Sunday, June 19, 2016

Frostgrave: First Game

Today my son came to visit me for Father's Day and we played a test/first game of Frostgrave. We used 1/72 scale toy soldiers as we had plenty around. I used dwarfs, he had humans and we used skeletons for the Mausoleum scenario. All miniatures save 1 were Caesar Minis 1/72 hard plastics, James wizard was a plastic minis from a boardgame.

We played this first game as a cooperatvie game of us vs. them. We won quite quickly and tallied up the loot and experience. It was fun and we've decided off of this that we will pursue 28mm warbands. Model selection and details to come.  It was fun.






Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Frostgrave

Well the Frostgrave bug has bitten. One might call it "frostbite?" I'll be here all day. Anyhow I bought the book, read it, and like it. In fact I like it a lot. It checks a lot of boxes for me. I let my son read it and it's the first fantasy miniatures game that he is excited about in over a decade.

He is talking about fielding a chronomancer or necromancer. I am leaning towards the necromancer and the enchanter. We have no official Frostgrave models yet but most games I've seen are played with other makers anyway. We have plenty of Reaper models to scour through and quite a bit of boxed game models as well, like Descent and Talisman.  I will post pictures and more info later once we start the assembly process.








Game of Thrones - House Stark Banner & Soldiers

Following up on the Lannister soldiers here are House Stark and their banner.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Game of Thrones - House Lannister Banner & Soldiers

I found this on eBay recently. It's a box set of GoT inspired 54mm toy soldiers. They require assembly like legos but they come fully painted.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reaper Miniatures Warlord Game


I've known about this game for years but only recently began to take interest in it while searching for an alternate fantasy skirmish set of wargame rules. Well it's a bit late. Reaper continues to produce miniatures for the game but have stopped supporting the game. Shame too as it seems like a solid little game. I will start piecing together a warband and will post my pictures and progress here later on.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game

My son stopped by for a visit yesterday and we broke open my new WQACG box set. I had excited about this game for a long time and was glad to see it on my doorstep last week. We both greatly enjoyed the Pathfinder ACG and thought that this would scratch our Warhammer Old World itch.

We played two games, the tutorial and the first quest. Game setup didn't take too long and is fairly spelled out for you. However from there on things get a bit muddled. We were left to trodge through the rules and cards without much guidance. The rulebooks should have been laid out better. You will find a topic which you have questions on only to be referred to a previous page or the tutorial book. Overall it felt that the game was left unfinished or was rushed to production. Perhaps a sign that quality control has dropped a bit since FFG was bought out.

The Warhammer flavor is there; along with splendid artwork. We really wanted to enjoy this game as we are both die hard old world fans. However the clunky mechanics and poorly laid out rules left us a bit let down. We will give it another go later on and see if there are any modifications we can make to clean it up a bit. I will report back here if when we do.





Saturday, April 9, 2016

Warhammer - Ogre Kingdoms Tyrant WIP Part 2

My new OK Tyrant bits arrived today. I have glued on his new drinking horn, belly guard, club and head. As well as attaching his personal gnoblar attendants heads. Finally I glued them all down to their base.