I think the title is very clear! I have finally given up on The Gates of Antares. The game is just not taking root down here. After playing several demo games no one seems interested in investing in a force.
Personally, I was a bit disappointed with the quality of the metal Algoryn castings, and I would have preferred plastic, but it was not something I was not prepared to overlook in order to get a dedicated gaming group together. Unfortunately it did not take root.
On the other hand, everyone down here is excited for Warmahordes. Mark 3 is the current rage and everyone seems to be playing it. So as the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them!
Therefore I have sold off all my Algoryn force - in fact I have already found a buyer overseas. I will keep the plastic Concord for now just in case the game miraculously takes root.
Since I sold a red army, it is only right and proper that I replace it with another red Warmahordes army. So I have decided to go with the Skorne. The other (more pertinent) reasons are that they seem to be the underdog in this new edition. So they pose a challenge - that should keep things challenging and interesting.
The other reason is that the Skorne character is diametrically opposite to mine. I am not cruel to animals; do not believe in pain or self-infliction; have no desire to conquer for the sake of conquering; and I do not like torture of any kind.
I have always taken armies that I feel a resonance or kinship towards, it is refreshing to buy and collect an army that is so different.
I have already made some purchases. I bought the 2 old Skorne Battlegroups at a 30% discount and the new one at a 20% discount from Wayland Games. I also had the metal Bronzeback I had bought for a diorama that never panned out.
Therefore I will start from here. I will build and paint these purchases up, then I will expand from there after doing some research into what works and what sucks.
That is all for this week. See you in 7! Farewell and good health.