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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Frostgrave
« on: August 05, 2015, 03:42:28 PM »
I've finally finished painting my first Frostgrave models.

Ice toad, chronomancer, apprentice, snow leopard.



The leopard chases some giant rat skeletons (the skeletons are from Mantic).


I didn't think I'd be able to paint the leopard properly, and sure enough I couldn't. Never mind.

I'm not sure if I want to add snow to the bases or not. It would probably look nice, but then I'd feel like I'd need to do if for any model I was using for Frostgrave... which would result in them looking weird next to the snowless models when I used them for other games.


Now I want to see Midaski's painted Frostgrave models!  :icon_razz:
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Offline Finlay

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 03:53:25 PM »
Great I love the wizards!

the leopard looks good although the photo makes it look grey?

and model wise, the pic of it chasing rats make it look in funny proportions. sort of fat and dumpy, not sleek!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 03:56:32 PM »
They're not fat! Just big boned!  :closed-eyes:
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 04:10:48 PM »
Now I want to see Midaski's painted Frostgrave models!  :icon_razz:

So do I  :engel:

However I have some pics of the game Matt and I had a couple of weekends ago - this gives me somewhere to post them, and I used my extensive collection to proxy all the models
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2015, 07:08:14 PM »
Rufus is back to painting! :icon_eek: :::cheers:::
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Offline Gankom

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2015, 07:37:21 PM »
Whats the ruleset like for Frostgrave? I'd never heard of it before today, but looking at the models it looks kinda neat. I like the different wizard characters.

Offline knightofthelance

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 02:09:39 AM »
I forgot to get in on that "nickstarter" and I'm kicking myself for it a bit. Almost all the wizards and nice, and that plastic sprue of henchmen looks fantastic.

I understand what you mean on teh bases, but "Frostgrave" with no snow? Doesn't seem right.

Offline Westfalia

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2015, 07:28:56 AM »
"Frostgrave" with no snow? Doesn't seem right.

I used the rules for a dungeon crawl and they worked well.  :-)

Offline Syphon

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 08:10:21 PM »
What is this Frostgrave? I like the chronomancer a lot.
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Offline Timbor

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2015, 08:45:58 PM »
Frostgrave is a new skirmish game, kinda like Mordheim but it is centred around your wizard.  The wizard (and apprentice) are the only models that level up - your henchmen stay the same but can be equipped with an extra/magic item.

It is D20 based.

The rules are pretty streamlined, so it should play a bit smoother than Mordheim.  I am excited to try it out - have been reading the rules and they sound pretty good.
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Offline Syphon

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2015, 08:53:32 PM »
Are they all of different schools of magic? The wizards, I mean?
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Offline Sceleris

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2015, 09:03:13 PM »
I like the wizard/apprentice packs they've done.  Have you picked up the multi-part henchman kit?

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2015, 09:12:44 PM »
Yes Syph, there are 10 different schools of magic.

In the view of what has happened since I also wish I'd picked the game up, though it's very much a Mordheim clone at first glance.

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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2015, 09:38:44 PM »
the leopard looks good although the photo makes it look grey?

and model wise, the pic of it chasing rats make it look in funny proportions. sort of fat and dumpy, not sleek!

It is grey! Greyish anyway. That's just how it ended up. The real animal is greyish too.

I'm outraged that you called him fat.


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However I have some pics of the game Matt and I had a couple of weekends ago - this gives me somewhere to post them

Let's see them then!


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Have you picked up the multi-part henchman kit?

I have. I'm going to paint them next. It's a nice kit.


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Are they all of different schools of magic? The wizards, I mean?

The wizard types are: chronomancer, elementalist, enchanter, necromancer, illusionist, sigilist, soothsayer, summoner, thaumaturgist, witch. Each wizard has a main school, three allied schools, and one opposed school (the others being neutral). You start with eight spells, which you get to choose.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2015, 04:47:09 PM »
Hmmm, looks interesting. I wish there was a picture of the contents of the soldiers box, though. Would be an interesting regiment, methinks. Easy Kislevites maybe.

Hmm...



I like that the necromancer isn't basically a zombie himself. I might get him.
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2015, 05:22:27 PM »
Wow.  I loke the looks of those sprues!  Are those available yet?
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2015, 05:24:58 PM »
North Star itself has no information on that as far as I can tell, so I guess they are.
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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2015, 05:34:54 PM »
They are available, yes. I have some!
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2015, 05:51:04 PM »
Where are they hiding!  Or perhaps there isn't a place in the States yet where they're available?
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2015, 07:22:33 PM »
They are based in the UK, which might indeed mean that they are not available in the States. But they do offer worldwide shipping:

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Offline Sceleris

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2015, 08:09:17 PM »
Syphon - cheers for posting the pics of the sprues.  They look well worth picking up given the price

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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2015, 08:13:03 PM »
I know, right? They make me want to change my birthday gift from a laptop to a bunch of stuff from North Star, including these guys.
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Offline Gankom

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2015, 09:02:37 PM »
I've wanted to order some stuff from North Star from awhile. I like a lot of their French & Indian war stuff as well, these models are only adding to the wish list.

Offline Syphon

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2015, 06:06:05 PM »
I want some of their Achtung! Cthulhu models. Nothing like combining evils to make überevil!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2015, 01:46:47 PM »
*grunts* We require additional funds.

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