Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Foray into the Northern City

Howdy folks,

Between house reno's and work, I'm making a concerted effort to keep up my painting as well as make sure I've got momentum on my posts...this latest post on the Northern City has been sitting in my to-do box for a few weeks, but nonetheless, is here now!

If you'd like to read some lies and overblown statements on the game, Mike gave his version of events here...

Funny enough, there was some miscommunication before this game between Mike and I...long story short, we agreed to meet up for some gaming...there may have been issues with the calendar, some of us understood Wednesday...others Saturday...and well, coincidentally we ended up getting together with the intent of gaming the same game in mind...

Oh, and I may have just jumped into a game between Mike and Serge...but just before they started.  So....Frostgrave Ulterior Motives, yeah! It was kind of funny, but at least we all had the same game on the brain...

Mike and Serge did an excellent job of adapting and overcoming...and we quickly had a multiplayer game each with our own set of hidden agendas...

Mike is on my left, Serge is on my right...I'm pushing centre with my Necromancer @, his apprentice, a couple of soldiers, a thief, a knight, a crossbowman, a thug, and a nasty looking direwolf as a dog.  Great looking table as always...

My ulterior motive...place 2 or 3 items...can't remember, but the goal was to have an object on the table (in this case a zombie) that would be activated once any player was within 6 inches...and then if the zombie was killed, I receive 80 experience pts...or anyone within 6-ish inches of it receives 10 experience pts per turn...
 
My company moves into the centre...there are a couple of treasure drops within fairly close range...Mike is visible past some buildings on my left...there is a heavy line of trees blocking line of sight between Serge and I...Mike and Serge meet up and trade shots/spells on the catwalks at the other edge of the table...
 
My Necromancer, @, activates the soldiers and the thief pushing them past a crypt towards the first treasure...
 
My apprentice pushes right with the crossbowman and thug...
 
Overhead shots...
 
There is a gaggle of zombies in the centre of town...all with various strings attached...or unattached?
My soldiers push to the statue near centre...they guard the treasure, the thief is coming up on their right to take it and run...
 
My knight and thief run up to our 'front line'...@ deploys a line of fog t block line of sight...my direwolf is busy patrolling the left flank, keeping Mike guessing on my intentions...
 
My apprentice raises his own zombie...and prepares to send it forward...my thug collects another piece of treasure behind a large boulder and starts to make a run for the table edge...
Mike sends his scrawny looking wardog to attack my Necromancer...poor little bugger...
 
The little bastard takes a sizable chunk out of @'s leg...my knight moves back to contain Angus the miniature wardog...my thief make a run for it...
 
the fog remains...and the direwolf decides to hide in it...
 
The fog dissipates and the bulk of my company, emboldened by the loot captured so far, push further into centre...my apprentice lays down another line of fog...tactically it was the right thing to do...however in a turn or two, it became rather annoying as I didn't have the legs to run Mike's treasure hunter down or fire some spells at him...Line of Sight, well blocked!
 
the bulk of my action took place on the left flank, however I did try to get a shot off at Serge's adventurers with my Crossbowman...there was a couple of shots...I think they both deflected...so very little going on there...a the end of the game, my treasure was taken off the table, my troops were patrolling the centre and I think all of the treasure had been recovered.