Bodvoc's Warband: Wizard (Enchanter) / Apprentice / Ranger / Treasure Hunter / Thief / Crossbowman / 2x Thugs / Warhound
Roy's Warband: Wizard (Illusionist) / Apprentice / Knight / Treasure Hunter / 2x Archers / 2x Warhounds
This being the first game of a campaign, so new warbands were created. The Critical Hit, optional rule was used. Treasure was represented by models until they were picked up, then gold painted tokens were used to show that the treasure was in the possession of a miniature. It was my (Roy's) first game of Frostgrave. Bodvoc had played a couple of games previously. Mistakes were no doubt made by both players.
I've written this report as if being retold by a third party. The photo's may be a little out of sequence of what's written.
|Starting positions: Bodvoc's player edge|
|Starting positions: Roy's player edge|
|Over-view of the table, moments before play commences|
|Both warbands moving forward across the board. Bodvoc has already claimed two treasure|
Suffering Bodvoc claiming first blood, Roy set about some action. Moving one of his Archers onto high ground, the bowman then shoots and hits the opposing warband's thief. But it doesn't stop Bodvoc from then, moments later, scooping up two of the treasures with a Thug and his Thief.
|That would now be three treasure in the possession of Bodvoc's warband.|
|(Bottom of the photo) Roy's Apprentice and Archer move towards some treasure.|
Roy's other Archer takes up position atop the high ground (right table edge) and targets Bodvoc's Thief.
|This is why I need a Fog template! (from a line running from the corner of the building and across to the trees, there is a magically produced Fog blocking line of sight between the Archer and Apprentice Enchanter.|
|There was two dogs there a minute ago! Bodvoc's Thug makes his escape, after killing one of Roy's Warhounds|
|One dog dead apiece. Both warbands momentarily stand off from each other|
As the turns advance, Roy's Knight engages Bodvoc's Wizard in hand combat. Successfully taking the Wizard out of the game, as Bodvoc's Ranger can only look on.
And then Bodvoc's Crossbowman decides to shoot at the previously victorious Treasure Hunter belonging to Roy. The crossbowman takes aim at point blank range. Rolls a natural 20 on the dice. Critical Hit! Over-kill of 26 damage suffered, Roy's Treasure Hunter falls to the ground dead, with a crossbow bolt between it's eyes.
|Roy's Treasure Hunter can be seen laid dead before Bodvoc's Crossbowman - The successful dice roll still in shot.|
The end is nigh. The last couple of turns are spent with Roy mopping up unclaimed treasure and Bodvoc's warband falling back, as it makes off with four of the starting six piles of valuables.
|A treasure token apiece, Bodvoc's (from left) Thug, Treasure Hunter and Thief make their escape.|
A last throw of the initiative dice. Success going to Roy. The Zombie, previously surviving a accurate bow-shot from Bodvoc's Ranger, moved ever onward towards the Ranger ... Can the undead reach the bowman and engage in single combat? No. Millimetre's seperate them after the Zombie moves, shambling forward. Bodvoc's remaining Soldiers reach the table edge and exit with their treasure.
Victory to Bodvoc. Four treasures to two.
Bodvoc's Wizard suffers a permanent injury - Lost Toes. But manages to advance to Level 2.
Roy's Wizard advances to Level 1.
Bodvoc earns for himself a large quantity of gold coins, two grimoires and a magic banner.
Roy's efforts have secured him 240 gold, a set of Leather Armour, and a grimoire containing the Reveal Death spell.
Thing's I learned from the game:
Paint both sides of the Treasure tokens I made.
Make a Reload token for crossbowmen.
Tokens to place alongside figures of mine, to show that they've moved, will greatly help my memory.
Make a Fog template - Remember to keep rolling for the Fog each turn!
Make a Fiery Rune template.
Build some two-storey buildings.
Stop mumbling away to myself, trying to work out how a series of events will be managed by the rules. It confuses both players!
Next game, Bodvoc is hosting and is one of the scenarios from the main rules book.