IntroductionFor some time now, I've had it in mind to play a triple-sized game of Hordes of the Things (HotT) at the Helensburgh Games Club. Yesterday evening it all came together: I finally had enough bases for 72AP from each of my 2 largest ex-Warhammer armies and there were enough players for 3 on each side. Game on!
SetupThe Knights of Lyonesse own a small fortress (the "Tower Perilous") close to the Black Mountains. This is used to hold political exiles, recalcitrant princesses or spare Holy Grails; whatever might be needed at the time. Normally the tower would be safe enough against attack, but recently the Black Mountain Goblins have united their normally fractious tribes into a large and dangerous alliance. The Knights have assembled a glittering array of the finest warriors in the kingdom to deal with the new menace.
The Knights are to the left of the picture above. From the front:
- Right wing: Sir Vergain du Droit (Knight General), Sir Alain Fleury (Aerial Hero), lots of knights, some infantry and riders
- Centre: Lord Vesper de Centres (Knight General, Commander-in-Chief), Sir Roger the Castellan (Hero), Saint Florence of Artenay (Paladin), lots of knights, few infantry.
- Left: Le Seigneur de Gauches (Knight General), the enigmatic Red Knight (Hero), lots of knights, some infantry.
The Charge of the Heavy Brigade
Goblins on the Move
The far wing of the goblin army started to curve in towards the centre, threatening Sir Roger and even Lord Vesper himself! Meanwhile, despite pleas for them to advance, the forces of Le Seigneur de Gauches stood impassively behind the river.