Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Succumbing to the Hordes

Well, I finally reached a point that I could no longer resist the lure of Hordes of the Things. Today's mail brought my copy of the ruleset in, but I've not had time to look through it at any depth yet. I looked at a half dozen or so army lists that caught my eye as familiar subjects and that's about it. The brief glimpse was encouraging, however.

The most interesting thing about buying these, to me, was that I ordered a copy from a seller in England, and even with shipping the total was significantly cheaper than ordering it from the only US sources I've found.

Among the ideas for armies tickling my brain (not necessarily in order of priority):

1) Japanese Samurai
2) Chronicles of Narnia
3) Redwall
4) Redaemon Chronicles/OnePrince - humans, rats, the occasional badger, and 'spirit things'
5) English Civil War/Thirty Years War era - I wonder if the combined pike/musket nature of some of the units of this period may be an issue.
6) Archives of Anthropos - no end to the fantasy characters in this one... dragons, horsemen, medieval-style infantry, pegasi, harpies, magicians,...

Of course, it may be a while before I have figures for any of these. But they're fun to dream about, if nothing else.


johnpreece said...

I always fancied using these rules to have armies based on the Bruegel painting triumph of death

A Renaissance army on one side and loads of skeletons on the other. Brilliant!

but I don't suppose I ever will now. Still, good luvk with your project.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Some time back I picked up a bunch of "Flintloque" figures . . . and I plan on building a HOTT army out of them . . . complete with a hot air ballon!

-- Jeff

Snickering Corpses said...

There's little reason you can't start yet another army, Mr. Preece. It's a wargaming tradition, after all, to have too many armies ;)

Andrew said...

Go with Redwall! Splintered Light's new animal warriors look excellent. If you don't, maybe I will!

Where did you order your copy?

Snickering Corpses said...


I bought my copy from The Keep, in England. They're a brick and mortar store gone Ebay store only.

Their website: HOTT Ebay Listing: