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Author Topic: Ravenfeast's Doom - Frostgrave Warband Project  (Read 276 times)

Offline Olsson

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Ravenfeast's Doom - Frostgrave Warband Project
« on: May 26, 2023, 06:44:04 PM »
After a period of focusing on the world of the Horus Heresy I've decided to make a return to fantasy. During the last year or so Rangers of the Shadowdeep and Saga have proved to be the games I actually play the most. But in Saga I never quite get to put a focus on the narrative side of playing in the way I like, my opponent there doesn't have quite the same desire for it that I do.

There has been some murmurs in the local scene however for Frostgrave. I've played Frostgrave a few times over the years, both the first and current edition. Indeed I even made a slapdashed little warband years ago, but that was made out of the box and wasn't very inspired. So to motivate myself I decided to make a more dedicated warband and see where it takes me.

The group itself will have norse inspirations, their people have lost their gods to a great calamity and set adrift without purpose nor hope in the wake of it. So now a select few who wield the power of the land, and the power what was which still lingers in death, seek the Doom of Man in the City of Ice. For only the death of a world can bring the rebirth of the divine.

So for a start .. we have a thug.

Rille Stjorn

"Since the passing of the Gods our people have been set awandering. Orphaned and cast to winds which have no warmth nor future to offer.
And so more flock to the City of Ice, where the Speakers say the Doom of Men was locked away long ago.
Yet now we seek that Doom, for what is a world without Gods. What future is left to our children robbed of their ways?
 So we seek the Doom, to leave a new world to those that follow us."
-- Rille Stjorn

I had also been inspired by Knight-Captain Tyr's work with his Black Order and had been seeing how much fun he'd been having with Frostgrave of late. Having seen the wonderful cards he makes use of for his warband (If you have not, you ought well have a look over at his blog necedemalis.org) I contacted him and was given some tips to make my own. And so I've also thrown this card together. I'm quite keen to see it all done, together with a few tokens and other such items I've gathered together I am hoping to manage to get a more complete and pleasing player experience than I have before in Frostgrave. I tend to find those extra little bits of aesthetic, immersion and love do a lot to add to playing of the game for me.

« Last Edit: May 26, 2023, 07:57:46 PM by Olsson »

Offline Olsson

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Re: Ravenfeast's Doom - Frostgrave Warband Project
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2023, 05:12:38 PM »

"They are Children of the Gods! More than you and I! Children of Stone and Earth, wrought by their hands to protect what is theirs. They are orphaned now!
A fate shared between us, and their might is ill spent without divine will to guide it! And so we must by that will!
 Do not fear them, for they are wise in the land! If not the world! Their strength will be added to our own, to band and clan!
Name them your kin, for a shared destiny lay before our feet! The Doom awaits! And only in its wake shall they find their Mothers anew!"
-- Ilja Raven's Feast at the Moot of Blood & Stone

And so here we have the Troll for Ilja's warband. Roturg is but one of many Children of Stone and Earth who roam lost after the passing of the Gods. The miniature is from the Trudvang Legends board game that I supported on Kickstarter many years ago. It went through quite the waiting period, even now two years later people are waiting for bits of it. But they fit the more Scandinavian fantasy theme that I so adore, the board game itself is about a Swedish RPG called Drakar och Demoner that I grew up with.. More of a Bronze/Iron Age inspiration together with trolls in the John Bauer aesthetic. Rules wise I am sure the more keen-eyed among you can see that mechanically Roturg here is just a Bear. But with the size I figured that'd be the best fit.

Offline LouieN

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Re: Ravenfeast's Doom - Frostgrave Warband Project
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2023, 05:24:20 PM »
One mean ugly troll.  Looks great

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Ravenfeast's Doom - Frostgrave Warband Project
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2023, 05:45:47 PM »
Already looking good!

I joined my gun with pirate swords, and sailed the seas of cyberspace.

Offline Tonhel

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Re: Ravenfeast's Doom - Frostgrave Warband Project
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2023, 07:32:08 PM »
This looks cool! :-*

Now I need to find Knight-Captain Tyr's thread!

Offline Elbows

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Re: Ravenfeast's Doom - Frostgrave Warband Project
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2023, 08:57:49 PM »
I don't much care for Frostgrave, but I do like when people knock out stunning minis for it!
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