Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Friday, December 30, 2016
This will be a representational model, not a diorama, so I'm not worried about fitting in stairs or being too picky about measuring movement. Instead of determining movement based on a figure's speed, I'll adjudicate it based on location and how long it takes to get there--so maybe one activation to get from one side of a level to the other, but two actions to move between floors. And yes, I consider that shaft to be open to all the levels, so you can have line of sight (and therefore shooting!) between characters on different levels. Now let's see if I ever follow through on this.
Monday, December 26, 2016
That said, I invested in some troops to bolster my wizard's forces as they scour the frozen city for treasure. These Anhurian soldiers from Reaper will fill in nicely as archers, crossbowmen, and other martial types. And in addition to Frostgrave, they will serve well as guards or soldiers in D&D or Song of Blades and Heroes.
I like the Bones line of minis from Reaper because they're cheap, easy to paint, and easy to modify if you're so inclined. And while there's an official line of Frostgrave plastic figures, I'm gonna go with the Bones for my warband.
I also bought some barrels to help with another group of figures I'm working on. More about that later. Hope y'all had a great holiday!
Saturday, December 24, 2016
introduced me to the game at MillenniumCon, ran a holiday scenario with four players taking part.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
To analogize: If the original Star Wars movie* was The Dam Busters, then Rogue One is The Dirty Dozen. While the morality in original trilogy might have been black-and-white, in this joint it's very, very, gray.
I liked it better than The Force Awakens. Compared to that film, Rogue One doesn't feel like it's trying so hard to be a Star Wars movie. From a wargaming perspective, I'm sure you'll get plenty of scenario ideas from the many battles.
Like I said, go see it.
*A New Hope to all you kids who should get off my lawn!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The mats, intended for a Christmas village display, will work great as paving when laying out frozen ruins for Frostgrave or terrain for Song of Blades and Heroes. At $10 each after the discount, I picked up the last two on the store shelf. I also grabbed two of these brick and cobblestone road packs, from the same company, for less than $3 each. The cobblestones are sort of setting-agnostic, while the bricks will fit right in with modern scenery for All Things Zombie.
Christmas decor can be a great help to terrain makers. So what other holiday scenery have you found that is easily adaptable to miniatures gaming?
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The GM was John, and he had warbands ready for all the players. The idea behind Frostgrave is that you play a wizard seeking magical treasure in the frozen ruins of a great city.
You have an apprentice and hirelings--thugs, men-at-arms, treasure hunters, etc.--to help you find and carry off loot.