Today's post is a quick look at 3 of the 6 Frostgrave Warbands I am hosting for Hotlead. If you are interested in trying the game out, be sure to come out to Hotlead and sign on the signup sheets for my games. I run games at 2pm and 7pm on the 25th of March (2017).
For those wondering, all 6 Wizards are at Level 20. I wanted to show participants what it is like to play higher powered Wizards.
The Warband below is made up entirely of RAFM Miniatures. This group consists of an Elementalist (the Dwarf with a Flame Thrower), his apprentice (the Dwarf with a sword), six Marksmen and one Crossbowman. I would recommend this group for beginners.
The next Warband is one that my readers will recognize. It is the Nameless One (a necromancer) with his apprentice. He has an Apothecary, 2 Rangers, a Crossbowman, a Skeleton, a Captain, and three Large Constructs. The Nameless One knows most of the Necromancer spells and is a master at casting Bone Dart. Most of the figures in this Warband are by North Star Military Figures with one made by Reaper and the three constructs being made by an undisclosed manufacturer. :)
This Frostgrave group would be best played by someone with some experience in Frostgrave or by someone with a good grasp of "combined arms" tactics. The soldiers in this group are fairly specialized and could easily be mixed into 3 tactical subgroups.
The final group for today is the one from my last post. That is the Beastcrafter Warband. Now this group is one that I would suggest for either "experts" in Frostgrave or players that like a challenge. This group's minions has the lowest fight value scores of any Warband in the game. They also have the highest speed.
This means that the Beastcrafter player should take advantage of their Hyena pack to hunt down lone enemies, surround them and use the +2 fight bonus (per outnumbering model) to take down their enemies. If I get them painted in time, I will add two thugs to this group as well.
In the next 5 nights, I have a lot to do. I still have two pieces of scenery to paint, as well as 10 more miniatures to paint. For me, that is a lot of work! Hopefully I will get it all done in time for Hotlead!
Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!