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Last Updated: 17th March 2008
HOTT 2.0 is now available! Check with your nearest dealer to see if they have it yet.
HOTTBAP 2008 - Burton-on-Trent, 17th May 2008
'Hordes of the Things' (HOTT) is a set of fast play miniatures rules for fantasy battles. They are published by the Wargames Research Group and were written and developed by Phil Barker, Sue Laflin-Barker and Richard Bodley Scott. Click on the picture for a brief introduction to the game.
The aim of this site is to provide a central repository of links and resources for these excellent rules. Initially most of the material was mine, or was gleaned from the DBM mailing list and other web-sites. The setting up of the HOTT Yahoo Group gave a welcome boost to material, and some items are unsolicited submissions sent to me directly. Submissions are always welcome and will be credited if possible. The easier it is for me to convert your submission to HTML, the quicker you are likely to see it. If you have any contributions or comments then e-mail them to me at:
There is a dedicated 'Hordes of the Things' mailing list at Yahoo Groups, called 'HOTT'.
The Boardgame Geek entry for 'Hordes of the Things'.
The Stronghold is an unofficial "appreciation" page maintained and designed to promote 'Hordes of the Things' and provide resources for HOTT players. It is not affiliated with or endorsed by Phil Barker, Sue Laflin Barker, Richard Bodley Scott or the Wargames Research Group. I hope, however, that it meets with their approval. All the information on this page is presumed to be in the public domain or subject to fair use. Every attempt has been made to credit people for contributions to this page, and seek permission for their use. In some cases, however, this was not possible. If you find something credited to you that you don't wish to see here then please contact me and I will remove it.
All copyrights remain with the individual authors. This page has links to a number of external sites. If you find any dead links, or own a site linked from this page and move or remove it, please let me know so that I can update the links. Overall copyright is Alan Saunders 1998-2005.
Follow the links below to new rules and ideas, army lists, battle reports, campaigns, scenarios and other links for 'Hordes of the Things'.
|The HOTT v2.0 Errata - Nothing is perfect, and this is as true of the HOTT v2.0 rules as anything else.|
|The HOTT FAQ - Have you got a problem with the rules? Then perhaps this page can help. Now updated for Version 2.0. If you have problems with V1.0, check the V1.0 HOTT FAQ.|
|Quick Reference Sheet - A useful 'Hordes of the Things' Quick Reference Sheet (Word document). Now updated to Version 2.0.|
|The Game - This section contains rules variants, comments and useful aids.|
|The HOTT Tactical Manual - This section contains tactical advice on playing the game.|
|The Gallery - My picture gallery contains, amongst other things, images of some of my 'Hordes of the Things' armies.|
|Strongholds - Images of strongholds with some notes on their origin and construction.|
|Army Index - Click here for an index of all army lists held on this site.|
|Our Armies - Find out the details of the the armies that Alan and Catherine use.|
|Generic Armies - Armies based on mainstream fantasy and on the products and ideas of figure manufacturers.|
|Mythological Armies - Armies based on myths, legends and traditional epics.|
|Literary Armies - Armies based on worlds or ideas created by fantasy writers.|
|Armies of the Silver Screen - Armies based on film and television programmes.|
|Historical Armies - Armies based on historical prototypes.|
|Silly Armies - Say no more.|
|My Favourite Army - Tell the world about your favourite 'Hordes of the Things' army, or just read about those belonging to other people.|
|Battle Reports - Accounts of battles fought using the rules and HOTT related events.|
|Scenarios and Campaigns - Moving beyond the basic battles offered by the rules into more challenging games...|
|Myths and Legends - Links to sites of interest to 'Hordes of the Things' players|
|Links - Other files or external links of interest to 'Hordes of the Things' players|
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