|Basil and his henchmen consider the treasure-laden cultist cart|
To add to the game, one of the seven players was my son Norman, who has recently finished painting a war band for Frostgrave out of spare Reaper Bones we’ve had around the house. He came up from DC for the day, but it was a rough day for his band. His apprentice was killed and the pickings were somewhat slim, as he found himself embroiled in an extended scuffle with another treasure hunter.
|Son Norman showed up for the festivities|
Later in the afternoon, he and I continued the series of Hordes of the Things games we have been running recently. I mocked up a sample army of the Cold Islanders (Viking-inspired barbarians) that I finished a unit for this week, and Norman took an army led by an ancient magician featuring giant scorpion demons (behemoths in HotT terms).
|Giant scorpion demons, from the TSR Dragonstrike game|
Unfortunately for me, I had not considered that war bands such as my barbarians are particularly vulnerable to behemoths, and his army swept the field in short order, with the only worrying moment from his point of view being a single unsuccessful raid on his stronghold by one of my two heroes.
|The Cold Islander archers as completed|
At least the archers came out looking satisfactory…I dug around in the “pending paint” box and decided that I would work on two stands of two-handed axemen (blades in HotT) as my next effort for this project.