Frostgrave, last of the originals
Alan and I got in a game of Frostgrave, We played Hunting Grounds from the Perilous Dark. In this game the Wizards and their warbands have to run a gauntlet of spiders to get across the table and collect some treasure along the way.
Here we are all ready to go. I am still a model down after last game because one of my infantrymen got badly injured and only the wizard can cast Cure Serious Wounds and it was more important to get will scarlet back into the game.
We have our ghostly companion to help out as spider bait.
Here we are advancing down the over bridge and the first matriarch spider is scuttling towards us. My archery is completely ineffective. Did I mention there is a snowstorm and line of sight is 14" and all shooting is at -2. Oh and Matriarch spiders are armour 12 and 16 health. I now remember why I hate spiders.
Task Force Beta are down on the ground. We put up some fog so we could move up without the spider in the surrounding building moving out and attacking us. Unfortunately the spider in the tower cam out of the window on our side and saw some tasty adventurers so now there was another one of them to deal with.
For the second game in a row, most of the party were casualties. This time only one model made it back to camp.
Going through the injury rolls, I am very lucky that the Matriarchs like their food fresh so you can reroll the dead results. This is fortunate because I roll three of them including one for the apprentice. But the rerolls for two of them are full recovery.
Unfortunately Alan a Dale's charmed run of luck comes to and end and he perishes from the spider venom. So we need to go and recruit a replacement, maybe he has a brother Elvy.
My treasure turned out to be a grimoire of Possess, this is a good spell but one I will struggle to cast. maybe its the thing to make scrolls out of.
So loads of fun to play a cooperative style mission.