We played our third game of Frostgrave and I finished painting yet another Knight.
Things are still slow going on the painting front. Variety of reasons for that. Waiting on some stuff to arrive by mail, randomly painting bits of 20+ minis at different times, and lost a bit of my energy as I think I’m just tryin to do too much at once. Nevertheless, I’m still continuing on and making “some” progress. I’m also still chipping away at the next Blood Bowl team, which really should have been done about 3 months ago! On the plus side, we aren’t playing BB right now, so no real hurries there.
The Game – The Summoning Bell Scenario
My warband above. I don’t think it changed too much since last time. I had to rehire my Ranger, as my son’s Wizard killed the last one I had. I can see here that the two minis on the far right got a touch more paint. It will be interesting (at least to me) to watch them progress in painting, before they (hopefully) get their spotlight on the blog.
I have to say that this was one of our best table setups yet. I might be a bit biased, as I set up all the structures myself. But the central structure with catwalks and and ruins, etc. made it much more interesting I think. Plus we had a bit more terrain on it than we did in our first game.
The scene has a “Summoning Bell” in the center that was ringing and attracting 2 random monsters every turn. They appear along the edge. We also started with monsters at each corner. I had a Snow troll close to me and 2 skeletons. My son had, I think 2 wild dogs, and a Giant Worm. Brutal.
The curled brown paper in the bottom left was my hastily constructed “Mud” spell. My band seemed to be attracting the most monsters, and kept me pretty busy. Monsters aren’t as tough as I thought they would be, but they aren’t something you can ignore. Plus it’s easy to get a wildly random roll that just offs you.
My son almost got the central treasure this time, but my Ranger managed to run up there like Legolas or something and stop him. A small battle ensued around that area, but he started to catch some flak as the monsters started to appear more on his side of the board. In the end, I was able to scurry off with the central treasure.
I’d say I liked this scenario much better than the last one. But it was a really long game. Think it took us a good 4 hours to finish unfortunately. I’m not sure if it was all the extra monsters or what, but it sort of dragged on towards the end. Still, it was a good one and it was interesting getting exposed to so many of the Frostgrave monsters.
Next Time: We didn’t play Frostgrave this last weekend because of Mothers Day, but I should have some sort of post next week. Hopefully a finished mini or something else.