Thursday, May 26, 2016

HotT Orc foot - done

Three weeks, that's not bad. Three weeks to finish the basic foot elements for the HotT 20mm Orc army. The entire foot component of the army has been made from a single box of 'Dark Alliance' Orcs (Set 3).
The foot, with the original flyer that inspired the whole army

Blades. I thought these would perhaps represent the 'elite' of the army, and as such might want to make themselves distinctive with dyed red hair, or helmet plumes

One stand of shooters, the archers


And the six warband that will make up the core of the army
I have four more bases planned at this stage but.. Mum's the word. Can you guess what they will be?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Old enmities

It's been a while since we had played Armati, so Adrian and I managed a game of ancients, pitching Egyptians against Hittites, reliving old enmities. These are both Adrian's armies, as usual in 15mm. By Adrian's admission, the figures are old and the Egyptians are showing their age with a little metal rot having broken a few small pieces. However to me they look great. I won't offer the more usual AAR, just a few photos to enjoy.

Assyrian foot

Clash of chariots on the Hittite right, Egyptian chariots facing

Egyptian foot advancing

The heavies clash in the centre

The strong Hittite left clashes with the weaker Egyptian right

The game was an Egyptian victory. I had mis managed the organisation of the Hittites, leaving the chariots in too large units too large to allow maneuver. This deprived me of the use of the Hittite superiority in chariots.

As ever however, what a great game.

Forcing the Uvarova

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