It's strange: I'm frantically busy building and painting models, as well as working, looking after the family &c, but I just don't seem to have much time for blogging these days. I want to give more attention to blogs - both my own and those of other hobbyists - but there aren't enough hours in the day for everything I'd like to do. Oh well, I'll just need to keep things in perspective: many people in this world have far worse problems than I do...
I haven't written about it much recently, but that doesn't mean that I have given up on Frostgrave! Here are some new monsters I painted up recently.
Demons in Frostgrave come in 3 different sizes: man-sized, smaller than a man and larger than a man. In the latter category, I am already quite well provided, with a couple of Reaper Bones models: http://colgar6.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/frostgrave-demon-bones.html . I have used one of these older models as a regular, man-sized demon before, but he/she/it is really a bit big for that.
As part of my Christmas present to myself last December, I bought a Mantic "crazy box". This is a random assortment of models, but at a much cheaper price than if they were bought at list price. You pays you money and takes your chances...
On this occasion, one of the items in my crazy box was a sprue of hard plastic "Lower Abyssals"; classic demons with goat's feet, horns and a tail. Excellent - I built up a pair of these to act as my man-sized demons in Frostgrave.
The sprue has (from memory) 5 of these demons on it, so I could build another three if I wanted. However, just the two will do for now.
As well as the man-sized demons, each Lower Abyssal sprue has a few much smaller creatures on it. These will make excellent Imps, I think.
The Imps are quite small figures and are probably a little bit fragile - especially the winged one, who is only touching the ground with one foot. We'll just have to be careful with them.
I would never have thought to look in the Mantic catalogue for such creatures, but I think they'll work very well. I believe that the same faction (for Kings of War) has larger creatures of a similar form as well. Those would make excellent large demons for Frostgrave, if I was so minded.
Overall, I'm very pleased with these models apart perhaps from the Imp with the staff. The varnish on that model has frosted slightly - though I suppose you might just say that the creature was caught in a snowstorm and being slowly encased in ice.!
As Demons go I do rather like them.ReplyDelete
They're not over-sized and they are quite different in body shape from a human. On both counts, I find them somewhat refreshing :-) .Delete
I love the idea that this was a random buy and yet you have found a perfect use for them.ReplyDelete
Sometimes that happens, Michael :-) ! Although, if I'm honest, too often my random buys aren't so useful...Delete
It's almost becoming a redundant comment.ReplyDelete
Excellent paintwork - as ever.
The fireball has photographed particularly well.
I agree about the fireball; it came out quite well, I think.Delete
I'm beginning to wonder just how many of theses extras one needs to play Frostgrave (I suspect it's a case of "just one more").
These look good and I'm sure you'll fins use for them in other stuations too.
Well, you're absolutely right, Joe. I don't *need* these for Frostgrave - but I like having them!Delete
The hobbyist term for this (at least among Cyclists and guitar players) is N+1 - where N is your current collection size.Delete
As a game Frostgrave appears fairly economical on figure count.
There's no 200 page monster manual requiring minis for a host of different types of demon, beast and humanoid neer do well.
Great work on the Lower Abyssals, Colgar6. I think the red you've used is very effective and they work really well with your snow bases.ReplyDelete
If (as I suspect) these creatures come from a hot place then they're not going to enjoy the icy wastes of Frostgrave. I hope that whoever summoned them has very good control of the demons!Delete