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Gates of Antares (02/07/2016 – Tom)

Concord command squad

Concord command squad

We should have been at Battlegroup South at Bovington today, but real life intervened, so we were at home playing Gates of Antares for the first time instead. I had painted up a small force of Bromides from my birthday haul to take on my old 40K Tau who were posing as Concord.

Overview of the board

Overview of the board (Boromites at the bottom)

The scenario was a basic learning one of kill the most enemy which, to be fair to the rules, did say that it could degenerate into a firefight with little manoeuvre due to the long weapon ranges. It duly did degenerate but we did get a fair handle on the rules.

Lavamites driven forward

Lavamites driven forward

The only attempt to get into contact with the enemy came from my Lavamites with their handler (probably because they couldn’t shoot!). On the way to contact the Lavamite handler failed 2 saving throws and went down leaving the Mites with a command of 5 so unlikely to obey orders – they dithered around failing command rolls until they were shot to pieces.

Lavamites charge

Lavamites charge

We got an extra turn due to a dice roll and the game came down to the Concord trying to wipe out my command squad. My Gang Leader survived (just) leaving me unbroken so when we counted up the points I had won by a slim margin of 10 out of 500 – hardly decisive but a win is a win against Tom 🙂

Boromite command squad

Boromite command squad running away to win the game!

It was an enjoyable enough experience and more than just the Bolt Action in space which it has been accused being of in some quarters. I had taken some heavy support weapons, the futuristic equivalent of an HMG and mortar, with the mortar being the most effective. Next time we will play with a scenario with some objectives to make it more interesting.

Some more photos:-

Squad take aim at Lavamites

Squad take aim at Lavamites

Boromite base of fire

Boromite base of fire

Concord squad

Concord squad