BtGoA: New Starter Coming in January

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Warlord Games has a new Starter Set for Beyond the Gates of Antares – coming in 2017!

Interested in Warlord’s Games Beyond the Gates of Antares but not sure where to start? Well coming in January of 2017 a new starter set will be available – and you can order it now:

via Warlord Games

Strike on Kar’A Nine

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New for 2017!

Strike on Kar’A Nine is a new introductory set for Beyond the Gates of Antares containing forces for both the Algoryn and the Concord, with dice, rules and templates plus a fold-out battle mat and cut-out terrain – everything you need to get started with the game.

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Thanks to the order dice draw system, every battle is a tense affair with both players constantly being involved in the action. Both epic defeats and narrow victories will be enjoyable when you venture Beyond the Gates of Antares. Prepare yourself for an exhilarating adventure!

The full colour Getting Started book is designed to coach you through, making your first steps as exciting and as simple as possible, with a series of scenarios that gradually introduce the mechanics of the game. Each scenario introduces new rules, culminating in a final battle using everything in the box where you will be able to use all you have learnt.

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Featuring the new plastic Algoryn troops and providing great value at only £35 / $49.99, the contents offer the core components for players to start or expand either their Concord or Algoryn forces for larger games.

Strike on Kar’A Nine contains:

  • 1 64 page mini rulebook
  • 1 44 page Getting Started Book
  • 6 Order dice (3 Maroon & 3 Olive Green)
  • 1 pin marker frame
  • 1 blue templates frame
  • 15 Algoryn troopers
  • 10 C3 Concord troopers and spotter drones
  • 2 C3D1 Concord Light Support Drones
  • 1 set of polyhedral dice
  • 1 paper battle mat
  • 2 cut out scenery sheets

 

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It’s Algoryn vs Concord forces on Kar’A Nine!

  • Parthis

    I’ve said it before on here, but Antares is a very good game and worthy of your time… and this new starter is excellent value.

  • frankelee

    I know it’s got its fans, but it’ll never be too successful if it’s ugly looking like it is right now.

    • Moose

      how is it ugly?

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Yeah with you there, they are worse in person than online. They can look good if painted well. Concord look too much like buzz light year to me, and are just not appealing, nor are the iosan. The boromites looked kinda neat till I held them. Algoryn are the only ones I like the look of. The scale choice was a bit odd too to me. I do appreciate they didn’t go heroic so much, but things seem too.. lanky?
      I wanted to like the game, but I just can not get interested.

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        The game is tons of fun.

  • Ted

    I think most of the models look pretty good, Id really love to fit this in my hobby schedule.

  • Matthew Pomeroy

    I am still too gunshy from void 1.1 and vor

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    A much better starter set. Concord v Ghar was not a good starting point.

    • Louis

      Absolutely right, the people I have talked to in my area do not like the Ghar aesthetic. From a game play perspective, having really tough opponents vs ones who can barely hurt them seems like it would not be fun for the those interested in trying out the Concord.

      • Moose

        i dunno ghar are the #1 game in my local game group

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        Exactly. It could have been different if the Concord had been given weapons capable of actually hurting the Ghar consistantly. As it was, the starter set was greatly tilted in favor of the Ghar, especially for new players who do not have the depth of rules knowledge to know how to really hurt the that (pin them to the point where they cant s anyrhing)

        • Severius_Tolluck

          Prettty much like every GW starter kit ever! lol Worst offender 3E with Dark Eldar against Marines that had a LS, flame thrower, and rockets.. that was really fair…

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            Yes. GW is bad at designing fair fights in their starter sets.

            Dark vengeance is kind of close.

          • DeadlyYellow

            Yeah, but GW at least varies the boxes a bit. All for Algoryn going in, but don’t really want the same Concord force again.

  • Sleeplessknight

    I’m sure the game is great but the models are so blah and uninspiring. They could have licensed a good looking property and used the game system for it.

    • Ed Butlar

      That’s a bit unfair, they are okay. I think the thing that would convince me are the rules and if anyone else plays it. Not sure they do where I live.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Liven are Liven for your company’s main game (s). Licenses are to making a quick buck and funneling people into your real ganes.

  • Admiral Raptor

    Nice price point. I wish I had the time to play all of the neat games that are out these days. Maybe someday Antares 🙁