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Offline Finlay

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2015, 02:24:33 PM »
what! more details!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2015, 03:37:12 PM »
That looks very promising. Any idea on price?

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2015, 04:08:34 PM »
No pricing info known. These guys are coming out in November as part of the second campaign book, Thaw of the Lich Lord.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2015, 04:15:25 PM »
they'll be 20, same as normal dudes.

awesome there is another campaign book!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2015, 04:26:26 PM »
So maybe I should invest in this game to bring to the meet when I get dragged there?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2015, 04:56:42 PM »
If some of you guys weren't getting into this, I probably wouldn't even consider it, not that I've decided to yet.  And then there's the figures that they're making. :icon_cool:
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2015, 07:50:30 PM »
As mentioned earlier No1son and I gave this a try-out back around 18th July and so memory is a little rusty, but here we go.

I pulled my trusty beasts wizard Njal Stormcaller out with his Enchanter hat on. Matt went with a Thaumaturge as I recall and we hunted around for figures to make up our soldiers.
I think I chose 3 Thugs or thugesses actually, and two thieves (Bronzino crew), two archers and a Templar plus my apprentice. Matt had a Barbarian and a Crossbowman and maybe 3 thieves and two thugs - not sure.

Here are some views of the board we set up - it was summer  :biggriin:





 

I think this was around second turn, and I had cast telekinesis to float one of the treasure tokens back towards my table edge already.
My wizard with some soldiers was going up the middle, and my apprentice with the Templar protectinghim was heading up the left flank - to meet Matt's apprentice plus Barbarian head on.





Side view of Njal's position and a couple of Halfling thieves guarding a token, with the enemy wizard nearby.



This turned into a rather involved combat a turn or so later. Matt got off a Blinding Light on my wizard disabling him for a turn, and then used 'Push' slightly wrongly to send one of my thugesses a distance away. We used his casting roll as the base for me to roll against when he should have rerolled his dice to get his score.





Meanwhile over on the flank - Hugo is the enemy apprentice - I was getting the better in the apprentice stakes.
I'd buffed my Templar a bit which helped him when he went head to head with the Barbarian.



The crossbowman had stayed put from turn two in a defensive position with good line of sight and hampered me a lot.



So I decided he needed sorting out:


at the same time Matt's apprentice was fleeing towards his wizard with my apprentice, Templar and a Thugesse in hot pursuit.





The end was swift as Njal swept all before him .......................
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2015, 10:14:08 PM »
 :icon_eek: Think those are the first painted figures I've seen of Mids.

Unless those are his son's.

 :engel:



(And GP ... where are your's?)

*crickets*



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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2015, 10:24:22 PM »
Any chance for picture frostgrave vs GW empire figure, pretty please.

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2015, 10:41:15 AM »
Any chance for picture frostgrave vs GW empire figure, pretty please.

I took this:



Frostgrave guys with a plastic spearman and a metal volleygun commander.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2015, 10:56:18 AM »
Looks good! :icon_biggrin:

And I like the volley gun guy's hand being on top of an arquebus. :icon_cool:
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2015, 11:21:25 AM »
Ha, I forgot that I'd added that gun from the Mordheim sprue! So much for trying to find representative GW models to use for comparison.


Northstar have a new picture of the models painted up:




I'm looking forward to the plastic cultists. Apparently, the set includes some undead heads and arms so you can make Frostgraveish zombies as well.


p.s. nice game photos, Midaski! Isn't Nigel Stormcaller a space wolf?
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Offline Syphon

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2015, 04:14:00 PM »
Well, that picture seals the deal. I'm foregoing my laptop as a birthday present and getting Frostgrave stuff. Now to decide on a wizard.
Will we be playing this game together at the next Bash (thatIamforcedtoattend)?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2015, 04:39:10 PM »
Like those very much. Nice replacement for the Free Company. Sprue looks to have lots of nice extra's as well.
With the wrapped up warm look, thinking to add to either Middenheim as free company or archers, and/or [if I get more than one box] Kislev to add to my End Times mixed bag army.
More to add to the want list.
Edit: Just found this from Frostgrave. Undead. http://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/frostgrave
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2015, 05:21:13 PM »
nice game photos, Midaski! Isn't Nigel Stormcaller a space wolf?

Might have been.  :engel:  Lost his 40K icons a few years back.

The scenery didn't look to bad - the figures came out awful. I was not using the tripod, and maybe not the macro. I kept forgetting to take pics, as we were concentrating on learning the rules, and having a lot of fun.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2015, 07:28:49 PM »
How many pages to the rule book, and how many of them are rules?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2015, 10:47:04 AM »
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Will we be playing this game together at the next Bash (thatIamforcedtoattend)?

Probably! You don't need that many models to play though. You may already have things you can use.


Edit: Just found this from Frostgrave. Undead. http://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/frostgrave

Those are by Mantic, by the way! They aren't new.


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How many pages to the rule book, and how many of them are rules?

About 130. It's pretty much all rules of one sort or another, though there are a lot of pictures.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2015, 10:29:15 AM »
I've painted five of the plastic henchmen:




Starting warband (including a couple of metal archers as stand-ins until I paint the plastic ones):



Chronomancer, apprentice, dog, 2 archers, 2 thugs, thief, infantryman, treasure hunter. Spell-wise, I think I'll go for fast act, fleet feet, time store, reveal secret, bone dart, elemental ball, leap, and heal.
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2015, 11:03:27 AM »
Lovely ........... but square bases  :engel:

I've got the house to myself for 10 days in September - we could have a Frostgrave weekend.
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Offline Finlay

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2015, 11:05:06 AM »
you always tease me about using green, so i'm going to tease you about always using red blue and grey!

they look cool though!
elemental ball is a funny name for a spell.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2015, 11:08:19 AM »
I even think yours look better than this apart from the bases - the stones do work for me in a frozen town setting especially as my boards will have the cobblestone wallpaper over them.







Link for more photos
http://nstarmagazine.com/FROSTGRAVE_3_1.htm
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2015, 05:14:31 AM »
Another fantasy skirmish game....

Is it any good?
I've got a couple of friends who want to rope me into a campaign.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2015, 10:49:47 AM »
Thanks for the comments! I'm quite pleased with them.

Yes, they have square bases, and are based the same way I do all my models. It's just so they fit in with any other models I want to use - I made the mistake of basing my dwarf army in a themed way, and it makes it them look odd if I try to use them with the rest of my stuff. That's the same reason I probably won't do snow bases. Flagstone bases with patches of snow would look nice though.


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you always tease me about using green, so i'm going to tease you about always using red blue and grey!

Ha, fair enough! I suppose we all have colours we're more comfortable using.


I've got the house to myself for 10 days in September - we could have a Frostgrave weekend.

Good idea! I approve in theory!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2015, 11:23:56 AM »
Is it any good?
I've got a couple of friends who want to rope me into a campaign.

I like it so far. Give it a try!


I played two games last night at the local gaming shop (where I've previously only played Magic). Here are some photos I borrowed from their facebook page:



Lack of shoes not visible!  :icon_lol:







I enjoyed it!
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Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2015, 11:32:38 AM »
There's more players there doing Frostgrave than I've seen playing W:AoS anywhere yet.
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