Posts Tagged ‘Fantasty’

Uncharted Seas….. Back from the depths…

Posted on June 17th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

These have been in the back of the cupboard for so long that they have been completely redesigned by Warcradle Studios when they acquired the rights from Spartan Games. Still it’s nice to get this lot finished and be available for gaming even if they o…

Saturday paint desk – More from the cupboard of shame.

Posted on June 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Next time I travel to a wargames show I am going on my own…. :-)You know what’s it like when you get to a certain age you start to talk about gaming systems of the past and fun encounters, you all admit ‘I still have some of those’ and so it begins.I…

Ghost Archipelago – Rope Bridge and Swamps.

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

After a bit of a clear out in the man cave, I came across several items tucked away in the cupboard of shame, odds and ends from long gone projects, loose change purchases from shows, because you have to buy something right?Or simply ideas that jus…

Ghost Archipelago – #3 Crustacean Graveyard.

Posted on May 28th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Back in the 80’s when I was at school, Giant Rats, Slugs and Crabs were all the rage, all craving human flesh….. A bunch of us used to seek out these cheap paper backs and swap them every Friday in the play ground… A firm favourite of mine was Guy …

Snowed in – Time for some more GA crewmen.

Posted on March 3rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Hammerhead may well have been postponed due to the snow, but it does not mean I can’t get some hobby time in.This is the second half of the Northstar crewmen box for Ghost Archipelago. I wanted to give this group a more uniform feel so opted for yellow…

Ghost Archipelago – #2 Boiling Point.

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Atmir was concerned, last week their were scattered reports of musket fire in the swamp lands to the north of Atlantis and now one of his guardians was missing, judging by the markings it looked like Terrorpids, but they had never ventured this close t…

Black Powder Ghost Archipelago….

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

The beauty of Frostgrave and Ghost Archipelago is that the rules are very simple, quick to pick up,  which opens them up to be adapted to various settings, having read through the rules over a number of weeks they did not need to many tweaks to ma…

Ghost Archipelago Crewmen – Ready for Action.

Posted on January 28th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

With the Ghost Archipelago treasures completed recently, time to get some crewmen on the table, whilst the plan is to move the encounters on to the Black Powder era, these will come in handy for alternative factions adventuring across the islands. Besi…

Ghost Archipelago – Treasure tokens

Posted on January 16th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

A couple of months of doing very little, have turned into a flood of projects on the go. All of which I am tempted to dive into. The mojo is definately back for January. I could do with a couple of weeks off and a lottery win to get them all to a …

Ghost Archipelago – Review and First Impressions

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Just as I was preparing the latest batch of Haitians the latest distraction landed on the door mat. Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago, I only played the original game once it was a little heavy on the terrian side for my liking but when I saw the setting for Ghost Archipelago it felt like a rule set that could bring all of my odd collections together on one table top allowing me to get to use some of the mini’s that rarely see table time.
I backed the base level pledge in the current Nickstarter from Northstar, which provided me with the Rules, spell deck, a box of Crew, Crew Rooster, Treasure tokens and preproduction casts together with the novel to get you in the mood for island hopping.
Everything was well packed with the books bubble wrapped for extra protection. The presentation style is excellent, the rules are hard back and have a high production feel to them, no pages will be falling out of this set unlike Cutlass! 

The Snakeman’s sword was damaged but being only one I can’t see much use for him anyway.

I did not go to the trouble of selecting the Heritors and Wardens but am happy with the random figures, they have a Eastern feel to them which will allow me to use some of my Ottomans should I need to ground troops or extra crewmen.
 

I quite like the idea of my Atlantians guarding the various temples and jungle outposts, they will definately feature as some of the “bad guys” the rules cater for waterborne warfare with rules for boats, perfect as I picked a couple of these up from Iron gate scenary at Derby a few weeks ago.

The rulebook is 144 pages filled with full color photos of painted miniatures are some lovely art work to inspire the modeller in you. The rules within the book are relatively straight forward and with specific chapters for each area its easy to to find the specific rules. The contents include. Heritors, Wardens, and Crewmen, Chapter 3 Playing the Game, Chapter 4 The campaign followed by Heritor Abilities, Warden Spells, Scenarios (eight in the book), and the Bestiary.

Flicking through the rules and set up this morning, Ghost Archipelago, provides for a basic warband consisting of 10 members that must be purchased using 250 gold coins. Outside of the Heritor and Warden the warband can filled with a mix of  Standard Crewman and Specialist roles such as the Pearl Diver or Scout.
The Wardens must choose from five branches—Beast, Earth, Storm, Warden, Vine, and Wave, allowing your Warden/Wizard to influence the terrian and creatures on the board.
To spice up your encounter Ghost Archipelago also provides a Random Encounter Table with three levels of encounters each giving a different type of creature and with rules for your average wildlife through to Dinosaurs and the undead, plenty of choice to allow me to get those long forgot miniatures on the table – Fishmen anyone?
Ghost Archipelago feels perfect for those mid-week games where you only have a couple of hours to spare, the terrain demands are minimal espically if like me you have been collecting fish tank terrain for years. With 10 figures aside the investment for a warband is quite low and you can always swap out the monsters to fit what you have already – You never know the Bugs may make an appearance….

Ghost Archipelago – Review and First Impressions

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Just as I was preparing the latest batch of Haitians the latest distraction landed on the door mat. Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago, I only played the original game once it was a little heavy on the terrian side for my liking but when I saw the setting for Ghost Archipelago it felt like a rule set that could bring all of my odd collections together on one table top allowing me to get to use some of the mini’s that rarely see table time.
I backed the base level pledge in the current Nickstarter from Northstar, which provided me with the Rules, spell deck, a box of Crew, Crew Rooster, Treasure tokens and preproduction casts together with the novel to get you in the mood for island hopping.
Everything was well packed with the books bubble wrapped for extra protection. The presentation style is excellent, the rules are hard back and have a high production feel to them, no pages will be falling out of this set unlike Cutlass! 

The Snakeman’s sword was damaged but being only one I can’t see much use for him anyway.

I did not go to the trouble of selecting the Heritors and Wardens but am happy with the random figures, they have a Eastern feel to them which will allow me to use some of my Ottomans should I need to ground troops or extra crewmen.
 

I quite like the idea of my Atlantians guarding the various temples and jungle outposts, they will definately feature as some of the “bad guys” the rules cater for waterborne warfare with rules for boats, perfect as I picked a couple of these up from Iron gate scenary at Derby a few weeks ago.

The rulebook is 144 pages filled with full color photos of painted miniatures are some lovely art work to inspire the modeller in you. The rules within the book are relatively straight forward and with specific chapters for each area its easy to to find the specific rules. The contents include. Heritors, Wardens, and Crewmen, Chapter 3 Playing the Game, Chapter 4 The campaign followed by Heritor Abilities, Warden Spells, Scenarios (eight in the book), and the Bestiary.

Flicking through the rules and set up this morning, Ghost Archipelago, provides for a basic warband consisting of 10 members that must be purchased using 250 gold coins. Outside of the Heritor and Warden the warband can filled with a mix of  Standard Crewman and Specialist roles such as the Pearl Diver or Scout.
The Wardens must choose from five branches—Beast, Earth, Storm, Warden, Vine, and Wave, allowing your Warden/Wizard to influence the terrian and creatures on the board.
To spice up your encounter Ghost Archipelago also provides a Random Encounter Table with three levels of encounters each giving a different type of creature and with rules for your average wildlife through to Dinosaurs and the undead, plenty of choice to allow me to get those long forgot miniatures on the table – Fishmen anyone?
Ghost Archipelago feels perfect for those mid-week games where you only have a couple of hours to spare, the terrain demands are minimal espically if like me you have been collecting fish tank terrain for years. With 10 figures aside the investment for a warband is quite low and you can always swap out the monsters to fit what you have already – You never know the Bugs may make an appearance….

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Nickstarter is now live!

Posted on September 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

OK I was going to call this posting “I have Crabs” but I am pretty sure that would get all the wrong kind of views. To mark the launch of the latest Nickstarter I thought I would clear a couple of items from the foot of lead mountain.I picked these nip…

Dragon Rampant – Pot Boiler – Water Margin Style.

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A little behind on my posts of late – Last week saw another Dragon Rampant outing, we opted for Scenario F – Pot Boiler replacing the pot for the evil Prefect of Qingzhou.10 members of Liang Shan Po have been captured and the Prefect is in the process …