Monday, July 9, 2012

HOTT Day in July 2012 - Battle 1

VSF Brits vs. Thomas the Tank Engine and the Army of Sodor.

Good afternoon,

This is the first report of my games in yesterday's tourney.

Stan was attacking, so I laid out the terrain, and Stan laid out his trains.

(L to R - Gordon and Edward - Knights; Bertie and Toby - Riders; and Mavis - a Beast)

(L to R - Harold - a Flyer; Annie and Clarabel - an element of Clerics (they're often getting Thomas out of trouble, you understand); Thomas and Percy - two Heroes)

(A close up of Stan's two Heroes - who were to take no part in the battle!)

(Riders, 'cause people ride in them, and a Beast, 'cause, well, Mavis is a dirty diesel!)

I set up...

(L to R - Lurker, 5 Shooters, Behemoth, Flyer with my Magician general tucked in behind the line and the Airboat at the back)


...and away we went. Early on, Stan's God arrived. Sir Toppham Hat, a.k.a. The Fat Controller...


...who promptly zipped around behind my line, pushed back my Airboat...



...and zapped back my Magician General's, well, zap (seeing as it is a steam powered zappy gun)...and that was it!


'Twas a very quick game! Quick note to self - don't try to take on a God with a Magician...it doesn't end well. 'Specially if that Magician is your general!

Nick

10 comments:

  1. What a bizzare HOTT army concept.... I do love the bases though.

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    1. Stan got the idea when he saw a cheap book-with-toys boxed set, complete with the play mat that he cut up for the bases.

      Brilliant!

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  2. Mavis also huffs and puffs, and frightens horses. And can handle the rough. So, beast it is :)

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  3. Full marks for the inspired use of toy trains!

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    1. That's what I said! Well, perhaps not in so many words...

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  4. In awe at the creativity.

    That Fat Controller looks suspiciously like Al Capone but with a top hat.....

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    1. Thanks John. That's the beauty of HOTT - you can let your creativity go wild!

      And now that you mention it...yes...yes he does...

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  5. Love the toy trains! Keep the good posts comin

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    1. Yeah, I may have mentioned it before, but Stan's Thomas the Tank Engine and his Army of Sodor is brilliant!

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