Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Frostgrave eclipse

At our Frostgrave night last Thursday, we started playing the Thaw of the Lich Lord campaign. The first scenario involves a skirmish during an eclipse, so Yosef, one of the players, made a nifty piece of scenery to track the in-game effects of this celestial event.
We had five players show up, with two maps, so we played a two-player and a three-player game. I was one of the three. My wizard (below left) is an enchanter whose inn went out of business when the economy crashed, so she turned to treasure-seeking with some of her friends and relatives.
While I have all my figures painted, I still need to detail them with a wash and some highlighting.
As the eclipse progressed, it got easier to cast spells, but harder to see.
And of course my soldiers got into trouble--another wizard's bear killed my infantry, and then tried to eat my treasure hunter.

Some magically enhanced carpentry (a Wall spell) managed to keep the bear and the rest of that warband away from my soldiers and wizard.
Meanwhile, the third warband was using Fog spells to nice effect, preventing me from drawing a bead on his apprentice and minions.
As darkness fell over the ruined, icy city, each warband tried to escape with the treasures they'd found.
The darkness or the increased magic in the air attracted wandering creatures--ghouls! But everyone managed to get off the table with relatively few casualties (three for me, two of which came back).
Each wizard did stay on the board for the full eclipse, earning an XP bonus. And we got to roll for some new treasures from the Lich Lord book. Looking forward to the next scenario in this campaign!


Gonsalvo said...

Looks and sounds like fun!

pancerni said...

Linked games can be a lot of fun. Hopefully your innkeeper earns enough to return to her line of work.

Maj. Guiscard said...

That eclipse counter was awesome.
Fun report, thanks for sharing it.

Wouter Wolput said...

That's a great idea!
The battle report was very fun to read, thanks!

Matthew Sullivan said...

What a fun looking game. I love that eclipse board!