Monday, January 14, 2019

Rangers of Shadow Deep

The author who wrote Frostgrave, Joseph McCullough,  has written another ruleset, called The Rangers of Shadow Deep. This is a self published title that is available from RPGNow. You can get Print on Demand or PDF. I got both. 

Using roughly the same rules from Frostgrave, for a cooperative or solo game, this looks to be alot of fun. You play a Ranger and his companions that have to explore the strange area known as The Shadow Deep. A dark Evil is consuming the land swallowing up villages and kingdoms in it's Black Clouds. Sort of a cross between Lord of the Rings and X-files. 

The play is solo or cooperative based. I've never done a solo wargame, so I am looking forward to it. I needed a Ranger and companions to start my missions. I looked through my basement of unpainted figures and found a newly purchased box of Human Warriors from Northstar's upcoming game, Oathmark. I thought these would do nicely.

I came up with the concept of a Capt leading a small band of Soldiers, as opposed to a Strider type Ranger. So I pulled out 5 Plastic figures and one metal Champion. This would be the base of the warband. As they are supposed to be part of the same unit/army I picked a common color scheme that I would use across all 6. While painting them I came up with the name of the unit, The Alladore Grey's. Alladore being the Kingdom where the game is set.

Here is Captain Vallador and his men. 

The rules allow the main character, the Ranger, to add or subtract companions(Red Shirts) as needed. I will paint up some addition soldiers types for the Warband, and eventually paint enough Alladore Grey's to make a Unit or 2 for Oathmark.

My first painted figures of 2019! More to come.