Sunday, April 17, 2016

Frostgrave - The Silent Tower

Today saw our Frostgrave Campaign continue, with The Silent Tower scenario. Although Malcron's warband failed to show, obviously nursing their wounds, a new warband entered the fray.

The Sigilist Cormac Bode & his apprentice Jimmy Lynch.

As the campaign continues, I've opted to try out an xp system being used by another group, wherein the apprentice & soldiers will also garner xp for the band for taking out opponents. As well we will now place encounters spawned from the picking up of treasure using a random direction die & a d10. This will then represent creatures that may be guarding the treasure.

In  this scenario, there is a central tower, with 2 other building connected to the tower via bridges. Each of these buildings forms a null magic zone, wherein no magics can be performed of any type. A special treasure sits atop the cental tower, allowing the person who claims it, 3 rolls on the treasure list. There are 4 other treasures located throughout the table.

As play begins, Ember's casts a fog to hide her warband from the sniping of Julio's band

Another successful Fog, completes the screening of my warband

Julio sent his large construct around the flank & tried closing with my warriors.

My thief was brought down by one of Julio's archers, as he emerged from the fog.

Meanwhile on the other side of the board, one of Cormac's treasure carriers meets up with a giant worm...& won the combat! Having pushed the worm away, he was able to escape with the loot.

The worm then begins traversing the board. It was beset upon by a Furious Quill.

Julio had some good success, having eliminated 2 of my archers & a thug. His construct was then able to snag the treasure.

A werewolf wandered into the area & was met by my Templar. 2 rounds later the beast was dead, its head removed for a bounty.

Another werewolf engages Julio's archer

Julio & his Captain made it into the central tower, Julio then made for the chest

He then made his attempt to get across the bridge.

Another Giant Worm arrived & engaged Ember.

Julio was brought low by one of Cormac's archers, the chest falls from the bridge.

The Templar arrives to aid Ember & between them, they were able to slay the Giant Worm.

By games end, Julio was down to a single Marksman. Ember was able to snatch the chest from where it lie & once out of the null zone, was able to get a leap spell off, getting her close to the edge of the field. Cormac was in the process of withdrawing, having dealt with their own giant worm.

During the after action the following occured / was found;

Cormac: got off the board with 2 treasures
Infantryman missing next game
270 xp
Base - Laboratory
Treasure - 250gp, Grimoire - Possess
Improvements - Fight +1, Health +1

Julio: received no treasure chests
Roberto (Apprentice) died
Captain & Man at arms died
Archer misses next game
200 xp 
Improvements - lower spell casting cost

Ember: got 2 treasures plus the special treasure
Thief died
Thug will miss a game
Treasure - 710gp, Gloves of Strength, Candle of Summoning, Grimoires of Elemental Ball & Strike Dead
Improvements - Fight +1, Health +1, Improve Strike Dead, Elemental Ball, Learn Strength

So overall not a good day for Scott's band, although he was able to recoup numbers for his warband. Craig's band did well on his first foray, and though more of a support wizard, he didn't lose many from the battle.

I did quite well with the netting of the 2 chests, plus the special chest after the collapse of Scott's band.



  1. Lovely set-up and love the colours on your wizard!

    1. Thanks Gordon, I opted to paint my wizards based on their inserts, made less work for my brain to decide on a scheme.

  2. Another great report and I never tire of looking at your amazing set up.

    1. Thanks Michael, the others in my group also complimented me on it, & then I see others tables & long to improve even more! One piece at a time!

  3. Great game report Terry.

    Your terrain is very impressive with lots of muted colours and weathering which gives the right look for what you are doing.

    1. Thanks Silver Whistle. I've opted not to go all in for a wintery layout, as I also use these buildings, etc for Mordheim & such.