Army Showcase: HotT Kung Fu
IntroductionOne of the things I like about the Hordes of the Things (HotT) wargaming rules is their incredible versatility when it comes to creating an army. The publication even gives a lot of suggested army lists for a wide range of genres. This is is just such an example; it's my take on the (good) Kung Fu army, made with 28mm figures. These are the heroes who defend remote villages from their oppressors, who stand for truth and justice, who fight against corruption and inequality and who kill legions of bad guys with their bare hands.
The LeadersThe army is led by Li Feng, a warrior with enemies at court. He is a hero general (worth 4AP) and is always closely followed by Mai Ling. On the surface she's an apprentice hero who wants to see the world, but secretly she has quite a crush on Li Feng. Figures are from Hasslefree's range of martial artists.
Note that in HotT, heroes have a large movement allowance. Normally this would reflect the use of a horse or perhaps another type of steed. However, I think the fast movement still works for these heroes on foot as well. Firstly, many Chinese heroes can perform superhuman feats, including running faster than arrows or cars (let alone a mere horse). Secondly, it may just reflect the hero's innate ability to be in the right place at the right time.