Posts Tagged ‘Frostgrave’

Frostgrave: Loot the cart AAR

Posted on January 14th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Scenario 3 in the Thaw of the Lich Lord campaign, the scenario which really prompted me to finish painting the Frostgrave cultists needed for most of the scenarios. We had to proxy the cart and the cultists in this scenario with other minis. I wish th…

Frostgrave: Battle on the river AAR

Posted on January 13th, 2018 under , . Posted by

You may have noticed that no game of Frostgrave posted on this blog has been especially “frosty” or included any kind of snow landscape. It was an early decision on my part, as I think the snow is extremely nice and cool – but it limits the models I w…

Forest goblins painted up

Posted on January 6th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Most of the goblin warband I (models from Red Box Games) have been painted up. I still have 4 goblin berzerkers left to do as well as a couple of orcs.The warband so far, 1 goblin shaman, 3 goblin archers, 6 goblin spearmen and 8 goblin swordsmen.I had…

More Analogues Hobbies Stuff

Posted on January 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

 Two different groups of troops this time.  First up are some reinforcements for my DAK armies in the form of DAK infantry, some FJ’s and armor. A Rubicon plastic Panzer IV – really can’t recommend Rubicon models any more highly. My…

Forest trolls

Posted on December 30th, 2017 under , . Posted by

After a very long break from painting, (due to lack of time, lack of inspiration, and lack of interesting minis to paint), I painted up two trolls form Red Box Games. I purchased a bunch of Red Box Games models from the Hasslefree miniatures clearance …

Christmas cheer

Posted on December 25th, 2017 under . Posted by

A big thank you to my Secret Santa and Santa Clause people! This morning I opened up some great additions to the Frostgrave project. Two wonderfully painted heroes and some of the new metal goblins, one of which will be the musician entry for the AHPC …

North Star Figures – Newsletter

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

The latest Frostgrave, Oathmark and other releases from North Star…——————–Click here to view online – Newsletter ArchiveMerry Christmas Everyone This is our final message of 2017. It’s been a tremendous year for North…

A Good, Bad Guy

Posted on December 21st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A good, bad guy is great for most RPG and having a 28mm figure to represent them on tabletop is even better. I talked about the idea a while back HERE. In my game that bad guy is a necromancer (possibly the best bad guy for fantasy) called Vetis Bane. …

Battle Report – Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago – The Swampland

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

 
Decrepit ruins and ancient bogs hide the ruins of some lost colony. The deeper waters stir with the uneasy dead, but Arturo and the Dwarfs choose still to call these Swamplands the site of their next encounter.

Undead Of Some Sort

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

I’ve had another go with the inks today and have all but finished off what I started yesterday. These are some more Frostgrave figures. I am not sure what I will use the for. Mostly, I have selected them to paint because they have been hanging around, …

Undead Of Some Sort

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

I’ve had another go with the inks today and have all but finished off what I started yesterday. These are some more Frostgrave figures. I am not sure what I will use the for. Mostly, I have selected them to paint because they have been hanging around, …

Hill Or Frost Giant

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I think I got this guy from Northstar as part of the Frostgrave range when it came out. It’s not the biggest giant miniature I posses but he is nicely posed and has what I consider a very giant like face.This week I thought I’d try out a few techniques…

Hill Or Frost Giant

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I think I got this guy from Northstar as part of the Frostgrave range when it came out. It’s not the biggest giant miniature I posses but he is nicely posed and has what I consider a very giant like face.This week I thought I’d try out a few techniques…

Have You Read the Frostgrave Novels?

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I will be honest, one of the things that attracted me to the Original Frostgrave was that the rulebook did not spend a lot of time building a gaming world. I really liked this as it let me use whatever models I wanted and also build my own gaming world. Of course, I used the descriptions in the rule book as a framework for a starting point, but the freedom was there to adapt the setting if I wished.

Since then, Osprey Games sent me the novels Second Chances and Tales of the Lost Isles to take a look through. Thank you very much Osprey sending those. I started reading through Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Tales of the Lost Isles and am enjoying the book.

In today’s post, we are shinning a quick spotlight on three Frostgrave books. If you have read the books (or are in the process of reading them), please feel free to leave your opinions of them in the comments section at the end of this article.

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Tales of The Lost Isles

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Tale of the Lost Isles Review
Cover of the Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago collection of short stories called Tales of the Lost Isles. Image from Osprey Publishing’s Website.

This book contains nine short stories and a gaming scenario.

As I read through the stories, I find myself wondering if Osprey gave each author a certain direction with rules, creatures or descriptions that they wanted covered in the stories. Why? Because as I read the stories, I recognize the ways that they tie right into the rulebook of Ghost Archipelago. 

I won’t include any spoilers to the novels in this article, but I did talk a little bit about how perfectly the rules fit the descriptions in my post about Wardens vs Wizards.

As I continue to enjoy the book, I see more and more rules reflected in the stories. I find that enjoyable.

Below is the description of the book from Osprey Publishing’s website.

The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient and otherworldly 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. 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 serpent-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary. 

This book of fiction collects all-new stories set in the Ghost Archipelago.


Frostgrave: Tales of The Frozen City

Short stories is something I have always enjoyed. I read plenty of short stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe and other authors in the past and like short stories because they are easy to pick up and put down.

Tales of The Lost Isles is the second collection of short stories set in Frostgrave. The first book was set in the original setting and called Tales of the Frozen City.

Tales of the Frozen City Frostgrave
Cover of Frostgrave: Tales of the Frozen City – a collection of short stories in the Frostgrave world. Image from Osprey Publishing’s Website.


I missed this book, but below is a description of the book from Osprey Publishing’s website.

Long ago, the great city of Felstad sat at the centre of a magical empire. Its towering spires, labyrinthine catacombs and immense libraries were the wonder of the age, and potions, scrolls and mystical items of all descriptions poured from its workshops. Then, one cataclysmic night, a mistake was made. In some lofty tower or dark chamber, a foolish wizard unleashed a magic too powerful to control. A storm rose up, an epic blizzard that swallowed the city whole, burying it deep and leaving the empire as nothing more than a vast, frozen wasteland. The empire shattered, and the magic of the world faded. As the centuries came and went, Felstad passed from history to legend and on into myth. Only a few wizards, clinging to the last remnants of magical knowledge, still believed that the lost city had ever actually existed. But their faith was rewarded. After a thousand years, the fell winter has passed. The snows have receded, and Felstad has been uncovered. Its buildings lie in ruins, overrun by undead creatures and magical constructs, the legacy of the empire’s experiments. It is an evil, dangerous place. To the few hardy souls who inhabit the nearby villages, the city has acquired a new name, ‘Frostgrave’, and it is shunned by all right-thinking people. For those who seek power and riches, however, it is an unparalleled opportunity, a deadly maze concealing secrets of knowledge long forgotten… This new fiction anthology collects ten stories of wizards and adventures as they venture into the ruins of the Frozen City.

Frostgrave: Second Chances

The newest Forstgrave book is actually a full blown novel by Matthew Ward called Second Chances. This book is based in the original frozen world of Frostgrave and like Tales of The Lost Isles, features a scenario written by Joseph McCullough.

Frostgrave Second Chances
Cover of Frostgrave: Second Chances. Image from Osprey Publishing’s Website.


The book is described on Osprey Publishing’s website as follows.

Time is running out for Yelen and Mirika Semova. Though the sisters have earned an enviable reputation amongst their fellow explorers of the Frozen City, their lives are haunted by a curse – the more Yelen uses her magic, the closer the demon Azzanar comes to claiming her, body and soul. But Azzanar is not the only one manipulating Yelen and Mirika

When catastrophe separates the Semova sisters, it falls to Yelen to save them both. But in a city shrouded in deceit, who can she turn to for help… and what price will she pay to get it?

For those that want to know more about this book, Osprey has done something very cool and made the entire first chapter free as a sample on the web. Feel free to head on over there and read the chapter to see if you are interested in more.

Hopes for Future Books

Osprey Games remains a company that impresses me. I really like that they created a family friendly environment with their Frostgrave game. I also really like their consistent positive representation of women in their books and art work. Both Second Chances and Tales of The Lost Isles feature nicely clothed women in powerful positions on their covers.

I believe that the next book that we will see will be a novel for Ghost Archipelago if Second Chances sells well. I don’t have an inside scoop, but that is my guess.

Personally, I really like short stories. What I would really like to see, though, is a Frostgrave Graphic Novel. How cool would that be to flip through an entire Graphic Novel full of Frostgrave art work!!!?

Who should pick these books up?

Personally, I am enjoying Tales of The Lost Isles. While the book has my imagination sparked up for the game, I don’t think you need to be a gamer to enjoy the stories.

These books would also be nice for non-gamers interested in Fantasy settings. If they enjoy the books, you could say, “hey, did you know that Frostgrave is also a game that we can play.” 🙂

I am always looking to get more people interested in our hobby and sometimes think of novels based on games as a tool to make the world of tabletop miniatures less marginalized. In fact, that is one of the mandates of Must Contain Minis – to show that there are other great games out there aside from the largest one in most retail shops. I would like to see our community grow and flourish and I think that products, like these books (which are based on the game but something separate at the same time), help with that goal. 


Aside from potentially introducing new people to this game, these books are aimed perfectly at the people who already like the Frostgrave game setting. So far, I have found that the book has only enriched my experience of the game.

Finally, one of the things that I like about these novels is that I can enjoy them anywhere and not get strange looks. That is not always the case when I travel with my rule books. It is always nice when someone asks about the book that I am reading and then I can tell them about miniatures gaming in general and point them to my website, Must Contain Minis, too.  🙂

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

Disclosures…

Osprey Publishing sent Must Contain Minis Advanced Copies of Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Tales of The Lost Isles and Frostgrave: Second Chances.

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Have You Read the Frostgrave Novels?

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I will be honest, one of the things that attracted me to the Original Frostgrave was that the rulebook did not spend a lot of time building a gaming world. I really liked this as it let me use whatever models I wanted and also build my own gaming world…

Review: Spellcaster: The Frostgrave Magazine #2

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In this post, we take a look at the second issue of Spellcaster: The Frostgrave Magazine by Joseph McCullough. Special thanks goes out to Joseph McCullough for providing Must Contain Minis with an advanced copy of the issue for review purposes.The Cove…

Review: Spellcaster: The Frostgrave Magazine #2

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In this post, we take a look at the second issue of Spellcaster: The Frostgrave Magazine by Joseph McCullough. Special thanks goes out to Joseph McCullough for providing Must Contain Minis with an advanced copy of the issue for review purposes.The Cove…

Review: Frostgrave Barbarians

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Some time ago, I bought a box of Frostgrave Barbarians from North Star Military Figures. These figures were released in conjunction with Forgotten Pacts. In this post, Must Contain Minis quickly reviews these miniatures. Now, let’s check out the box.Th…

Review: Frostgrave Barbarians

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Some time ago, I bought a box of Frostgrave Barbarians from North Star Military Figures. These figures were released in conjunction with Forgotten Pacts. In this post, Must Contain Minis quickly reviews these miniatures. Now, let’s check out the box.Th…

Frostgrave AAR: The Rats in the Wall (Into the Breeding Pits)

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

In this game, we used all of the rules from Into the Breeding Pits and played the scenario “The Rats in the Walls.” In this scenario, rats spawn whenever a treasure is picked up (rather than rolling for Random Encounters).Here we have some Cultists tak…

Frostgrave AAR: The Rats in the Wall (Into the Breeding Pits)

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

In this game, we used all of the rules from Into the Breeding Pits and played the scenario “The Rats in the Walls.” In this scenario, rats spawn whenever a treasure is picked up (rather than rolling for Random Encounters).Here we have some Cultists tak…

Foray Into Frostgrave

Posted on November 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings Wargamers and Hobbyists, and welcome. Is it me, or is it a bit chilly in here? Frostgrave; another game that many of you will have heard of, and that was introduced to our gaming club by a member that has since moved away. Our club forum has …

Gav Thorpe – Newsletter

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A newsletter courtesy of the author Gav Thorpe…

Fantasy Artwork from Gav's Website
  • Hello!
  • Frostgrave: Tales of the Lost Isles
  • Reddit AMA – Squats!
  • The Rise of Ynnead
  • Kickstarter – Tripods and Triplanes
  • Blog Round-Up
  • Upcoming Events
  • Submissions Alert – StarShipSofa
  • Hard Drive Hot List (or, My Current Projects)
  • Bi-Monthly Competition Winner
Gav drinking a cup of tea

Hello!

One of the best things about working for the Games Workshop Design Studio, aside from playing games being part of my day job, was being around such a diverse and creative team who could inspire with their ideas, visions, and enthusiasm.
Writing however is a lonely business.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining, the solitary nature of being a freelance writer is one of the reasons I love what I do, but nonetheless, it is a lonely business. Which is why events like the Black Library Weekender, which took place last weekend, are a welcome ‘actual-real-life-people’ link back to the work I do.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar Logo
Josh Reynolds, David Guymer, David Annandale and Clint Werner have all been bringing Age of Sigmar to life, so it was great to have the opportunity to talk to them in person and share ideas about how we can feed off each other’s stories and world-building to help the fiction feel coherent in the same way that 40K stories and novels are (I’ll be writing my second Age of Sigmar novel next year).
There were many such conversations with the other authors this weekend, squeezed into quick conversations between signings, panels, and pints of beer.
It’s that sparking of ideas that really re-charges my creative batteries when I go to these sorts of events, and chatting with fans that tops up my enthusiasm levels.
Now I’m all fired up to write about Age of Sigmar, Harlequins, Last Chancers and lots more stuff that I’ll probably never get to fit into my schedule. It’s the same when I’ve been to a gaming convention – when I get home I just want to work on Big Stompy Robots or one of the many other games I have half-cooked. Not to mention genre events such as Nine Worlds and EdgeLit which leave me wanting to write more  original fiction.
Too many ideas, and not enough time – not a bad place to be really.
Gav

Frostgrave – Tales of the Lost Isles

Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Tales of the Lost Isles with Gav Thorpe
Earlier this year I was invited to contribute to an anthology of stories set in the new Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago.
I’ve always liked the look of Frostgrave, the miniatures are characterful and the gaming tables I’ve seen at events really stand out, so of course I said yes.
Tales of the Lost Isles is now available to buy and includes stories from Ben Counter, Mark Latham and Matthew Ward amongst others.
“The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient and otherworldly 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.”
My short story – The Journal – follows the adventure of Marianne Amontill, a magic-gifted Heritor questing with a ragtag band using her ancestor’s journal as a guide. If the terrain and denizens of the Ghost Archipelago were not obstacles enough, the pursuit of the relentless Amanuel adds extra peril to her mission.

Reddit AMA

In case you missed it, I did an ‘Ask Me Anything’ on r/warhammer earlier this month.  I was a bit worried about it being mostly tumbleweed, but there were so many questions I only got to answer about half of them.
bjornbjornsen asked: I’d be interested to know what your reaction was to the small but loyal Squat fanbase that still exists out there? Converting AoS models to use in 40k, keeping the old lead model circulating on the second hand market, etc.
Reddit Logo
I think it’s very Squattish. Resilient, you might say. I notice this with other fandoms – Sisters players are very devout in their attention to their army, Dark Angels players love arguing amongst themselves about the Fallen, and orks players… Well, they’re just here for the dakka.
If you want to ask a question, just reply to the newsletter and I’ll get back to you as soon as my schedule allows.  Click the button below for the full AMA.

The Rise of Ynnead

With the release of Ghost Warrior, I wrote a blog about how ideas can lay dormant within 40K for many years, before bearing fruit in unexpected ways.
Yncarne Model
“One of the early lessons in background-writing was that a mystery is worth ten facts when it comes to describing the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The lore has always been intended as small spotlights in the darkness, illuminating just a tiny portion of the shadowed whole. The parts we show serve to hint at what lies in the gloom beyond, perhaps even guide players and readers and painters into their own explorations, but never fully reveal the workings of the universe.”

Kickstarter – Tripods and Triplanes

This game caught my eye because it’s from Ares Games, the people behind Sails of Glory, which I backed on Kickstarter and have really enjoyed playing.  The Kickstarter is launching on 28th November.
“The new stand-alone game, fully compatible with WW1 Wings of Glory, will merge the Martian invasion described by H.G. Wells in his novel “War of the Worlds” with the historical background of the Great War.”
Tripods and Triplanes Artwork

Blog Round-Up

The cover for Ghost Warrior is one of my favourites, so I was really pleased that artist Anna Lakisova took the time to answer my questions in this blog.
You can also listen to an interview with Combat Phase about Lorgar: Bearer of the Word.

! Submissions Alert !

StarShipSofa is a long running science-fiction podcast that is currently looking for stories up to 10,000 words.
StarShipSofa Logo
“What We’re Looking For
In a word: science-fiction. From the soft, social science fiction to the weird pulpy stuff to the vigorous hard SF and YA adventure. We welcome all sub-genres and all variety of punks in all their colours. From high-octane action to quiet philosophical stories, we’re after it all.Science fiction is a rich and diverse genre, push it’s boundaries as far as you can go.”
There’s no closing date advertised, so you’ll need to submit as soon as possible.
Envelope with "Top Secret" stamped on it
One of the most common questions I get asked is “What are you working on?”, so here’s my (sorry, sometimes cryptic) list of works in progress, plus future releases.

Hard Drive Hot List

 Bi-Monthly Competition Winner

All subscribers to my mailing list are entered into the bi-monthly draw to win a personalised, signed copy of one of my books. This month’s winner is Jamie McKendry from Australia who will receive a signed copy of my audio drama Heirs of the Laughing God: A Deadly Wit. The next winner will be picked in January, and will receive a signed copy of The Sundering, which is being re-released as part of the Warhammer Chronicles series.
Cover of Ghost Warrior by Gav Thorpe
Cover of Lorgar by Gav Thorpe
Cover of Conquest of the Nu World by Gav Thorpe

Gav Thorpe – Newsletter

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A newsletter courtesy of the author Gav Thorpe…

Fantasy Artwork from Gav's Website
  • Hello!
  • Frostgrave: Tales of the Lost Isles
  • Reddit AMA – Squats!
  • The Rise of Ynnead
  • Kickstarter – Tripods and Triplanes
  • Blog Round-Up
  • Upcoming Events
  • Submissions Alert – StarShipSofa
  • Hard Drive Hot List (or, My Current Projects)
  • Bi-Monthly Competition Winner
Gav drinking a cup of tea

Hello!

One of the best things about working for the Games Workshop Design Studio, aside from playing games being part of my day job, was being around such a diverse and creative team who could inspire with their ideas, visions, and enthusiasm.
Writing however is a lonely business.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining, the solitary nature of being a freelance writer is one of the reasons I love what I do, but nonetheless, it is a lonely business. Which is why events like the Black Library Weekender, which took place last weekend, are a welcome ‘actual-real-life-people’ link back to the work I do.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar Logo
Josh Reynolds, David Guymer, David Annandale and Clint Werner have all been bringing Age of Sigmar to life, so it was great to have the opportunity to talk to them in person and share ideas about how we can feed off each other’s stories and world-building to help the fiction feel coherent in the same way that 40K stories and novels are (I’ll be writing my second Age of Sigmar novel next year).
There were many such conversations with the other authors this weekend, squeezed into quick conversations between signings, panels, and pints of beer.
It’s that sparking of ideas that really re-charges my creative batteries when I go to these sorts of events, and chatting with fans that tops up my enthusiasm levels.
Now I’m all fired up to write about Age of Sigmar, Harlequins, Last Chancers and lots more stuff that I’ll probably never get to fit into my schedule. It’s the same when I’ve been to a gaming convention – when I get home I just want to work on Big Stompy Robots or one of the many other games I have half-cooked. Not to mention genre events such as Nine Worlds and EdgeLit which leave me wanting to write more  original fiction.
Too many ideas, and not enough time – not a bad place to be really.
Gav

Frostgrave – Tales of the Lost Isles

Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Tales of the Lost Isles with Gav Thorpe
Earlier this year I was invited to contribute to an anthology of stories set in the new Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago.
I’ve always liked the look of Frostgrave, the miniatures are characterful and the gaming tables I’ve seen at events really stand out, so of course I said yes.
Tales of the Lost Isles is now available to buy and includes stories from Ben Counter, Mark Latham and Matthew Ward amongst others.
“The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient and otherworldly 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.”
My short story – The Journal – follows the adventure of Marianne Amontill, a magic-gifted Heritor questing with a ragtag band using her ancestor’s journal as a guide. If the terrain and denizens of the Ghost Archipelago were not obstacles enough, the pursuit of the relentless Amanuel adds extra peril to her mission.

Reddit AMA

In case you missed it, I did an ‘Ask Me Anything’ on r/warhammer earlier this month.  I was a bit worried about it being mostly tumbleweed, but there were so many questions I only got to answer about half of them.
bjornbjornsen asked: I’d be interested to know what your reaction was to the small but loyal Squat fanbase that still exists out there? Converting AoS models to use in 40k, keeping the old lead model circulating on the second hand market, etc.
Reddit Logo
I think it’s very Squattish. Resilient, you might say. I notice this with other fandoms – Sisters players are very devout in their attention to their army, Dark Angels players love arguing amongst themselves about the Fallen, and orks players… Well, they’re just here for the dakka.
If you want to ask a question, just reply to the newsletter and I’ll get back to you as soon as my schedule allows.  Click the button below for the full AMA.

The Rise of Ynnead

With the release of Ghost Warrior, I wrote a blog about how ideas can lay dormant within 40K for many years, before bearing fruit in unexpected ways.
Yncarne Model
“One of the early lessons in background-writing was that a mystery is worth ten facts when it comes to describing the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The lore has always been intended as small spotlights in the darkness, illuminating just a tiny portion of the shadowed whole. The parts we show serve to hint at what lies in the gloom beyond, perhaps even guide players and readers and painters into their own explorations, but never fully reveal the workings of the universe.”

Kickstarter – Tripods and Triplanes

This game caught my eye because it’s from Ares Games, the people behind Sails of Glory, which I backed on Kickstarter and have really enjoyed playing.  The Kickstarter is launching on 28th November.
“The new stand-alone game, fully compatible with WW1 Wings of Glory, will merge the Martian invasion described by H.G. Wells in his novel “War of the Worlds” with the historical background of the Great War.”
Tripods and Triplanes Artwork

Blog Round-Up

The cover for Ghost Warrior is one of my favourites, so I was really pleased that artist Anna Lakisova took the time to answer my questions in this blog.
You can also listen to an interview with Combat Phase about Lorgar: Bearer of the Word.

! Submissions Alert !

StarShipSofa is a long running science-fiction podcast that is currently looking for stories up to 10,000 words.
StarShipSofa Logo
“What We’re Looking For
In a word: science-fiction. From the soft, social science fiction to the weird pulpy stuff to the vigorous hard SF and YA adventure. We welcome all sub-genres and all variety of punks in all their colours. From high-octane action to quiet philosophical stories, we’re after it all.Science fiction is a rich and diverse genre, push it’s boundaries as far as you can go.”
There’s no closing date advertised, so you’ll need to submit as soon as possible.
Envelope with "Top Secret" stamped on it
One of the most common questions I get asked is “What are you working on?”, so here’s my (sorry, sometimes cryptic) list of works in progress, plus future releases.

Hard Drive Hot List

 Bi-Monthly Competition Winner

All subscribers to my mailing list are entered into the bi-monthly draw to win a personalised, signed copy of one of my books. This month’s winner is Jamie McKendry from Australia who will receive a signed copy of my audio drama Heirs of the Laughing God: A Deadly Wit. The next winner will be picked in January, and will receive a signed copy of The Sundering, which is being re-released as part of the Warhammer Chronicles series.
Cover of Ghost Warrior by Gav Thorpe
Cover of Lorgar by Gav Thorpe
Cover of Conquest of the Nu World by Gav Thorpe

North Star Games – Newsletter

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

More Oathmark releases from North Star…Click here to view online – Newsletter ArchiveOathmark: Battles of the Lost AgeThey are comingGOBLINS!Created by Joseph A. McCullough, the designer of Frostgrave and Frostgrave: Gho…