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Author Topic: Starting Frostgrave... I finally play a game! P. 2  (Read 6021 times)

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Re: Starting Frostgrave...
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2023, 04:50:43 PM »
If you want it to come off as more slushy mellting snow try mixing it with gloss medium instead of PVA.  With the WS snow it works a treat.

Thanks - I'll give that a go.
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Re: Starting Frostgrave...
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2023, 04:51:55 PM »
I bought some XPS foam tiles from Firedragon Games which are pressed with a flagstone pattern.  Good service and tiles are £2 each and will save hours of etching foam with a biro!

The tiles are 11" across (285mm) so I am using that for my tile size with the intention of making 9 tiles initially and then exapnding to 16 for a 4' x 4' (ish) table.

Here is a test painted tile:



Which has been washed with Supershader Black and then drybrushed in various greys up to an almost white.  Really brings out the tiles quite nicely.

Also shown are repurposed LOTR Balin's Tomb scenery as scatter terrain which have been drybrushed lighter and had snow painted around them.

So, 8 more tiles to paint and 9 to stick to lasercut MDF tiles, then I can layout some terrain and see how much more I need to do.



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Re: Starting Frostgrave...
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2023, 08:24:55 PM »
Started to put together the board now.  This is just a 2 x 2 test board - more scenery to finish.







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Re: Starting Frostgrave... new board pictures p2
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2023, 11:05:59 PM »
Looking good.  Nice to see I am not the only one with extra bones to use as statues. 
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Re: Starting Frostgrave... new board pictures p2
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2023, 08:41:43 AM »
The board set up is looking good - plenty of places to hide, and with some elevated areas too.

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Re: Starting Frostgrave... new board pictures p2
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2023, 09:12:38 AM »
That board looks good.

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Re: Starting Frostgrave... new board pictures p2
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2023, 09:17:10 AM »


I finally have enough terrain 3d printed to fill 3' x 3'.

If it stops raining I can get it undercoated and painted as well!

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Re: Starting Frostgrave... I finally play a game! P. 2
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2024, 09:58:44 AM »
I finally finished off the scenery and played a game at the Guildford Club last night.

Kept things simple and pregenerated a couple of Warbands.  One and Elementalist and one an llusionist.  They each had 8 figures: Wizard, Apprentice, 3 thugs, a thief, Archer and then either a treasure hunter or a barbarian.  Played the standard 5 treasure markers on a 3 x 3 table.

The game was fun and I came very close to getting the third treasure off the board before my luck ran out and I lost my final soldier.  I only had my Wizard left in the end (the Treasure Hunter and Thief had made it off the table with treasures).

We are playing another 3 sided game in two weeks.

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Re: Starting Frostgrave... I finally play a game! P. 2
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2024, 10:21:38 AM »
Nice having a game in, isn't it? 8)

I found it was really motivating to finally get up and build and paint what I had been hoarding for nearly a decade.

Once you get a regular group of players, try setting up a campaign of sorts; it really ups the ante, and makes for quite a different gaming experience, since you won't be throwing your warband members in front of a train that easily, as you'll likely be missing them next game, or even for the duration of the campaign!

It's also a good reason to expand the library of monstrosities; those random encounters are a huge part of the fun after all ;)

Your table is really taking shape already though; looks like the motivation is there in spades :)
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Re: Starting Frostgrave... I finally play a game! P. 2
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2024, 01:33:20 PM »
Nice having a game in, isn't it? 8)

I found it was really motivating to finally get up and build and paint what I had been hoarding for nearly a decade.

Once you get a regular group of players, try setting up a campaign of sorts; it really ups the ante, and makes for quite a different gaming experience, since you won't be throwing your warband members in front of a train that easily, as you'll likely be missing them next game, or even for the duration of the campaign!

It's also a good reason to expand the library of monstrosities; those random encounters are a huge part of the fun after all ;)

Your table is really taking shape already though; looks like the motivation is there in spades :)

Thanks - I have a load of Reaper Bones figures to finish for warbands and more than enough for the whole Frostgrave bestiary (and another kickstarter still to arrive!).

I am working on some taller tower buildings from the Frostguard set at the moment (printing the first piece as I type) and the Amera waterfall and river pieces to produce a frozen river setup....

Mike

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Re: Starting Frostgrave... I finally play a game! P. 2
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2024, 10:56:09 PM »
Very nice table and glad to see you finally got a game in. 
I have a load of Reaper Bones figures to finish for warbands and more than enough for the whole Frostgrave bestiary.
I still have a bin full.  I was good last Kickstarter and only ordered a couple of pieces.  :D

 

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