Friday, 22 August 2014

Storm Within the Empire becomes HOTT-er

Since my last posting here, the final draft for the Civil War (Horse and Musket era) is now complete and all that remain are further testing with possible text revision. All the figures are done, maps and scenarios are added each month, in short the project is moving along like clockwork.

I realized some features of the Civil War variant have application to Ancient and Medieval warfare without too much change. However, I thought of taking this a step further to revive an old project, namely Hordes of the Things (HOTT) and therefore the title.

Since December of last year, Fanaticus Forum member Tom T has adapted HOTT with the latest draft of DBA version 3. I reviewed the current rule set of HOTT last night and decided not to take a step backward, but move along with the improved mechanisms of DBA3. This choice was made to standardize understanding DBA3 at our club for Ancients, Horse and Musket and in future, Fantasy.

Our club, nearly 50 members strong is majority  Warhammer, 40K, LOTR and X-Wing players with the remaining members playing FOW and other non-fantasy periods. With my membership in March of this year, the club has been exposed to DBA3 with positive results for both the Ancient game and the Civil War period.

Now for the Fantasy players.

The first introduction seminar is planned for 3 September and is open to all members. More such events are planned for September and October, so in the next few weeks I will post a number of test games using Dwarves, Wood Elves and Generic Medieval (Bavarians) to fight the Green Horde.   



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