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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #625 on: December 26, 2016, 05:33:16 AM »
Did anyone buy the gnolls?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #626 on: December 26, 2016, 10:39:06 AM »
Hello! Me and my lovely girlfriend is going to get into Frostgrave. I miss playing with minis and she miss D&D questing. So I got the rulebook and wonder how many expansion there are?

I read something about an expansion introducing a more character like soldier, The Captain, and that sounded interesting.

And are there expansion that allows you to play anything else beside humans? Like playing the gnolls or the undead?

How many expansions are there, really?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #627 on: December 26, 2016, 12:16:03 PM »
3 big expansions.
http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=7684
http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=8455
http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=8749

captains was a small supplement rule PDF.

You can usr whatever minis you want, so could paly any race that way.

I also believe there are rules and official models for gnolls.
I don't care about the rules.

Pass the machete.

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #628 on: December 26, 2016, 12:43:01 PM »
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.

Some in the Other Manufacturers thread.

Otherwise got to Northstar and look in the albums off their media pages.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Star-Military-Figures/218634441498799

https://twitter.com/Nicknorthstar

Kev Dallimore ( Of Foundry connection) does a lot of sample painting for them.


Mathi - Empire and Bretonnian figures are easily usable - metals or plastics.
The different types of 'soldier' in your warband are distinguished mainly by their weapons - WYSIWYG helps but is not critical.
The 'armour' on most figures is usually mail rather than plate, but wont matter.

I have made warbands from my human stuff very easily.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2016, 12:47:51 PM by Midaski »
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #629 on: December 26, 2016, 12:45:24 PM »
Jolly good! I think I am going to send a warrior priest with some henchmens to investigate this foul place! I think I will play him as Thaumaturge.

My lassie will probably go with a witch. Suits her since she is an active pagan.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #630 on: December 28, 2016, 01:47:20 PM »
Did anyone buy the gnolls?

Yeah I picked a box up for Christmas. Need some sort scale comparison or some such?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #631 on: December 28, 2016, 03:05:09 PM »
I almost got myself a box of the Frostgrave soldiers, but decided on Perry 1813 to 1815 Prussians instead.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #632 on: December 28, 2016, 05:08:38 PM »
Thanks Midaski for the links. Cant believe I didn't think of twitter.

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #633 on: December 30, 2016, 11:33:25 PM »
Did anyone buy the gnolls?

Yeah I picked a box up for Christmas. Need some sort scale comparison or some such?

Yes please. Maybe between a human, goblin or skaven? Also a real life photo, because most pictures were CAD.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #634 on: January 03, 2017, 03:58:37 AM »
Wow. those peasant/soldier kits look like they'd be great for Men at arms conversions

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #635 on: February 07, 2017, 08:05:50 PM »
Yes please. Maybe between a human, goblin or skaven? Also a real life photo, because most pictures were CAD.

Well the old camera needed new batteries but got it to work eventually

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #636 on: February 08, 2017, 01:08:00 AM »
Hmmm! A little bigger than i was thinking - basically human height?
Still, there aren't any other gnolls on the market, and the quality looks good, so i guess into the 'to buy' list.

How does the sizing and posing look for kitbashes? Handswaps and the like?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #637 on: February 08, 2017, 02:11:20 AM »
Hmmm! A little bigger than i was thinking - basically human height?
Still, there aren't any other gnolls on the market, and the quality looks good, so i guess into the 'to buy' list.

How does the sizing and posing look for kitbashes? Handswaps and the like?

Basically, they would be 'taller' but they have the orcish stoop thing going for them. As for kit bashes much of it would work and much like the other frostgrave plastics there are plenty of bits hands swaps should work just fine, I've no beastmen bits on hand but I thin Ungor stuff would work back and forth with these though a touch larger.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #638 on: February 08, 2017, 07:21:28 PM »
Not sure if I like that figure or not. :icon_neutral:
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #639 on: February 09, 2017, 12:33:00 AM »
I like it, I'm a fan. With a good paint job that guy would look beastly. He looks a bit shorter with the stop, but I think it fits with gnolls.

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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #640 on: February 09, 2017, 01:14:18 AM »
Are all the gnoll heads wearing hoods and such?

I was more thinking human hands, rather than ungor (all my ungor bits are used up)
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #641 on: February 09, 2017, 01:40:16 AM »
Are all the gnoll heads wearing hoods and such?

I was more thinking human hands, rather than ungor (all my ungor bits are used up)

Mope that was just the head I used. Some have hoods some not though all do need a bit of green stuff main behind them to look better, bit of an empty space with out it.

Human hands would work too though the weaponry would look a bit too good, most of the boxes other Gnoll weapons are on the crude end, rather like beastmen.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #642 on: February 14, 2017, 11:50:01 PM »
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Still, there aren't any other gnolls on the market, and the quality looks good, so i guess into the 'to buy' list.


Reaper has  gnolls...

https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/gnoll
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #643 on: February 15, 2017, 09:25:44 AM »
To specify, Plastic multipose.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #644 on: February 15, 2017, 03:02:48 PM »
Those reaper figures seem to be quite detailed in appearance, much more so than the Frostgrave ones.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #645 on: March 05, 2017, 07:16:56 PM »
One nice development has been folks taking Frostgrave campaigns and adapting them to Mordheim...

To specify, Plastic multipose.

Well, OK.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #646 on: March 08, 2017, 09:36:53 AM »
Folio is hitting letterboxes - everywhere except my house it appears.

Crazy Nickstarter - all the stretch freebies for just the cost of the book alone.

..... and now we see the next addition:



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June 2017 release.
 The Frozen City harbours many secrets, and not all of them are ancient. While most adventurers who brave the dangers seek wealth and lost magic, some journey into Frostgrave for more personal reasons…

This expansion for Frostgrave consists of 40 Ulterior Motive cards, which add variety, depth, and new tactical challenges to wargames in the Frozen City. Each card presents the player with a specific task to accomplish and offers rewards if they succeed. Some of these missions must be revealed to all of the players, others must be kept secret. Will your wizard seek to slay a great demon? Rescue a desperate captive? Bring retribution to an enemy? All wizards seek power, but what are their ulterior motives?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #647 on: March 08, 2017, 12:27:59 PM »
Saw that though I don't get why a deck of 40 cards is going to run $26, nearly twice the price of any of the expansion campaigns and slightly more than the core rulebook itself.
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #648 on: March 08, 2017, 01:25:11 PM »
I haven't seen a price?
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Re: Frostgrave
« Reply #649 on: March 08, 2017, 01:30:01 PM »
It is up for pre-order on Amazon already and perhaps the cards won't be carried directly by Amazon unlike the books. Probably be the same problem as with the miniatures which I find cheaper to buy from the UK than buy here in the states, $22 for on the of plastic boxes from the UK and $35 here sometimes more.
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