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The Elves are out!

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Surprised theirs no gnoll army if attached to frostgrave.

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Vigo. Spain.

Those are some very nicely looking celtic-style dwarves. Some info about the prices?

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I don't see myself switching from KoW... but I'm always happy to throw money at good plastic miniature lines.

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I like it. Not enough to buy, try to find players to play it, etc. But the world is a better place with those classy, restrained dwarves in it. Goblins look cool too.
   
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If the rulebook is it's usual, less than $20, price, I'll probably buy it on Amazon for $13-15, and never use it.

The miniatures on the other hand, could be dead sexy if they are $30-$40 a box.


   
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Keep it under $40 a box and I'll probably get at least a couple.
Dwarves look solid, goblins are a bit off.
   
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They'll probably be the same price as the Frostgrave plastics which are $29 US for 20 models/4 sprues.

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Really excited about this game and the minis. Definitely love the classic tolkien vibe the goblins have and the dwarves look amazing. Don't really like kings of war or mantics mini line in general so this is right up my alley.

   
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PourSpelur wrote:
Keep it under $40 a box and I'll probably get at least a couple.
Dwarves look solid, goblins are a bit off.


The goblins will probably look better at their proper scale. Lots of people hated the knoll 3-ups, but were happy enough with the final product.

I'm of a similar mind to you about them both, but I'm cautiously optimistic about the gobs.

   
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ecurtz wrote:
They'll probably be the same price as the Frostgrave plastics which are $29 US for 20 models/4 sprues.

Boxes say 30, 28mm minis. If they put more bodies and less options per sprue I'd love to see the price stay the same. $29 for 4 sprues is a good deal. Huge fan of the plastic they're putting out for Frostgrave. Doing a massed battle version with less options and more bodies for the same price would be fantastic.
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MattW wrote:
PourSpelur wrote:
Keep it under $40 a box and I'll probably get at least a couple.
Dwarves look solid, goblins are a bit off.


The goblins will probably look better at their proper scale. Lots of people hated the knoll 3-ups, but were happy enough with the final product.

I'm of a similar mind to you about them both, but I'm cautiously optimistic about the gobs.


Eh. I have a box of the gnolls. They're definitely a bit off (mostly because of the way the heads attach to the bodies). Personally I think the gobbos here look a fair bit better than the gnolls.

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The gnolls were almost a success...but their heads are terrible - bad connection and piss poor sculpting (shame since the other Frostgrave plastics are pretty excellent).

I'll be getting some Goblins for dungeon crawling no question - hope to see a quality box of Orcs, etc. in the future. This is a great idea and well times. A lot of classical fantasy players were left on their butts when Age of Sigmar went to mechano-flying dwarves with gatling guns etc.

There isn't a quality (read: not Mantic) line of plastic fantasy infantry around that I can think of. Shieldwolf does some nice random stuff, but on the whole, a classical low fantasy plastic line could do them really well.

We're seeing GW slowly phase out the old proper Warhammer Fantasy kits so it's a good time.

PS: Regarding the rules...I'll skip it unless people rave about it. I thought Frostgrave was supremely mediocre (and can't really understand the amazing success it had) so if this is the same author I'll carefully avoid it till I see some real good reviews.

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It was popular because it did a cheap, Mordheimy skirmish that let you use whatever minis you happened to have lying around.

The rules didn't have to be fantastic (in fact they weren't, a lot of the XP mechanics left a lot to be desired) but it was simple and fun enough to be worth the price of entry.

As for Oathmark, I'm loving both the Dwarf and the Goblin minis. I'm not sure about the combined factions stuff though. It would probably bother me less if it was monster races / humanoid races that can combine forces (order / chaos, light / dark, however you want to put it).

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 Zethnar wrote:
It was popular because it did a cheap, Mordheimy skirmish that let you use whatever minis you happened to have lying around.

The rules didn't have to be fantastic (in fact they weren't, a lot of the XP mechanics left a lot to be desired) but it was simple and fun enough to be worth the price of entry.

As for Oathmark, I'm loving both the Dwarf and the Goblin minis. I'm not sure about the combined factions stuff though. It would probably bother me less if it was monster races / humanoid races that can combine forces (order / chaos, light / dark, however you want to put it).


Hard agree on the combined factions. Though I suspect that many will be getting these for KoW or whatever else they play, and given that the minis seem to be coming out well before the rules, I'm pretty sure that North Star are hoping for this.

I'm most excited about the possibility of nice elves. I reckon the last decent (and affordable) sculpt of a basic elf spearman was the one from the 4th ed WHFB box. Mantic elves are... an acquired taste, and GW don't really produce affordable basic Elven infantry that could be used as 'goodies'(Lothern Sea Guard don't really count as affordable, IMO- but that might just be an Australian thing).


   
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Those dwarfs don't look any better to me than the EM4 plastics. I'll wait and see what the elves and humans look like, but the prices might be the real dealbreaker.

   
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 Zethnar wrote:
It was popular because it did a cheap, Mordheimy skirmish that let you use whatever minis you happened to have lying around.

The rules didn't have to be fantastic (in fact they weren't, a lot of the XP mechanics left a lot to be desired) but it was simple and fun enough to be worth the price of entry.

As for Oathmark, I'm loving both the Dwarf and the Goblin minis. I'm not sure about the combined factions stuff though. It would probably bother me less if it was monster races / humanoid races that can combine forces (order / chaos, light / dark, however you want to put it).


Song of Blade and Heroes already did that though, and did (does) it very well... I wonder if it's the theme that got people in the case of Frostgrave?
   
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Frostgrave was published, at an affordable price, with nice colour pictures. Many other systems remain in electronic format, very cheap, some even free. Players still like a well produced, low cost, physical product, despite the many apparent advantages of the pdf download. Frostgrave also supported the book with many, many expansions - do not underestimate the allure of the collection. It also did a lot of the legwork for the gamer. There are players who like the sandbox, toolbox approach of many a ruleset, but it does involve some work to generate scenarios, profiles and the like. If somebody has done it all for you, then why not?

Frostgrave never appealed to me - the use of a d12 (or was it d20) just made it sound very random to me, though of course these dice can be used in a good way (like in Antares). I will wait for reviews on the new set. I wonder if there's much of an appetite for another mass system? The new figures though might be useful, depending on the quality/scale those goblins might be added to my collection.

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Frostgrave is good IMO. I agree it's not perfect (what game is...?) but I've found myself playing more games of it than anything else since it came out, because it's quick to set up, quick to play, and always exciting and tactical.

It's even better with the Ulterior Motives cards.

That said, I doubt this would be another project from Joe. I get the impression he's busy with FG and spinoff projects for the foreseeable future.

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Dwarves are cute! much-much better than Mantic ones, IMHO!
Goblins look horrible, not in a good way, but like very dated sculpts with a not good design

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The models look a bit static and awkward for me. Modern plastic models tend to be a bit more adventurous than this, so colour me disappointed. If these had been metals, then I may well have excused it, but not for plastics. Of course, the price may make them a no-brainer, but we'll see.

I've got a box each of the plastic North Star Frostgrave Cultists, Barbarians and Gnolls all still unassembled. I have painted up a few of the metal models from Frostgrave, but the extra step of assembly tends to put me off the plastics unless I have a specific project I am working towards that *needs* the models. One-piece metals or resins are what I paint up out of choice just for fun. I see assembling fiddly little plastic models as a bit of a chore though, rather than fun.

If I was planning a KoW army for Goblins I'd maybe get some at the right price. They are a lot nicer than the KoW models for big units if they prove cost-effective £/$-wise.

The new game itself, models aside, looks interesting though. If it has the production qualities of Frostgrave I'll likely bite. May or may not play it, but I'm a sucker for pretty rulebooks with nice pictures!

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Ok, a few new details have emerged:

Firstly, they’ll be up for pre-order on the 13th, and priced at 25 GBP for a box of 30.

In addition, they have previewed some characters, which will be released in metal:


   
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Just guessing here but I think the static/awkward poses mentioned earlier is because they're meant for massed battles. Blocks of warriors in formation that actually fit in formation. Few things are more tiresome in my book than trying to make a bunch of splayed out minis rank up.
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Really, really nice looking plastics.

Like the understated, classic look to both the Dwarves and the Goblins. The Dwarves in particular remind me a lot of the early GW metal efforts, before they turned into bellies on legs, and can see them being really popular.

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Yeah I'm loving this celtics-style dwarfs. And at that price point they are a steal!


And personally, I have no problems with models that are rigid and not dynamic. Not every model has to be dynamic like a Elven War Dancer.
My all time favourite regiment miniatures can't be more rigid, but when they are all formed in a nice square they couldn't be more beautifull.
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 Pacific wrote:
...GW ... before they turned into bellies on legs ...


Finally !!! These look fantastic and just how I envision Dwarves should look.
I never understood how GW evolved them from carrying kegs to becoming kegs !!



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The Dwarves are up for pre-order now, running until 23rd October.

http://northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=257&page=1

Pre-order prices are:

- 1 box for £20 saving £8 and a "free" metal dwarf champion

or

- 2 boxes for £40 saving £16 and 2 different "free" metal dwarf champions


These look fantastic, loads of options, might be worth trying to combine them with some of the gear from the frostgrave soldiers. Can't wait!

Edit: "I can't read" error, save £8 on 1 box and £16 on 2 boxes not £5.

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I just pre-ordered a box. Shipped to the U.S., it was only 22.17 eur ($26.31 U.S. dollars)

   
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MattW wrote:
Though the rules are apparently still some way off, they're releasing the miniatures for this game pretty soon, apparently.



Some more shots of the Dwarves:





And 3-ups of the goblins:



Still to come is a set of humans, and a set of elves, but AFAIK there's not much information about any further releases. I'm assuming that we'll see characters at the very least, but whether or not cavalry and war machines come in plastic or another material is yet to be confirmed (if either unit type ever gets made).

There's only really this FB page in terms of information:

https://www.facebook.com/Oathmark/


I have a lot 15mm fantasy miniatures, and am looking for a good rule set. Is Aothmark compatible with that scale?

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