Saturday, 13 October 2018

HOTT Winter's Day, Game 4

Good evening,

And onto Game 4. New game, new army (I love that format - five games, I get to play with five different armies), so I pulled out my Hoplite Greeks. Who were up against Gordon's 25mm Samurai. Bows, Blades and Heroes. Urghh.

So...time to hide 'tween the terrain!

Whilst I try to hold my right with a lowly Bow element.

Come on, ya big Hero, come into the rough.

Yeah, nah...don't!

So, the boys try to hold the line in the face of Bow shot.


And low and behold...Ares arrives.



And in the middle...

...the boys really pushed back.

Seeing as how the boys were kinda stuck there in the middle, Ares sallied forth hisself.

All whilst Gordon started applying pressure around the edges.

Ah, rats!

Still, on the other flank...


Against all expectations, Ares stuck around.

Albeit being...well...a little...ineffectual...

And the centre begins to break up.

Aww, I was sure I had a cavalry element in the back there...

Finally, Ares gets some back up...


Huzzah again!

Huzzah again, again!

And so the men from the West triumphed over the men from the East.

Though, if those men from the West had headed out into the open, (not to mention had Ares headed off as is the want of so many HOTT Gods) those men from the East would have had them for lunch!

Thanks for the game Gordon,


Friday, 12 October 2018

HOTT WInter's Day, Game 3

Good evening,

My, it's been a while since these games, eh? A teacher's job is never done.

Anyhow, Game 3. Vs Robin's cool VSF Turks, replete with minaret Behemoth!

I myself took my Sarmatians. It's got a bit of a soft spot in my heart...and a poor battle record! Going up against Shooters and a Behemoth, well...I didn't think much was going to change on that front.

My Dragon arrived early. Horrah!


One Magician done!

Which opened up a bit of a hole in Robin's line...

...and that was the end of his artillery...Hero General, I think...

...and as the round concluded, so did the game.

Thanks for the win Robin!


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

HOTT Winter's Day, Game 2

Good evening,

On to game 2.

Young Stan brought out his Thomas the Tank Engine army.

  • Knight General (Gordon)
  • A Hero (Thomas)
  • Another Hero (Percy)
  • A Cleric (Annie and Clarabel)
  • Two Knights (Henry and Edward)
  • A Flyer (Harold)
  • A Lurker (11 Min. Delay Norbiton)
  • A God (Sir Topham Hat)

I broke out my Parthian army
  • Hero General
  • 3 Knights
  • 4 Riders
  • 2 Shooters, and...

  • ...a God. A wall of sand, AKA The Mummy...

Speaking of whom...

My God turned up early, and joined the general advance.

Having just reached the edge of the hill, Stan decided to contest it from me with Harold and Thomas.

Sandy McSandface took exception to this intrusion...

...and made itself known. Poor wee Thomas.

So Stan piles in on Sandy.

Alas for Sodor, Annie and Clarabel were not up to the job.

Never send a carrage to do an engine's job.

Now with a gap in the line to the front, McSandface piled in on Gordon...

...ably assisting the charging cataphracts.

However, it wasn't all one way traffic.

Beware oncoming trains...

Edward mustn't have got the memo.

And that was the end of that.

Had not Sandy McSandface turned up when it did, things could have been very different. Especially if Sir Topham Hat had showed.

Thanks for the game Stan,