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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/04/22 08:16:51


Post by: zedmeister


Not seen these posted yet. Looks like we've got some new stuff coming up for Frostgrave's 2nd edition launch. First off, some sort of Resin and/or MDF terrain offering from Kromlech.

Teaser Video:




Annoucement: https://www.kromlech.eu/EN-H5/1/389/frostgrave-2nd-edition-collaboration.html


Second is the first expansion for 2nd edition called the Red King. Synopsis:

Fires rage throughout the Frozen City as an inhuman army pours out of the cracks between realities. In the distant past, a cabal of city elders sought to save their lives by making a pact with a demon prince. and now the Red King has come to collect what he is owed, claiming Frostgrave as his own. Many have already fled before the Red King's demonic hordes, while others seek to weather the storm, turning their bases into make makeshift fortresses. The wizards of Frostgrave must choose - do they stand and fight, or do they abandon this great repository of mystical knowledge to the ravages of unearthly fire?
The Red King is the first supplement designed for Frostgrave: Second Edition. In this sprawling, epic campaign, wizards will be pushed to their limits, fighting not only against one another and the perils of the Frozen City, but also against an invading army. As the Red King's power grows, the laws of magic and nature will start to bend. Can the wizards put aside their differences long enough to oppose this common foe, or will greed and mistrust doom them all?


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/04/22 11:15:23


Post by: Crispy78


Terrain looks sweet!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/03 16:39:21


Post by: zedmeister


Terrain detail video launched




Love the bell tower


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/03 17:41:30


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Great stuff there from Kromlech / Tabletop Scenics,

I love the bell tower as well, and the ruined (wizards?) tower with the pentagram is pretty special too

(and I was just coming to post it as well)


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/03 18:47:05


Post by: Theophony


I hope Official doesn’t mean you have to use these. I just bought a 3D printer and have been going to town printing buildings and objectives for Frostgrave.

Gargoyles look terrible. There really is only so much you can do with laser cut MDF.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/03 19:02:55


Post by: lord_blackfang


 Theophony wrote:
I hope Official doesn’t mean you have to use these.


How could you possibly conclude that


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/03 20:13:19


Post by: zedmeister


 Theophony wrote:
I hope Official doesn’t mean you have to use these.


Same as the official mat from Pworks in that this is a licenced tie in:

https://www.pworkwargames.com/en/gaming-mats/33-299--wargames-terrain-mat.html#/1-material-pvc_vinyl/6-size-3x3_92x92cm


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/03 21:20:46


Post by: Ancestral Hamster


 Theophony wrote:
I hope Official doesn’t mean you have to use these. I just bought a 3D printer and have been going to town printing buildings and objectives for Frostgrave.
Osprey is not Greed Workshop. Also, how could Osprey enforce "Official" miniatures and terrain only? They don't have dedicated stores or host tournaments. So use what you like.

As for Frostgrave 2nd ed. Here are teasers for the new edition from the designer's blog.
Frostgrave: Second Edition – Rumour Mill 1
Frostgrave 2 – Wizards and Apprentices


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/03 21:30:05


Post by: Hybrid Son Of Oxayotl


Yes, Frostgrave is famous as a game that lets you use any miniature you want, not the just the official one. I'm not sure why exactly this reputation is so strong. But it wouldn't be coherent to say "You can use any miniature you want, but don't even think of using unofficial terrain".


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/04 05:19:51


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


Exactly, the first edition rulebook even contained a bunch of pictures featuring miniatures from other companies (slightly converted Fireforge and Wargames Factory/Warlord Games figures from memory).

This is just a tie-in product that enables players to pick up some suitable terrain easily, while the Frostgrave branding will raise the visibility. And, by the looks of it, some of the terrain will be made with certain scenarios in mind (Silent Tower and the likes).

Anyway, looks pretty good, and wargame-friendly (pieces of various sizes, with higher and lower walls, elevations, all the things that help make skirmish games interesting). I like the style. Looks like the winter bits are all added too (the snow is three-dimensional, as are the icicles obviously), so should be good for warmer settings too.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/08 19:11:55


Post by: Easy E


It looks like it is "official" in that the terrain is based on actual Frostgrave scenarios.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/08 20:00:49


Post by: lord_blackfang


It's "official" in that it's licensed.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/09 02:58:02


Post by: Ancestral Hamster


 lord_blackfang wrote:
It's "official" in that it's licensed.

 Easy E wrote:
It looks like it is "official" in that the terrain is based on actual Frostgrave scenarios.

While Lord Blackfang is correct in the business/legal sense, Easy E has the point much of the terrain is designed around specific scenarios from Frostgrave, such as The Silent Tower or the Living Museum. That makes playing said scenarios easier for newcomers to Frostgrave. I'm sure many of us improvised using whatever we had in our existing terrain collections.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/09 06:22:45


Post by: Hanskrampf


So what's the material of the terrain? Is it pre-coloured MDF?
I kinda can't find anything on this.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/09 09:45:19


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Plain MDF (so you'll need to paint it yourself)


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/19 09:59:16


Post by: zedmeister


Joe's published a new Devblog on how Soldiers work:

https://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/2020/06/frostgrave-2-soldiers.html

Looks like there'll be a limit on certain types


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/19 12:02:20


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


Not surprising that the cheapest soldiers can now be hired for free after seeing that same system introduced in Ghost Archipelago, and it's a good one I think (haven't actually played it) - losing a few guys really sets you back, even more so as dragging treasure off the table also results in the loss of that figure for the rest of the game.

Limiting the specialists I'm not sure about; probably good for game balance, but as there is no soldier progression, it seems odd for a late-campaign warband to still be a few guys with good gear and a bunch of lowly thugs, rather than the better skilled and equipped bodyguard you would want for your wizard. Accumulation of gold will have to be slowed down too, unless there are other interesting things to spend your money on (and just buying piles of magic items doesn't feel right, after all the trouble you go through to find them).


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/19 12:24:35


Post by: lord_blackfang


Same as Ghost Archipelago, no surprises there.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/19 13:50:39


Post by: Siygess


 Coenus Scaldingus wrote:
Not surprising that the cheapest soldiers can now be hired for free after seeing that same system introduced in Ghost Archipelago, and it's a good one I think (haven't actually played it) - losing a few guys really sets you back, even more so as dragging treasure off the table also results in the loss of that figure for the rest of the game.

Limiting the specialists I'm not sure about; probably good for game balance, but as there is no soldier progression, it seems odd for a late-campaign warband to still be a few guys with good gear and a bunch of lowly thugs, rather than the better skilled and equipped bodyguard you would want for your wizard. Accumulation of gold will have to be slowed down too, unless there are other interesting things to spend your money on (and just buying piles of magic items doesn't feel right, after all the trouble you go through to find them).


Yeah, agreed. This seems to favour better game balance for one-off games or short campaigns, but in the long run I'm not sure what you are supposed to do with all the gold you acquire. With GA, I guess there was the "sailing home" tax so perhaps we will see something similar. Also, I'm not going to lie, I'm sad about the changes to Treasure Hunters. None of the other soldier types really stood out as being cool choices and now I guess the poor Treasure Hunter has joined them in my ambivalence


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/06/19 14:01:45


Post by: zedmeister


He may have drastically reduced the gold you get as well. It was fairly easy to just build up gold especially with spells like create grimoire


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/06 18:20:22


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


So the gist of the specialist box is its guys in heavier armor. Fair enough. Combined with all the other northstar kits out there that should allow for plenty of unique looking guys.

Really curious what kinds of parts will be included to designate these guy as specialists over the regular frostgrave soldiers.

I know better quality soldiers like knights, archers, and treasure hunters are all considered specialists now.

I'm wondering if we'll see more esoteric parts on the sprue to make things like an apothecary, mystic, bard, or demon hunter.

We've got a lot of the basic gear already covered well enough on the regular soldier sprue, so I hope this one has a lot of flashy gear (possibly to help bling out wizards while we're at it)!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/06 18:23:42


Post by: Theophony


I’d love to get some of the figs, but Miniaturemarket is always out of stock. I don’t want to have to pay to have them shipped from England if they could just supply enough through their distribution channels.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/06 18:33:43


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I suspect that it may be MM underordering rather than them not making enough available

(have you tried Brigade Games in the USA as that's who they normally partner with for the Nickstarters ?)


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/06 19:52:16


Post by: Sqorgar


 Theophony wrote:
I’d love to get some of the figs, but Miniaturemarket is always out of stock. I don’t want to have to pay to have them shipped from England if they could just supply enough through their distribution channels.
MM isn't the best place to get them (they don't even carry the two newish wizard boxes). I've been ordering them off Amazon on the occasions that they have prime shipping - but they always come in crushed boxes because they package them in bubble envelopes, for some reason.

From what I understand, Brigade Games is the (main? official?) US distributor of North Star stuff. They don't just carry the plastics, but the metal minis as well, for the whole line. I ordered some Oathmark stuff last week and it shipped pretty quickly (should be arriving today). Unless something goes wrong, I don't have any complaints with the service and will probably make another order next month. North Star has some newer Oathmark stuff (like the light elf infantry and additional metal champions), so I'm hoping Brigade will get the newer stuff in by then.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/06 20:42:27


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I usually order through my FLGS to support them, and they seem to have problems getting or keeping Frostgrave in stock. Guess I better put in a special order soon..


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/07 03:42:34


Post by: Rivetbull


More Frostgrave second edition info. This time a bit about scenarios in the new edition, a d a new kit for the better soldiers..

————————————————————————————————
It’s July and that means that Frostgrave: Second Edition comes out next month! Under normal circumstances, I would have a copy of the book by now, as advances would have been air-freighted to the Osprey office. However, at the moment, there is no one at home at the Osprey office, and no central location where such advances can be sent, so I have to wait for the ship to arrive and the books to get into the warehouse. I’ll keep you updated.

Another bit of news, I know a lot of people have asked about a Nickstarter. Unfortunately, there will not be a Nickstarter this time around. Believe me, North Star would love to do one, but with their reduced staff and the reduced reliability at every step in the supply chain, it just isn’t feasible at the moment. On the other hand, the plan is to have a new plastic box set available at the same time as book – Specialist Soldiers! This will look a bit like the original Soldiers box set, except it features soldiers in heavier armour. I’ve seen the previews, it’s gonna be good!

So, back to the book. When I first started work on Frostgrave 2, my plan was to create ten new scenarios to replace the ones in the original. However, as I was working on it, I started to see how good those original scenarios were for introducing the game to new players. Some of them have been played so many times, they have become classics. So instead, I decided I would update them slightly for the new edition, but otherwise leave all ten in there. However, that didn’t feel quite right either, as I didn’t feel like I was providing enough for players who have already supported the game. So, in the end, I wrote ten new scenarios as well.

Since those first ten scenarios are mainly there to introduce the game, I felt freer to make the new ten more complex and to really show off some of the weird, wonderful, and wild things you can do with the game. So, now your wizards and their warbands can test their mettle in: The Orb, The Summoning Bell, The Right Hand the Left Hand, The Ice Storm, The Treasure Phantasmal, The Mine Cart, The Lock Box, The Steam Vents, The Swirling Mist, and The Mine Field…

Hopefully these will provide hours of gaming fun for new players and veterans alike!
joe5mc at 03:39


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/07 04:07:18


Post by: Sqorgar


I'm wondering if Ghost Archipelago is done. With Frostgrave 2e, Oathmark, and Rangers of the Shadow Deep, it doesn't really feel like it has as much of a place anymore (especially now that most of its improvements have been rolled into FG). Plus, they didn't even bother doing plastic kits for the last GA book.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/07 05:17:39


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
So the gist of the specialist box is its guys in heavier armor. Fair enough. Combined with all the other northstar kits out there that should allow for plenty of unique looking guys.

Really curious what kinds of parts will be included to designate these guy as specialists over the regular frostgrave soldiers.

I know better quality soldiers like knights, archers, and treasure hunters are all considered specialists now.

I'm wondering if we'll see more esoteric parts on the sprue to make things like an apothecary, mystic, bard, or demon hunter.

We've got a lot of the basic gear already covered well enough on the regular soldier sprue, so I hope this one has a lot of flashy gear (possibly to help bling out wizards while we're at it)!
I guess there will be some/mainly repetition in gear simply to have arms with the various weapons with some armour showing too. Which should still work fine for arm swaps (possibly covering the armour or adding some to the unarmoured ones), and gives some variation (so not every guy with a two-handed sword has that same two-handed sword). Although specified as "specialists", I'm not sure if they'll cover all specialists, or really just armoured ones. Probably no parts specifically for specialists from expansions, though with some kitbashing the equipment combinations should typically be manageable. Same with for example the apothecary; mixing wizard and soldier sprues should create something perfect for that.
After playing the game with all kinds of other figures for years (for basic troopers at least, I did get the gnolls and barbarians), I finally bought one of the two soldiers and wizards boxes recently. Guess I'll wait a little bit longer before assembling them to get even more bits to play around with!

Mostly wondering if this kit will have a mixture of male and female figures (possibly using the same bodies as the armour adds plenty of bulk anyway), or whether there will be two sets (like the basic soldiers and wizards got)...


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/07 17:56:57


Post by: lord_blackfang


 Sqorgar wrote:
I'm wondering if Ghost Archipelago is done. With Frostgrave 2e, Oathmark, and Rangers of the Shadow Deep, it doesn't really feel like it has as much of a place anymore (especially now that most of its improvements have been rolled into FG). Plus, they didn't even bother doing plastic kits for the last GA book.


Yea not releasing plastic Dricheans should be considered a crime.

I order a FG/GA box to fill out free shipping minimums when I buy stuff and I'm now just a box of Soldiers II away from having everything. And I got 2 of Tribals by mistake.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/10 14:58:22


Post by: Shadow Walker


Appendix from the second edition rulebook (made free by Osprey) about first edition supplements:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GPZ7lqSnklwhAIUCJd4Tqc-JjYbFLYV8/view


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/12 14:55:09


Post by: Llamahead


Glad that they are all still valid.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/12 18:18:48


Post by: zedmeister


That appendix has a photo of models I don’t recognise. Wonder if they’re from the new specialist box


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 07:44:33


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


They're just some converted Warlord Games/former Wargames Factory figures, previously pictured in the 1st ed rulebook.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 14:00:49


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


These are what you guys are looking for, in case you haven't seen them yet-

Spoiler:




Samples from the Specialist sprue.

Northstar posted these in the Frostgrave Facebook group.



Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 14:56:45


Post by: Shadow Walker


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
These are what you guys are looking for, in case you haven't seen them yet-

Spoiler:




Samples from the Specialist sprue.

Northstar posted these in the Frostgrave Facebook group.


I have a mixed feelings over this pic. I definitely need to see all the options on the sprue to judge it properly.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 16:00:40


Post by: Sabotage!


 Shadow Walker wrote:
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
These are what you guys are looking for, in case you haven't seen them yet-

Spoiler:




Samples from the Specialist sprue.

Northstar posted these in the Frostgrave Facebook group.


I have a mixed feelings over this pic. I definitely need to see all the options on the sprue to judge it properly.



Agreed. I like the bodies pretty well, but the heads, particularly the helmets, feel very uninspired.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 16:11:34


Post by: Shadow Walker


 Sabotage! wrote:
 Shadow Walker wrote:
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
These are what you guys are looking for, in case you haven't seen them yet-

Spoiler:




Samples from the Specialist sprue.

Northstar posted these in the Frostgrave Facebook group.


I have a mixed feelings over this pic. I definitely need to see all the options on the sprue to judge it properly.



Agreed. I like the bodies pretty well, but the heads, particularly the helmets, feel very uninspired.

Yeah, the notKhorne one on the left is one I do not like the most.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 16:15:27


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


The one on the left looks like Thulsa Doom's helmet at the beginning of the movie.

I'd imagine there'll be a fair amount of variety on the sprue. At least we'll have all the existing options as well. Hopefully a few fully helmets for knights and captains.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 16:22:13


Post by: Shadow Walker


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
The one on the left looks like Thulsa Doom's helmet at the beginning of the movie.

I'd imagine there'll be a fair amount of variety on the sprue. At least we'll have all the existing options as well. Hopefully a few fully helmets for knights and captains.

Fully enclosed helmets is an option I am really waiting for. Hopefully they will show a full sprue very soon.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 17:08:18


Post by: Gallahad


I quite like them, helmets and all. They are a bit too busy similar to the regular soldiers, but that just seems to be a design choice.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 18:43:14


Post by: lord_blackfang


They look like cool low fantasy heavy infantry.

But not particularly like how I imagine Frostgrave specialists.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 18:52:57


Post by: Mr.Giggles


While I do like the "specialists", they seem very different to the soldiers set, but I have a mix of soldiers 1 & 2 & barbarians in my warband, so they will fit in with my rag-tag look.

Can't wait to add these fellows to my collection.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 20:06:56


Post by: Sqorgar


I want to know what the crossbow guy did to anger the other three...


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/13 22:02:44


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


Rather like what I'm seeing there; quite the mixture of armour styles without clearly being from some specific historical period - and yet, realistic looking.

Not a fan of the leftmost head, but easy enough to snip the bits off, or use one of the alternative heads - the little sprues tend to have 10, plus of course kitbashing potential with any of the other sets. Glad to see all the weapon options too rather than just those of the heavily armoured specialists, which they've explained online by saying the kit simply builds captains too.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 00:44:59


Post by: Ancestral Hamster


 Sqorgar wrote:
I want to know what the crossbow guy did to anger the other three...

He bought a brand of salsa made in NEW YORK CITY!!!, instead of Pace.
(Old Pace Salsa commercial. Mid 90's perhaps. In there the punchline was "String him up, boys." when the cowboys discovered the salsa was from NEW YORK CITY!!!)

As with some previous posters, I'm fine with the bodies, but not so much the heads. As it is I really don't need the Specialist box as I've the ones I was using all along. If other previews make me change my mind, I might get them.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 14:46:41


Post by: Shadow Walker


Plastic demons on the horizon? Probably linked to this https://www.amazon.de/Frostgrave-King-Joseph-McCullough/dp/1472838858

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 16:08:57


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Well that would certainly be interesting. I want to say there was art earlier of those guys too.

Could make some fun mutants with those parts in the mix!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 16:18:14


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Frostgrave/Northstar have made such a great range of compatible kits that I’m really excited for more, even though their scale is so different from the rest of my fantasy and SF minis.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 17:27:46


Post by: Sqorgar


 Shadow Walker wrote:
Plastic demons on the horizon?
Did they say they were plastic? Frostgrave has a bunch of non-modular metal figures associated with it, but if these are plastic, I will be in for two. Demons, cultists, and the upcoming Oathmark undead will make for a sweet warband.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 18:10:46


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


 Sqorgar wrote:
 Shadow Walker wrote:
Plastic demons on the horizon?
Did they say they were plastic? Frostgrave has a bunch of non-modular metal figures associated with it, but if these are plastic, I will be in for two. Demons, cultists, and the upcoming Oathmark undead will make for a sweet warband.
Aye, these are confirmed as an upcoming plastic kit.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 18:43:49


Post by: Sqorgar


 Coenus Scaldingus wrote:
Aye, these are confirmed as an upcoming plastic kit.
Frostgrave models are quickly becoming my favorite miniatures (the Wizards sprue might be my single favorite sprue - it's like LEGOs, but you make wizards!). They aren't the highest quality there is, but they are good enough, cheap enough, and customizable enough to overcome it. I mean, there's something to be said for decent models that aren't top heavy and don't overhang the bases with weird overly extravagant leaping poses with swirling ribbons and dozens of tiny stress points just begging to be snapped off sold at $15-$20 per model (or more). Making the figures modular was a stroke of genius, along with giving you plenty of extra parts so that you can actually exploit it. GW is like, you can take bits from this $100 model and combine it with bits from this set of $80 models, combine it with lots of greenstuff, and you can make this single model that looks slightly different than the one pose that comes in the box. Frostgrave is like, you like bat wings? We give you four. Why not put bat wings on you wizard?


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 18:47:10


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


That’s why I’m getting into Frostgrave minis.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 19:09:39


Post by: Gallahad


Frostgrave minis are some of my young kids favorites because they like kitting out stuff.

But the first time they saw them they were like "Dad, can we assemble some of these dwarves?" Because of their dumpy proportions.

I like to imagine there is an alternate universe where they decided from the beginning to not put frostgrave minis on plastic surfboards and made the bodies all about 3-5mm taller.

After a little time working with better proportioned miniatures, the Frostgrave miniatures just no longer read as human to my eye.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 19:20:15


Post by: Mr.Giggles


 Sqorgar wrote:
 Coenus Scaldingus wrote:
Aye, these are confirmed as an upcoming plastic kit.
Frostgrave models are quickly becoming my favorite miniatures (the Wizards sprue might be my single favorite sprue - it's like LEGOs, but you make wizards!). They aren't the highest quality there is, but they are good enough, cheap enough, and customizable enough to overcome it. I mean, there's something to be said for decent models that aren't top heavy and don't overhang the bases with weird overly extravagant leaping poses with swirling ribbons and dozens of tiny stress points just begging to be snapped off sold at $15-$20 per model (or more). Making the figures modular was a stroke of genius, along with giving you plenty of extra parts so that you can actually exploit it. GW is like, you can take bits from this $100 model and combine it with bits from this set of $80 models, combine it with lots of greenstuff, and you can make this single model that looks slightly different than the one pose that comes in the box. Frostgrave is like, you like bat wings? We give you four. Why not put bat wings on you wizard?


OMG this. I've been a GW fanboy for 31 years and the everyone leaping or standing on a tactical rock thing is getting silly. Another game that does this is malifaux after they changed from metal to plastic. I love Malifaux the game, but I just hate the dynamic posing.

I will be sticking with Frostgrave for my soldiers and probably Reaper miniatures for any monsters I want from now on.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 19:55:38


Post by: zedmeister


 Sqorgar wrote:
 Coenus Scaldingus wrote:
Aye, these are confirmed as an upcoming plastic kit.
Frostgrave models are quickly becoming my favorite miniatures (the Wizards sprue might be my single favorite sprue - it's like LEGOs, but you make wizards!). They aren't the highest quality there is, but they are good enough, cheap enough, and customizable enough to overcome it. I mean, there's something to be said for decent models that aren't top heavy and don't overhang the bases with weird overly extravagant leaping poses with swirling ribbons and dozens of tiny stress points just begging to be snapped off sold at $15-$20 per model (or more). Making the figures modular was a stroke of genius, along with giving you plenty of extra parts so that you can actually exploit it. GW is like, you can take bits from this $100 model and combine it with bits from this set of $80 models, combine it with lots of greenstuff, and you can make this single model that looks slightly different than the one pose that comes in the box. Frostgrave is like, you like bat wings? We give you four. Why not put bat wings on you wizard?


My feelings as well. Get yourself some oathmark bits as well and they combine up nicely. The dwarf heads and masked light elves are excellent for this. As you say, there’s something to be said for simpler models. I can knock out and paint Northstar plastic models and have fun doing it in the fraction of the time it takes me to sort GW models.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/14 20:50:39


Post by: Sqorgar


 zedmeister wrote:

My feelings as well. Get yourself some oathmark bits as well and they combine up nicely. The dwarf heads and masked light elves are excellent for this.
I got some Goblins, Wolf Riders, and the human box - but haven’t put them together yet because I haven’t finished the rule book and don’t know yet how to kit them out (I’ll probably reserve a sprue for Frostgrave too). But I want the Elf light infantry because they look perfect for Rangers of the Shadow Deep.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/22 07:03:27


Post by: Siygess


I'm surprised there isn't a "all the new stuff" bundle that consists of the knights box, the book and the thaumaturge 2 model. But hey, it's not like I can't order these things separately.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/22 07:44:51


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


Ah, they went for a sprue lay-out like that of the wizards - was not expecting that.

Larger sprue than the other soldier types, but still with 5 bodies on a sprue, and two of those sprues in a box (instead of 4 smaller ones). But as the wizard kit, obvioulsy more bits per sprue, with more than 20 different heads from the looks of it. Pricetag is the same as a box of wizards (which makes 8 figures). Overall... probably quite good? Some nice looking weapons on there.

Probably works especially well in the new edition, where you won't end up with a full gang of Marksmen, Knights and Templars anymore. (And some of the rarer "specialists" won't necessarily be from the armoured set anyway - Apothecaries, Barbarians, Rangers, and the likes.)


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/22 07:48:27


Post by: SamusDrake


Will the new 2nd edition book contain any solo-coop material?


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/22 13:07:55


Post by: NewTruthNeomaxim


What was that US site that always piggybacked on the Nickstarters? I definitely want some of those Knights!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/22 13:28:18


Post by: zedmeister


NewTruthNeomaxim wrote:
What was that US site that always piggybacked on the Nickstarters? I definitely want some of those Knights!


Brigade Games I think

Edit: http://brigadegames.3dcartstores.com/frostgrave-ii.html


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/22 14:03:50


Post by: NewTruthNeomaxim


Perfect! Thanks man. :-)


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/22 14:08:29


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Build your own warband promotion:

http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=14918&fbclid=IwAR0qPMjLJDjDoO1vL6qlXifb4moNwXjWIa2euk6MpbH7XZfdC5zFJbNJKg0

FGVII-1 - Frostgrave Warband
Looking to play Frostgrave?

This is the perfect starter Warband for the new Frostgrave player, or for those players who want to field a 100% plastic Warband.

The Frostgrave Warband contains one plastic frame of Wizards, one plastic frame of Soldiers and one plastic frame of Knights. You can make 4 Wizards, 5 Soldiers and 5 Knights from these frames.

All figures are 28mm sized and supplied unpainted and unassembled. You will need glue to assemble the figures.

Options.
The default Frostgrave Warband has the Male Wizards, Soldiers and Knights (We only have male Knights BTW). If you would prefer your Wizards to be women, and/ or your Soldiers to be women, just let us know by writing in the notes or emailing us and we'll swop them round for you. You can also exchange your Soldier frame for a frame of Frostgrave Cultists or Barbarians if you wish, just let us know.

The Frostgrave Warband will be sent out on the 20th of August 2020. It will not be avaiable after that date.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/22 16:32:42


Post by: Shadow Walker


Knights sprue:

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/23 13:29:42


Post by: Psychopomp


That warband bundle would be a great way to get started with the new edition if you're just coming into the game. I recommend it to anyone in that situation checking this thread out and considering jumping in.

It's how I'd start a new warband if I weren't typing this while seated upon a throne made from backlogged Frostgrave and Oathmark box sets!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/23 13:42:45


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I love that you can get the female wizards and soldiers. Maybe if the wonder twins were a bit older...


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/23 14:45:28


Post by: SamusDrake


The model for the female elementalist isn't bad( the one featured on the front cover of the 1st ed rule book ), but wouldn't mind a more dynamic alternative. Any ideas?


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/23 15:34:01


Post by: zedmeister


SamusDrake wrote:
The model for the female elementalist isn't bad( the one featured on the front cover of the 1st ed rule book ), but wouldn't mind a more dynamic alternative. Any ideas?


hfminis.co.uk has a few good female wizards in frost gear. Worth a look


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/23 15:59:58


Post by: SamusDrake


Not a bad range of minis.

Cheers for that.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/23 16:22:06


Post by: Sabotage!


Strange choice to not include any closed or visored helmets on the Knights sprue, I can't say I'm a fan of the heads selection. Looks like they mostly included heads that would look better on an infantry man. Not that there are a shortage of Knight miniatures out in the wild.

Looking forward to 2nd edition and to finding out what's new.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/07/31 16:51:04


Post by: Grot 6


Northstar is all you need to know.

great company, great price.

What an awesome range of minis so far. I really am excited to see this game grow as well as it did and hope that the Ranger game punches as hard and as fast...


Wonderful game, and great to see minis come down a little in scale to old school sizes.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/19 08:45:26


Post by: Shadow Walker


Demon renders for the upcoming Demon box:


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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/19 09:01:07


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


That is nice, I like the old school, rubber mask look of them as opposed to the more CGI, turn it up to 11 look a lot of evil figures have now.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/19 11:46:34


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


Liking the look of their armour; somewhat evil and pointy but not stupidly so. Chainmail that looks like alternating rows of "c"s instead of a bunch of holes is a bonus too. Pretty cool kit overall.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/19 13:20:55


Post by: Psychopomp


Oh, I like those! Looks like I'll be adding another Frostgrave box to the pile I sleep on at night!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/19 13:59:54


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Looking at the models I bet you could take them in to Beastmen or Tiefling territory depending on how they're kitbashed and painted.

Once again showing how crazy versatile they've made this range of plastics.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/19 17:08:01


Post by: Ancestral Hamster


Are these for the forthcoming Frostgrave: The Red King expansion? If so, those might be helmet visors, not old school demon faces. And yes, this box and the book are likely must-buys.

 Shadow Walker wrote:
Demon renders for the upcoming Demon box:



Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/19 17:10:58


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Two out of the five have goat legs, so I’m thinking those are actual demon faces.

Looks like a great kit. I’ll have to see how some spare Grognard arms fit on the digitigrades so I can give them space lasers.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/19 17:15:35


Post by: Ancestral Hamster


Good point. Although the Red King is leading a demon army, so perhaps this kit does double duty.
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Two out of the five have goat legs, so I’m thinking those are actual demon faces.

Looks like a great kit. I’ll have to see how some spare Grognard arms fit on the digitigrades so I can give them space lasers.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/19 17:57:30


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Well, any face can become an armored mask if you paint it gold.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/20 08:38:35


Post by: Shadow Walker


 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
Are these for the forthcoming Frostgrave: The Red King expansion?

Yes, they are meant to be released alongside the Red King book.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/20 17:56:22


Post by: Ancestral Hamster


Thank you. And Northstart just sent me a shipping notice for the 2nd edition core, Oathgold, and Thamaturge II.
 Shadow Walker wrote:
 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
Are these for the forthcoming Frostgrave: The Red King expansion?

Yes, they are meant to be released alongside the Red King book.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/25 08:36:16


Post by: Shadow Walker


Knights sprue;

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/25 09:00:44


Post by: zedmeister


Love the arm that's choking the chicken


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/08/25 09:35:42


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


 zedmeister wrote:
choking the chicken
Now there's a euphemism if ever I heard one.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/10/06 02:08:19


Post by: bubber


Just ordered the book. I like the idea of a warband sized game without having to buy & create a 'deck'.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/09 15:20:40


Post by: Shadow Walker


New expansion coming 2021:

Frostgrave: Blood Legacy

A new supplement for Frostgrave with expanded rules for vampires and giants, a new soldier type in the huge giant-blooded and guidelines and scenarios for playing Frostgrave with high-level wizards.

In the days of ancient Felstad, vampires kept to the shadows, their small numbers no match for the power of the city's wizards. But when the cataclysm struck the wizards were destroyed, while the deathless vampires went into a frozen hibernation. Now, as the city thaws, so to do its undead inhabitants. The masters of the night are rising again: reoccupying their hidden strongholds, reforming their old cabals and finding new victims to serve as their thralls. The destruction of the old city has brought one other boon to the vampires--giant's blood. While giants used to live out of reach to the far north, in the intervening millennium, they have descended on the city in large numbers. Their blood is like an elixir to the vampires, filling them with strength and magical power. A new war is forming between these two ancient races, and once again, the wizards of Frostgrave are caught in the middle.

This supplement for Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City presents greatly expanded information about the vampires and the giants that occupy the frozen ruins, including rules for vampiric magic and a breakdown of the different tribes of giants. Also included are rules for a new type of soldier, the giant-blooded. These huge men and women have the blood of giants running through their veins, granting them great strength unseen in normal men. Finally, the book contains a section on playing Frostgrave with high-level wizards and includes two mini-campaigns to challenge these experienced spellcasters.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/09 15:23:35


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Dare we hope for vampire giants?

Plastic vampire giants?

With optional werewolf parts?


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/09 17:04:58


Post by: Theophony


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Dare we hope for vampire giants?

Plastic vampire giants?

With optional werewolf parts?


Keep asking for these things. You asked for the Were-Goldfish and Got IT! Why not a Plastic Vampire Giant who only takes blood from Werewolves and has been turned into one himself?


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/09 17:56:20


Post by: Siygess


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Dare we hope for vampire giants?

Plastic vampire giants?

With optional werewolf parts?


When I first read that, I saw ..optional werewolf pants

Truly, the mind boggled.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/09 18:06:53


Post by: Rosebuddy


Silly thing to ask for, pants are always optional. We're not born with them.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/09 18:10:51


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


Sounds interesting, both in terms of rules and potential models to accompany them!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/11 16:06:31


Post by: Easy E


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Dare we hope for vampire giants?

Plastic vampire giants?

With optional werewolf parts?


Reaper probably all ready makes a model for it..... so there you go!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/13 10:27:38


Post by: Shadow Walker


Painted demon soldiers:

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/13 12:03:15


Post by: endtransmission


Ooooh those are interesting


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/13 13:47:27


Post by: lord_blackfang


Really liking those. Perfect for elite KoW Abyssals.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/13 15:58:25


Post by: Theophony


Could also be beastmen in armor. Cloved hooves on some, horns,clawed feet, a regular menagerie.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/16 14:40:50


Post by: Shadow Walker


Demon soldiers box cover. Is it me or the last good cover for the Frostgrave box was Wizards II?

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/16 18:39:30


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


They just aren’t excited for evil anymore.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/16 18:53:16


Post by: Theophony


Those goatmen look kind of Baaaaaaaaaaad


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/16 19:09:48


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


It's cold in Felstad. Can you blame them for wanting to stay near the warmth of the fire?

Better than chasing of smelly hobos in rags trying to steal loot you were getting paid to protect after all.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/16 20:06:44


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


“You paid enough for me to show up, not enough to care.”


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/16 22:00:24


Post by: Gallahad


I think the minis would look better with the ruddy brown skin and blue gray armor of the box art. They would also look better in a bigger scale, but that ship has sailed.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/27 17:57:08


Post by: zedmeister


Red king and Dæmons are up for preorder today. There is a today only £5 discount if you type out THEREDKING

https://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=195&cat=721&page=1


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/11/27 20:08:06


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I think I've seen on facebook you can get single sprues of some stuff over BF only


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/01 10:50:09


Post by: Shadow Walker


Some upcoming minis-2 are demonic servants of the Red King:

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/01 10:59:20


Post by: Billicus


I love the guys with the horns coming out of their eyes - that's some pan's labyrinth del toro type unsettling


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/01 17:01:36


Post by: Shadow Walker


Billicus wrote:
I love the guys with the horns coming out of their eyes - that's some pan's labyrinth del toro type unsettling

Or the second Hellboy movie-the one with elfs.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/05 11:02:39


Post by: Shadow Walker


Metal winged demons and the sprue for plastic demon soldiers:

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/05 18:21:56


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I was expecting wings for the plastic demons. This is disappointing.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/05 18:36:38


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I think only wingless demons get to be in the armoured infantry,

wing armour is ust too heavy, and if they don't have it the weak spot is too obvious so only wingless types are selected


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/05 18:38:56


Post by: Ian Sturrock


Demon sprue + FG cultist sprue + Imperial Guard spare bits = somewhat mutated Chaos cultists for 40K?


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/08 10:28:34


Post by: Shadow Walker


Painted Key-masters of the Red King;

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/08 15:36:10


Post by: lord_blackfang


In my language we have a saying "dark as the inside of a horn" and it's cracking me up.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/08 16:51:49


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I was a bit bummed there are no wings on the sprue as well. They'd certainly have been useful in conversions.

Still want some though.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/08 16:56:57


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Those two horn-eyes guys’ poses are begging me to place them behind an 80’s keyboard synthesizer. They can DJ New Order’s Halloween dancetronica party.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/10 09:25:29


Post by: Shadow Walker


Conversion pack is back+Gnolls armed with these weapons:

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/10 09:32:32


Post by: lord_blackfang


Demons should be out today, hopefully I can get a box over the border before 1.1.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/10 09:34:36


Post by: Shadow Walker


 lord_blackfang wrote:
Demons should be out today, hopefully I can get a box over the border before 1.1.

Please post the pics of the built models


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/10 18:52:25


Post by: Shadow Walker


Thaumaturge Apprentice

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/13 10:32:36


Post by: Shadow Walker


Conversion set for Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Crewmen

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/14 10:05:54


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I know we're not supposed to say the P word but they sure look like Pirates to me...


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/14 13:29:39


Post by: Shadow Walker


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
I know we're not supposed to say the P word but they sure look like Pirates to me...

I forgot to add that it is actually called 'Pirate conversion set'


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/16 09:24:24


Post by: Shadow Walker


The Foulhorn. This baby is metal so will weight a bit.

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/17 11:28:58


Post by: Shadow Walker


Demons unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFOj34VL_DA
and
Herald of the Red King



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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/17 16:27:30


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


That Red King is my favorite metal miniature in their whole line. That guy’s got a great presence, a clean sculpt and fantastic design. I really wish he were available in resin.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/17 18:09:40


Post by: stonehorse


Those Demons would make perfect bestigors, of I didn't already have 10 boxes of their Gnolls I'd be all over these guys.

The armour looks fantastic and will make these an absolute doddle to paint.

Great work Northstar Miniatures.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/21 15:26:54


Post by: Shadow Walker


Here some guy posted his painted demons/Red King servants https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=128688.0


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/22 09:52:54


Post by: Shadow Walker


Frostgrave week on a Beasts of War, and a talk with the Joe about Second Ed. etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPdJCGspgWA


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/23 17:20:40


Post by: Shadow Walker


Another video from the Frostgrave week on Beasts of War. This time about Kromlech terrain dedicated to Frostgrave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO0AD02OQVE


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/28 09:49:03


Post by: Danny76


Knights look really good.

A side note, why does the title have ae for Demon? That’s not the spelling in Frostgrave is it?


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/28 10:12:45


Post by: Billicus


Kernigguts have been out for a while. They're nice, they don't mix and match very well with the other plastic kits in the range though as a warning - the proportions are a bit different - but they're great for making specialists that stand out a bit more from your other soldiers.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2020/12/28 10:31:07


Post by: zedmeister


Need to get the Knight box. Currently waitImg for the girly Knight II box as I’ll mix and match the pieces.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/01 11:08:32


Post by: Shadow Walker


To qoute Northstar: ''Frostgrave Demons.
If you bought the Frostgrave plastic Demons, this might be of interest to you.
It was impossible to add wings to the plastic frame, and as only one type of Hrut is winged we decided to drop them in favour of more arm and weapon options.
But come the new year, we're planning to give you some 'wing options'. We're going to make them in metal and resin so they'll be available to buy. We're also going to make the digital design available for you 3D printer types to download for free, and print your own off.
We'll get on with this mid-Jan.''

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/01 11:31:05


Post by: Coenus Scaldingus


 Shadow Walker wrote:
"We're also going to make the digital design available for you 3D printer types to download for free, and print your own off."
Well that's an interesting strategy. Good stuff.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/01 20:37:13


Post by: endtransmission


That's an excellent strategy


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/01 23:13:20


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I'm cool with that. Probably printing them at home is easiest.

Reminds me of how I would often have my dad make wings out of cardstock for various dragon- like action figures as it drove me nuts none of them had wings.

The Dragonriders of the Styx immediately spring to mind being one such project. I guess we got started kitbashing pretty early on!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/07 10:21:29


Post by: Shadow Walker


A sample of the metal version of the demon wings:

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/07 15:17:45


Post by: bbb


I love that they are giving the 3d file away for this. I wonder if they did more free 3d accessories if that would sell additional kits.

I mean, alternatively one could argue that 3d printer folk would just design figures to print and use the accessories with, but I love that they're trying this.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/07 15:21:08


Post by: Billicus


I think if people have the skill to design figures they can design accessories like this too, I wouldn't worry about that. It's a really nice gesture imo


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/07 17:56:22


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I still think there'd be enough demand if they made a dedicated accessory sprue with some wings and other gear and trinkets on it.

I doubt I'd be alone in wanting multiples just to fiddle around with how to kit out my troops.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/07 18:07:03


Post by: Billicus


Oh for sure. The more plastic frostgrave parts available, the better, imo. Particularly when the warband sets have 20 figures in and you only need 10 for a warband - give us conversion parts!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/07 20:25:41


Post by: Ancestral Hamster


Billicus wrote:
Oh for sure. The more plastic frostgrave parts available, the better, imo. Particularly when the warband sets have 20 figures in and you only need 10 for a warband - give us conversion parts!
While I guess this discussion is focused on getting more demon bits for converting the new demon kit, for those who don't know, Northstar has three metal conversion sets: Robin Hood/Forest outlaws, Cultist Sci-fi, and the PIRATE parts for Ghost Archipelago. [Now that the taboo is lifted, shout it! PIRATES! Arrr!]

Currently I'm resisting the temptation to get the Ghost Archipelago crewmen to convert them into Deep One hybrids. However, I really need to play a basic campaign of Five Leagues from the Borderlands, before I start throwing in more supplements for flavor. But snakemen and Deep Ones would be so cool ...


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/08 04:05:22


Post by: Psychopomp


 bbb wrote:
I love that they are giving the 3d file away for this. I wonder if they did more free 3d accessories if that would sell additional kits.


This one definitely sold a demon box to me. I wasn't planning on picking one up (my still-in-box Frostgrave collection is getting...obscene) but now I'll probably toss one into my cart during the planned late-holiday sale thing this weekend.

 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
Currently I'm resisting the temptation to get the Ghost Archipelago crewmen to convert them into Deep One hybrids.


Guh. I... uh... YOU KEEP YOUR INCREDIBLY GOOD, TEMPTING IDEAS TO YOURSELF, SIR!


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/09 11:01:29


Post by: Shadow Walker


Great article about step by step assembly, painting etc. of the Oathmark skellies http://nstarmagazine.com/OATHMARK_SKELETONS_FROM_SCRATCH_1.htm


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/10 16:40:22


Post by: Shadow Walker


Cover from the Bane of Kings

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Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/13 13:13:04


Post by: Billicus


Joe McCullough's announced today that he's leaving Osprey as a salaried employee, but will continue to work on Frostgrave, Oathmark, Stargrave still going ahead, etc.

https://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/2021/01/farewell-osprey-publishing.html

Interesting stuff, particularly as he cites wanting more creative freedom and control - excited to see what else might come in future


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/13 13:25:54


Post by: zedmeister


Good luck to him. He's definitely had quite an impact on gaming these last 10 years with the success of Frostgrave amongst other things. Looking forward to what he does next and I hope we get to see more work on Rangers as well...


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/13 13:51:50


Post by: Hanskrampf


Billicus wrote:
Joe McCullough's announced today that he's leaving Osprey as a salaried employee, but will continue to work on Frostgrave, Oathmark, Stargrave still going ahead, etc.

https://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/2021/01/farewell-osprey-publishing.html

Interesting stuff, particularly as he cites wanting more creative freedom and control - excited to see what else might come in future

Interesting.
Rangers of Shadow Deep was already self-published (and the rulebook later picked up by Mophidius) instead of Osprey. Maybe he wants to push this (or similar projects) forward, be it alone or with his buddies from Blaster Magazine?


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/13 14:06:15


Post by: zedmeister


 Hanskrampf wrote:
Maybe he wants to push this (or similar projects) forward, be it alone or with his buddies from Blaster Magazine?


Hope so. For me, Joe has a way of weaving a ton of atmosphere into his works with very little backstory or lore. Can't tell what it is that he does, but it's thick in Frostgave and Rangers.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/13 14:17:28


Post by: Hanskrampf


 zedmeister wrote:
 Hanskrampf wrote:
Maybe he wants to push this (or similar projects) forward, be it alone or with his buddies from Blaster Magazine?


Hope so. For me, Joe has a way of weaving a ton of atmosphere into his works with very little backstory or lore. Can't tell what it is that he does, but it's thick in Frostgave and Rangers.


I agree. Love the blue boxes scattered through the Frostgrave books, these are doing more for my imagination than 2 full pages of AoS/40k lore. Maybe because it's just the idea of a setting, like a writing prompt, instead of following a larger narrative.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/13 14:21:27


Post by: Billicus


Yeah, you're encouraged to make Frostgrave your own, and that's one of the most compelling things about it. It's not like a GW game where they literally remove models and profiles and retcon things as if to say "If you liked this character or faction, you were wrong and now they're gone"


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/13 17:04:04


Post by: Shadow Walker


Bold decision by Joe. I wish him all the best, and hopefully it will result in many awesome new games for us to enjoy.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/13 19:21:44


Post by: Ancestral Hamster


 Hanskrampf wrote:
I agree. Love the blue boxes scattered through the Frostgrave books, these are doing more for my imagination than 2 full pages of AoS/40k lore. Maybe because it's just the idea of a setting, like a writing prompt, instead of following a larger narrative.
It's the power of suggestion. A little detail to spark the reader's imagination can be more effective than a full explanation. If something is explained like, "[X] is this, and here's what it means", the reader files that away, and stops thinking about it. The matter is settled. If things are left unclear, the reader's mind will linger on the subject for a bit, and speculate. The reader is engaged with the subject matter. Also, each individual will have their own take on the subject matter which will reflect their interests. For example, if filming a horror movie such as The Thing, it is more effective to never reveal the monster, as each viewer's imagination will fill it in with whatever is most frightening to them. If you show the monster, then it comes down to the quality of special effects, and if you've hit on someone's personal fear (such as spiders). Since Joe Mc uses the suggestion method, it builds more atmosphere than GW's direct statements.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/17 10:23:39


Post by: alphaecho


 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
Billicus wrote:
Oh for sure. The more plastic frostgrave parts available, the better, imo. Particularly when the warband sets have 20 figures in and you only need 10 for a warband - give us conversion parts!
While I guess this discussion is focused on getting more demon bits for converting the new demon kit, for those who don't know, Northstar has three metal conversion sets: Robin Hood/Forest outlaws, Cultist Sci-fi, and the PIRATE parts for Ghost Archipelago. [Now that the taboo is lifted, shout it! [color=orange]PIRATES![/color.


I doubt it would be a deal breaker for people here but the cultist sci fi sets I have ordered recently have come as resin parts not metal.

I like the sets and have been using them with 40k IG bits to make Blood Pact/ Renegade Guard.


Frostgrave news and rumours - Red King and plastic Dæmons up for pre order - Pg4 @ 2021/01/17 19:18:25


Post by: Ancestral Hamster


alphaecho wrote:
I doubt it would be a deal breaker for people here but the cultist sci fi sets I have ordered recently have come as resin parts not metal.

I like the sets and have been using them with 40k IG bits to make Blood Pact/ Renegade Guard.
Did not know that: mine have not arrived yet. And its not a deal-breaker for me. At least resin and superglue bond well. With Stargrave on the way, I want to experiment with some of the Ghost Archipelago kits. If possible, using the cultist guns on the snakemen, although it looks like the snakemen arms are scaled, and the cultist arms are clothed.

Edit: It's my bad. Since I bought the Forest Outlaws set which is metal, I assumed the other kits were metal. Having actually read the product description now, they are listed as resin, which is the better option.