Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A new evil arises

Andy unveiled his latest HotT army.. Weird World War 1... a mix of weirdness that is a testimony to imagination. Albatross flyers - fair enough. But .. ghost hordes (the countless dead of WW1 returning again, and again, and again), and zombie blades and shooters: German infantry in gas masks.

And they launched straight into a spider horde. Evil vs evil .. whoaaa. This was a standard 24 point battle.

Spider Hordes flanking a spider behemoth (general) and two heroes)

German ghost hordes advance ahead of blades and hooters

Albatross flyers

And a behemoth flanked the main German line

The forces close

Flyers swoop in behind the spider line (or should that be swarm?)

Sadly Andy forgot that heroes can attack flyers, and that's what the two spider heroes di

One flyer down

Two flyers down, and the hordes clash

The German ghost hordes get the better of the spider hordes

Having disposed of the German flyers, the heroes decide to swing around towards the German flank

Meanwhile the German behemoth smacks into the hordes on the other flank

One horde bites the dust

The spider hordes on the other flank are retreating

German zombie shooters

It's ugly ...

And on the other flank - still ugly

The spider hordes swarm over the behemoth

While the spider heroes bide their time

Spider horde casualties are 'reborn'.. and swarm forward again

The behemoth is overwhelmed

The spider hordes re-assert themselves on the spider left

The spider heroes hit the German zombie shooters

German casualties galore
But it's all over for the Germans - casualties are too great, and victory goes to the spider hordes.

We then played  a second game, again 24 points .. this time I took another unholy piece of evil.. the Undead. Being slightly confused, I took Spiderman as a God with the Undead... oh well ... still  a legal army, just lost the flavour a little,

Spiderman arrived and got into combat with the German behemoth

This time Andy took the DVa as an aerial hero - he smacked into the undead behemoth

The Undead magician (necromancer if you prefer) was desperately trying to cast spells from behind

The battery on my phone died before the battle finished. The germans managed a great victory against the Undead... Spiderman the God disappeared, and the aerial hero carved through the Undead line... nasty stuff.

But two great games with a great new army. I have to say that a British equivalent is on the painting table as I type.

Pottering with a few more Ottoman figures

Finally, I've managed those extra Ottomans for the DBR army. They are 15mm figures, the arquebus are Minifigs (courtesy of friend Jim), ...