Saturday, 16 March 2019

HOTT Winter's Day, Game 5

Good evening,

Last game of the day, time to bring out the last army. Alas, my Horde army was up against Mark's My Little Pony Knights. Opps!

Still, in for a penny, in for a pound. As they say.

I bunched my boys together, with the Behemoth and Blade General on one flank, and the Riders and Beasts on the other.




Mark lined up his girls flanking his Artillery and Sneaker. With his Aerial Hero on his right.




Such pretty girls.


I figure the Hordes are going to die anyway, so I send them forward, hoping that they will reappear quick enough to form a second line to my rear, whilst my flanks to their thing.


And so, my left flank at least started to do it's thing.


All while my other flank, seeing as Mark had delayed his advance opposite my right, starts rushing across the field to bolster my left.


Surprise!


Bit of argy bargy...


...Toola-Roola pushes through...and other Scootaloo unexpectedly disappears.




...and Toola-Roola gets her pony tail cut...


...as does Starsong!

Alas...



...my Troll gets taken out by special delivery!

Drats!

Still, in for a penny...


...and more Hordes die.

As is an appropriate thing for Hordes to do.


However, with their own right flank collapsed...



...what? Really?

And that was the game. With a crap load of goblins slaughtered, that lost rider pushed the Raetians over the edge.

Still, it was a much closer game than I had thought it would be.

Cheers Mark,

Nick

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.


Kaboom!


And low and behold...Ares arrives.



Sweet!


Huzzah!

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...


...Huzzah!

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!


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,

Nick

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!


Charge!




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!

Nick