Showing posts from May, 2019

Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago at Call to Arms

Alan, Richard, Thomas and I are going to play a mini-campaign of Ghost Archipelago at the Warlords annual convention Call to Arms. We will play a pair of linked scenarios over the two days. As part of these scenarios we will need some extras. Everyone needs a 500 point tribal force selected from the rules on page 9 of Gods of Fire. In addition everyone will need some boats to take their party down the rivers. I have made a tribe from Warlord Games American Indians. They are lead by their shaman who is a Gripping Beast Pagan Priest. Here are my tribe standing next to a aquarium statue and some fingers for the Lost Colossus campaign. These models could also become another Saga Army, there are version 2 rules for Skraelings. I think I will need a few more to do a full Saga army because Skraelings don't use hearthguard, so that's a minimum of 48 infantry plus the warlords. I could use them as an Age of Magic army which would allow me to add in some monsters or animals a

Saga - Pagan Rus

Russell, Alan, Richard and I played a couple of games today at the club. I tried out my new Pagan Rus army and my new dice cup. Here is my new dice cup whispering of things to come. This photo makes it look like the dice cup is chewing the table. Here is my army back from the wars. I used the 4Ground snow flock for the snow. This has an interesting appearance, it looks like small balls or clumps. This actually looks like snow and it goes well on the grass tufts. In the front are my levy with Javelins they proved to be a very useful unit. First up was Richard and his Anglo Danes. This is Richard's first game of Saga. The Anglo Danes are attacking and they are emerging from the forests. My guys are all off having picnics or foraging for truffles because everyone is separated from each other. Richard rolls several rares and turns his 3 dice into about 7. Richards Heartguard and warlord have spied my pub (the Dragons End) and decided they fancy a quick pint. My Warrior

Saga Army Pagan Rus - terrain

Alan introduced my to Alliexpress. This is effectively all the cheap things on Amazon. I bought some aquarium pieces to make into terrain. A base and a new coat of paint, along with some flock and its ready to go. I also got a bridge, an Easter Island statue and some Greek pillars.  I am also making a new army for our next Saga group melee next meeting. I am making Pagan Rus, these were Norwegians and Swedes that sailed down the big rivers into what is now western Russia and Ukraine. There was a lot of trading between different groups. The Vikings often ended up being asked to be peace keepers so became the de-facto rulers of the area. This gives me a force that uses the Viking rune dice and so is heavily into close combat rather than dancing around and shooting like the Last Romans. My new dice cup also arrived along with my Saga Age of Magic supplement. Its not quite drinking the blood of my enemies but its good for a bit of fun.

Ghost Archipelago - Abandoned Watch Tower

Alan, Richard Thomas and I got in a game of Ghost Archipelago down at the club today. We rolled up the Abandoned Watchtower scenario. This has the crews racing to get to the top of an abandoned watch tower. Everyone got a corner and got their crews set up. In traditional Wargamer style we all chose the corner we were nearest.  Here are my crew securing the treasures  Richard's crew start collecting their treasures  Thomas's Crew start splashing towards the central island and collecting their treasures My Heritor is sneaking towards the central objective. All the crews are exchanging missile fire. Alan's crew are advancing towards their treasures and the ruined watch tower. The heads come from a local supplier who has started making some of their own items. Three Heritors are almost at the base of the tower, Thomas's crew have to stop to deal with one of the guardian snakes and the howler Monkey. The Monkey puts the bite on Thomas's Heritor