New face here - my dad and I have just picked up HoTT; we've played DBA previously but been angling for an excuse to play some 15mm fantasy for a long time. I've also started a gaming blog and wrote an AAR for our first two games; thought I'd share it here for those who were interested! Hope you enjoy; and feel free to call us out if you think there were some rules things we may have missed because we're very much still learning!
Love HOTT and always my first choice for a game! Very much enjoyed your report, and commend you on the creations of the armies to get into it. The one thing that struck me right off, was your woods - how do you establish the border of them for combat? For me, I would recommend a piece of felt or something and then set the tress on it, that way there would be no question if the element is in the woods or not.
What armies will you all be building, as you said you have some coming in the mail?
Terry - Thanks for reading! Yeah we discussed that for the woods and were sure we had some felt sitting around from when we'd played DBA before; but couldn't find it and figured we'd just bash on for now. Definitely going to try and sort that for future games. As for armies my dad has barbarians on order from Copplestone; and I've just received a big pile of assorted orcs and goblins from eBay which I'm planning to get cracking on right away.
Baldie - Cheers! Definitely intending to post more in future so there'll be more where that came from. And yes, he certainly does!
String, hey, Bob? I like that idea! Do you find the string stays in place as elements move across it, or does it get jostled about a lot? I reckon you have a pretty solid idea there for traveling purposes. Hard to imagine a roll of brown cotton thread taking up much room on the bus
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Fantastic looking figures and board. What a great set up. Thanks for the wonderful battle report. The only fantasy wargaming I have done was WarHammer, I pitted my Undead army against my two stepsons Wood Elves and Dwarf armies. Many years ago.
Ditto to others. Looks like good fun. I use green (or brown) string to put around the area of the woods. Or encircle the area with a line of green chalk
For woods I downloaded from "Junior General" some of their To Down view scenery which includes both deciduous and pine woods. I then printed and cut out the wood shape I wanted stuck that to some card and a wood was created. I place a couple of free standing trees to give the 3d effect. Wood still looks like a wood even when the trees are moved to accommodate the troops.
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