Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Preliminary Frostgrave campaign finished, painting update, and some thoughts

So last week pal Buzz and I played what will probably be the last game of Frostgrave with our existing warbands. I think it went pretty well: the game turned on events right at the end, it was both strategic and swingy, all that good stuff.

Cultists approach the inn. Frankly, my terrain is a little more like "Mossgrave."
What I would really like to do now is get together four or five players here in or near Cambridge, start again from the beginning, and just play through the Thaw of the Lich Lord campaign. I have enough models to create warbands for other members -- I even have a few in mind if the players are interested. I think it's doable, but I'm going to complete at least one of my other gaming projects first.

A Giant Worm erupts right in the dang middle of a seven-person fight and takes out Buzz's most dangerous hand-to-hand fighter. I got lucky on this one, folks. 
Anyway, I have to say that this has turned out to be a good game for me -- I completed a project, got some great models, used some of them in other games, played some games with friends and finally feel like I've got this thing pretty much under control.

Painting update!

Two new models finished: a modern civilian (possibly from Rafm) that I got in the aforementioned minis joblot and a young zombie-fighter from Hasslefree I picked up at the bargain stand at Salute 2015. I may post about zombie gaming on Friday.

"Uh, guys ... you might want to finish shooting."

"What have we learned about the undead, young lady?"
"Remove the head or destroy the brain, Sister Mary Magnum."
"That's a good girl."


  1. Would you recommend Frostgrave for small scale skirmishes, then?

    1. I would recommend Frostgrave for Frostgrave, if that makes sense. It is not really a generic skirmish system. Most of the detail is in the wizard characters. It's fast, though, and I certainly enjoyed it.

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    1. Tonight's episode; "Forgive Me Father, For I Have MURDERED!"

    2. "Now and at the hour of our MURDER!"

  3. Jolly good mate - I'm at about the same point myself with Frostgrave, and looking forward to facing the Lich! If only I lived closer dude :-/ I've got 99 problems, but a Lich ain't one!

    1. I hope to get a group together to play through the campaign, but you know how it is trying to get a group of adults in the same place at the same time.