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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.
   
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 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)...
   
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 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.

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Appendix from the second edition rulebook (made free by Osprey) about first edition supplements:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GPZ7lqSnklwhAIUCJd4Tqc-JjYbFLYV8/view
   
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That appendix has a photo of models I don’t recognise. Wonder if they’re from the new specialist box
   
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They're just some converted Warlord Games/former Wargames Factory figures, previously pictured in the 1st ed rulebook.
   
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California the Southern

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.


Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

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 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.
   
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 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.


 
   
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 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.
   
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California the Southern

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.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

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 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.
   
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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.
   
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They look like cool low fantasy heavy infantry.

But not particularly like how I imagine Frostgrave specialists.

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

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

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!

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

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Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
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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.

   
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 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.
   
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 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.
   
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 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?
   
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SoCal

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

   
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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.
   
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 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.
   
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 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.
   
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 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.
   
 
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