Saturday, 19 August 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Ghar Rebels Pt.3: Rebel Creeper & Fartok

Welcome boys and girls to the House of Horrors

"Hey there, do you like excitement?" (yeah)
"Do you like suspense?" (uh huh)
"Do you like Nel Carter?" (no)
"Good 'cause you won't find her here, this is the House of Horrors
And for you it's absolutely free, step right in" (thanks)

Ahem... sorry the damn songs been stuck in my head all day and now it's your turn hehe.

Anyway welcome to Pt.2 of my Ghar Rebels army build, a Rebel Creeper and the Arch Rebel himself Fartok.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

KR Multicases - Budget Storage/Transporting Review(ish)

Now this really isn't going to be a true review of sorts but rather just me rambling on for a bit and no doubt teaching you to suck eggs.

So for many years (Read: 25) I've used GW hard plastic gaming cases as in part I was just lazy and didn't know much else. But for awhile now I really haven't been happy with them, they are big clunky beasts that take up far too much space (I have 12 GW cases ranging from the earlier generations to the massive double size army case).

Also their other main flaw though is cost, yep what else did you expect from a Blog with ''Budget'' in the title.

I'm a cheap bastard.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Ghar Rebels Pt.2: Black Guard

Once again welcome too the loyal Readers, Minions, Bots and random link clickers to the dank dark underweb of Blogspot known simply as OoaB.

For those interested Part 1 can be read HERE.

Right anyway on with the show, this month I decided to join in with the Beyond the Gates of Antares (IMTel) pages Hobby Pledge for Charity ran by the Primus Shard and it's a chance to win £20 worth of toys.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Herts Shard Meet Up No.2

Last night was the 2nd Herts Shard gaming night, just the 2 of us this time but still a rather fun day of random banter, dice rolling and rules we got wrong :D.

We played 2 games, the first we stopped after turn one and moved terrian around and reduced the table size after the first game became clear it wasn't making for a run game.

Below are some pictures of the 2nd game

Boromites Vs Ghar - 750pts

Friday, 4 August 2017

Horus Heresy: Emperor's Children - Cataphractii Terminators & Techmarine

Good morning my fellow Wargamers and Lead Heads.

Once again I have been painting up my 30k/Pre-Heresy Emperor's Children.

Last time I showed you my Traitor Librarian-Sorcerer which I really enjoy converting and painting.

Today though I have 2 new units finished and all are converted, it would be rude not too eh?

First up my Cataphractii Terminators.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Charity Boot Camp

The Primus Shard club, together with Warlord Games, is holding a Boot Camp charity day with proceeds going to the Firefighters and Air ambulance service!

Tickets are £15 & include lunch.

Expect to play 3 scenarios using your 750 point forces.

Prizes for: Best Looking Army, Sportsmanship, most unlucky, plus a painting competition for all Antarean armies, Single figures and units.

Kick off at 10am finishing at 5pm Saturday 9th September 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

Horus Heresy: Emperor's Children Traitor Librarian-Sorcerer

So while I wait for my Gates order to turn up from Warlord Games I've been working on some forgotten projects (Emperor's Children) which has sparked me into buying (Yes it doesn't take much) the odd extra bit.

Anyway while trawling the deep dark of the Ebay I came across this fan made sculpt for £5.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Warhammer 40k/30k: Just When I Thought I Was Out...

Whelp, here we are almost 6 years since I quit ''Modern'' GW (Accept a brief 30k fascination a couple of years back) I find myself looking at trying 40k once more.

40k 8th Edition has everyone talking and mostly good reviews has peeked my interest somewhat.

Trouble is GW prices are still insane and the start up costs could get you a 2 week holiday abroad.

I wanted to try the game and not have to buy another force on the off chance I didn't like the game, so I had only real 1 option and that was use one of my forces for other game systems and the easiest one to port over was my Emperor's Children 30k force.

50 Power Level Space Marine Force

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Ghar Rebels Pt.1: First Squads

Once again welcome  too the loyal Readers, Minions, Bots and random link clickers to OoaB.

So 2 posts in one week? 

Yeah that doesn't happen that often anymore.

Anyhoo as you may have guessed from reading the title that I have started yet another Gates force, this time the little shooty feckers known as the Ghar Rebels.

You may remember way back in early April when I posted the Beyond the Gates of Antares - Shall I? Blog post that I just couldn't choose between Ghar and Boromites.

In the end as we all know I went with the Rock Gods themselves, the Boromites. But now it's time for some Ghar loving but not the Ghar Empire as first thought but their more entertaining Rebels.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Herts Shard Meet Up No.1

Sunday evening the Herts Shard (A small group of Hertfordshire and surrounding areas based players of Gates) met up for our first get together.

Short story is that I lost but I had a blast and had some good old banter.

There was 2 games going:

Ghar Vs Algoryn


Boromites Vs Algoryn Vs Ghar

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Herts Shard

Just a quick post for those who play Gates and are down south(ish) in the UK.

I've just started a new gaming group for arranging games of Gates.

I've found it's kind of a dead spot around me for non-GW gaming so hoping this will help to improve things.

So come join us and lets get some gaming in!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Warlord HQ Open Day Pt.2

It seems Pt.1 went down rather well so here's Pt.2.

Right so Pt.1 left off with all the shiny toys on display so lets start Pt.2 with the toy haul I bought then shall we?

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Warlord HQ Open Day Pt.1

So yesterday myself and a fellow Watford Wargamer Club member and friend woke up early and headed up to Nottingham for the first ever Gates Open Day at Warlord HQ.

Of course we had to stop on the way up at the infamous Watford Gap Services for a Bacon Roll and a much needed wee (Not in that order though hehe).

Tables for the Tournament and Open Gaming tables at the back
Now we weren't playing in the Tournament but rather both brought up forces for the Open Games and we were invited by the Primus Shard gaming group to take part in their 3 Vs 3 Game.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.5: Rock Father & Overseer Squads

Two Blog posts in one week and both Gates related, aren't you all lucky pluckers (Don't say that too fast mind).

With progress stillcontinuing on my Boromites in preparation for the Gates Open Day at Warlord Games HQ on the 1st of July.

Now bear in mind I'm not sure of what I'll be using in terms of a list so I'm just painting up everything I own and seeing what people I can find for a game or 2 on the day.

So today's offerings:

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.4: Gang Fighters and Army Shot

Welcome Sinners, Minions, Bots and other unwashed masses once again to the dark dank area of the interwebs known simply as Oldhammer on a Budget.

So if you remember I'm working on a Gates force which will be used in the upcoming Open Day at Warlord Games HQ.

Since it's only just over 2 weeks away I need to pull my finger out and finish the last dozen or so Boromites and Drones.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Bolt Action: Free French - Reinforcements

Bonjour, je suis votre amical Chico amical et bienvenue chez OoaB.


I happen too speak the language of Google Translation with the best of them!

Heh, moving on I've finally finished off all my stock piled Free French and/or French Foreign Legion for Bolt Action.

You can view the greater part of the force HERE

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Bolt Action Open Day - 5th August

On the 5th of August my local games Club Watford Wargames are running a Bolt Action Open Day.

Opening Time: 10am-6pm

Location: Watford Wargames, South Oxhey

Including the following:

Intro Games - Learn to play while the beloved Dad's Army try and stop the Germans rampaging though Walmington-on-Sea
Pitched Battles + Campaign themed games - Up to the players to sort themselves out.
Open Tables - For any gaming/painting use.

£5 fee per person 

Hope to see you there, ta ta for now

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Horus Heresy: Fulgrim the Illuminator

Good morning loyal readers and fellow Heretics.

Another random post this but I've kind of gotten my Sci Fi Bug back again and have been painting lasercannons and pew pew stuff (Technical terms those).

Anyway you may remember way back in June last year I posted some Emperor's Children.

Since then they were gathering dust unloved. But by chance while rooting though my Lead Pile I came across something I forgot I had (Happens alot).

A limited run (300) Kabuki Models not-Fulgrim.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Happy 4th Birthday Blog!!

Dark Future Cake?.. Almost? Ok maybe not.
Wow so it turns out this wee little Bloggy is now 4 years old!

So it's time to party! Oldhammer style.. so Party like it's 1989!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Back of Beyond - Chinese Painted Pt.6 (Army Shot)

Welcome Readers, Minions & Future Bot Overlords.

We have reached Pt.6.. Yes! 6!

So while I have been painting up other projects (Some of which will be posted soon) I haven't stopped painting my beloved Nationalist Chinese.

I would say I'm not 80% towards total completion.. not that any force is really complete.

So pictures!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bolt Action - Winter Soviets

Welcome comrades to the glorious Red Army.


Ok, so I was sorting out my Soviets after a game and I thought unlike my other WW2 forces I have yet to show any of these on here.

So here's my completed Soviet force so far, as always these are just the painted ones. The unpainted ones can stay hidden hehe.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.3: Work Gang & Lavamites

Greetings loyal followers and new readers.

Today I continue my progress into the Worlds of the Antares Gates and more accurately my Boromite Clan.

Clan Thanor formally of Guild Rantide:

Being ejected from their Guild by the Guildess for failure to heed to the Matriarch nature of Boromite society, they have since turned to the unsavoury act of Pirates, Bandits and Mercs. 
Hiring themselves out to both the Freeborn and the many million worlds of the Determinate.

After being ejected the outcast members of the Clan have undergone gene-therapy to enhance their skin colours to a brighter hue to reflect their new life and distance themselves from the still loyal members of the Guild.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.2 - Test Paint Scheme

Afternoon loyal readers and Bots, can't forget you after all, when the Machines rise up remember I said Hi and I'm willing to sell out the Human Population hard... Aham..

So after the last post discussing bases (Part 1) I decided they were to large and switched over to the lipped bases. While only a few MM smaller they do look much better.

Warlord Games also got back to me about my missing Boromite Work Gang heads so hopefully they'll come in the post too before too long.

Speaking of Warlord Games I may or may not have placed a order while on the site for the Hardback Rulebook + free £20 Box and the Boromite Dice Bag + Dice.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.1

Well I went and did it didn't I?

Yep another game for me to spend money on!

So if you remember from this POST I was ummming and eerrring on what race I should do (If I did of course start the game).

So Boromite's won out by simply being nice chunky metals over annoying multi-part plastic kits.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Back of Beyond - Chinese Painted Pt.5

'ello readers we are now are Part 5 of the ongoing BoB WW2 Chinese Nationalist force.

You can view the first 4 posts below:

So despite the musing over the Blog's name and direction I've been busy painting (Nothing changes there).

So what's new?

I've mostly been painting the Levy (Free Squad in Bolt Action for all flavours of Chinese), but also knocked out 2 Cav and 2 Big Sword's and a Bodyguard.

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