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Ireland

Sorry to raise an old thread, bit has there been news on the rumoured Goblin wolf riders kit? Seemed to recall them saying that after the Dwarf heavy infantry we'd see the Goblins second kit soon.

I'm wanting to see how the range develops before I invest... mainly interested in the Elves at the moment.

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Northern Ireland

The 3 Ups of the wolves were shown at Salute. The sculptor was there on the day working on the riders. It has been quiet but I suspect once the plastic femalewizards are out, they we might hear a bit more about these.

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Ireland

Splendid, I gather there have been no photos of those 3 ups? Hopefully we'll start to see some images soon enough.

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Riverside, CA USA

Plastic Elf Light Infantry is "out" now, sold as frames only, single sprue £5, or £25 for 6 sprues. Really well priced with the current pound-to-USD conversion rate, I broke down and bought some even though I REALLY shouldn't be spending money right now

This Saturday of course was going to be Salute in London. North Star's 'launch at Salute' figure set was going to be the plastic Elf Light Infantry for Oathmark.

That's all off due to the coronavirus, which has also held up the box for the new Elves and the metal characters we were doing to compliment them.

The one thing the virus didn't hold up was the plastic manufacturer Renedra. They have delivered the frames of the Elves.

So what we've decided to do is to make the frames available to buy on Saturday. You'll be able to buy 1, or as many as you want.

We will do another launch, with army deals etc, when the world starts getting back to normal, but if you want to start cracking on now, come to the North Star website on Saturday.
http://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=257&page=1






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California the Southern

I like the option between the helmets and the hoods (especially with the covered up faces).

I'm going to imagine these should work quite well with all the other Northstar plastics and make for some great conversion bits as well!

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It's too bad these are 25mm scale. Might still be useful for the heads.
   
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SoCal

The hooded heads alone make me interested. Are there any size comparison shots with other miniatures from other ranges?

   
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Central Cimmeria

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
The hooded heads alone make me interested. Are there any size comparison shots with other miniatures from other ranges?

Page 9 of this thread has a size comparison with the other Oathmark elves, and these are likely to scale with those.
   
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SoCal

I guess then, by the transitive property, I got to see some scale shots of their elves next to non-Oathmark minis. Thanks!


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How do they scale next to Frostgrave minis?

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Norn Iron

Albertorius wrote:
 Huginn wrote:
On the elf, the chest armour just looks like a complete afterthought, really poorly done. There are much better plastic elves around - either GW LotR or Warhammer will serve well.


Does it? I thought it looked quite a lot like the kind of pectoral reinforcements you see on a lot of warriors of antiquity, like for example these iberian warriors:

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It puts me in mind of Victor Ambrus' illustrations of elves for the Tolkien Bestiary, which I assume takes inspiration from the same historical references, and which I don't mind one bit.



I don't mind the scale, either. I'm going to get these mainly for LotR gaming, and not necessarily GW's version of LotR gaming. I've been half-wishing for this range for a while: elves, dwarves and orcs based on Tolkien's apparent dark ages influence: not elves loaded down with plate and robes and three strings per bow; not ball-shaped dwarfs with cow horns stuck to their heads; not orcs that look like the Incredible Hulk with a pituitary condition. It might seem counter to the concept of 'fantasy', and those latter versions of fantasy races are alright in their place (currently waiting for those new lumineth aelves to go on sale) but I've always had a soft spot for fantasy with real-world considerations and even limitations. Makes the 'mundane' parts more believable and the fantastic parts more fantastic. (GW's smaller-scale range of New Line LotR minis are very nice, particularly with the Perrys sculpting, but still a bit overdesigned to look 'special', for my tastes.)

So if these are scaled so that I can mix them with the increasing number of dark ages and ancients plastic sets, so much the better. I'm already considering kitbashing the orcs with Warlord's titchy romans to make Isengard uruk-hai.

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Riverside, CA USA

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I guess then, by the transitive property, I got to see some scale shots of their elves next to non-Oathmark minis. Thanks!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
How do they scale next to Frostgrave minis?


They should scale pretty well. They better, I also got some of the Frostgrave plastic wizards to make elven wizard conversion. Here is a review and comparison of the older armored elf set (not my review), spoilered image of the elves next to Frostgrave and Fireforge plastics
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Personally, I like this new set a LOT more than the first set. I got a box of the armored elves and they are good plastics, but the design choice of the weird breastplate with celtic swirlies never sat well with me, it's a little TOO medieval earth for my taste. The helmets are a little too human for my taste too, but that's a much easier fix than the chestplate, especially for massed infantry

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California the Southern

The frostgrave and oathmark parts should work really well together. Same basic scale and manufacturer.

@BobtheInquisitor I have some humans that were accidentally in a dwarf infantry box if you need parts once we're all free to roam the wilds again.

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SoCal

 Kalamadea wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I guess then, by the transitive property, I got to see some scale shots of their elves next to non-Oathmark minis. Thanks!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
How do they scale next to Frostgrave minis?


They should scale pretty well. They bvetter, I also got some of the Frostgrave plastic wizards to make elven wizard conversion. Here is a review and comparison of the older armored elf set, spoilered image of the elves next to Frostgrave and Fireforge plastics
Spoiler:




Personally, I like this new set a LOT more than the first set. I got a box of the armored elves and they are good plastics, but the design choice of the weird breastplate with celtic swirlies never sat well with me, it's a little TOO medieval earth for my taste. The helmets are a little too human for my taste too, but that's a much easier fix than the chestplate, especially for massed infantry


Thanks for the pic and review. Frost grave has added so many useful kits to the "28mm Anemic" scale that I'm finding myself drawn in despite my reservations. Those Elves look much more attractive next to the frost grave minis and historical "torso reserve for kitbashing" kits.

   
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Cairo, Egypt

I like the unarmored elves, I always thought heavy armor should be a dwarf thing.

 
   
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SoCal

I just had a crazy idea. Can anyone please get me a photo of an Oathmark elf head next to a Mantic elf or Asterian Marionette? Maybe Affordable Aeldar are on the table...

   
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Orc of Angmar



Italy

Waiting for some battle report. In his simplicity this game looks great but I fear the dice-fest-like-frostgrave effect. Really like minis and general feeling, also then kingdom building rules look cool.
   
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Elf ligth infantry and Dwarf heavy infantry are IMO the best from the range although I am not a fan of the rest, especially chubby wolves.
   
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SoCal

I didn't know they released wolves. Had to google them...and I think I love those chonksters. Has anyone bought any? Are the goblins separate or attached to the wolves?

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I didn't know they released wolves. Had to google them...and I think I love those chonksters. Has anyone bought any? Are the goblins separate or attached to the wolves?

On the sprues from the previews they were separate from their riders. https://www.beastsofwar.com/fantasy/north-star-war-goblin-wolf-riders/

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SoCal

Excellent. Thanks.

   
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UK

Johanxp wrote:
Waiting for some battle report. In his simplicity this game looks great but I fear the dice-fest-like-frostgrave effect. Really like minis and general feeling, also then kingdom building rules look cool.


Doesn’t look like a mass dice game:

https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/designer_blog_oathmark_combat/
   
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Norn Iron

I take it the wolves are by Bob Naismith, like about half of recent non-GW plastic kits? There's inevitably going to be some look of 90s GW about them.

I could just about consider them as outsized wargs rather than real wolves, but... yeah. There's some weird folding and sagging around the elbow joints that doesn't help the overfed look. They need Cesar Milan in to wag his finger at mealtimes. Or a dremel and a bit of fur-texture patchover.
   
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SoCal

They look like a mix between some kinds of shepherd and Corgis—Shorgis! Makes me wonder what would happen if a Corgi was bitten by a werewolf...Worgies!

They are just too amusing.

   
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The return to true 25 is refreshing.

I'm in on Frostgrave, I'll get some of thee sets as well. Good looking figures, What is old is new again.

Time to pull out the Warhammer fantasy stuff!



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This has caught my interest. The Dwarfs look alright, but can you do multibasing or no? I read in one of the development blogs that you can do movement trays, is this functionally the same or no?

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Myrtle Creek, OR

On the official play through video the author demonstrates combat. Casualties are removed individually as in individual models are pulled from a unit as it is damaged. So unit wounds are tracked that way ala warhammer fantasy. Figure removal is the only thing I really don’t care for about the rules that have been previewed. .
   
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Ireland

The rules do look good. Doubt anyone in my area would play however. I'm sure you'll buy it and add it to the collection of unplayed games.

Those light Elves are wonderful, just a shame there is no spear option on the sprue. Oh well, nothing a bit of kitbashing and converting can't remedy.

I think 3 boxes of their armoured Elves and 2 of their unarmoured Elves will provide enough bodies and weapon options for a nice varied Elf army for Kings of War.

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Individual removal kills it for me, I have my fantasy stuff multibased for Kings of War. Also a bit thin on the racial diversity if rules only cover what North Star produces.

I do really like the campaign approach with mixed race kingdom building.

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Individual removal kills it for me, I have my fantasy stuff multibased for Kings of War. Also a bit thin on the racial diversity if rules only cover what North Star produces.

I do really like the campaign approach with mixed race kingdom building.

When we were introduced to war hammer fantasy (2nd edition) the guy providing the armies had them all multi based. He used toothpicks to mark off wounded models. Even KoW had those wound trackers. It shouldn’t be a game killer.

Plus I’m sure they will add more races over time, or people will write house rules.

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