Out Now: Beyond the Gates of Antares Launch Edition Starter Set

Beyond the Gates of Antares is the new science-fiction skirmish wargame from the mind of industry legend Rick Priestley (the creator of Warhammer 40,000) that pitches technologically advanced human civilizations into a conflict that no one can afford to lose.


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The game is rich in detail and extremely ambitious in scope with initial rules and army lists that describe six different Antarean factions: the PanHuman Concord, the Ghar Empire, the Isorian Senatex, the Algoryn Prosperate, the Freeborn Vardos, and the Boromite Guilds. Beyond the Gates of Antares game play utilises the successful and exciting dice activation system first pioneered in Warlord’s popular and award-winning Bolt Action WW2 wargame – ensuring that both sides remain active and engaged throughout every game. There is no down-time – action is fierce, fast, constant, and unforgiving. Resolution is by ten-sided dice offering considerable expansion and great range of detail compared to traditional six-sided dice.

Set against the backdrop of a vast and ever-expanding brand new science-fiction universe – the Warlord design studio has already created an entire year’s worth of supporting product. There are plans for six plastic kits to be released over the next 12 months, along with countless metal support teams and additional units – and of course, we couldn’t resist creating larger units such as vehicles, monstrous lifeforms, and other creations from the darker depths of Rick Priestley’s brain…


Unbox Strike Vector one – The Xilos Horizon, the battle starter set for Beyond the Gates of Antares, with Warlords RichD.

Launch Edition Box Contents

  • Full colour 260-page hardback rulebook.
  • Quick reference sheet.
  • Getting started booklet.
  • 3 multi-pose plastic Ghar Battle Squad walkers.
  • 3 multi pose plastic Ghar Assault Squad walkers.
  • 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.


Beyond the Gates of Antares official website is now live – GatesOfAntares.com – we’re launching with heaps of content included, but believe us – there’s much more coming…


The site has been populated with an introduction to the game itself, the universe, the factions which battle over Antarean space, describes the gameplay and introduces the product range that is already available – so head over, take a look, and soak up all of the information on offer to get a taster for the new must-play science-fiction wargame in preparation for all-out war – outbreak is the 7th November 2015.

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