Some weeks ago I played my first game of Frostgrave, now it seems the game is starting to have some traction at the club with more people willing to get involved and next week we will have another game so now it’s time to level up and spend some of the money I found in the treasure chests !
My wizard, Xandaras, is an Elementalist and he is the only character in my warband that is allowed to level up, apprentice will follow up on stats and henchmen cannot level up:
In the last game I gained 280 xp, every 100 xp is a new level so my wizard is now level 3 and I can choose two advancement
+1 Health: I found out health is quite important in this game, even one point more can make the difference in losing or winning, therefore my obvious first choice.
+1 Elemental Bolt: I love this spell and Xandaras will become very good at casting it!
I rolled the treasure at the end of my previous game, this is what I found:
Scrolls : Absorb Knowledge, Transpose, Fast Act, Strength
Grimoire : Monstrous Form
Magic Items: Bow +2 damage
Lot of scrolls, which might become useful in the future, but Xandaras already know Absorb Knowledge so I am going to sell it for 100 gc. I intend to invest those 100 to buy a Ranger to which I will give the +2 bow. The grimoire will be used next time I level up.
With a total of 400 gc in my treasury (10 were left from warband building, 290 I found as treasure and 100 for selling the scroll) I will invest in buy some extra henchmen but first it’s time to establish a home base. Home bases are free and can be established after the first game.
Inn – I decided Xandaras love good beers and company so his home base will be an inn: The Triple Dong. Inns are good in Frostgrave because you can have one more henchmen to add to you maximum number of soldier.
Now it’s time to buy more henchmen, my warband is already 9 men strong so I can just add one, but because I have a Inn I can actually add two!
Ranger (100 gc) Quite useful, very good stats, perfect for my shiny new bow +2 damage
Man-at-arms (80 gc) Good defense, good hitting power and I wanted a model with a shield!
I now have a base of operation, a big warband and still some cash in the treasury (220 gc), now about the miniatures. Even if I used Lord of the Rings miniatures I decided to support the game and buy figures from the official range so I bought a blist with elementalist wizard and apprentice and a box of Frostgrave soldiers, also a blister of treasure tokens because they were cool, so now it’s time to assemble my warband for the next game.
Here a useful google doc in which I keep track of my Warband