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What are Gate Builders?
The Gate Builders are a small group of volunteer, experienced Antares players who are available to run introductory games for players wanting to try Beyond the Gates of Antares. What’s more, they are happy to go around different clubs or venues and introduce people to the game.
So, if you or your club have heard of Antares and want to try, please get in touch. They all have demonstration armies to use and loan out and can bring along a variety of forces, templates, dice, rules, advice and, most of all, enthusiasm for the game and a great attitude. Many even have terrain they can bring along, too!
How to contact a Gate Builder
The best way to contact a Gate Builder is either through Andy Hobday at Warlord (via firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tim Bancroft (email@example.com). Both are on Facebook and can be contacted via the Beyond the Gates of Antares (IMTel) Facebook group, as can all the Gate Builders. Tim can also be contacted via a private message on the Warlord Antares Forums (user ‘halfbat’).
You can go along to the Gate Builder’s local clubs, all of which are listed below, and some play home games, as well. Many run Antares events, whether tourneys, campaigns, leagues or bootcamps, and several have offered to arrange showcase days at other clubs – perhaps yours!
Overall, each Gate Builder is happy to provide tactical advice on how to play Beyond the Gates of Antares, how the rules work, painting hints and tips and how to build your forces. Several have their own Antares blogs, podcasts or video blogs on subjects ranging from faction overviews to painting to game reports and even rules insights – a wealth of knowledge and advice.
Who and where are the Gate Builders?
The Gate Builders and their locations are listed below. If no special contact details are shown, then get on touch through the local clubs or via PM on Facebook or via Andy and Tim (as above).
Australia/Victoria (Melbourne) – Asher Longney
An additional contact is via the Noise Sector on Facebook. Asher has a gaming and painting blog and also creates video blogs of Antares games. His local gaming club is at The House of War, Ringwood.
Australia/Tasmania (Hobart) – Nathon Clerke and Steven Millar
Termed ‘The Tasmanian Shard’ as these two operate together, they are happy to travel around Tasmania or support the mainland Melbourne groups. They are known in several of the games around Tasmania.
UK/Belfast & Eire – John Foster
John operates from and is known to the Lisburn Gaming Club (Lisburn), the Queen’s University Dragonslayers (Belfast) and also games with Leinster Brigands (Dublin based). He is happy to attend events across the island of Ireland, North and South with a bit of notice.
UK/Liverpool, Merseyside & NW – Martin Otten
Martin operates from and can be contacted through a variety of local shops in the Liverpool area, including JustPlay Games. Martin’s clubs are the Liverpool Wargamers Association, in Davies Street, Liverpool L1 6HB and the Critical Hit Gamer cafe at 61A Kempston Street, Liverpool L3 8HE.
UK/Scotland (Glasgow) and central belt – Gary Martin
Gary operates from South Lanarkshire but would be happy to travel to the central belt. His club is the St Aidans Warriors in Clarkston, meeting on Sunday nights.
UK/Nottingham – Pete Barnes
Pete co-ordinates the Antares group who meet at Warlord HQ store in Nottingham. He and the group operate as a shard of Gate Builders reaching out to local clubs and groups and are happy to travel around the Nottingham area.
UK/Central South (Stonehenge) and possibly further afield – Tim Bancroft
Tim co-ordinates the Gate Builders and is a regular member at the Boscombe Down & Amesbury Wargames Club (bdawc.org.uk) at the Nicolson Centre, Amesbury (Tuesday nights). He is happy to cover areas around Hampshire and Wiltshire and possibly further field subject to notice and planning. Tim runs an Antares podcast, the Freeborn Shard, regularly writes for Warlord on Antares, and has his own blog about Antares rules twists.
UK/South West (Plymouth) – Aston Howes
Aston operates from Dark Star Gaming in Plymouth but with sufficient notice is happy to roam all over Devon and Cornwall, and even up to Melksham and the Swindon area. Aston runs his own blog on Antares and has created summaries of all the factions for new players.
USA/Texas (Fort Worth) – Seth Hall
Seth operates from the Sci-fi factory, 10716 N Beach St, Fort Worth, TX 76244. He regularly attends Warlord events across a huge area in the southern USA but is otherwise willing to travel anywhere in North Texas. He can also drive down South Texas or up to Oklahoma as long as he has notice and a good plan.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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