Making more progress on my units for SPEAR TO THE STRIFE, Alex's version of Neil Thomas' One Hour Wargame "Dark Ages" rules. As mentioned in past posts, the first time I played them, I thought they'd work perfectly for low-fantasy battles and might just scratch the itch for a simple but fun mass-battle game in a fantasy setting.
I thought I would report on the progress so far, with both armies starting to take shape!
|Full "Regiments" so far. 2 x Units of Empire Troops, and 4 x Units of Orc Troops|
The forces of the evil Orcs of "drazen's horde" have 4 units completed, 2 warbands with swords, and one of spears. They also have heavy boar-riding cavalry as well. The Orcs are presently a mixed bag of Warmaster GW 10mm figures, and Kallistra 10mm figures. The Empire troops, so far, are all Kallistra but that's going to change soon.
After digging through the lead mountain, I found more unpainted 10mm fantasy goodness...
|no texture or flock on the bases yet but it's coming!|
|Crossbowmen ready to rain death down on the greenskins!|
|GW Orc "Regiment" Lots of teeth here!|
|The invasion force marching into Empire territory|
|Empire reinforcements 2 units of Halberdiers and 1 unit of light troops.|
|More Orcs and Empire troops including more Orc spears, and Orc commanders and...is that a multi-barrelled cannon? Why yes it is!|
|Orc Light Cavalry (light wolf riders) and of course Trolls. What "from the cold, dark, northern mountains" force would be complete without them??|
|newly located goodies. Another GW Halberdier unit, knights, pistoliers, and handgunners.|
|Lastly - if the trolls weren't bad enough - there are ogres too. nothing but trouble!|