Friday, December 18, 2020

Pirates vs Undead? Seems realistic enough, surely ...

In our evening of HotT gaming, Andy and I now pulled out two different armies. For me, the Pirates, for Andy, his Undead. 

The Pirate army:

1 x Airboat

5 x Warband

1 x Hero general

1 x shooter

1 x drunken horde

1 x God

Deployment, the Pirate airboat out on the right flank, warbands and behemoth in the centre, the horde out on the left supported by the shooter

The lines clash, the behemoth pushing its opponent back

Just love the behemoth..

Two pirate warband died right there

However two more warband make a breakthrough against Andy's Grim Reaper blade, and make a deadline for the Undead magician

The warband attack the Magician, with the Airboat swooping in in support

... and are unceremoniously repelled

They go in again ..

.. and this time the magician is eliminated

The Undead had now lost their general and more elements than the pirates...  but what a great game.

Martian invaders .. a new HotT army is revealed

Our first HotT games in a while, and Andy brings along a new army - Martians. The figures are strictly 15mm, but .. hey.. maybe it';s just that Martians are shorter beings than the humans. We decide to pitch my Weird World War 2 Soviet army against them. 
The Soviets are:

1 x God (artillery)

1 x Aerial Hero 

1 x Flyer (Yak fighter)

2 x Horde

5 x Shooters (SMG troops)

I can't recall Andy's composition, but it included a behemoth in the form of a 'tripod' al la HG Wells, and a Hero.

Deployment, with the Soviets (nearest the camera) defending

The Martian invaders, Andy mistakenly deploys the behemoth behind a shooter base locking it in place
The Martian Hero

Soviet Hordes

The Aerial Hero swoops in behind the Martians

And destroys a Marian Shooter base

The two Soviet Horde bases had been s\destroyed, but are redeployed.. there's Hordes of the Things

The Aerial Hero attacks the Martian line from the rear 

Hero vs Hero...

They draw, with an odd number, and so both heroes (generals in both cases too) destroy each other

It's getting messy in there

The Soviet troops are getting chewed up.. Da, Tovarishch, but the Martian behemoth loses a combat, with no room to recoil

The Soviet God finally appears

Finally the Martian army defeats the Soviets.. description is a little thin as we played the game over a week ago, and the memory 'ain't what it used to be'... but what a battle..

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