Thursday, May 12, 2016

Gaming: DBA & HoTT Wednesday Night

I invited Blake to a last minute game night and after a bit of postponing-rescheduling, we actually found ourselves sitting at a table rolling dice. We started off playing some 15mm DBA and then played a game of 28mm Hordes of the Things. I only managed to take some pictures of the DBA game in its first few bounds, but never got any later pics taken (perhaps due to the euphoria of actually playing, I guess).

Blake's Early Bedouin Camel (Cav), including the General stand in the middle. A variety of manufacturers.

The first skirmish on the flank - the Samurai Ashigaru (Aux) charge up the steep hill to dislodge the Bedouin tribesmen (Aux). The Samurai are from Alec's 10mm Pendraken army.

The Bedouin Camel join the fray, led by the army General, but are, in turn, met by the Samurai (Cav), led by their General. 
Though the tribesmen held the hill for several bounds and all the mounted pushed and shoved, the Camel's lowered combat score against mounted eventually worked to the Samurai's favor, and the Bedouin would withdraw from their losses. 

In the 28mm game, by Bug Army took on one of Blake's Empire armies, the Maybe Middenheim army. This Empire army is verrrrry shooty - lots of archer and crossbow Shooters, plus two cannon Artillery. I allowed the cannon to scare my 2 Behemoths into uselessness, and managed to forget (yet again) that Artillery quick kill Heroes (my Bug Hero was also my General). That was my first stand and gave him the win, but we kept playing, me with a -2 to my commands. Nothing ever worked for me and Blake's skillful use of his crossbowmen stand meant that by the time I found the courage to send the Behemoths to try to save my game, it was all over for me, 12 AP lost (incl Gen) to 2AP. 

We really enjoyed throwing some dice and having to look up rules again since, due to both of our busy schedules, we hadn't played in a long while. Looking forward to another Spontaneous Game Night soon!


  1. love the camel banners! Blake has taken his banners to a new level!

  2. I still want to do a HotT Ragnarok big battle.

  3. @Holdfast: Blake had a full DBM army just chock full of units with those banners. The DBM sized camel army looks awesome!

    @DesertScribe: Lets do it! I know you have the Fire Elementals and Blake has Ice Elementals... what other factions are there?

    1. I take an expansive view or Ragnarok, so I'm all about shoehorning in everyone we can: In addition to the Light Elves and the Dwarves, we have the Einherjar (warriors chosen by the valkyries), which can come from Saga armies. There's also the Dark Elves and the dead of Niflheim, a dragon, the Fenris wolf, etc.