Thursday, July 28, 2016

Frostgrave

It's been quiet on the blog, I know.  I've been working on my projects for the Capital Palette, and I've been writing draft blog posts as I progress.  So there's a lot of blog activity -- just nothing that can be seen yet!

About 3 weeks ago, I did manage to participate in a game of Frostgrave.  The interest for Frostgrave is still going strong with the local group here.  I'm excited to have received the next batch of Frostgrave goodies, to use in the next chapter of campaigning.  I took advantage of the "Knickstarter" (preorder) that Warlord Games rolled out for this latest offering.  I'm particularly excited to see a whole range of gnoll miniatures.  I've always liked gnolls -- I considered them to be one of the most original and characterful adversaries in D&D.  And there were never enough miniatures for gnolls to do them justice as a warband.  Until now!

I didn't expect all of the metal figures included in this purchase.  They're good quality, and they include a half-dozen gnolls, on top of the plastic gnoll models in the box.


So, local miniatures game enthusiast, Joe, set up a great 3-player table, featuring some nice elevated positions.  I won 1st-pick, so I took the tower in the lower-right of the picture.  You can barely see my goblin wizard, Old Man Tumbergrumbler, surveying the landscape from the catwalk, enjoying a clear line-of-sight to every spot on the table.  Of course, everyone could see him as well....  One nasty Push spell could hurt pretty bad.  Of course, I physically knocked him off accidentally 3 times in a row myself!


Some nice, elaborate terrain, courtesy of Joe.

The scenario was the one with the Living Statues (I forget the name).  A random statue comes to life every time a treasure is claimed.

The statues come alive to defend their treasure!
On the right, my Trollblood Axer from Hordes finally finds a (re)purpose as a Frostgrave Templar.

I came into this game pretty strong, having collected an arsenal of Teleportation potions in my last game.

One of my Teknes crew from Wrath of Kings plays as a Frostgrave crossover, serving the role of one of my Knights.
Here, he teleports near an enemy Wizard and causes a serious kerfuffle.

Some random skeletons tried scaling the tower wall to reach my wizard and apprentice.  But by the time they got there, my mission was accomplished, and my boys were scaling down the opposite wall.  Ha!


My boys make off the board with 4 treasures!  Oh, what a glorious day!


2 comments:

  1. There was a flurry of activity around Frostgrave at Huzzah that lasted until the week before my Nickstarter copy showed up. I bought in to the Necromancer expansion, but that didn't go anywhere, either. Little bitter about that.

    The lack of activity kept me from being able to pick up the Gnoll expansion, which is a shame because Gnolls are awesome.

    I'm a huge fan of the plastic minis so far, so I'm sure the Gnolls are great.

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    1. We've actually had the opposite problem down here. Frostgrave is stealing attention from all the other games!

      All of the Kings of War players have been playing Frostgrave instead of practicing KoW for the local Redstone Rumble convention coming up in October. Frostgrave pretty much killed Bolt Action. Konflikt47 might resurrect Bolt Action, though. That's another Knickstarter I succumbed to myself.

      Everyone loves Frostgrave, since it's so easy to throw down (other than schlepping around a butt-ton of terrain). Also, people like bringing out little-used models to form their warband, giving new life to those old Ral Partha figures and what-not.

      I hope you find a good use for all your new, cool gnoll models. If necessary, proxy those puppies!

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