Saturday 5th December - Recon 2015 - Awful weather - wind & rain. Train fine going, delays coming back. Numbers down, nothing much to buy.
What I did buy, however, were two additions to my growing stock of (unpainted) fantasy figures:
Caesar - Fantasy 103 - Undead
Caesar - Fantasy 106 - Orc Warriors
For more details see: http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/ShowFeature.aspx?id=39
The next question is - which HotT armies can I make? One of the WDW squad (Jim) has an Undead army which loses on a regular basis and the club stock can provide another. First impressions are that the Caesar boxes don't provide enough variety - its mainly the PBI..
So I can make: 1 x shooters @ 2 ap = 2
3 x hordes @ 1 ap = 3
2 x blades @ 2 ap = 4
1 x magician general @ 4 ap
2 x sneakers @ 2 ap = 4
A shortage of 7 ap then - seems like a visit to some of the cheapo shops in Pontefract is called for!
2 x shooters @ 2 ap = 4
3 x blades @ 2 ap = 6
1 x magician general @ 4 ap = 4
4 x warband @ 2 ap = 12
A full army with a few 'spares' - plus I can draft in some goblins as horde. Well.....after a few acquisitions I will think about painting these new recruits.
Monday 7th December - DBM - Muslim Indian v Feudal English. I was on the left with a tiny light horse command. In the middle was a mixed (joint) command of 20 x Irr Bw(I), 2 x Art(S), 5 x Lh(S) & 3 x El(O). Luckily for me my opponent was set up in a refused position with half irregular troops. The dice gods were also unkind as their movement was sluggish. By the end of the game I was about to be swamped by enemy Sp(O) & Bw(O).
Our C-in-C (Andy) faced off against the dastardly Knights(O) plus supporting Bw(O). He had Lh(S), Mtd Bd(F) and 4 x Kn(F). Ably assisted by my 4 elephants the enemy left flank was broken. Not long after that the enemy centre fell. A hard game and one where I had to keep my nerve.
On the other tables: Mars Attacks (2 games played)
Square Bashing - Austro-Hungarians v French (again)
Hordes of the Things - scratch armies from club stock