“Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it” - Napoleon
Beyond the Gates of Antares
Beyond the Gates of Antares is the new science-fiction skirmish wargame written by Rick Priestley (the creator of Warhammer 40,000) that pitches technologically advanced human civilizations into a conflict that no one can afford to lose.
I followed the creation of this new game since the Alpha ruleset, Rick had the good idea to share with the community Alpha and Beta rules.
The game seems to be similar to Bolt Action, truth is only the order dice and activation are common in the two games, Antares add several layers of "beliavable realism" (for a sci-fi game of course) starting by using D10 instead of D6 for a wider results matrix, some very interesting rules like the drones and most important a system of action-reaction which just fit right in a futuristic combat wargame.
I'm very excited about this game, so much Ialready have two starter armies (Boromites and Algoryn) and I pre-ordered the basic set, which comes with several bonuses for pre-ordering at Warlord directly.
Below you can see all the goodies: