Saturday, February 07, 2009

HOTT inspiration

Here's some pretty nice armies by a HOTT enthusiast. Some are extremely well painted, while others consist only of D&D plastics. Put 3 24 point basic armies together and that's the size of game that gives the most bang for buck, IMHO.

http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~kuijt/HOTT/index.html

3 Comments:

At 8:51 AM, February 08, 2009, Blogger Ben said...

Its amazing the system can combine such diverse army sets and still be balanced.

I think my favorite army on the page is the Tolkien Dwarves, though that might have something to do with the hours I'm devoting to Angband.

 
At 11:31 AM, February 08, 2009, Blogger scott said...

I would be willing to take another shot at the system but since my gaming for the foreseeable future is likely to be Monday nights only it does not look like it will really come to pass.

 
At 8:57 PM, February 09, 2009, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

Hmm...I'm a bit surprised to say this, but I'm really intrigued by this HOTT.

The link Steve gives shows a lot of interesting variety, and I've found some other neat looking stuff by poking around the web.

Your average euro game looks pretty pale compared with a set of painted minis on a cool set of terrain.

Steve says that he's got a grid system worked out, and that solves my biggest complaint w/ minis. I really hate measuring.

Seems like the rules allow for more tactical and strategic depth than BattleLore while still staying fairly simple (for a wargame).

Plus I could use the BL minis which are in the 15mm range.

Based on Steve's and other comments, the system should scale pretty well from small skirmishes up to moderate sized battles.

In other news, I've played 3 rated chess games w/ the SA chess club. I even managed to win one by coming back from an early blunder.

 

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