I had a game of Frostgrave at the club last week with Gunnar. He has already written an AAR that is really enjoyable and well worth a read. It is off course wildly inaccurate and a shameless propaganda piece, but take it for what it is.
I’ll complement that, so called, AAR with a couple of pics and some totally truthful comments.
|The heroic Witch, Doctor Olathe, and her band of fellow scientists, out on a peaceful expedition to further the knowledge of mankind (and dwarf, elf and leprechaun). Same figures as last time but the wolf companion came in the form of a wardog this time (as I forgot the wolf mini at home) and we also had a zombie raised before the game.|
|The selfish pillagers, led by a Chronomancer and his apprentice. Standing in the way of scientific progress.|
|Possible scientific discoveries in red circles (I heard the Chronomancer kackle about loot.. the savage). Altruistic scientists circled in blue and egocentric Chronomancer with fellow thugs in green.|
A note here. I had no D20 with me and Gunnar 'helpfully' offered one of his. I thought he looked very smug and should have turned him down, off course. Instead I was grateful for the offer, but I should have understood that the evil grin on his face was due to the loaded dice I had picked from his stash.
|The scientists cautiously advances. Redheaded and peaceful miss Buain looks for herbal specimens to cut with her scythe.|
|The evil opposition...|
|The action is about to start, i.e. the scientific expedition will soon be rudely interupted.|
|My heroic collector of specimens finds a bunch of interesting bottles of archaic design. This could be a major archaeological find.|
|A lowly treasure-hunter is poised to grab a possibly major find....|
|...but my apprentice uses the Telekinesis spell to move the treasure away from those filthy hands. Muahahahaha. Ah, the joy when you foil the plans of the opposition!|
|The heroic apprentice order the zombie to fetch the crate and it shambles slowly forward.|
|An enemy of enlightenment moves forward to catch the cask in the ruined temple. He must not succeed.|
|My dwarf collector rushes home with a piece of loot... ehrm, I mean important specimen|
|Miss Buain advances up the steps. That specimen is so close...|
|The sneaky treasure-hunter catches the so called loot and starts to flee with it.|
|And another looter catches the specimen in the temple...|
|...only to be felled by a well-aimed arrow from my elven archer in the background.|
|My leprechaun has finally climbed to the top of the temple and catched the box of artefacts that we spied there.|
|It's loot-time for the Chronomancer and his gang, as one treasure-hunter runs away with his ill-gotten treasure.|
|My zombie shuffles forward and have the treasure-hunter and his loot in its sight.|
|Meanwhile or specimen collector makes a tactical withdrawal.|
|The sneaky Chronomancer casts Leap on the threasure-hunter who jumps away from all danger. That was a really sneaky spell. Very annoying! Gunnar smirks...|
|Things are not going my way as Miss Buain is shot down.|
|And grimmer still as the wolf becomes another victim to Gunnar's die.|
|A soldier in the pay of the Chronomancer cautiosly advances towards my herioc elven archer.|
|Another arrow flies through the air as my Ranger shoots at that sneaky soldier. He frantically looks for cover.|
|Now, something positive, at last. The leprechaun starts to haul away his treasure, which looks surprisingly easy for such a wee little guy.|
|And another loss for the good guys, as my zombie falls.|
|More shots are fired and my Ranger falls, and with that my heroic scientist-band makes a tactical withdrawal and we call it a day.|
Always bring your own dice!
(I can't remember when I last had such terrible dice-rolling.)