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Been Around the Block





A few months ago, I was commissioned to write a new fantasy skirmish wargame for Osprey's Wargames series. And today, I've been given permission to show off the first piece of completed artwork. This shot depicts a Chronomancer, one of the ten different wizard classes in the game. I hope you like it. Unfortunately, it is still a long time before the game sees print (early 2015), but if you'd like to know more, I've written a couple of blog posts about it.

Frostgrave: http://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/frostgrave.html

Frostgrave: The d20 Decision: http://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/frostgrave-d20-decision.html


I'll try to keep you updated as I have more news to share!

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You might need to alter some permissions or something on your last link.


All sounds good though, please do keep us informed

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Combining the two post left me with one question that may change my thoughts from hmm interesting to want now. When you say "group of soldiers" do you mean a faceless group or two of identical fighters or to use an RPG thought do you mean the rest of the party other than the wizard. And yes please do keep us informed


   
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Been Around the Block





Hmm...not sure what went wrong with my picture there. It was working earlier. I'll try to get it fixed, in the meantime, clicking through the second blog link will take you to it.

Jerram - I basically mean 'the rest of the warband'. Most warbands will consist of a wizard, an apprentice, and around 8 'soldiers'. There are going to be a dozen or more soldier types. While they don't gain experience like the wizard does, they are all individual figures and can act independently. Oh, and depending on what spells the wizard knows, the warband might also include a creature - an undead, construct, demon, or animal.

Hope that helps!
   
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UK

Looks interesting.

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Lexington, Kentucky, USA




Amazon.com lists a March 24, 2015 release date of this 96 page hardback (Kindle version) which co-insides with Osprey Publishing's announcement linked below. I am eager to try this one out. Mordheim replacement at last? I suspect the rules will be similar to other Osprey skirmish Wargames. I have enjoyed the pirate flavored "On The Seven Seas".

North Star Military Figures (http://wargameterrain.blogspot.com/2014/11/northstar-miniatures-plastic-and-metal.html) is doing the official miniatures but I'd say most here have 5 to 13 suitable 28mm fantasy miniatures for this fantasy skirmish game.

Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City (March 2015)
http://www.ospreypublishing.com/blog/osprey_games_wargames_coming_in_2015/

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Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Release date has been pushed back to July 2015.
   
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Violent Enforcer




Northern Ireland

As there is already a thread

Announcement!
The next project between North Star and Osprey Games will be Frostgrave.
Frostgrave is a Fantasy Wargame. Teams of Wizards and their henchmen battle over lost magic artefacts in an ancient frozen city.
We will be producing in partnership with Osprey a range of metal figures and, for the first time from North Star, plastic figures for the game.
Lots more news to come of course, and there will be a Nickstarter pre-order program offering you lots of bribes and pressies to place your order early with us. This will start in May.
Official release date for Frostgrave is July 2015.


On the plastic figures

5 basic torso with legs, with loads of different arms carrying weapons, loads of heads, shields, equipment, bits of old rope etc, no two figures will ever be the same!


Might see a few of the scuplts at Salute.

This looks fun!!!!
   
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San Francisco, CA

It's April! Tell us more! MOAR!

I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare





SoCal

They had me at "plastic".

   
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Powerful Pegasus Knight





Central Cimmeria

This had better not be an April Fool's day thing. That would be cruel. I can't wait for generic fantasy plastics! Like some sort of modernized empire militia box set. I am full of happy thoughts just considering the possibility that it might come true.
   
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Looks very interesting!

Definitely think there is room in the market for small skirmish, fantasy-type games, am keen to see what this turns out like.

 
   
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Having had the pleasure of play testing this I can tell you theres a lot to look forward to

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I have to say, this is probably the miniatures game I am looking most forward to. It will be really nice to have a campaign ruleset where I can utilize nearly all of my fantasy miniatures (at least from the battle reports - it seems to be a pretty open system). I also really dig the Wizard concept and the huge variety in spells. Can't wait for July.


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Also if Amazon is to be believed (which the coverart looks pretty convincing) it looks like an expansion called " Thaw of the Lich Lord," is planned for a November release.

http://www.amazon.com/Frostgrave-Thaw-Lich-Joseph-McCullough/dp/1472814096/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1427966500&sr=8-3&keywords=frostgrave

Nice to see Osprey and North Star intend on adding material to the rules over time. Kindle edition is a nice touch as well. I love my Kindle as I have the rules to pretty much every game I play (as well as some I aspire to play....someday) all in one place that is easily portable to friend's houses and what not.

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Northern Ireland

More bits and pieces from North Star facespace - https://www.facebook.com/northstarmilitaryfigures

10 figures a side. You aren't allowed any more.


Picture of plastics (I think).



Yes, early Medieval. But because Frostgrave is cold, they are wrapped up and wearing layers which makes them unique. You could use them as Starks and Outlaws as well as Frostgrave Soldiers.

   
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This sounds very interesting.
   
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That sculpt is interesting, looking forward to seeing more

 
   
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Lexington, Kentucky, USA

I've read the rules and played 4 games with citadel miniatures I had laying around the house. I have a soft spot for fantasy skirmish games and think this one will do very well. Shades of Mordheim for sure.
   
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San Francisco, CA

 tgmoore wrote:
I've read the rules and played 4 games with citadel miniatures I had laying around the house. I have a soft spot for fantasy skirmish games and think this one will do very well. Shades of Mordheim for sure.


Wait - it's out? Or were you a playtester?

I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
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Lexington, Kentucky, USA

pancakeonions wrote:
 tgmoore wrote:
I've read the rules and played 4 games with citadel miniatures I had laying around the house. I have a soft spot for fantasy skirmish games and think this one will do very well. Shades of Mordheim for sure.


Wait - it's out? Or were you a playtester?


Its not out yet. I participated post play testing.
   
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Northern Ireland

More info from facespace

There are 10 new Wizards and ten new Apprentices. We'll be showing them very soon.

   
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Central Cimmeria

I am very excited for this. I don't generally like high fantasy, but I could get into this if the rules are good. Either way, I'm very excited for the plastics. I keep on coming back to look at that tiny thumbnail pic posted above and try to make out more details.
   
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Violent Enforcer




Northern Ireland

During April, we'll start showing a Wizard every day from the forthcoming 'Frostgrave' range. There are 20 of them.


There are two per school of Magic, one is a Wizard, the other an Apprentice. Each School has it's distinct character and spell book.


Basic henchmen are the same, which is what the North Star plastic figures are for. Different wizards can magically enhance them with their own spells to keep in the character of their 'school'.



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A couple of weeks ago it looked like it was all going wrong for us at Salute. The Warlords hadn't booked in our big 1672 game, so we weren't going. But then one thing led to another, and now we'll be running a participation game of the new Osprey game 'Frostgrave' in the Wargames Illustrated area, and I'll have the painted display of Kev's painted Frostgrave figures on the Osprey stand, including the plastic figures. I'll be hanging around both areas if you want to pop along and have a chat.


All from North Star Facespace - https://www.facebook.com/northstarmilitaryfigures

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Northern Ireland

First Wizard



Enchanter.
Designed by Mark Copplestone, painted by Kev Dallimore.
Metal figure designed for use in the game Frostgrave.

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Looks pretty cool. Bit like a rustic, grumpy Santa...

Metal figure though, brace yourselves for the incoming metal hate. Metal is the new restic.
   
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San Francisco, CA

I HATE METAL!

Not really, just felt obligated. Metal's OK. Grumpy Santa indeed. He looks great.

I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
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He's got his comfy slippers on though, best beware.

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Svalarheima, MA

I'll take human sized 28mm Heroic etc. miniatures in metal over 'restic' any day, all day long.

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Metal is okay if it doesnt involve fiddly bits, either to glue or to bend... that said, nice mini.
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Any thoughts on how this feels as a generic fantasy rule set?
Do all the war bands feel a little similar with the wizard/apprentice structure, or could you replicate something as diverse as a Confrontation war band in some way?

   
 
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