Sunday, 20 November 2016

20th Nov - 15th Nov Frostgrave vs Toby

Finally managed to get a game in with Toby this week and we went for Frostgrave seeing as his character was falling a little behind the rest (mostly due to not managing to get on the table yet).

I decided to roll up a scenario this time and got the Worm Hunt one out of the core book. It's a pretty basic one where the bands are basically just facing off against each other until a single Worm spawns, but to be fair it is a rather large, rather vicious worm. I was a bit under the weather so my note taking was sup-par at best (the bits I've managed to decipher anyways) so the write up won't be as in depth as the norm.

Toby started off pretty aggressively frying one of my poor thugs with an elemental bolt. But as the game progressed I rather quickly shut the table down with Fog wall after Fog wall. I was hoping to get my wizard into combat again after my last game against Arwen but unfortunately my bragging about how powerful Christian the Humble, Thaumaturge Extraordinaire and Worker of Miracles was possibly not the best idea as his troops seemed unwilling to get within reach of the humble wizard. Of course due the number of walls of Fog up and the fact that not a single one dissipated I did managed to secure four out of the six chests taking the win.

As far as the casualties went my Thug survived during the end game process dusting himself off and rejoining the warband. One of Toby's archers however as not as lucky as it is apparently a lot easier to shake off a fireball to the face than it is to survive one to the back of the head (that's right he accidentally toasted his own man) followed by a worm's digestive tract (I'm assuming the worm would quite naturally just reach down and swallow the crispy bite of a man that was just sticking it with a pointy stick) even if the creature is eventually killed by the poor souls fellow soldiers.

I was nice to get something on the table against him again and hopefully we can organize another game of something soon.

I've also been playing a truck load of Kingdom Death: Monster having finally opened the box from Jen (The Wife) last Christmas after we watched the initial showdown on Beasts of War. It's also taking up a fair amount of my hobby time as I've been assembling the monsters and a few variants for the survivors in our various games (three campaigns running at the moment a solo in which the settlement is as thriving as it gets in this game, a husband/wife one where we're sitting middle of the road and a family one which is barely scraping through after it's first nemesis encounter and may well disappear over the next few hunts). I'm toying with some ideas for painting them, but I'm still knocking over the Abyssal Dwarves, although I'm possibly going to be picking up a few more things I want to try out before January's tournament so they may keep me going for a few more weeks yet.

I put a gloss coat on the Harley mini to start to get rid of the frosting from the initial matte coat of varnish and I decided I liked the look of her like that. Still not the best photos but I just don't seem to be having much luck getting a decent shot of her.