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Made in hk
Nasty Nob


I played the second mission of Frostgrave's Dark Alchemy today.

Here is the initial setup, my wizard was able to successfully summon an animal companion between boards (I think this is allowed, I gave her a single chance to cast it). Except for the demon, all the members of the party not in the first mission are taking part in this one. The wizard's apprentice the well dressed pig, a treasure hunter, and the new bear.

The burning skeletons spawned, one ran right toward the party to fight. The rest could not see the group and patrolled according to the special rules.

I really like using the assist action to give a +2 two the other team member's attack. So this double team gave the demon a +5 to attack against the burning skeleton. The apprentice and treasure hunter continued to move forward toward the exit.

Each turn an additional burning skeleton would spawn, and they were mostly all spawning in the same location making a swarm near the exit.

The treasure hunter grabbed a treasure and ran along the back edge of the board while the rest engaged the enemies.

The apprentice and bear won the fight but not enough to hurt the skeleton, so they knocked it back and ran for it after the treasure hunter.

The demon began to be surrounded and took major damage (especially from the skeleton's +2 damage rule) but fought on.

The skeletons won the initiative for the first time this game and attacked the bear and continued their attack on the demon. On my turn, both the bear and demon defeated the skeletons they were fighting. My treasure hunter made it off the board with treasure.

I was very lucky that the bear has a +2 attack to the skeleton's +1. They both rolled 20s for their attacks. That would have been major damage if I lost.

The demon defeated the last burning skeleton that reached it and moved to catch up with the bear. They continued to be chased by skeletons, but many of the new spawns couldn't see them yet.

The apprentice makes it off the board with another treasure. As the demon and bear swing around to grab one more treasure before leaving.

They defeat two more burning skeletons and escape with the treasure before the rest catch up to them.

I was playing greedy, but still trying to escape with reasonable speed as that's what the game says they are trying to do. In meta hindsight, I could have left the bear and demon there to keep thrashing the burning skeletons and get me more XP. The wizard earned 80 XP just from defeating skeletons. However, I don't actually know what XP is useful for yet in Frostgrave. The treasures were a scroll of "Time Store", a potion of Invisibility, a potion of strength, and 55 gold.

Made in hk
Nasty Nob


Just a quick update of progress on the chimera. I think the change from the giraffe head into a black dragon head is really starting to look good now.

Made in hk
Nasty Nob


My Ent is finally done!
After weeks of working on the flocking, I painted it today. I am very happy with how it turned out.

If you would like a review of the process it took to get here, I have all the other pictures of making it in this spoiler tag.
Plus I'm not sure how many of these I remembered to post.

Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter


Beautiful work on the Ent, mate. Must be such a proud feeling to know you built it from scratch! Nice sculpting on the face (and dragon's head!) too.

I have never played Frostgrave but enjoyed reading the action. Good to see the thrown together table too - a few cardboard buildings make everything better!

Good luck with whatever's next on the painting table!

t z you are k 
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut

Amazing work on the Ent, so great to see the finished piece! He really looks like he doesn't like things that are hasty.
Made in us
Druid Warder

 Syro_ wrote:
My Ent is finally done!
After weeks of working on the flocking, I painted it today. I am very happy with how it turned out.

Beautiful... I really want to see this exact shot with something else instead of white as a background! To my eyes You've got the balance of anthropomorphism and alien-ness just right. And the amount of flocking is good too. Congratulations!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/54 done) 
Made in us
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot

I'll add my congratulations on a job well done!

To carry Wirecat's observation one step further, not only is the piece in balance in the areas he describes, but it is clearly not derivative of another concept seen elsewhere- it is wholly unique.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast

Made in fr
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant


Very successfull and believable ent indeed, well done !
But yeah, now you need a forest to put around it.

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Made in hk
Nasty Nob


@tzurk: Thank you tzurk, I'm glad you like my Ent. Yes, it is a very good and proud feeling knowing I made him from scratch. I'm glad you are enjoying the other things too, thank you for stopping by.

@Viterbi: Thanks Viterbi, and that's a good point about not liking things to be hasty. Maybe he's the reason it took weeks to flock him

@Wirecat: Thank you Wirecat, I was trying hard to have a good balance between humanoid traits without having an actual need to be too humanoid. What do you have in mind for a new shot? Out in nature, or when I get home to craft some forest terrain for him?

@Meer_Cat: Thanks Meer That makes me happy to hear, I like having truly unique pieces.

@KernelTerror: Thanks! That's a good point about him needing his own forest. None of my forest terrain really matches him. Most are evergreen trees, and the broadleaf trees terrain I ahve made was early in my crafting career, so they probably don't look good enough anymore. I'll probably need to update when i get home and have time.

Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending


What a lovely ent. He really looks like a tree that came to life. I'm amazed that you built it from scratch.

Now showing a couple of Ral Partha ghosts, a winged reaper from RAFM, and some dwarf crossbowmen!

Painting Total as of 10/21/2020: 164 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.

Made in hk
Nasty Nob


Thanks so much Josh

Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker

Finland, Espoo

Magnificent work on the ent!
He (she? It?) looks kinda friendly yet still very scary, especially from a puny human's perspective (love that picture!).
Not sure if it was the intention, but I think you captured both traits at the same time, depending on how you look at it.

The paint job is well done and there is just enough of flock.

Glad you got to play some Frostgrave. Cool reports!
Never tried it, but I think I should.

Made in hk
Nasty Nob


Thanks Ezki I didn't make the Ent androgynous on purpose, but I'm happy to hear that it looks that way to you. It would make sense, with most tress being both.

It would be good for you to try out Frostgrave, I hear nothing but good things about it from others (although I haven't played it enough to be able to recommend it from personal experience).

Made in us
Posts with Authority

Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

The Treant came out great! And I second Frostgrave, for the fun!


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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