However, this week I am happy to say I have managed to compete my 2014 Christmas project, and only 4 months late!
15mm.co.uk do an excellent seasonal range of figures, only available over the festive period. Last year they added evil snowmen to the killer Christmas Trees from 2013 and I ended up deciding that I could use these as a decent basis for a Hordes of the Things army. So I bought a pack of each of them plus a Wraith on winged mount ( It's a bad pun you see... Christmas Wraith... Christmas Wreath... Never mind...).
The pack of Christmas Trees gave me 5 elements of Beasts:
The snowmen pack provided 4 bases of Warband (you get some rifle-armed snowmen, but these I kept for modern horror games):
I picked the Wraith as it made up the points required for a typical HotT army and it fitted in okay with the theme:
Here's the army assembled and ready for battle:
One thing I like about the way 15mm.co.uk sell these packs is that each year I'll get a surprise new type of element to add to the army!
So, having assembled the various elements it was time to test them on battle! Emerging from the winter wastes, the army first encountered the ratmen of the highland regions. This was a similar match up, with both sides having several stands of beasts and warband.
|The Ratman general falls just before his beasts can make contact|
I'm loving these new figures and I look forward to finding out in Autumn what will be the next release!
More battles in posts to follow this one.
Thanks for reading. Comments welcome as always.