Hottlandia, the home to all our local Hordes of the Things armies, adding some forests to the terrain.
Now, if I can actually get some people together for some HotT gaming...
Everyone who runs a fantasy RPG either creates their own setting or uses a published one. And some games, like Warhammer, have their own setting as well. But what about for other wargames?Anyone else have a custom campaign area for their battles?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
I got quite the roll of forces, along with names of generals and countries, which are reproduced below. And local gamer Holdfast took this campaign seed a step further, providing the map above, so we can figure out where our armies lie in relation to one another. I call this land ... Hottlandia.
ARMY TYPE COUNTRY
Order of the Scarlet Serpent Ancient Greek Hellas
Scorpions of Dirz Confronatation Dirz Desert of Syrharhalna
Sons of Muspel Fire Creatures Muspelheim
Spiders Giant Spiders Arachnia
XIII Legion Imperial Romans Nova Roma
Bug Army Nature Civilization The World Jungle
Space Invaders Video Game Badguys The Arcade
Lost Platoon 40K Imperial Guard Sector 53A
Dark Host of Nagarroth WFB Dark Elves Nagarrothi Raiders
League of the Scarlet Falcon WFB Empire Province of Rhosynland
Maroons WFB Empire Barony of Maroon
Middenheimers WFB Empire Middenheim
Nordlanders WFB Empire Grand Barony of Nordland
Nulners WFB Empire City State of Nuln
Ostlanders WFB Empire Province of Ostland
Stirlanders WFB Empire Grand County of Stirland
Non-Undefeated Gobbos WFB Goblins Drakwald Forest
Warhost of Ulthanas WFB High Elves Kindrallah
Nightmare Legion WFB Skeletons Necromunda
Crypt Guard WFB Vampires The Black Forest
As you can see, there are a lot of repurposed Citadel armies on this roster, as well as recycled historical figures, prepainted minis, and converted toys. Not only does Hordes of the Things spark creativity, it lets you keep using old armies that were originally intended for other rules.
Now, I'm off to conquer Hottlandia!
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday's dungeon craw was abbreviated thanks to low player turnout (i.e., one), Rickey and I played a couple of games of X-Wing to finish out the afternoon. Since he'd never played before, we did a quick game of two TIE fighters against one X-Wing so he could pick up the basics. He took the two Imperials, while I played the lone Rebel. The game had a lot of maneuvering back and forth, as we wore each other down.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Trying to get my dungeon crawl going, and all but one player canceled out on me today due to prior commitments (thanks Fiesta!). Rickey, however, was willing to brave my Holmes rules dungeon with his thief Alaric going solo, but I talked him into looking for someone to accompany him back into the halls of the wizard Nosira Kam. He was approached by a Halfling, one Banker Baggins (no relation), who was willing to join him as a partner for an equal share of the treasure. But Alaric wanted a majority share, and a low reaction roll left the Banker storming away from their meeting.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This past weekend when Holdfast came over to play Starmada, we also got in a game of OGRE. We played the Raid scenario on the G1 map, with my opponent attacking with a Mark IV (code name: Shemp) and six GEVs.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Holdfast brought over, along with some Starfleet Battles miniatures for some Trek gaming.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
my very own dungeon.
my very own dungeon.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (the extended version, of course), I realized that I didn't have any halfling minis in my collection. Looking around, the Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures prepaints and their Pathfinder counterparts were too expensive--and worse, the figures are all wearing shoes! However, since the Heroclix folks produced minis for The Lord of the Rings movies as well as The Hobbit films, I found a bunch of minis that are true to the source material as well as easy on the wallet.Troll & Toad, and they all cost less than a dollar. Note that I removed these miniatures from their huge clicky bases, which look so big they appear to overpower the figures. Instead, pennies are a handy and cheap alternative basing method (don't worry; I plan to cover and paint the coins.
my D&D campaign wants to run a halfling character, I have several to choose from--and who knows, maybe there will be some non-player character hobbits wandering around the dungeon as well.