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Author Topic: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History  (Read 23723 times)

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #75 on: May 29, 2023, 08:20:31 AM »
I too get a little disheartened with the number of enemies and terrain in Frostgrave (and Stargrave for that matter) and have adopted strategies to address whilst keeping the narrative alive.

I'm really impressed with what you done, especially those bogmen; when I saw your initial sculpts I thought they looked awful but once painted they are amazing.

Your cabinets are a bit nice too - I might have to copy some.

Offline Bearwoodman

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #76 on: May 29, 2023, 10:10:24 PM »
Thanks Spinal Tap.  I usually only get to game once every month or two so my group generally have time to attempt to create what each scenario requires.  But we are not above proxying where necessary - even after playing Frostgrave for years my friends and I do not have any White Gorillas, Snow Leopards, Snow Trolls or Ice Spiders amongst other creatures!
« Last Edit: May 29, 2023, 11:16:28 PM by Bearwoodman »

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #77 on: May 29, 2023, 11:30:13 PM »
Bloodwaves

These creatures are aggressively sentient liquid - an interesting concept that is hard to model.  Again I was not particularly taken with the official Northstar offerings (mainly because it is hard to make lead look like liquid) so I had a go at making my own. 

First I made some normal snowy 25mm mdf bases and added a blob of Vallejo Water texture to each. 

Next I wrapped some baking paper round a toilet roll insert and painted on a series of wave shapes using more Water Texture.  Once these had dried I peeled them off the baking paper and glues them onto the bases I had prepared.

I then painted them with thinned GW’s “Blood for the Blood God” paint.






And here is a group shot of the Shrieking Dogs that I forgot to post earlier:

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #78 on: May 29, 2023, 11:34:36 PM »
Very nice Blood Waves.  Works a treat. 
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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #79 on: May 31, 2023, 07:15:31 AM »
The Shrieking Dogs look great.

Excellent idea and execution with the Bloodwaves.
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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #80 on: May 31, 2023, 09:08:06 AM »
You've exceeded yourself again with those bloodwaves - ingenuity and style.

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #81 on: May 31, 2023, 10:34:43 AM »
Great thread I have been thinking of frostgrave  ever since I watched the Dwayne Johnson/jack black version of jumanji
A mix of people looking like post apoc survivors to modern day looking military carrying melee weapons .

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #82 on: May 31, 2023, 10:48:48 AM »
...because it is hard to make lead look like liquid...
It is when you're working at room temperature, yeah... lol

Those bloodwaves look absolutely spot on though; awesome idea and execution!  8)
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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #83 on: May 31, 2023, 12:22:30 PM »
I have been thinking of frostgrave  ever since I watched the Dwayne Johnson/jack black version of jumanji
A mix of people looking like post apoc survivors to modern day looking military carrying melee weapons .
Stargrave would fit the bill for you there. 

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #84 on: May 31, 2023, 04:29:14 PM »
I was thinking they would be to sci-fi I was thinking frostgrave  soldiers with modern heads , maybe some death fields cannon fodder? And then something more modern but more hand weapons than guns .

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #85 on: May 31, 2023, 08:37:32 PM »
I was thinking they would be to sci-fi I was thinking frostgrave  soldiers with modern heads , maybe some death fields cannon fodder? And then something more modern but more hand weapons than guns .
It should fit the bill.  You can easily work the rules to fit the theme. 

Offline Bearwoodman

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2023, 11:47:47 PM »
Thanks for all the kind comments!

It is when you're working at room temperature, yeah... lol

Good point lol

I am not going to do a detailed report of the game itself, other than to note that as expected the Bogmen were not particularly fearsome, but that the players various new warbands and their level 0 wizards were desperate not to come across a Bloodwave due to their immunity to non-magical weapons!  It was fun.

I should also introduce my son's new Elementalist: Mango Inferno. Created from a blob of milliput and some bits from the bits box, he is armed with a magical mango.  On a stick.   
 

Anyway, here are some photos from the game:








Offline Bloggard

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #87 on: June 06, 2023, 05:37:49 PM »
you're brilliant at all this stuff. love it.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2023, 03:15:41 PM by Bloggard »

Offline Bearwoodman

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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #88 on: June 10, 2023, 12:20:28 PM »
Bloggard – thanks, you are too kind!

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I forgot to mention previously that the first scenario also required a couple of these large furniture-based constructs.  I decided to try and make these using two of the same plastic Jenga blocks that I used for the display cabinets, plus a bit of cereal packet cardboard and some bits from the bits box.




The arms are magnetised so that can appear as normal furniture before they “come alive”!




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Re: Bearwoodman in Frostgrave: An Incomplete History
« Reply #89 on: June 13, 2023, 10:52:45 PM »
The Maze of Malcor: Scenario Two

The Great Hall

The next mission called for a banqueting Hall filled with long dining tables.  My friend volunteered to build these so I decided to try to make a fireplace out of cereal packet cardboard and a plastic Troll’s head while my daughter made some platters of food out of milliput and plastic bases to adorn the tables.


Once painted up the fireplace looked quite reasonable I thought.


My daughter painted the platters of food.  The wizards would be treated to roast chicken:


Sausages and pie


Fish and chips


and some watermelon for dessert!


Yum!

 

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