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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 13 Feb 2018 12:03 #263522

Here’s my warband. I haven’t played in a year, and don’t know when I’ll play again, mostly due to the fact that I call my d20s “capitalist running dogs” whenever I play this game.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 13 Feb 2018 14:21 #263526

Colorcrayons wrote:
Blah blah blah. More crap only the Heroscape community would appreciate.

If you're willing to share, I'd love to try it out.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 13 Feb 2018 16:19 #263528

Looking good Grody! For those watching at home, those figures are all from the Frostgrave Soldiers box. So you can see you have a lot options.

Like I said before, you can also use weapons and arms from Barbarians and Cultists and vice versa. I would advise that you do a little bashing though and DON’T use mismatched arm sets- the shoulder clothes are different, some of the Barbarians are sleeveless, etc.

I just said “shoulder clothes”. That’s like the time I called socks “foot sheathes”.

I’m going full snow on my bases and I’m just using the integrated base. Slopping some Valhallan Blizzard on there, finis. I’m trying to keep all of this super simple, strictly tabletop. No fancy layering or anything. Using Jeff White’s heretical “highlight using the base color you used” technique. And...using LAYER paints as bases, goddamighty.

Should have th whole table done (minus the Warscryer Citadel, which I will probably spend more time on) by the end of the week. So much dry brushing...
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 13 Feb 2018 16:44 #263529

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I’m going full snow on my bases and I’m just using the integrated base. Slopping some Valhallan Blizzard on there, finis. I’m trying to keep all of this super simple, strictly tabletop. No fancy layering or anything.

Screw all that shit. You just need wall filler.


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Incidentally, this got me thinking about how games get you to customise your figures. Frostgrave's frozen setting makes you want to put snow and ice everywhere, but in doing so you make the figures less useful for other systems. I wonder if this is at all deliberate.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 13 Feb 2018 17:00 #263530

I just played a quick solo round to give the mechanics a try. I didn't have an opponent warband, so I started by doing 3 random creature spawns on the map, and every time a treasure token was picked up, I rolled again, starting with a 15 and counting down 1 each successive time, whether it succeeded or not. There was only one time that this did not result in a random creature spawn.

Highlights:
A bear did his best to maul one of my thugs, and finally did so, only to be struck down in revenge by my infantryman.

Fabulous Melchor was about to be gangbanged by 2 wild dogs and a boar... he successfully Plane Walked to the other side of a wall and sweet freedom. I now realize that I should not have been allowed to do this since he was technically in combat. But such rules are surely for lesser spellcasters.

My trusty warband scored some sweet loot and will be even more prepared next time, when they will have a rival warband against them.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 13 Feb 2018 17:13 #263531

We had one game where my barbarian took out a bear, then attacked a rival warbands dog and got knocked unconscious. Luckily he wasn't seriously hurt!
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 13 Feb 2018 18:39 #263532

MattDP wrote:
Michael Barnes wrote:
I’m going full snow on my bases and I’m just using the integrated base. Slopping some Valhallan Blizzard on there, finis. I’m trying to keep all of this super simple, strictly tabletop. No fancy layering or anything.

Screw all that shit. You just need wall filler.


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I use snow flock. Woodland scenics and gf9 seem to sell it. Applied with pva glue, it's pretty low impact aerobics.

Here is an example of a reaper bear I use for Bjorn in War of the Ring, mounted on a 60mm base to give idea of scale.


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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 14 Feb 2018 08:57 #263546

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Another great resource is this warband builder I found online. It takes nearly all the work out of listbuilding and gives you a tidy print which includes spells on your page.
www.table-top.space/

That site is pretty decent; not the most ideal solution, but decent. You can also use the iOS / Android / PC app BattleScribe. I first found this for Shadow War Armageddon, but it also has Frostgrave support. I haven't created a warband with it yet but will be doing so soon.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 15 Feb 2018 11:05 #263661

Barnes, let's see that Warscryer Citadel! Regardless of its stage of completion.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 15 Feb 2018 11:42 #263663

There are some resources available on the Osprey web site

Frostgrave gaming resources

Scenery, dungeon tiles, quick reference sheet, spell cards, etc.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 15 Feb 2018 12:57 #263675

It just came yesterday. HUGE box.



With some Frostgrave dudes for scale. The main piece is two halves.





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Some bestiary stuff!
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 15 Feb 2018 13:26 #263680

I really like that 4 armed yeti. It's better than the heroscape Dzu-Teh that I am using for the same purpose. How was the price on that?

What did you flock your figs with? Snow flock? Baking soda? It looks good. Nice and chunky, like a well trodden bit of turf should look like.

I love the citadel too, for the most part. The model should be an eleven. But like everything GW related the "MOAR SKULLZ!!!1!111!!!eleventyone!!!" crap really puts a huge ding against it, to make it an 8 at best. Id have to scrape off all of the twin tailed comets and skulls that I could, and considering the cost, that would piss me off.
But tha'ts my own personal taste.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 15 Feb 2018 15:06 #263689

I think the Girillon or whatever it is was about $6-7. Those are all Pathfinder and D&D things. I’m gong to snow their bases and do some rocks/plants on the bigger ones.

The snow is Citadel Valhalla’s Blizzard. It is REALLY neat, I did one to test and was like “welp, fucked that one up”. But it dried and it looked just right. Like the other texture paints they have, it’s really coarse and grainy, you need something small and flat to mush it around, and you have to sort of pack it on. It kind of naturally dries in clumps and leaves some areas with less snow. Very impressed at how it does look like chopped up, churned up snow.

There are A LOT of skulls on this thing. You should see the pile of EXTRA skulls that I got from Arcane Ruins.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 16 Feb 2018 13:42 #263764

Got my Ruins of Osgiliath in yesterday, and just got it assembled in a preliminary fashion. I believe I'll have to use some green stuff to strengthen some bonds. It's definitely a nice set of terrain. I am also 100% convinced that mine will never look like the one on the box, but it's GW so that's par for the course.
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Let's chill with: FROSTGRAVE 16 Feb 2018 13:58 #263766

Yeah, not the best kit in terms of fit. Most GW scenery is like that. Most of that is made in China....correlation?

It’s easy to put a decent paint job on those.

1) spray prime black (you can do dark gray too, but it will turn out a lighter finish.)

2) HEAVY dry brush, using a large dry brush, of a Mechanicus Standard Grey or a similar craft paint color (like “Zinc”). really slap the model with the side of the brush.

3) Do a more traditional dry brush with quick, fast strokes of your chosen MEDIUM gray. You tilt the hue toward brown (Skavenblight Dinge), taupe, blue or green if you want. Or just keep it in gray with Dawnstone.

4) Next a similar dry brush of Administratum Gray or analogue light gray. Really focus on the edges and mind that you don’t start painting over the darker areas.

5) Finally, a SUPER light dry brush of Longbeard Gray. Or, you can also tilt it toward another color here. Or go Praxeti White for really bright highlights.

The wood is easy- Steel Legion Drab, Agra Earthshade. SLD drybrush.

You can do a full set of these Ruins in about an hour.
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