|Witch & Apprentice WIPs - I've already painted in and inked the magic users' fur moccasins|
As ‘Mo’Vember 2015 began earlier this week I have finally started to paint up a reasonable number of the “North Star Military Figures” I recently acquired during the company's first “Frostgrave” Kickstarter. My aim to have enough of these figures finished by the end of the month so as to allow my Witch Doctor and his band of followers to enter the frozen ruins of the ancient city and post up a BatRep or two…
To begin with I’ve based, undercoated and set to work upon my wizard and his ever-faithful apprentice. These models are absolutely packed full of detail as a result of being covered in numerous animal furs and magic totems. Predominantly however I plan to have the ‘brewer of potions’ wearing some mangy wolf pelts and a leopard skin. Whilst his ward will be adorned with the hide of a Polar Bear.
|Soldiers WIPs - I've already started painting the Barbarian's fur-lined black boots|
I have also assembled my magic users’ accompanying warband and felt compelled to immediately include “North Star Military Figures” wonderful sculpt of a Barbarian. At the cost of 100 gold coins, this model is an expensive investment for “Frostgrave”. But seeing as the miniature looks set “to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet” I hope he’ll prove worthy enough to discover many a treasure before he departs my group of adventurers to become King of Aquilonia.
With just 200 gold coins left to my party, as my Witch’s apprentice cost a staggering 200 gold coins by himself, I have gone with four henchmen at a measly 50 gold coins each; two Crossbowmen and two infantrymen. All of these figures have been glued together using parts taken from one of the sprues found inside the official “Frostgrave Soldiers” twenty multi-part hard plastic 28mm figure boxed set. To be perfectly honest I found these miniatures to be rather underwhelming and actually a bit fiddly to put together. Certainly the arms of my Crossbowmen proved annoying difficult to correctly align, despite the fact that one set of arms comes as a single cast. As its Mo’Vember I have used just the box’s bearded heads for my soldiers and so plan to have these finished within the next week or so.
|Henchmen WIPs - The The crossbowman is carrying his trusty dagger in his other hand|
I have also started work on a metal “North Star Military Figures” Templar. This fearsome-looking warrior costs just the same as my Barbarian and isn’t as fast on his feet. But he does come with some additional armour and almost as much health. It is also another cracking sculpt and a useful replacement for the less defensively-minded long-haired primitive if I feel my opponent has the potential to fire lots of arrows or bolts at my warband.