Wednesday, 8 October 2014

And now for a different horde

      Going through the lead pile (which in my case is mostly plastic), I stumbled across an old Warhammer Fantasy starter set from a few years back, that Games Workshop actually paid me to take away (a long story), just sitting there collecting dust, as I didn't have a use for anything in it. A quick count of the contents and I had a brain wave, could this be the cheap (free?) Hordes of the Things army to use down the club I had been looking for?
       The box was The Battle For Skull Pass, night goblins vs dwarves. There didn't appear to really be enough dwarves to make a decent HoTTs army from, but the goblins were a different matter. As long as I was willing to use 4 goblins with spears to a base as proper spearmen rather than 5-6 to a slightly bigger base as a horde, I would have enough in the box to get just over a minimum army. Other than the warboss, all the figures are single part models, I just have to cut the tabs off their bottoms, and with a quick paint job they should rank up really quickly.
       So here are my first 10 points, of a planned 24 point army, that I painted up over a couple of nights. I am going to add another 3 stands of spears, a warboss (hero) and a behemoth in the form of a troll.

Hotts hordes things night goblin warhammer

Hotts hordes things night goblin warhammer

Battle for skull pass goblins warhammer

     The other decision I made was to put 3 archers to a base rather than my club's accepted 2, as I felt goblin archers would be so bad the extra guy might just mean they do as much as normal archers, and it also made the base a bit fuller and more in keeping with the horde nature of the army.

Battle for skull pass goblins warhammer

      I got another few metal zombies painted up while I was doing these, so hopefully I will have a really good zombie horde for this Sunday's deadline.

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8 comments:

  1. These look the business. I can't remember how HOTT basing works now, but how you've done these just looks, Right. Love that 'thin green line' of spearmen :)

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    1. Thanks Gingerbhoy. As far as I can work out from my rulebook and the club players, HoTTs basing system is what ever your group of players decide it is. As long as the bases are the right width I don't think anything else matters too much.

      As long as they don't turn into the thin green smear (slightly paraphrasing Pratchett) then I don't mind :)

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  2. Nice job dude! Not familiar with HOTT, but these look good.
    That's the only way I'd have GW stuff now, if they paid me and even then I might trade it.

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    1. Thanks Bob. I still have a lot of love for GW, but they aren't making it easy to stay in that camp. Although, free GW is always a nice place to be, esp when I find a proper use for them.

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  3. Now I was expecting that! Great job Mike, your production rate is putting me to shame.

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    1. Thanks Michael. It won't be staying at this level, so I am riding it while its there.

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