I’m playing Frostgrave later this week at Wild Things Games in Salem, so here’s a look at the warband I’ll be running. It’s mostly comprised of old Citadel Skaven/Chaos Ratmen models — some of my favorite models, and the ones that I associate strongly with my earliest days of the hobby, back when I was paging through Citadel catalogs and wondering wistfully where I could get my hands on these models.
Anyway, enough nostalgia. On with the warband! Here’s Ignatius the Grey Monk, and his apprentice, Doomklaw the Prophet. Ignatius is from the Chronomancer school of wizardry in Frostgrave, and this will be the first time I’ve used that particular school, so this game should be interesting.
Up next we have three regular infantry rats, which will form the mobile core of my warband. They can escort the specialty figures, hold the line, or even snag some unattended treasure on their own.
The two figures with green trim are actually Grenadier Ratscum models. I’m considering repainting them with dark red detailing to match my Skaven guys.
These next two figures are thief figures. In the game, thieves are inexpensive utility figures, weak in combat but faster than most other figures.
Along with the warband, you’re also getting a sneak peak at some of the new terrain I’ve built for this game. I’ll be bringing a big ol’ tub of terrain up to Wild Things and it will include some freshly made pieces.
Here is my treasure hunter and my warhound — er, war rat. The treasure hunter is another specialty figure that excels at moving around the board. The war rat can’t actually pick up treasure (obviously) but it’s great for harrying opposing figures.
And lastly, we have my lowly thug. This figure is bereft of armor, clutching only a short sword. I believe it’s a Grenadier ratman warrior. Thugs are cheap fillers in most Frostgrave warbands, and I’m expecting nothing less from this diminutive ratman.
And that’s it: Ignatius the Grey Monk and his Omen Hunters. Stay tuned for a battle report from our upcoming game of Frostgrave!