hope to finish off what I can until the sprue arrives, and will also be making a post about painting up the Ghar models from the starter set.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Warlord Games - Beyond the Gates or Antares Starter Box Models built

I've been slacking again, but did find some time this week to put all the models together for the Beyond the Gates of Antares starter set.  This was a fun group of models to put together.  I really like the Ghar models, and look forward to buying more in the near future.

Was very impressed with what all came with the starter box, uncluding the full rules hardback book.
I will do another post after I get everything painted, as well as when I get my first game on the table.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Purchase - Starter Set for Beyond the Gates of Antares

So I purchased the starter box for the game Beyond the Gates of Antares from my local Hobby Store - Odyssey Games.  I have been looking at this game for awhile and decided to pull the trigger.  The starter box is an amazing value for the price.  I love the fact they give you the FULL hard-back full-size rule-book in the starter box, most starter boxes from other companies only give you intro rules, or smaller pint-sized versions of the rules.  Well done Warlord Games.

I hope to have these put together and painted over the next week or two, as I also have 3 other painting projects on my table already, but I will make room for them.  Nothing like keeping myself busy.  On top of this, next week I will finish off my gaming table and terrain, and I will doing one large post about that as well.


The starter set contains everything you need to start gaming.

  • Full color 260-page hardback rule-book.
    • Quick reference sheet.
    • Getting started booklet.
  • Ghar Models
    • 3 multi-pose plastic Ghar Battle Squad walkers.
    • 3 multi pose plastic Ghar Assault Squad walkers.
  • Concord Models
    • 20 multi-pose plastic Concord Strike Troopers.
    • 4 plastic Concord support drones.
    • 8 plastic spotter drones.
    • Strike Leader Kai Lek Atastrin metal figure.
  • 12 order dice.
  • Ghar distort dice.
  • 13 Polyhedral dice.
  • Launch Edition plastic templates and tokens.
  • 12 red plastic pin markers.

I'm not sure I will do a whole unboxing post about the starter set, as there are so many of them out there, but we will see.  Tonight I will get everything out of the box, and see where things take me.  I may do a unboxing video, and if I do, will post that to the blog.

Lots to look forward to on the blog over the next couple of weeks.

Until next time, KEEP ON GAMING.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Semi-Completed River sections for War Gaming Table

As promised, here is the the river sections so far.

They look a lot better in person.  I still have to put the varnish coat on for the water effect.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Building new terrain for my Wargaming Board - Rivers Terrain

Since I want to start gaming at home as well as my local hobby shops, I have decided to build my own gaming table from scratch.  This also will give me some projects to do, because I don't have that much terrain at home, so I will be making a lot of terrain of the next couple of weeks,

Medium Density Fiber Board (MDF)

I have to wait till next week to purchase the materials to make the table, so this weekend I decided to start on some of my terrain pieces.  I have always liked having some type of water features on my tables, so I decide my first terrain feature for the table would be a river that could run the width of the board.

Off I went down to my local Home Depot, and I picked up a 1/4 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. Medium Density Fiber Board (MDF).  I really like working with this stuff as its easy to cut and shape, and sands very well.  Basing the MDF is easy, and really stands up for using it as terrain.  Its also heavy enough that it will not easily move if the table is bumped.

So I started of today drawing out my shapes of each section.  I decided that I would have 4 straight section, each being 1 ft. in length, and two corner sections.  This will give a lot of variety of choices when placing the river sections down on the table.  Once I got the layout drawn out, I realized I had enough material left over to also cut out 3 round bases that I will use for other projects.  Maybe I will use them for maybe a swamp piece, or forest pieces of terrain.  Below is the pieces after I got them all cut out.  I borrowed a jig saw from my brother, and it made short work at cutting all the pieces out.

All pieces cut out, and bonus terrain pieces from left over material.
My next steps for the pieces was to bevel all the edges for the pieces would not have the flat edge to them.  Only where the pieces butt together was left straight.  I just used a utility knife and a sanding block to make nice clean beveled edges.  This will help the pieces blend more into the table when placed on the board for play.  Below are several images of my progress on this step.

Pieces with the edges beveled and sanded
For each joint I tried to match the bevel as best I could, I'm no professional, lol.
My next steps will be to base and paint the pieces to make them look like river sections.  I will be doing a followup post when I'm done with those steps, but will take pictures as I go like I did for this post.

Until next time, keep on gaming, and may your dice always be blessed.