These are HOTT ideas for my revised New World DBA. It is an easy step from a DBA variation to include fantasy elements from Hordes of the Things (HOTT).
Use the appropriate rules from HOTT, but you’ll have to adjust the cost of each element.
|Element Type||Cost (AP)||Example||Suggested
Base Size (mm)
|Hero||16||Some notable warrior, Aztec Chosen Speaker, Mayan Hero Twins||40 x 40||1-4|
|Aerial Hero||24||Mayan Winged and feathered hero (Tekum Uman), Santiago Matamoros (St James the Moor killer on a white horse)||40 x 40||1-4|
|Paladin||16||Santiago Matamoros (St James the Moor killer on a white horse), or any Knights from a Military Order (Santiago, Calatrava, etc)||40 x 40||1-4|
|Flyer||8||Winged Serpent, Angel, Giant Condor, Giant Vultures||40 x 40||1-4|
|Magician||16||Indian Priests or Shamans||40 x 40||1-4|
|Sneakers||12||Aztec Pochtecas merchant spies, Mayan “Road Weasel” scouts||40 x 40||1-4|
|Cleric||12||Christian Missionary; Indian sacred mummy or relic (the Inca put these on litters, but Aztecs just lugged them around on their backs)||40 x 40||1-4|
|Lurkers||4||Traitor turned assassin or Ambush parties e.g. Amazonian blowpipe men and Mayan hornet nest throwers, man-eating plants||40 x 40||1-4|
|Water Lurker||4||Bergantines, Galleys, Carracks and Caravels; Canoes; Giant Piranha; Jungle animals (Amazonian), Crocodiles or similar||40 x 40||1-4|
|Beasts||8||War dogs, Coyote pack||40 x 40||1-4|
|Behemoth||16||Spanish Mobile Tower, Relic Dinosaur (Amazonian), Giant Ground Sloth||40 x 40||1-4|
The at-most-half-the-army-are-expensive-troops rule from HOTT still applies. Specifically at most 45 AP of stands can be of types that cost more than 10 AP (i.e. 11 AP or more, e.g. Lancers, Artillery, Heroes, Magicians, Clerics etc).