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76 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:07 pm

Did she beat you?

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77 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:16 pm

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Only after a small tantrum when I fried her wizard at the table edge. Smile

Ones were rolled in abundance, you'll be pleased to know.

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78 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:38 pm

Played a couple of games against Wes last night.

He really sucks at Frostgrave.

Wiped his warband out twice (to be fair he was moving people off with loot the first time). He caused one casualty over the course of the evening.

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79 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:25 pm

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And how many times did you cast anything other than Elemental Bolt?

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80 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:02 pm

Many times! When I did cast it, it tended to kill people though.

We had a few elemental hammers, couple of leaps, some healing, push, all kinds of magical business.

Mainly a lack of targets for elemental bolt what with most of Wes' warband biting the dust in the first five minutes.

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81 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:05 pm

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Did you find it played differently as a two player game. Or was it just as quick and bloody?

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82 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:48 pm

Do you think Wes might blog about it?

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83 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:04 am

It was very quick and very bloody. We were playing on a 2x2 board with more terrain on it (mainly unpainted and inappropriate terrain, but more of it nonetheless). Having more terrain seemed to make things more interesting.

As a two player game though, going for the treasure is a complete waste of time, at least in non-campaign mode. Obviously in a campaign the treasure is worth grabbing even if you then lose that game, but in our second game we ignored it completely and just hit each other. Or rather I hit Wes and he flailed at me ineffectually.

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84 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:41 am

What wizards did you both use?

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85 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:40 am

I used Witch, Matt used (Ele)Mentalist.

To set the record straight:

I lost the first game down to strategy, getting two treasures off the board before realising that it was a pointless action in a one off game.

The second game I lost to dice rolling, I beat his stuff in combat many times but usually rolling in the low teens so not doing enough damage, when Matt beat me it was always near or above 20 so most of the time stuff just insta-died.

He cast Elemental Bolt quite a bit, though there was some experimentation with other spells, mainly after I poison darted his Wizard and then his Knight (which limits them to one action a turn 'till healed).

I think the game's pretty good, I need to pick some different spells next time though, a few more 'shooty' ones.

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86 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:20 am

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I found that too Wes. Having no aggressive spells was a bit of an issue.

In terms of there being no point grabbing treasure, maybe that's where random monsters come in, because you can't just focus on killing your opponent, so it could be possible to get more treasure off first. Possibly...

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87 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:22 am

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I say it was a bit of an issue, but it wasn't as much of an issue as not being able to cast spells successfully for most of the game.

Matt cheated by rolling high.

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88 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:18 pm

I see what you guys mean about how brutal the game is! Played my first run last night against my freinds Steve and Andy. First turn I Bone Darted Steve's Apprentice with my Necromancer and essentially cut him out of 1/3 of every turn. And that has a massive impact! Having to wait and watch everybody cut down your warband because they still have spellcasters must be frustrating.
My Archer managed a fantastic sniper shot on Andy's Enchanter later on too, just before my Templar then smashed his Apprentice to mush.
I was left the only one with useful spellcasters and managed to secure some decent positions on the board. I'd only lost my warhound at the close of the game, while Steve's warband was whittled down to just his Wizard and Andy had a couple of crossbows and thugs and a Tracker (that had mostly hidden and done nothing all game).
I disagree with you guys about the importance of Treasure in multiplayer games though. Concentrating on Treasure won me the game, taking four off table compared to Steve's three and Andy's two. I could probably have done it on pure attrition looking back, but that seems a much riskier approach.
Spell selection was also a massive impact! Steve took a Sigilist, but chose crap spells by trying to second guess what we were going to pick and counter them, rather than choosing spells to control the turn, and it severely disadvantaged him. I took a good mix of control and offensive spells across my selections, as did Andy, and they worked fantastically.

In all, a fantastic game which was incredibly easy to pick up. Really looking forward to tonight!

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89 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:39 pm

I think the point in our game was that the only model left on the board was Matts wizard, so it didn't matter how much treasure anyone had as they were all dead, which meant Matt got all the treasure left on the table

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90 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:26 am

So, Kieron and Mike suck at frostgrave then!

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91 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:32 am

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Old news. What's of more interest is Pete almost chickening out of a duel between
the two remaining models on the board. Grabbing a treasure and heading for the edge before standing and fighting at the last minute.

In fact, he wasn't deducting -1 from his Fight rolls, and so probably would have lost.

Cheat. Game void.

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92 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:14 pm

There isn't a -1, its +1 to you defending it. But still, he's a cheat, there's no way he won fairly...

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93 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:22 pm

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With carrying treasure it's -1 move and -1 fight, not +1 to the opponent.

Either way. Still a cowardly cheat.

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94 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:35 pm

I know, bit you use Shoot to shoot Wink Treasure does make it harder to defend though, which I forgot!

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95 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:53 pm

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That's what I meant. I definitely would have killed him if he hadn't been cheating.

Definitely...

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96 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:04 pm

This good for anyone?



Also Kieron have you seen the October Crooked Dice release preview? There's an amazing Summoner type model coming!

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97 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:46 pm

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Seen it. At the moment I'm happy with my stuff for Frostgrave, I can do most of the options. In terms of painting, I'm planning Super September...

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98 Re: So...Frostgrave? on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:50 pm

Su-76tember?

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