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Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #75 on: August 27, 2015, 01:08:16 PM »
With all this positive flavor being shown here, I'm becoming tempted to purchase the rules and give them a try. :icon_cool:
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #76 on: August 27, 2015, 01:38:06 PM »
how come you played the same guy again, was there not many doing FGrave?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #77 on: August 27, 2015, 02:55:39 PM »
You make it sound dirty, Finlay.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #78 on: August 27, 2015, 03:47:10 PM »
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I think Van Halfling needs to make a campaign appearance somehow.

Ha, I've been considering that! He's more of a Mordheim guy really.


how come you played the same guy again, was there not many doing FGrave?

Because he was available to play!


New Frostgrave supplement coming in... June next year. Ages!



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Offline Finlay

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #79 on: August 27, 2015, 04:21:36 PM »
Glow sounds OP.
How was casting spells before the game and not in combat (bearing in mind you failed some of the rolls...)
I like the idea of making giant robots- is that from the enchantment school?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2015, 10:35:55 AM »
I liked having a lot of out-of-game spells. There's a limit to how many spells you're likely to cast during a game, so if you take eight in-game spells some of them will be wasted. This way, I was able to at least try to cast a load of things before the game, but still had plenty of spellcasting options during it. I'm considering swapping raise zombie for bone dart though.

Yes, the robot-making spell is from the enchantment school. Enchanters have a really good spell list and nice allied schools (sigilist, witch, elementalist). Their opposed school is chronomancy, which is the one with the least appealing set of spells! I was going to buy an enchanter but the shop had run out of them.

The construct models are pretty small, by the way. Even the large one.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #81 on: August 28, 2015, 11:01:56 AM »
I liked Telekinesis and used it twice in my game with No1Son -  Moving treasure tokens 6" is faster than carrying them!

He's coming home for the weekend and we are planning some games - I'll try to take photos and take some notes too.





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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #82 on: August 28, 2015, 11:58:07 AM »
where's your giant construct from? i like him a lot!

I like the sound of being an Enchanter! might try that one.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #83 on: August 28, 2015, 02:00:23 PM »
The giant robot is a Warmachine model I bought on a whim ages ago! Though with a dwarf head. I was going to use him as something in my dwarf army, but could never decide what.

I want to play an enchanter! If I'd read the rules before deciding on a wizard, that's the one I'd have gone for.


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I liked Telekinesis and used it twice in my game with No1Son -  Moving treasure tokens 6" is faster than carrying them!

He's coming home for the weekend and we are planning some games - I'll try to take photos and take some notes too.

Yes, that's a good spell. I'm looking forward to photos!
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Offline Syphon

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #84 on: September 01, 2015, 10:48:30 AM »
BUAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!!



Ph47 l3w7 gotten!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #85 on: September 01, 2015, 10:57:22 AM »
Nice. What's the horsey model?

I'll be interested to see how that snow flock looks.
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Offline Syphon

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #86 on: September 01, 2015, 11:06:44 AM »
Oh, right.

The horsey is one of Warlord's Early Roman models, namely this one:

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #87 on: September 01, 2015, 11:18:26 AM »
No1Son and I got two games in over the weekend and played as a campaign, but Windows 10 will not recognise the pics on my camera.
Have managed to download elsewhere and then load to my PC - so will do a report for both games soon.

We played a straightforward Treasure Hunt for the first game, with lots of scenery, and the "Well" scenario for the second with an open centre.
The effect of the scenery set up is interesting with regard to movement and LOS for shooters, a lot like Mordheim.

I believe there has been some discussion on other forums about game length as wiping out your opponent is often the best aim, but which leads to imbalanced campaigns, as one wizard gets so far ahead the other can never catch up.

So we decided to play for 5 turns first game, but realised after 4 that neither of us had a much chance of getting tokens off the board - so we rolled for how many turns would follow: 1-5 then the 5th turn would be the last, 6-15 would mean two more turns (ie 6) and 16-20 would be 3 more turns.
We then agreed to use the same system for our second game - I felt it actually worked quite well, putting a turn limit meant you had to plan for it, rather than just keep playing till one of you was wiped out.



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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #88 on: September 01, 2015, 12:19:45 PM »
A turn limit is probably a good idea, though you can always run your models off the table once you think you've got enough treasure. It doesn't actually matter if you count as winning or not, so long as you get some experience/treasure and don't lose too many models.

You do need a lot of LOS-blocking scenery though, or missile weapons are too good. I don't think they use enough at the shop I've been playing at, but there's not much I can do about it.

Have you tried using wandering monsters yet?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #89 on: September 01, 2015, 12:21:52 PM »
Had an opportunity to see a rule book this past weekend, looks good!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #90 on: September 01, 2015, 01:49:25 PM »
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #91 on: September 01, 2015, 02:22:51 PM »
BUAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!!



Ph47 l3w7 gotten!

For someone who moans they haven't got any money and are In debt, while simultaneously stating they are lazy and don't like people so wont get a job. you sure have spent a lot if money on models. No wonder you need a head shrinker.
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #92 on: September 01, 2015, 02:39:22 PM »
I got paid for a lot of overtime over August. Which was unexpected. I got paid the 25th last month but that didn't include the week if the 25th. So I got 5 weeks plus extra days and overtime. Besides, I consider this an investment. :)

Also, Fr1day, if you read that statement as anything but facetious, well, I won't tell you what I want to call you because then Midaski would get very upset with me.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #93 on: September 01, 2015, 08:38:22 PM »
You seem to be Dutch so get to the bash in person next year and we can chat about it.
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #94 on: September 02, 2015, 01:48:16 AM »
I've bought the book, I've gotten excited about building a warband, and now I've discovered neither of my LGS's have apparently ever heard of Frostgrave and they don't seem interested in promoting the game. Of course neither had heard of Kings of War either and they laughed at Old Hammer.  :eusa_wall:

At this point I think I could apply for refugee status to Europe on the grounds that the American Midwest is over run by zombies.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #95 on: September 02, 2015, 06:08:25 AM »
Ah, that's a shame to hear, Red Graf. :unsure:

I wish you the best of luck in finding some friends to play with in the near future.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #96 on: September 02, 2015, 08:19:45 AM »
I've bought the book, I've gotten excited about building a warband, and now I've discovered neither of my LGS's have apparently ever heard of Frostgrave and they don't seem interested in promoting the game. Of course neither had heard of Kings of War either and they laughed at Old Hammer.  :eusa_wall:

At this point I think I could apply for refugee status to Europe on the grounds that the American Midwest is over run by zombies.

You're white, right? Then you're not getting in. Wrong complexion for the pity industry.
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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #97 on: September 02, 2015, 10:16:00 AM »
If you must make that sort of comment, Syphon, then please do so in the Back Table.


Anyway: it's Frostgrave night tonight, and it should be campaign time. I'm going to use my illusionist, falling back to chronomancer if I get wiped out. I wonder if I should bring some wandering monsters.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #98 on: September 02, 2015, 12:34:17 PM »
I've bought the book, I've gotten excited about building a warband, and now I've discovered neither of my LGS's have apparently ever heard of Frostgrave and they don't seem interested in promoting the game. Of course neither had heard of Kings of War either and they laughed at Old Hammer.  :eusa_wall:

At this point I think I could apply for refugee status to Europe on the grounds that the American Midwest is over run by zombies.
:icon_lol:

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Found one store in my region carrying Frostgrave.  I haven't picked up a copy yet, yet perhaps at some point.  Saw it for $24.95, which seemed reasonable.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #99 on: September 02, 2015, 02:59:40 PM »
Anyway: it's Frostgrave night tonight, and it should be campaign time. I'm going to use my illusionist, falling back to chronomancer if I get wiped out. I wonder if I should bring some wandering monsters.

I need to find people in Florida who play this... I think you should bring Von Halfling as a consultant. And for luck.

Actually, he wasn't that lucky, was he...
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