Assorted Geekery

Hordes of the Things – Part 08 – Artillery

Artillery is one of the more interesting units from Hordes.  A 500pc attack range is devastating, they freak out behemoth and dragon (causing a flee rather than a recoil), and can cause recoils on most other units long before they are under threat.  However they are quick-killed in close combat […]

Hordes of the Things – Part 11 – Beast

Beasts work best in bad going, they are the only mounted unit which can fight in bad going and not suffer a penalty.  Combines with lurkers a cunning player can pretty much command all the areas of terrain on the table and funnel their opponents troops into convenient locations.  2APs […]

Hordes of the Things – Part 04 – Blade

Blade represent high quality well drilled infantry, moving in tight formation. For this reason they are slow (Equally in Bad going or in the open), but do very well in combat against other foot units (+5).  The are vulnerable to Mounted units however (only +3).  They are Quick-killed by Warband, […]

Hordes of the Things – Part 05 – Warband

In the first edition of Hordes of the Things, Warband was definitely the worst troop choice going.  At twice the points cost of Horde it was only slightly more combat effective.  Thankfully in 2nd Edition they were buffed slightly, and the semi-official-unofficial errata to the HoTT rulebook brings them up […]

Ogre “createRenderWindow” Segmentation fault

So, I thought I would have a play around with the Ogre3d library, not with any particular goals in mind, but it looked very accomplished technically, and a simple clean layout of the API made me think, that it would be nice and quick to knock up something visually satisfying […]

WW1 in 28mm

While I was sorting out the photos from the last games weekend, I stumbled over these. Some nice shots of Toms 28mm WW1 collection not specific to any game. These make a good showcase of Toms figures, as well as being good reference for anyone looking to buy figures for this period

The Stronghold – Hordes of the Things Resource

This page was maintained by Alan Saunders for longer than anyone can care to remember. Unfortunately its been taken offline when BT Internet merged their hosting service with yahoo. This was a devastating blow to the HoTT gaming community. However, there is a snapshot of the site here : http://web.archive.org/web/20100410020120/http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.catherine/wargames/strong.htm […]

First (big) Game of 28mm ‘Hordes of the Things’ – 15th Apr 2011

The night before salute was the debut of my 28mm “Hordes of the Things” game .. although we only got 4 of the intended 6 armies on the table, a close fought game ensued. Armies were 36 points per side (keeping the standard D6 pips). Mat and Tom took the ‘Forces of Light’ (Men and Elves), and Alex and James commanded the ‘Forces of Darkness’ (Mostly Greenskins and Chaos Worshippers). Although The Forces of light commanded the early game, with withering ranged fire from Bow and Cannon and a superbly effective cavalry charge by Mat, the Forces of Darkness slowly turned the tide with a countercharge of Ogres and Vicious Ariel attacks by Dragons. Allied Spellcasters held the line briefly, but were brutally cut off and killed by aerial attack. End Result : 2 Light-Side Commands Demoralised to only one Dark side Command demoralized. Victory to the night, but rematch pending.