Tag Archives: Sci-Fi

What is The Drowned Earth?

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BOARD GAME GEEK SUMMARY

Rating8.9 (4 Reviews)
Players2
Playing Time45 mins
Age14+
Complexity-.–/5.00

The Drowned Earth is a tabletop miniatures game where brave heroes and villains risk the dangers of the wilds for glorious riches and ancient technology!

Played on a 3ftx3ft table with 5-15 models a side, TDE is a game of dynamic movement, cinematic action and narrative gameplay, where risk vs reward must be weighed every turn.

At the heart of the game is the Dynamic Movement system, where models can leap, climb, jump off buildings and shoot while doing so!

A combination of cinematic action and an emphasis on named characters means that TDE has a very narrative feel: each game tells a story.

On Table Top have produced a great getting started video on Drowned Earth. I recommend these chaps if you ever want a decent introduction of a wargame.

Getting Started with Drowned Earth

Rules & Miniatures

All the rules and miniatures can be purchased from The Drowned Earth website, though I’m sure some FLGS will offer discounts on these prices.

They have numerous starter armies for the game with one for each faction, and the miniatures look great!

Artefacters Boxed Start set for £44.95

Thanks for reading! – Peter

What is Beyond the Gates of Antares?

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BOARD GAME GEEK SUMMARY

It had been given a rating of 7.6 on BoardGameGeek from 50+ ratings.

Beyond the Gates of Antares invites us to a time when mankind has evolved into new and diverse species: the strangely powerful NuHumans, masters of the Panhuman Concord; the ape-like Pansimians, the greatest warriors in the whole Galactic Spill; and feral Revers primitive Humans driven by a irrepressible lust for adventure and danger. It is a universe where technology and humanity intermix indistinguishably, where human knowledge and endeavour has long since been supplanted by integrated machine intelligence IMTel. Where humans go their technology goes also, protectors, workers, and fighting machines in the form of WarDrones armed with deadly weapons and shielded by energy fields a thousand times more resilient than steel.

Warlord Games’ YouTube channel has produced a series of excellent videos explaining Gates of Antares.

1. Introduction

2. Order Dice

3. Shooting

4. Pinning

5. The Assault Phase

6. Leaders

7. Q&A

If you’re interested in getting into Beyond the Gates of Antares, I can’t suggest you start anywhere else but these excellent collection of videos.

Peter