Our first game of Warhammer 40,000 was a large force (1,500point) game that allowed us to get lots of toys on the table. Our second game was a smaller affair (1000points).
The lower point value made me drop some of the heavier units. No heavy support means the need for a faster, flexible strike force. The Terminators remained in play with a razorback to provide some long range firepower. My fast options changed from assault marines to a squadron of Land speeders. This included a newly painted speeder with Typhoon launchers. A scout squad also adds some pinpoint firepower that may be required to pick of high value or harder targets.
I have often looked at my marines force and wondered why I painted some units with a bright yellow undercoat (I had a good reason I am sure when I did it) the speeder and scouts show the original Green/ Yellow camouflage that was my plan. I guess that marines should not really be dressed in camouflage but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
I was unable to take photos of the game we played but I can tell you it was a hard fought game. My opponent brought out his Spacewolves and played a force of Terminators and Elites with a leader that was in fact a Venerable Dreadnought.
He played a reserved tactical game but then failed to hold his objectives and opened him self up for a heavy hit to the Dreadnought which left him without a leader.
Soon after this game was played a small game called Frostgrave was released and hit the shelves with a huge wave of interest.
Frostgrave will, I am sure, be our next major investment. In this case the investment will be minimal on miniatures as only ten can be played in a crew. The investment may be made in wandering creatures and scenery to play the various missions listed in the book…
Only time will tell…
3 thoughts on “40K Followup And Falter/ Frostgraves Infiltration.”
I just picked up frostgrave myself and it’s got me in a serious mood to make some extra terrain. I’m very excited to try it out myself.
The question is… to snow or not to snow. Do you make it all frosty or leave the scenery so it can be more universally used??? My preference is for flexibility (I flit from game to game so often that scenery for just one setting may be a mistake).
That said I have just bought a frost covered cobblestone mat…