Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by Owen » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:14 pm

Richard wrote:I think that like most people I bought a gang for this but it never got played so I moved the characters on, though I still have the followers as I was going to incorporate them into DR. Always liked the look of the game but I need to see it being played at club a few times before I spend out again... :cry:
I think it's never really been played at club because, like Mordheim, its campaign orientated rather than one-off game orientated and no one has stepped up to 'run' it (in practice the 'organiser' probably wouldn't actively be organising matchups, but having a de facto organiser usually helps get people motivated). If you want to step up and whip people into action a Rich, I'm sure people will be willing to join in ;)

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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by Owen » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:57 am

Just received the gnoll supplement. Interestingly they're using gnoll as a catchall term for anthro animals rather than specifically the hyena men of d&d, with rats specifically mentioned, so implicitly 'skaven' exist in this game if anyone has skaven minis and wants to play (and due to the wording, implicitly Lizardmen exist too). However they won't be 'true' skaven/Lizardmen/etc as the rules say to use the same stats as humans so your skaven won't be sneakier, you Lizardmen stronger, etc, although on the flip side I suppose it does mean they are balanced rules wise (and Lizzie players don't have to worry about all their guys going into hibernation due to the cold :p ).

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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by Kevin » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:11 pm

Forgotten pacts up and running - the tier 3 pre-orders (can not really call them pledges) are the ones most suited to people. Either the 'Frostgrave' pledge (slightly more expensive) or Rules, Box of plastic Barbarians, 12 metal models, 3 resin treasure tokens and a calendar + spend goals, or an 'Army' pledge of 3 boxes of Plastic Barbarians, a Metal Chieftain and spend goals. Around £75 ball park figure all in. Spends so far are a werewolf (and a severed werewolf head), an Apprentice Barbarian Mage and the next one is a Barbarian Mage,

It's not marking as much headway as previous Nickstarters, but runs till the end of the month. (I gone for the 'Frostgrave' type Tier 3 pledge, and got in early so no postage.
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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by Kevin » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:08 am

Played first game of this with Bill tonight, quite enjoyable, but very messy with high rolls. Think we may drop the 'Critical' optional rule, as this tends to result in auto kills regardless of how tough the target is.

Seem to find I am enjoying games which include 'development' functions much more at present (though, to be fair I tend to build forces with a back story at present, effecting troop choices and so on, but like to seem some development where possible).
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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by John » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:04 pm

Well I was hoping to start a Frostgrave campaign after Xmas, so you can help me learn how to play it first Kevin & Bill!
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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by Kevin » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:03 pm

We're planning on running it at Crusade 2017 as our game (Bill's Turn), so we will be getting in a few 'one off' games ourselves.

I would like to go with a 'Campaign' set-up in the new year, as is usual with this type of game that's really where it shines. And it's quite lethal once you get the hang of working out the 'Hit/Damage' readings.

And you will only even need around 10 figures (it can go up to about 12-13 with animals, undead and 'Illusionary models', but starting forces will normally have between 6-8 models - Wizard, Apprentice, 2-3 'Hard/Specialist' Solders and the rest as Thug/Cannon Fodder/to make up numbers).

And if you have a fantasy army (or Mordheim force), you have models (seem to remember I said that about Dragon Rampant, I see a pattern building here).

Stats only cover Humans (and Gnolls, which have the same as Humans), so any models could happily be used for the game.
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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by Kevin » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:17 pm

The Folio Nickstarter is running now (ends 1st March - should be with people by end of March). One book with all the 'E' material that has been published for Frostgrave and a few new bits. Currently only 1 pre-order, £9.99 (+£2.40 postage), with spend goals based on number of books ordered (first one is a Barbarian model sprue - 100 pre orders, and it currently around 71 books brought).
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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by Kevin » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:05 pm

Got the Folio through today, and had a quick read.

Too be fair, it doesn't really add much - lots of scenarios, rules for Captains (experience gaining fighter Soldiers - though they're not linked to the Mage as an apprentice is), new rules for Potions (aimed to replace the lists in the core book) and extra upgrades for bases. Also includes a couple of 'new' monsters (mostly links to scenarios, but could easily be used out of these) and one (I think) new spell that is only available as a scroll.

Not actually sure it's worth the money outside the 'Nickstarter' - which gave free a sprue of Barbarians, metal upgrades to make the Barbarian on the Folio cover (so head and weapon arm) and an alternate mage and apprentice (also off the cover). With these, the book is basically free.

Now to wait till September (well possibly a month or so before), for Ghost Archipelago.
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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by Peter » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:56 am

Kevin wrote:Got the Folio through today, and had a quick read.

Too be fair, it doesn't really add much - lots of scenarios, rules for Captains (experience gaining fighter Soldiers - though they're not linked to the Mage as an apprentice is), new rules for Potions (aimed to replace the lists in the core book) and extra upgrades for bases. Also includes a couple of 'new' monsters (mostly links to scenarios, but could easily be used out of these) and one (I think) new spell that is only available as a scroll.

Not actually sure it's worth the money outside the 'Nickstarter' - which gave free a sprue of Barbarians, metal upgrades to make the Barbarian on the Folio cover (so head and weapon arm) and an alternate mage and apprentice (also off the cover). With these, the book is basically free.

Now to wait till September (well possibly a month or so before), for Ghost Archipelago.
I agree. If I hadn't jumped in on Nickstarter, I wouldn't bother. Captain rules are nice though.
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Re: Frostgrave 'nickstarter' up and running

Post by MrDwhitey » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:02 am

It was nice to get the pdf's into a proper book. That was about it for me. The "free" models are always welcome, however.
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