Friday, July 17, 2015

Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City - $13 at Amazon!

You got your Fantasy Wargame in my Frozen City!

In case you haven't yet heard the rumblings in the miniature community, Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City (Osprey Publishing) is a miniatures skirmish game that sounds very cool and might be a good successor to Mordheim. Each player controls a warband made up of a Wizard from one of ten schools of magic, an Apprentice, and a gang of henchmen. The gangs scour a fallen city, searching for treasure and scraps of lost knowledge and, invariably, fight each other and the multitude of wandering monsters found there. An interesting twist to the campaign element of the game appears to be that only the Wizard in your warband ever gains experience - the henchmen are simply there to soak up damage and help you further your goals.

Garage Gamers goes over some of the basics of the rulebook.In addition to the main rulebook, there is an expansion called Thaw of the Lich Lord slated for a November release, and a collection of short stories called Tales of the Frozen City, releasing in August. Finally, an entire line of metal Wizards and Apprentices and plastic Soldiers are in the pipeline - though, you are, of course, free to use any models from any company. (Pssst - now's the time to break out that old Mordheim warband you've got sitting on the shelf!)

The rulebook normally retails for $25, but currently Amazon is selling it for an astounding $13, which is almost 50% off retail! At this price, picking up the rulebook is a no-brainer - you can barely buy lunch for that price these days.