For the 2009 HOTT Cymru competition, the (optional) theme was Welsh. Players came with some wonderful ideas, but for me the choice was obvious!
Given a theme of Welsh Food, there were several possibilities, welsh-cake airboats, lamb, laver-bread, and of course leeks. The Stronghold, of couse, had to be a Caerphilly castle.
I chose to build the army on 60mm bases, to give a little more room to sculpt, and made my first leeks out of Sculpey, or was it Fimo? These came out well, and so the leeks became the core of the army – spears and/or shooters, including the general, Owain Glenflower.
For 4-point elements I chose to use a pair of magicians (I find they are often very effective in pairs). These two were also leeks, but in this case leek matriarchs in traditional dress, cooking up some cawl.
I filled out the army with Welsh Rabbits (as riders), an unpulled leek (lurker) and some laver (water-lurker) giving a composition of:
|Leeks||Spear (including Gen)||4 @ 2 = 8 AP|
|More Leeks||Shooters||1 @ 2 = 2 AP|
|Leek Mothers||Magician||2 @ 4 = 8 AP|
|Another Leek||Lurker||1 @ 1 = 1 AP|
|Laver||Water Lurker||1 @ 1 = 1 AP|
|Welsh Rabbit||Riders||2 @ 2 = 4 AP|
Other elements I made as alternatives are a Sheep Behemoth, more shooters, and a different shape of Welsh Rabbit based as beasts. (The picture also includes the frogs, or in this case hats, in case of magical accidents).
While writing this, I realised that I should have scupted one more leek as a flyer: Leek Skywalker.