I’m starting a new category called “Friday Grab Bag” which will be some random wargaming thoughts and what I’ve been working on. I’ll try to make an entry, no matter how big or small, every Friday. Very low impact posts which may or may not include some pictures. So here we go.
My son and I have played a bit of Frostgrave over the summer up until about when school started. We are both enjoying it a lot. It is sort of a table top lite role playing system. My only quibble with the game is how “swingy” combat can be. You can be well defended, behind a stone wall and be killed in 1 shot. While this makes some sense, since your head is exposed, it makes less sense when the figure is standing in the open. Combat damage is the difference between the opponents armor and the final attack roll. So if you rolled a 24 and your opponent rolled a 23, just missing the block, you would then compare it to the opponents armor and the difference between the two is the damage taken. Most characters can take 10 points. Armor is usually 10-14.
I’ve been looking a bit at 2WW by One Small Step. It is a game of the war in Europe in the 1940s, not unlike Third Reich by Avalon Hill. The depth seems about the same but as Third Reich but the scale is a little smaller and the rules mechanics are a bit more simple. However, the game still seems to cover all of the same aspect. You can find ut more on the BGG page. I plan on picking up the PnP version from Wargame Vault.
I have started back to my Desert War project. I am currently painting a German mortor infantry regiment for the 5th light division. I’ve done plenty of research on the colors and even found the correct colors in stock at the local hobby shop. Oh happy days! It is not really the laser focus you might be expecting. I am actually just clearing the paint table. I finished up my ACW cavalry…that one bag I missed out on when I painted them up the first time. I am happy to report that the Union and Confederate forces have their full compliments now. There are also about 24 Orcs that need paint. I am painting each set with different skin colors. I have Dark Brown, Ochre and Medium Gray. While I am not to happy with the Gray skins (the gray blends with the metal armor too much) they do still look good enough.