Thursday, March 19, 2009

HOTT Ponderings

Naturally, now that I have the rules, I had to ponder about making armies. The person I blame most, though not the only one to blame, is David of the Miniature Minions blog. It was the thought of a Narnian army that led me across his blog and another website that had Narnian armies for HOTT.

However, first order of pondering is how to make HOTT armies from figures already on hand. I turned first to my sole box of Caesar 1/72 Samurai and Ninjas. This provides 16 Ninja figures, 1 mounted officer, 2 geisha or noble ladies, 4 bowmen, 4 heavily armored spearmen, 2 senior samurai, 4 lightly armored spearmen, and 4 lightly armored swordsmen. The excess of Ninja is a source of dithering, as they could be used as Sneakers, but the 3 point cost adds up fast and clashes with the rule about 3-4-6 point elements not being over 50% of your points. On the other hand, as Lurkers, the low cost leaves me potentially short on points without getting more figures. One set of options:

1 Blades General (2AP) - 2AP
3 Blades (2AP) - 6AP
1 Shooters (2AP) - 2AP
1 Heroes (4AP) - 4AP
2 Sneakers (3AP) - 6AP
2 Lurkers (1AP) - 2AP

That would leave me 2 points short.

Another ponder is taking my Thirty Years War figures and working out a HOTT semi-historical army for them.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Please allow me to comment that I think HOTT is an excellent set of rules . . . lots of fun.

Did you consider making the Geishas Magicians?

Might you use something as officers and field two Shooter stands (two bows and an officer each)? Shooters can help against flying troops . . . I always like to have a few.

But whatever you decide, you should have fun.

-- Jeff

Snickering Corpses said...

Interesting thought, for the two shooter stands. I shall ponder on that.

Andrew said...

I've been pondering HOTT too. I already own a copy of DBA, and I have a fan-made Lord of the Rings army list. So, it seem silly to buy the HOTT rules... but then again I have a whole shelf of rule books that were silly for me to purchase. I don't do much gaming!