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Offline Von Kurst

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #600 on: August 03, 2016, 11:26:32 PM »
I miss the battle reports.  Just sayin'. 
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #601 on: August 04, 2016, 01:08:02 PM »
Me too.
But I guess the thrill is gone...?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #602 on: August 04, 2016, 02:18:34 PM »
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

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Offline Midaski

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #603 on: October 03, 2016, 03:53:58 PM »
The new Nickstarter is up today on North Star

Level 3 - The Warlord might appeal if you just want a Barbarian Lord leading an army of 80 Warriors

http://nstarmagazine.com/FORGOTTEN_PACTS.htm

 For ordering:
http://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=195&page=1
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Offline Finlay

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #604 on: October 03, 2016, 04:30:03 PM »
I kinda like those models, but don't really want any barbarians.
I also wasn't too impressed with the adventurer kit, quality wise actually. It just felt clunky.
I love the new thief, clearly the standout. The Thieves are always the best!

I've also decided I'm not too keen on the business model of lots of small upgrades, unless he does a "goty" edition, a book with all the supplements once a year or something.

I suppose they're trying to ensure interest in it is re-spiked every few months?

My instinct is it would be a fun thing to run a couple month long campaign with your gaming group every year or two, but not something to be continously played?

dunno, I don't play enough to test this really!
I don't care about the rules.

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Offline Mogsam

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #605 on: October 03, 2016, 05:14:04 PM »
I want the Gnolls! But have no use for them!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #606 on: October 03, 2016, 06:27:19 PM »
I've continued to be tempted by this game, yet still resisting since I have so many other projects in progress to finish.  And there are those halfmen coming, too!
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #607 on: October 04, 2016, 01:33:44 AM »
I want the Gnolls! But have no use for them!

Me too.
I like the cultists. And the new barbarians. And the soldiers. Currently resisting.
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Offline Ursa Doom

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #608 on: October 06, 2016, 02:27:47 PM »
I like the barbarians and I will probably get some in the future, but I don't really need any right now.

Offline Cannonofdoom

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #609 on: October 07, 2016, 04:23:46 PM »
How does this game compare to Mordheim?
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Offline Von Kurst

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #610 on: October 07, 2016, 08:11:50 PM »
I finally got a hold of some cultists.  Gods they are tiny.  Kind of like the Lord of the Rings GW figs.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #611 on: October 07, 2016, 08:19:47 PM »
Regarding the cultists being tiny ... hmmm.
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Offline Padre

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #612 on: October 08, 2016, 11:56:59 AM »
As shown in several threads and posts the cultists match Perry miniatures, and they can be kit bashed together. See my recent campaign posts for images of the cultists alongside GW flagellants. Seem OK to me, and I never noticed anything odd as I sorted the pictures.
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Offline Von Kurst

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #613 on: October 08, 2016, 04:31:44 PM »
Matching Perry Minis only helps if you have Perry Minis to match, which I don't.  It also doesn't make them not tiny.   Some folks are bothered more by scale differences than others.  Count me bothered.  :Ohmy:
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Offline Cannonofdoom

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #614 on: October 08, 2016, 04:41:28 PM »
How does this game compare to Mordheim?

 :?
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Offline Padre

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #615 on: October 08, 2016, 07:17:42 PM »
Matching Perry Minis only helps if you have Perry Minis to match, which I don't.  It also doesn't make them not tiny.   Some folks are bothered more by scale differences than others.  Count me bothered.  :Ohmy:

Mixed together with GW flagellant/free company mash-ups in this scene from a recent Tilean campaign post they don't look too out of place.


There's a bunch more pics in that story ... http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php/topic,46787.msg987891.html#msg987891
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #616 on: October 10, 2016, 11:48:25 AM »
Well - maybe the bubble has burst?

The Nickstarter for the Barbarians expansion hit £13,000+ after the first day ............ and it has just been updated today a week later and it's only £14275.00
So big fans jumped in straightaway and took advantage of the 10% extra off, and then it flatlined. 
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Offline Finlay

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #617 on: October 10, 2016, 02:22:30 PM »
I do suspect I think it's a fun system to do a campaign every couple of years with your gaming group but Don't think it necesarily lends itself to continous play, and the model of small incremental releases, i'm not sure each one is necesarilly enough to rejig your gaming group to run another campaign.



Maybe Rufus should suggest his LGS runs a campaign using all the rulebooks so far once the barbarian one is released!
I don't care about the rules.

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #618 on: October 11, 2016, 12:23:13 AM »
I really would like to find a system that was scalable from a detailed Skirmish leval to a battle system. I am looking to try Dragon Rampant but it seems a bit simplistic.
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Offline Von Kurst

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #619 on: October 11, 2016, 10:03:20 PM »
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There's a bunch more pics in that story ...

I have the models.  I have empire flagellants... I can look at them side by side.  Frostgrave is a smaller scale.  Many folks don't mind, just saying in this case I do.

I really would like to find a system that was scalable from a detailed Skirmish leval to a battle system. I am looking to try Dragon Rampant but it seems a bit simplistic.

Warhammer 6th edition.  It was awesome.  Or Warhammer 5th and Mordheim...ran a couple of campaigns that way.  Good times.
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Offline Padre

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #620 on: October 12, 2016, 04:26:53 PM »
If everyone was all the same height, that really would be a fantasy world! Take a look at this pic of a few of my chums in my reenactment regiment. I'd say some of those were 20mm (the old 1:72nd scale), some 25mm and some 28mm heroic scale. This is what a bunch of real world men look like standing together!

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Offline Midaski

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #621 on: October 16, 2016, 01:24:46 PM »
Barbarian Sprues in the new set.





5 Bodies
10 Heads
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Offline Padre

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #622 on: October 16, 2016, 04:36:51 PM »
They'd make very fine WFB norsemen. Or irregulars/militia of the northern Empire provinces. Even though my current campaign is set in Tilea, I am so tempted. Are there pictures of them constructed and painted? I have vague (perhaps false) memories of such.

[edit] Ooops! Just seen the image in the other manufacturers thread.
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #623 on: October 16, 2016, 05:42:37 PM »
There's "Box Art" in the other thread I think -

Here's a pic of one of the metal figures on the left and 2 assembled plastic ones



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Offline Gankom

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #624 on: December 26, 2016, 03:41:11 AM »
I miss this thread and my local store is contemplating a Frostgrave campaign. Does anyone have any more recent pictures of built barbarians? I'm curious to see what can be done with the kit, and my google searches all seem to jump to the same few pictures or the soldier set.