Saturday, April 02, 2016

Frostgrave - Chinese Style.

I guess I can't be the only one with a drawful of figures that come in a blister pack, that don't quite make the grade or fit with the army or faction that are currently on the paint table, the Water Margin Project is no expection - Just why did I order that extra pack?
Surely it always be to pack the postage up?

A few of the club recently talked about running a number of Frostgrave games, desperate not to get into yet another period, I could quite easily convert some of the latest mini's for an outing.....

Back at the foot of lead mountain were half a dozen Blackhat Chinese Wizards and Warlocks - Perfect for the job.

Frostgrave goes east.

The latest off the production line.. Various magic casters.



With the smell of varnish still in the air the Wizards took to the table in a three way Frostgrave encounter. Paul has been steadily building up his collection of terrain, so it was a great excuse to give the newest pieces arun out.
You can see more of his work here.

With enemies to my left and my right.
The plan was a simple one run in, grab the treasure before the statues wake up and head off the table.

The brave band about to embark on the treasure hunt.

Paul makes a frantic dash for the treasure reaching the centre of the table first, his archers keeping my chaps heads down, Dane is having a quiet game for a change one manning a barricade (top of the pictiure) and firing off arrows at anyone brave enough to stick their head out.




Pauls theives reach the first treasure tokens, waking up the stone guardians, who go after the closest enemy insight, meanwhile his nasty ranger finds his mark taking out one of my thugs....

The theives true to their name pick up another bundle of treasures as more statues wake from their slumber.


I edge closer to the main courtyard dispatching a zombie with my oriental knight payment for losing my thug to the flaming archers.


My Construct makes it's way back to the base line a treasure token in hand as my Wizard and is attacked from behind by a pair of wolves who had wandered on to the table.


The final phases become a mad rush for the remaining treasure items. All three players are looking to grab what they can, the statues are tough are getting in the way of all our plans tieing up characters and inflicting a considerable damage on all our warbands.

Eventually I flee off table with two treasure tokens and a badly injured apprentice who goes on to die of his injuries.... Not the best day at the office.
The curse of newly painted figures strikes again.


A great fun outing a perfect club game for a Sunday evening....

14 comments:

  1. Great way to use those excess figures, and re-use some for another project. Frostgrave really seems to be bringing out the creativity in people.

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    1. Takes you back to the early DnD days :-)
      Cheers
      Stu

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  2. Good use of those figures Stu and nice work too!

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  3. Cracking stuff. I'll have to borrow the pedestal terrain idea for my own statues.

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  4. Very nice figures and a great looking game:)

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    1. Pauls done a cracking job of his dungeon raiders.... It makes for better game if the table looks the part Steve.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  5. Nice to see Worcestershire succumbing to the Frostgrave bug!

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    1. Got there in the end JP.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  6. Great way to use up those odd blister purchases - just wondering wondering how I can use the roller skate wearing waitresses that I somehow managed to buy!

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    1. That could be a challange even by my standards Michael.
      Regards
      Stuart

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  7. Very nice. I am thinking to give a Frostgrave a go one day.

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    1. It makes for a great club game Bart.
      Cheers
      Stu

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