23 February 2014

Back again?

After my last post, I did not expect to go this long without some sort of progress...  So, I am poking around the 'Net for inspiration and appropriate miniatures.

As 15mm seems to be riding a new wave of enthusiasm, miniatures will not be too hard to find.  So, the key for success will be in the rules.  I am thinking that Impetus is not quite the set for me, and I am therefore looking at replacements.  DBA/HoTT are good candidates, and well as Chipco's Fantasy Rules!, and maybe even MAYHEM.  Each has its good and bad points.  I prefer the basing of the latter two - they use 40mm squares - to the WRG style, but DBA/HoTT are played locally on a regular basis.

It is still my plan to make historical and fantasy armies, maybe even set it up so they can morph between the two genres as appropriate.

Nothing is set in stone yet and options abound.  As the budget for this project is at $0 for the moment, I intend to write up an actual plan and see how that goes.  Might even bring the lovely wife into it as well with her own army...

15 February 2014

The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, part 1

I had a few leftover coins in my pocket recently, and I sent them to The Tékumel Project for some new miniatures:




Shown above is a Warband pack of The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa (plus a few extras that will not be mentioned just yet!)





Two views of the spear-armed Aridáni.






The command set for the legion.  I see that I forgot to include the musician's right arm (which is a separate piece)...







A close-up of the standard.


Lady Mríssa hiChagotlékka's legion, also known as the 19th Imperial Medium Infantry, is composed entirely of Aridáni women warriors. 


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08 February 2014

Ruins of Thámerü, part 1

For the original setting for my scenario, the Battle of the Temple of Chanis, the Mu'ugalavyáni forces consisted of the following:

Heavy Infantry

500 from Legion 9 of the Third Palace, Iridescent Egg (Shén)
3000 from Legion 1 of the Second Palace, Destroy in Glory
5000 from Legion 1 of the First Palace, Victorious in Vimúhla

Medium Infantry

1500 from Legion 12 of the First Palace, Mandibles of Iron (Pé Chói)
1000 from Legion 4 of the First Palace, Strike

Light Infantry

1000 from Legion 13 of the First Palace, The Band of Hlkeksh (N'lüss)
500 from Legion 15 of the First Palace, Slay on High (Hláka)

Archers

2500 from Legion 8 of the First Palace, Long Arrow


For my scenario, I had to do a bit of shuffling in order to get it situated in a better way for the Yán Kór.  Of course, a few units translated directly over, like the Hláka.  So, the Yán Kór force looks like this:



1500 heavy infantry and 1000 archers from the Gurék of Valiant of Ke'ér
3000 heavy infantry and 1000 medium infantry from the Gurék of Tléku Miriyá
1500 heavy infantry and 1500 medium infantry from the Gurék of the Turquoise Eye
1500 heavy infantry from the Horde of the Egg-Eaters of Ss-kú  (Shén)
1000 light infantry from the Band of G'yúdr  (N'lüss)
500 flyers from the Battalion of Freedom on High  (Hláka)
2500 archers from the Gurék of Mákhis


In the conversion, I tried to keep the numbers of the main troop types - heavy, medium, etc. - as close as possible to the original.  I did boost the numbers on the Shén present, just because!  The numbers to give that boost did come from the pool of HI, however.  

This selection is also tied to the production status of the miniatures.  Of the above, the Hláka, the Shén, and the archers of Mákhis are currently in production.  The core of this Yán Kór force, the guréks of Ke'ér, Tléku Miriyá, and Turquoise Eye, are scheduled to come back into production in the coming months.  

Unfortunately, the Pé Chói are not available, and would be difficult to proxy, hence their replacement by the medium troops of the main guréks.  Also, I am not sure but there seems to be very few Pé Chói serving the Baron's forces.  The N'lüss are also not in production, but since this project will take a considerable amount of time to finish, maybe they will show before I need them!


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06 February 2014

Tékumel game planning, part 2

Just a brief post  -  As I slowly sift through the list of points that need to be completed for my upcoming (in the far distance!) Tékumel battle, a catchy name was needed.  I did think about just using Chanis, but that did not fit so well as that is a battle with the Red Hats, of which none would be present on my table.  So, after a bit of shuffling, I came up with:

The Battle of the Ruins of Thámerü

OK, it is not so catchy, but there it is!

Next up, Orders of Battle changes for each empire based on the original Chanis scenario (which can be seen in these excerpts from Dragon #4)


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