Posts Tagged ‘Frostgrave’

Dwarf Runic Golem from Alternative Armies Review

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

Greetings Wargamers and Hobbyists, and thank you for joining me after what seems like an age. I am afraid I have been off the boil for a little while following a very busy few months at work, and a fairly serious car accident that thankfully was not as…

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: The Wizard vs The Warden

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This comparative post compares Wizards, from the Original Frostgrave, to Wardens, of the new Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. This analysis is at the figurative level with observations straight out of the rule books. It does not represent an actual battl…

Frostgrave: The Wizard vs The Warden

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This comparative post compares Wizards, from the Original Frostgrave, to Wardens, of the new Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. This analysis is at the figurative level with observations straight out of the rule books. It does not represent an actual battl…

Battle Report – Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago – ‘Blood Totems’

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

  Ares and the Ducks have returned to the Ghost Archipelago and encounter Arturo Bravo in a strange new region. An extinct tribe has left ominous standing stones that vibrate with malevolent blood soaked energies and the glint of hidden treasure. Both crews race to extract them as the Heritor’s blood burns with the thirst […]

Go All in on Ghost Archipelago

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As some of you have no doubt seen Northstar Miniatures are running a new Nickstarter for Ghost Archipelago, the newest setting in the Frostgrave Ruleset. There […]

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Showcase: The Townsfolk Undertaker from Reaper Bones

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Today’s showcase is that of a Townsfolk Undertaker by Reaper Miniatures. I believe that I picked him up from RAFM Miniatures.The Townsfolk Undertaker by Reaper Miniatures. This is a nice looking miniature. My paint job does not do him justice, but…

Showcase: The Townsfolk Undertaker from Reaper Bones

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Today’s showcase is that of a Townsfolk Undertaker by Reaper Miniatures. I believe that I picked him up from RAFM Miniatures.The Townsfolk Undertaker by Reaper Miniatures. This is a nice looking miniature. My paint job does not do him justice, but…

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Nickstarter – The Crews

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

One of the first questions that many people seem to have about Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago is whether the game is compatible with the original Frostgrave. The short answer is yes, but the power level between Ghost Archipelago Crews and the Original F…

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Nickstarter – The Crews

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

One of the first questions that many people seem to have about Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago is whether the game is compatible with the original Frostgrave. The short answer is yes, but the power level between Ghost Archipelago Crews and the Original F…

Malakai Roughshod – Unexpected Deadite

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Recently I discovered a cache of undead Bob Olley goodness was available from Essex Miniatures. If you are an Olley fan do yourself a favour and take a look. Soon after I saw on the Oldhammer Facebook page that the excellent Stuart Klatcheff was offeri…

Malakai Roughshod – Unexpected Deadite

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Recently I discovered a cache of undead Bob Olley goodness was available from Essex Miniatures. If you are an Olley fan do yourself a favour and take a look. Soon after I saw on the Oldhammer Facebook page that the excellent Stuart Klatcheff was offeri…

Battle Report – Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago – The Abandoned Watchtower

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

  The Royal Physician has spotted an ancient ruin amidst the islands of the Ghost Archipelago and once again is opposed by the Thegns as he searches for more Map Stones amidst the rubble in ‘The Abandoned Watchtower!’ Advertisements

End Of The Week + Blurrgh

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I. feel terrible. The cold finally hit me hard today and despite the best of intentions, I didn’t get much done. The plan had been to finish the five figures I have been working on this week and then do some work on the sabot bases for the wargame I ha…

End Of The Week + Blurrgh

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I. feel terrible. The cold finally hit me hard today and despite the best of intentions, I didn’t get much done. The plan had been to finish the five figures I have been working on this week and then do some work on the sabot bases for the wargame I ha…

Bases, Washes And A Need to Clean Up The Workbench

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

This is going to be a quick post. I am coming down with a bug the kids have given me. Yey.The FabLab went okay. I was bounced out a little early so I didn’t get all that I was hoping to do. Hopefully the staff will finish off my stuff for me and I will…

Bases, Washes And A Need to Clean Up The Workbench

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

This is going to be a quick post. I am coming down with a bug the kids have given me.Yeah.The FabLab went okay. I was bounced out a little early so I didn’t get all that I was hoping to do.Hopefully the staff will finish off my stuff for me and I will …

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…

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…

Graft

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve said a number of times that I am not a big fan of basing. For me it’s pretty much the worst element of figure painting. I should probably put a bit more effort in and then I would probably get better results. Even so, it has become the kind of thi…

Graft

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve said a number of times that I am not a big fan of basing. For me it’s pretty much the worst element of figure painting. I should probably put a bit more effort in and then I would probably get better results. Even so, it has become the kind of thi…

The Ghost Archipelago

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

The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in […]

North Star Figures – Newsletter

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Another new Frostgrave ‘Nickstarter’ from North Star…

JOIN THE
NICKSTARTER
FOR
The Crewman level Nickstarter deal. This is the lowest level deal in our Nickstarter promotion for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. In this level you get a copy of the rulebook and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. You also get entered into the Nickstarter, which makes you eligible for the Spend Goals and Prize Draws. You are welcome to add whatever else you want to your Crewman Level Deal.The Ghost Archipelago has returned.
A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. At such times, pirates, adventurers, wizards, and legendary heroes all descend upon the islands in the hopes of finding lost treasures and powerful artefacts.
Tales of the Lost Isles: This book of fiction collects all-new stories set in the Ghost Archipelago.A few, drawn by the blood of their ancestors, search for the fabled Crystal Pool, whose waters grant abilities far beyond those of normal men. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous snake-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary.
Accessory Pack: This accessory pack contains 30 Heritor Ability cards and 30 Warden Spell cards, allowing players to have all of their characters abilities laid out in front of them during a game. The pack also includes an exclusive 'Blood Burn Die' which aids in keeping track of a Heritor's blood burn level throughout the game.In this new wargame, set in the world of Frostgrave, players take on the role of Heritors, mighty warriors whose ancestors drank from the Crystal Pool. These Heritors lead their small, handpicked teams of spellcasters, rogues, and treasure hunters into the ever-shifting labyrinth of the Ghost Archipelago.
The Specialist level Nickstarter deal. This is the second level deal in our Nickstarter promotion for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. This is designed for those of you who don't want to get into the figures yet. In this level you get a copy of the rulebook, an accessory pack, the book of Tales and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. You also save money over buying the items individually. You also get entered into the Nickstarter, which makes you eligible for the Spend Goals and Prize Draws. You are welcome to add whatever else you want to your Specialist Level Deal.Using the same rules system as Frostgrave, this standalone wargame focuses on heroes who draw on the power in their blood to perform nigh-impossible feats of strength and agility. This game also includes 30 spells drawn from five schools of magic, a host of soldier types, challenging scenarios, treasure tables, and a full bestiary of the most common creatures that inhabit the Lost Isles.
The Warden level Nickstarter deal. This is the players deal in our Nickstarter promotion for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. In this level you get a copy of the rulebook, the Accessory pack, the Tales of the Lost Isles and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. You also get a box of the plastic Crewmen and one Heritor and one Warden of your choice. Just let us know the codes of the two figures you want in the notes section of the order form. (If you forget, we'll send you the two most popular figures). You are entered into the Nickstarter, which makes you eligible for the Spend Goals and Prize Draws. You are welcome to add whatever else you want to your Warden Level Deal. The Warden Deal saves you around 15% over ordering the items individually.What is a Nickstarter?Nickstarter is our name for our pre-order campaigns. GHOST ARCHIPELAGO and the accompanying figure range will be released October 2017. By joining in our pre-order Nickstartercampaign you reserve your copy of the rules and the miniatures and more. To reward you for joining in our Nickstarter, we have included ‘Spend Goals’.
The Ultimate Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Deal! This is the one for the collector, the true Frostgrave fan. The deal basically gets you everything new offered in the initial release for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. You will get: The Rulebook Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. The Accessory Pack, The Tales of the Lost Isles, Crewmen plastic box set, Ten metal Heritor figures, Ten metal Warden figures, Four female Crew members, Ten specialist crew members, Five Saurian models, Nine Animal models. We'll be giving you a 15% discount over buying these items individually, PLUS these items free: Five exclusively designed Ghost Archipelago treasure tokens, A unique Heritor Deal 'alternative Monarch head' variant, Two 20 sided dice & enough round plastic bases to base all your Ghost Archipelago figures.As we hit the Spend Goals, they will release rewards that everyone who has bought a book or a level will qualify for. To qualify for the Spend Goal rewards, you need to purchase at least the GHOST ARCHIPELAGO Rulebook. You are welcome to just order the figures, but your order will be sent out when the figures are on general release, not with the Nickstarter orders.
Here's a first glimpse of the frames of the plastic Crewmen for Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago, and the box cover artwork.
Thank you for reading!
Nick Eyre
FROSTGRAVE Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City
NICKSTARTER
 
 
please ‘like’ us on Facebook
Welcome to North Star Military Figures. We are a UK based company that stocks thousands of model soldiers and wargames rule books, as well as various accessories to go with them.
Frostgrave and Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago are © Joseph A. McCullough 2017. Artwork and Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago logo are © Osprey Games 2017. Miniatures are all © North Star Military Figures Limited and Osprey Games 2017.

North Star Figures – Newsletter

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Another new Frostgrave ‘Nickstarter’ from North Star…

JOIN THE
NICKSTARTER
FOR
The Crewman level Nickstarter deal. This is the lowest level deal in our Nickstarter promotion for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. In this level you get a copy of the rulebook and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. You also get entered into the Nickstarter, which makes you eligible for the Spend Goals and Prize Draws. You are welcome to add whatever else you want to your Crewman Level Deal.The Ghost Archipelago has returned.
A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. At such times, pirates, adventurers, wizards, and legendary heroes all descend upon the islands in the hopes of finding lost treasures and powerful artefacts.
Tales of the Lost Isles: This book of fiction collects all-new stories set in the Ghost Archipelago.A few, drawn by the blood of their ancestors, search for the fabled Crystal Pool, whose waters grant abilities far beyond those of normal men. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous snake-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary.
Accessory Pack: This accessory pack contains 30 Heritor Ability cards and 30 Warden Spell cards, allowing players to have all of their characters abilities laid out in front of them during a game. The pack also includes an exclusive 'Blood Burn Die' which aids in keeping track of a Heritor's blood burn level throughout the game.In this new wargame, set in the world of Frostgrave, players take on the role of Heritors, mighty warriors whose ancestors drank from the Crystal Pool. These Heritors lead their small, handpicked teams of spellcasters, rogues, and treasure hunters into the ever-shifting labyrinth of the Ghost Archipelago.
The Specialist level Nickstarter deal. This is the second level deal in our Nickstarter promotion for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. This is designed for those of you who don't want to get into the figures yet. In this level you get a copy of the rulebook, an accessory pack, the book of Tales and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. You also save money over buying the items individually. You also get entered into the Nickstarter, which makes you eligible for the Spend Goals and Prize Draws. You are welcome to add whatever else you want to your Specialist Level Deal.Using the same rules system as Frostgrave, this standalone wargame focuses on heroes who draw on the power in their blood to perform nigh-impossible feats of strength and agility. This game also includes 30 spells drawn from five schools of magic, a host of soldier types, challenging scenarios, treasure tables, and a full bestiary of the most common creatures that inhabit the Lost Isles.
The Warden level Nickstarter deal. This is the players deal in our Nickstarter promotion for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. In this level you get a copy of the rulebook, the Accessory pack, the Tales of the Lost Isles and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. You also get a box of the plastic Crewmen and one Heritor and one Warden of your choice. Just let us know the codes of the two figures you want in the notes section of the order form. (If you forget, we'll send you the two most popular figures). You are entered into the Nickstarter, which makes you eligible for the Spend Goals and Prize Draws. You are welcome to add whatever else you want to your Warden Level Deal. The Warden Deal saves you around 15% over ordering the items individually.What is a Nickstarter?Nickstarter is our name for our pre-order campaigns. GHOST ARCHIPELAGO and the accompanying figure range will be released October 2017. By joining in our pre-order Nickstartercampaign you reserve your copy of the rules and the miniatures and more. To reward you for joining in our Nickstarter, we have included ‘Spend Goals’.
The Ultimate Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Deal! This is the one for the collector, the true Frostgrave fan. The deal basically gets you everything new offered in the initial release for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. You will get: The Rulebook Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. The Accessory Pack, The Tales of the Lost Isles, Crewmen plastic box set, Ten metal Heritor figures, Ten metal Warden figures, Four female Crew members, Ten specialist crew members, Five Saurian models, Nine Animal models. We'll be giving you a 15% discount over buying these items individually, PLUS these items free: Five exclusively designed Ghost Archipelago treasure tokens, A unique Heritor Deal 'alternative Monarch head' variant, Two 20 sided dice & enough round plastic bases to base all your Ghost Archipelago figures.As we hit the Spend Goals, they will release rewards that everyone who has bought a book or a level will qualify for. To qualify for the Spend Goal rewards, you need to purchase at least the GHOST ARCHIPELAGO Rulebook. You are welcome to just order the figures, but your order will be sent out when the figures are on general release, not with the Nickstarter orders.
Here's a first glimpse of the frames of the plastic Crewmen for Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago, and the box cover artwork.
Thank you for reading!
Nick Eyre
FROSTGRAVE Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City
NICKSTARTER
 
 
please ‘like’ us on Facebook
Welcome to North Star Military Figures. We are a UK based company that stocks thousands of model soldiers and wargames rule books, as well as various accessories to go with them.
Frostgrave and Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago are © Joseph A. McCullough 2017. Artwork and Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago logo are © Osprey Games 2017. Miniatures are all © North Star Military Figures Limited and Osprey Games 2017.

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Nickstarter – Bring in the Boats!

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Yesterday was the first day of North Star Military Figures’ Nickstarter for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago.An image from North Star’s Facebook page of a small boat crewed by Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Characters. Image used with permission from North…