Hordes of the Things (HOTT)


Simple fantasy rules for epic fantasy battles, including a variety of basic unit types (gods, magicians, heroes, lurkers, and so forth). Point cost system allows players to invent their own armies. Rulebook also includes campaign system, and a number of pre-generated armies.

Period Fantasy, epic scale
Scale Each figure represents an indeterminate number of actual combatants. Ground scale is 1" = 100 paces (when using 15mm figures or smaller); 10mm = 25 paces (25mm figures). One turn represents 15 minutes. Can be used with 25mm, 15mm, or 6mm figures.
Basing The width of the base depends upon the size of figures being used; the depth also depends upon the figure's type. The number of figures per base also depends upon the figure's type. For instance, an element of 15mm swordsmen is composed of 4 figures mounted on a 40mm (frontage) x 15mm (depth) base; a 15mm dragon is mounted alone on a 40mm x 60mm base.
Contents 40-page digest-sized rulebook
Designers Phil Barker, Sue Laflin Barker (LAFLINS@vms1.bham.ac.uk), Richard Bodley Scott.
Publisher First edition published 1991 by Wargames Research Group

Last Updates
4 September 1999reviews, links split off
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