|We had two games of 4 players each. Each player entered from a corner. My warband entered from the lower right.|
Each player may play up to 3 campaign games per month. We're playing scenarios from the core rulebook. I was hoping that we would play the story campaigns in the expansion books, but I guess that will have to wait for another time. This campaign will end once a wizard earns and succeeds casting a Transcendance spell. A wizard must learn all 8 spells in his discipline, before he or she is eligible to learn Transcendance. Successfully casting Transcendance moves the wizard to a higher plane of existence, which ends the campaign as the departing elevated being says, "See ya, suckas!"
|Troy played a warband of Dark Elves. I almost played my version of that Dark Elf Sorceress, but I opted for my swamp-themed hags.|
For the campaign, I generated a brand new party, temporarily shelving Old Man Tumbergrumbler and his Orc & Goblin crew. For this campaign, I decided to still play Witches, but I went with a swamp theme, so that I could use a cool variety of figures that don't see much play these days.
|Zoraida, the Swamp Hag|
Plying her craft with her Voodoo Dolls.
As a matter of fact, Zoraida, a character from Malifaux, has never seen the gaming table. To accompany her, I brought along some experienced friends from Malifaux, the Silurids. For Frostgrave, the Silurids counted as Thugs.
"counts as" Thugs, for Frostgrave.
The game started with me on the back foot, as the enemy warband that I was destined to encounter first had a Level 6 Wizard, and I was a lowly Level 0. On the first turn, the enemy Witch took control of my Swamp Thing (counted as a Bear, from my Animal Companion spell). I was forced to massacre it with my own troops, before it spun out of control!
|This Lizardman is from one of my very first Grenadier box sets, from back in the early 80's.|
|My opponent aggressively bears down on my vanguard.|
He cleverly camo'd his miniatures in pure white, to blend in with the snow.....
No, actually, they are <cough, cough> unpainted. Am I playing Frostgrave or Warmachine? ;-)
|Shit's about to get real.|
I ended up finishing the game with a healthy haul of 4 treasures. Very respectable for a first outing by the Swamp Hag and plenty of money for upgrades!