Monday, 21 June 2021

Pulling the Crew Together - A Rogue Trader in Stargrave

The best bit about Frostgrave was the way that it allowed players to delve into their collections, dust off old figures and breathe new life into them. Stargrave has that very same appeal for me, and whilst there are some lovely new figures I could use, it's also great to use the rules as a driver to form a new warband around existing figures.



Over the last few blogposts, I've been pulling together a few additions to bulk out Inquisitor Clousseau's 5-strong group into a 10-strong playable Stargrave crew. I hadn't used Inquisitor Clousseau in a game since I painted him, but now there are no excuses!


The full Stargrave crew. Also usable in other small-scale skirmish games!


My crew build is as follows:

Inquisitor Clousseau (Captain) - Rogue

Cinereal Jeannie (First Mate) - Pscionist

Navigator Phineas (Grenadier) - 100pts

Gyll the Piscean (Sentry) - 50pts

Rico "Snakey" Vitovitch, Pilot (Hacker) - 20pts

Short Jern Silvo, ratling chef (Chiseler) - 20pts

Trooper Kay (Trooper) - 50pts

Trooper Venk (Trooper) - 50pts

Trooper Feld (Trooper) - 50pts

Trooper Brundt (Trooper) - 50pts


The navigator-as-grenadier probably needs a little bit of explaining away, but I figure that the effects of grenades probably works quite nicely as a mechanism to represent a deadly blast from a third eye in the navigator's forehead!


L-R: Short Jern Silvo, Trooper Kay, Inquisitor Clousseau, Cinereal Jeannie & Trooper Venk.

L-R: Pilot Vitovitch, Navigator Phineas, Gyll, Trooper Brundt, Trooper Feld.

I'm very much looking forward to a similar process with some other figures - it's a fun way to refresh and update, and get figures onto the table!

12 comments:

  1. That's a great bunch of spacefarers to drop on the table for some fun games. Looking forward to reading how their luck holds out!

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    1. Thanks Dai! It's nice to pull together a group of figures that otherwise might have been left without a particular purpose. And if you're led by a Stetson-wearing leader, I reckon there's plenty of luck going!!

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  2. Hoho, so great! Charming crew, can't wait to see them in action! Would love to hear your thoughts on Stargrave too!

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    1. Thanks Suber! So far my opinion on Stargrave is theoretical, but I'm very much looking forward to playing it 🙂

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  3. I knew it! Man, this crew looks so great. Fantastic job! Love the colors and how well the crew all blends. Also a great way to flush out a previously unfinished project. Hope to do the same shortly! The galaxy is just waiting to be explored and plundered.

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    1. It wasn't my best-kept secret over the last month or so 😉

      Really pleased you think they hang together as a group in spite of the variety.

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  4. Very nice indeed! There are some truly classic miniatures there. I like how they come together as a group, too.

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  5. Great looking bunch! And as Suber says, looking forward to your thoughts on the Stargrave. When you have the chance. I ought to grab a copy of that.

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    1. I'll do my best to get round to nothing my thoughts. I'm a fan of Frostgrave, but it will be interesting to see how much ranged combat alters the game-play.

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  6. That's a really nice ensemble you got there. I am partial to Short Jern Silvo as the best of the lot.

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    1. Thanks! You can't really beat a ratling chef in terms of character!

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