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Solo game report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fskhLnR6Dw
   
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The fatigue mechanic brings potentially more tokens on the board than I am used to. Anyone have any suggestions for a cool way to track that?

Rick, the Grumpy Gnome

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Mine pre-order bundle arrived today from Miniaturicum here in Germany… excellent first impression. Very high quality, particularly the sculpts of the minis. I like the artwork in the book, however I will need more time to read and digest the rules before having a fair opinion of them.

It has been over a year of me eagerly awaiting the release of this project. I hope this is just the beginning and that we see the same kind of support Joe’s other games have had.

Rick, the Grumpy Gnome

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 Grumpy Gnome wrote:

I hope this is just the beginning and that we see the same kind of support Joe’s other games have had.

It would be nice to have more than just 4 scenarios for solo gaming.
   
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I hope the Harvestmen become a faction as well. It would be nice to have some established world villainy rather than just random werewolves and ghouls. My main villain will be an angry, immortal Templar knight who seeks vengeance on the world and particularly France for the initial Templar destruction.
   
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 Shadow Walker wrote:
 Grumpy Gnome wrote:

I hope this is just the beginning and that we see the same kind of support Joe’s other games have had.

It would be nice to have more than just 4 scenarios for solo gaming.


Yeah, that is disappointing. For some reason I thought it was five and only seeing four irked me, although that is my fault and at the end of the day only a single scenario. Maybe I am missing it but I am not getting the same sense of grand overarching narrative like I did reading the first Rangers of Shadow Deep Book.

I am a bit surprised Joe did not add something like the Hand of the Red King in this Silver Bayonet book.

Ottokill, I like your angry, immortal Templar idea.

Rick, the Grumpy Gnome

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Russian team: Infantryman, Werebear, Light Cavalryman, Officer, Champion of the Faith, Paranormal Investigator, Rifleman, Veteran Monster Hunter.
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Another batch of cool sculpts.

I am liking the Silver Bayonet minis but the rule book is proving not to be as much as I was hoping for. It seems to have missed some opportunities and whilst I know Joe can, and usually does, put out some expansions it seems to me that the first impression from the book will not entice people enough into this small niche.


Rick, the Grumpy Gnome

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 Grumpy Gnome wrote:
Another batch of cool sculpts.

I am liking the Silver Bayonet minis but the rule book is proving not to be as much as I was hoping for. It seems to have missed some opportunities and whilst I know Joe can, and usually does, put out some expansions it seems to me that the first impression from the book will not entice people enough into this small niche.


Yeah, I have the same feelings. Looks like he either could not create what he wanted or simply choose the wrong ''tools''. Anyway vampires:
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 Shadow Walker wrote:
Russian team: Infantryman, Werebear, Light Cavalryman, Officer, Champion of the Faith, Paranormal Investigator, Rifleman, Veteran Monster Hunter.

And here the crew together:
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down south

Whoa! Those models are awesome!
So your telling me someone made a miniatures game where i can make a small team of monster hunters at the historical peak of military fashion?!! How has no one thought of this before? If anything else this is going to be great fun to build and paint.

Is this infantry only or can you have some mounted troops (would love to paint a hussar or lancer...)

   
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 jedi76 wrote:

Is this infantry only or can you have some mounted troops (would love to paint a hussar or lancer...)

Yes, you can have mounted troopers.
   
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down south

Great news! Ive got silver bayonet on my christmas list now. Hopefully ill be celebrating the birth of our Lord by gruesomely slaying Napoleonic monsters and demons as God intended
   
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So it has taken longer than I expected but I have finally written my first impressions of The Silver Bayonet and the miniatures from the pre-order. Bear in mind this is from reading the book and watching folks play on YouTube rather than playing a game myself, so take what I say with a pinch of salt.

https://thegrumpygnome.home.blog/2021/11/30/the-silver-bayonet-first-impressions/

TLDR: The game needs more work, it feels unfinished at this point, but the miniatures are brilliant.

Rick, the Grumpy Gnome

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 Grumpy Gnome wrote:
So it has taken longer than I expected but I have finally written my first impressions of The Silver Bayonet and the miniatures from the pre-order. Bear in mind this is from reading the book and watching folks play on YouTube rather than playing a game myself, so take what I say with a pinch of salt.

https://thegrumpygnome.home.blog/2021/11/30/the-silver-bayonet-first-impressions/

TLDR: The game needs more work, it feels unfinished at this point, but the miniatures are brilliant.

Thanks for the review, doesn't sound like a game for me.
Frostgrave worked for me with an interesting world full of magic and weirdness. The little fluff bits scattered through the rules helped a lot.
RoSD deepened these narrative game elements and is pretty much the perfect lite-RPG wargame imo.

But when this overall narrative is taken away like in Stargrave, it suddenly becomes a very boring game system.
So I was rather curious about the Silver Bayonet. But Northstar models just don't speak to me, and the game system reads like a Grave system with D10 instead of D20. I had hoped it would build upon a horror and/or suspense system, rather than relying upon the same "2 warbands with the same objective" formula.


 
   
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 Grumpy Gnome wrote:


TLDR: The game needs more work, it feels unfinished at this point.

Agreed 100%
Also thanks for mentioning that air rifle in your review. I had never heard about it, very interesting idea.
   
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I am glad the review was of help and I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Most of the time blogging is like shouting out into the Great Void and wondering if you will ever hear anything back.

Rick, the Grumpy Gnome

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Grumpy, it was good review. I did try to leave a comment on the blog, but it wouldn't let me after it picked up the scent that the email I was using used to be linked to a blog, and wanted me to log in!

I love the air rifle, and would have loved to see something like that implemented in the game... like it doesn't have the 'reload' time, but if you roll a critical miss, you need to spend a turn reloading the air canister.

I am hoping that Joseph reads stuff like this forum, and users blogs, because while the book is already out, it would be nice to see some updates made.
   
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Cheers mate. Sorry the blog commenting process was awkward. It has been problematic since I started, which is why I encourage folks to comment where it is more convenient for them. Other than Facebook. I hate Facebook.

Joe has in the past been very aware of player feedback. I am pretty confident that my observations of the game will echo those of others once the shine wears off. The question will be whether it will be financially viable to publish further support for the game.

Something of interest to me was how technology I assumed was Victorian was around but generally unpopular earlier. Napoleon could have backed and then advanced both steamships and hot air balloons but he was too conservative!

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down south

Heres a thing. You can get sprues out of the big multi part napoleonic model kit boxes on ebay. 2 or 3 sprues out of various kits and you got something for a silver bayonet unit. Ive got some french elite infantry, british and riflemen coming . Ill put some capes or cloaks from the bits box on them to make fit the horror vibe.

I like grumpy gnomes ideas for the black powder weaponry. Rifles need to have more range than muskets for sure and a longer reloading time may make sense. Or just having to stay stationary to reload might be enough. Volley gun might should be a one off thing. Cant imagine trying to reload it in combat at this scale. All these changes could make more melee oriented models too powerful though ..just have to try it and see.
   
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It is certainly possible, and a lot of fun, to kitbash your own figures from various multi-part plastic kits. I love kitbashing.

However, I also like characterful metal sculpts as well and I think North Star did a bang up job on these.

It seems to me that the reload time on the Nock Volley Gun would be very long, which Joe has modeled in the game. Even Harper in the Sharpe TV
show tended to only use it once per engagement. I do not recall ever seeing him reloading.

Here is some more information about the 7 barrel Nock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbDhwdjL0jo

And here is a video about a custom made 14 barrel Volly Gun with an interesting history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivdlcHUwaEw







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Vamps. Also on FB they said that some new nations are coming for SB as well.
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 Grumpy Gnome wrote:
The fatigue mechanic brings potentially more tokens on the board than I am used to. Anyone have any suggestions for a cool way to track that?


I'm looking for bright stackable small round tokens / chips for Moonstone too. They are not as easy to find in a plain design as one would think.

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Dollar tree. They have a connect four knock off with yellow and orange disks about the size of a dime. They also sell left right center dice game which comes with blue mini poker chips about the size of a nickel

Also available are these type of mini poker chips
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 Shadow Walker wrote:
Goblins coming February


THIS, and On The Tabletop's interview sold me.

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Video about metal monsters for SB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm3P-qVc73U
   
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