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Saturday, April 05, 2014
HOTT Narnian Army in 15mm
Another slow week on the gaming front, however encouraged by the release of the latest edition of the HOTT rules, I did manage to rebase and tidy up my Narnian army. This was one of those projects that was almost more fun tracking down suitable figures than the actual painting.
A typical HOTT engagement usually calls for 24 Army points but as usual I got a little carried way, but it does give me plenty of scope to vary the troop types and paint up the more unusual pieces.
The books were a must read for me as a child and it has to be said the movies did capture the flavour of the stories, the kids even took an interest on what was on the painting table which can't be bad.
Here's my efforts so far...
Edmund on an armoured Griffin.
From Games Workshop Warmaster Range (6mm well he is a child.)
Aerial Hero 6 Pts.
Games Workshop Warmaster Range.
Flyers 2 Pts.
The General can be seen on the near left, at least until I find a suitable 15mm Knight for High King Peter.
I picked these up from Eureka Miniatures they seemed to fit the bill perfectly.
The fox is from a railway scenic company whose name escapes me, they must have thought it was the oddist of orders, 10 bags of Foxes, Badgers and Rabbits.
Knights or Riders 2 Pts.
Lucy & Faun Hero.
I decided that Lucy would be best represented as a Sneaker in the rules, a Hero seemed a little too tough for a mere child.
Sneaker 3 Pts & Hero 4 Pts.
Lovely castings from Splintered light Miniatures, the Minotaurs originally started out in the White Queens Army, but joined the Narnian Forces once the Telmarines seized Narnia.
So don't look amiss in both armies.
Behermoths 4 Pts.
The main stay of my Narnian Army - Splintered Light Miniatures.
Spears 2 Pts.
More Splintered Light Miniatures.
Shooters 2 Pts.
Woodland folk who are part human and part goat.
Blades & Shooters 2 Pts.
It depends if you like your fantasy historical :-)
But I figured a Magician or Cleric might give me a few extra options for the Narnian Forces.
Magician 4 Pts.
To elegant to be Beast and two small to be Behemoths - The vote goes to Riders.
From Magister Militum's Fantasy Range.
Riders 2 Pts.
Hamadryads or Ents.
really referenced by C S Lewis but they feel like the type of woodland
Creatures that might appear. I think they may have been from Games
Workshop (?) but we cheap on e-bay.
Behermoths 4 Pts.
Not to be confused with Black Dwaves who fight for the White White, I included Susan in their ranks as felt she is would not be strong enough to be a hero in her own right.
Shooters 2 Pts.
With the Wolves fighting for the foces of evil, Man's best friend to the rescue.
Beasts 2 Pts.
The White Stag.
Not sure where this came from, but it is said he can grant wishes if you catch him....
Beast or Behemoth 2 Pts.
He needs no introduction.
A 25mm Foundry Lion to give him some prescence on the table.
I opted for a Paladin as a "God" did not seem in keeping with the rest of the army.
Paladin 4 Pts.
The Hordes of the Things.
What Narnian Army would be complete without the Woodland Creatures.
Several packs of Rabbits, Foxes, Badgers and Hares from a Railway Scenic company, but they fit the bill perfectly for hordes.
Hordes 1 Pt each.
A great project and the sort of Army, where the occasional figure pack will be added if it takes my fancy or I have a spare hour to google 15mm Bears, Dyrad & Gryphons.... all still missing from the ranks....