Posts Tagged ‘Frostgrave’

Box Breaking 210: Ulterior Motives for Frostgrave

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Watch as Matt takes a look at Ulterior motives the latest expansion for Frostgrave. These cards change the objective of some the scenario you are playing. I have played three games now with Ulterior Motives and I like it.  Check back for more details in a few days, or better yet subscribe so you don’t […]

Review: Ulterior Motives for Frostgrave

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A while ago, Osprey Games sent Must Contain Minis an advanced copy of Ulterior Motives. For those that don’t know, Ulterior Motives is a card based expansion for Frostgrave that adds extra player objectives.Must Contain Minis Reviews Frostgrave: Ulteri…

Review: Ulterior Motives for Frostgrave

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A while ago, Osprey Games sent Must Contain Minis an advanced copy of Ulterior Motives. For those that don’t know, Ulterior Motives is a card based expansion for Frostgrave that adds extra player objectives.Must Contain Minis Reviews Frostgrave: Ulteri…

Frostgrave, new Wizard and apprentice duo

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

When I was ordering some additional monsters and creatures for Frostgrave I also ended up buying a new wizard and apprentice, picked out by Caroline. No idea for which school of magic we will use these, but I would leave that fairly open just like with…

Frostgrave, new Wizard and apprentice duo

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

When I was ordering some additional monsters and creatures for Frostgrave I also ended up buying a new wizard and apprentice, picked out by Caroline. No idea for which school of magic we will use these, but I would leave that fairly open just like with…

After the Demo… my plan for the rest of 2017

Posted on June 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Well that’s it. Our demo game is over, I have posted everything I can about the game and I have finally packed away all the boxes (and made a few repairs) after Sundays excitement. My desert stuff will be put away for a while while I work on a couple o…

After the Demo… my plan for the rest of 2017

Posted on June 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Well that’s it. Our demo game is over, I have posted everything I can about the game and I have finally packed away all the boxes (and made a few repairs) after Sundays excitement. My desert stuff will be put away for a while while I work on a couple o…

Asian War Band for Frostgrave

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Former Alkemy models that will be used for a War band in a Frostgrave game. I’d like to add a couple of doggies to it. That’s a lot more models than needed but it gives me choice. I pretty much followed original art work

Ce sont les anciennes figurines d’Alkemy que je vais utiliser pour Frostgrave. J’aimerais rajouter quelques chiens même si c’est déjà plus de figurines que nécessaires.

Asian War Band for Frostgrave

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Former Alkemy models that will be used for a War band in a Frostgrave game. I’d like to add a couple of doggies to it. That’s a lot more models than needed but it gives me choice. I pretty much followed original art work

Ce sont les anciennes figurines d’Alkemy que je vais utiliser pour Frostgrave. J’aimerais rajouter quelques chiens même si c’est déjà plus de figurines que nécessaires.

Tiszirain is Summoned!!! Frostgrave Battle Report

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

At Broadsword Three, I hosted yet another game of Frostgrave to a new group of players. For those that read my report about Frostgrave at Hotlead, I ran the exact same scenario there but this time, things went differently. This time, the Major Demon Ti…

Tiszirain is Summoned!!! Frostgrave Battle Report

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

At Broadsword Three, I hosted yet another game of Frostgrave to a new group of players. For those that read my report about Frostgrave at Hotlead, I ran the exact same scenario there but this time, things went differently. This time, the Major Demon Ti…

Boors Warriors

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

For a week or so in May, the Dragon Rampant group on Fakebook ran a painting challenge, which was to simply pick a few models and get them done in seven days. A bit of encouragement like that always helps me to get my butt in gear, so I decided to actually finish of a … Continue reading Boors Warriors

North Star Newsletter

Posted on May 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest releases from North Star Games…

Photo of Mad Dogs With Guns (BP1581)With two new games coming from Osprey in June, we’re running two different pre-order offers, the Frostgrave offer being a Nickstarter, the Mad Dogs With Guns something a bit different.
Have a read below. 
Photo of Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives (FGVUM)it’s the last day of the 
Ulterior Motives Nickstarter!

The last day of the Nickstarter is 30th May and it ends immediately on the first second of 31st May, just after midnight BST.
  For FROSTGRAVE Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City  
This is a Nickstarter with a bit of a difference.
We’re offering the chance to get hold of some exclusive (and, boy, do we mean exclusive) Frostgraveopportunities with a series of prize draws.
The Summoner Prize Draw
(26th May to 30th May)
The winner of the Summoner prize draw will receive the opportunity to help design a figure for 
Frostgrave!

The winner will also receive a resin master cast and six metal castings of their figure before it goes on to grace the Frostgrave figure line.
Photo of Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives (FGVUM)Photo of Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives (FGVUM)
Frostgrave Ulterior Motives
Ulterior Motive cardsUlterior Motive cardsThe Frozen City harbours many secrets, and not all of them are ancient. While most adventurers who brave the dangers seek wealth and lost magic, some journey into Frostgrave for more personal reasons…
This expansion for Frostgrave consists of 40 Ulterior Motive cards, which add variety, depth, and new tactical challenges to wargames in the Frozen City. Each card presents the player with a specific task to accomplish and offers rewards if they succeed. Some of these missions must be revealed to all of the players, others must be kept secret. Will your wizard seek to slay a great demon? Rescue a desperate captive? Bring retribution to an enemy? 
All wizards seek power, but what are their ulterior motives?
Ulterior Motives Terrain Set
Ulterior Motives Terrain Set
Many of the Ulterior Motives cards call on you to use certain terrain pieces, both as mission markers and red herrings to send your opponent in the wrong direction. North Star and Osprey have produced a set featuring all the terrain pieces (and one zombie) a player would need to use the Ulterior Motives expansion. All of the terrain pieces are made of resin, the zombie from metal, and all are supplied unpainted.
 FGB000 - Kornovik Barbarian Outcast
Kornovik the Barbarian Outcast (on his war rhino, from Forgotten Pacts)
The plastic frames are available again during the Nickstarter period
Photo of Frostgrave Soldiers-Single Frame (FGVP01a)
FGVP01a – Frostgrave Soldiers-Single Frame
Photo of Frostgrave Cultist Single Frame (FGVP02a)
FGVP02a – Frostgrave Cultist Single Frame
Photo of Frostgrave Gnolls-Single Frame (FGVP03a)
FGVP03a – Frostgrave Gnolls-Single Frame
Photo of Frostgrave Barbarians-Single Frame (FGVP04a)
FGVP04a – Frostgrave Barbarians-Single Frame
Ulterior Motives
Thanks for reading
Nick Eyre
FROSTGRAVE Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City
NICKSTARTER
 
 
Osprey Publishing
Mad Dogs With Guns
pre-order
Photo of Mad Dogs With Guns (BP1581)Mad Dogs With GunsReleased June 2017. Every pre-order for Mad Dogs With Guns will include a note from North Star that will give you a secret webpage address. When you go to that address, you’ll find lots of Gangster related offers to celebrate the release of Mad Dogs With Guns.
WARGAMING IN THE GANGSTER ERA Author: Howard Whitehouse, Roderick Robertson Illustrator: Peter Dennis In 1919, the US Government declared the production, distribution, and sale of alcohol illegal. America officially became a ‘dry’ land. That didn’t stop people from drinking, however, and the rise of the ‘speakeasy’ offered huge new opportunities for organized crime. Soon, cities both large and small became battlegrounds as various crime syndicates vied for control of the underground alcohol trade. In Mad Dogs With Guns, players form their own small gangs of fedora-wearing, tommy gun-wielding gangsters and battle it out with their rivals. With numerous different gangs to choose from, including cops and G-men, a fully integrated campaign system, and rules for special situations such as car chases, the game offers a huge variety of tactical challenges. Bribe public officials, attend a gangland funeral, but always watch your back – there is always another gang waiting to poach your territory…
 
Copplestone Castings
Copplestone Castings Gangsters,
the original Mad Dogs with Guns. 
If you pre-order the rule set Mad Dogs With Guns from us, we’ll be offering you some deals on these figures.
Gangsters
lots of Gangsters
 
Welcome to the Pulp Figures! My name is Bob Murch and I’m the sculptor, mould maker, caster, shipper and chief bottle washer of this plucky, rag-tag enterprise. Pulp Figures turned 10 years old in 2012 and since its beginning, when I often had to explain the term ‘Pulp’ to many gamers, Pulp Adventure gaming has become an established genre familiar to gamers with many excellent rules systems to choose from. The inspiration for Pulp Figures remains early 20th Century ‘Pulp Era’ adventure film and fiction and the minis remain oriented towards table-top gaming. This is not to say that role-players won't find the miniatures exciting and useful. Everything under the Pulp Figures banner is character driven with fun and personality given priority over strict historical accuracy.
Gangland Justice
Photo of Boys in Blue 1 (PGJ 06)
Photo of Boys In Blue 2 (PGJ 07)
Photo of Jinx Johnson's Harlem Jazz Quartet (PGJ 20)
 
 
please ‘like’ us on Facebook
Welcome to North Star Military Figures. We are a UK based company that stocks thousands of model soldiers and wargames rule books, as well as various accessories to go with them.
Frostgrave is copyright Osprey Games 2017. Miniatures are all copyright North Star Military Figures Limited & Osprey Games 2017. 
Copyright (C) 2003-2017 North Star Military Figures Limited Ltd All rights reserved. 

North Star Figures Newsletter

Posted on May 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The latest things from North Star…

Photo of Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives (FGVUM)Photo of Mad Dogs With Guns (BP1581)Welcome to our combined Frostgrave: Ulterior MotivesNickstarter and Mad Dogs With Guns pre-order newsletter!
With two new games coming from Osprey in June, we’re running two different pre-order offers, the Frostgrave offer being a Nickstarter, the Mad Dogs With Guns something a bit different.
Have a read below. 
For FROSTGRAVE Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City
This is a Nickstarter with a bit of a difference.
We’re offering the chance to get hold of some exclusive (and, boy, do we mean exclusive) Frostgraveopportunities with a series of prize draws.
Photo of Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives (FGVUM)Photo of Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives (FGVUM)
Frostgrave Ulterior Motives
Early Bird OfferWe know how you Nickstarters like to get in early with your orders, so we’re giving a 10% discount
on all Ulterior Motives Nickstarter orders placed before 21st May.
Ulterior Motive cardsUlterior Motive cardsThe Frozen City harbours many secrets, and not all of them are ancient. While most adventurers who brave the dangers seek wealth and lost magic, some journey into Frostgrave for more personal reasons…
This expansion for Frostgrave consists of 40 Ulterior Motive cards, which add variety, depth, and new tactical challenges to wargames in the Frozen City. Each card presents the player with a specific task to accomplish and offers rewards if they succeed. Some of these missions must be revealed to all of the players, others must be kept secret. Will your wizard seek to slay a great demon? Rescue a desperate captive? Bring retribution to an enemy? 
All wizards seek power, but what are their ulterior motives?
Ulterior Motives Terrain Set
Ulterior Motives Terrain Set
Many of the Ulterior Motives cards call on you to use certain terrain pieces, both as mission markers and red herrings to send your opponent in the wrong direction. North Star and Osprey have produced a set featuring all the terrain pieces (and one zombie) a player would need to use the Ulterior Motives expansion. All of the terrain pieces are made of resin, the zombie from metal, and all are supplied unpainted.
 FGB000 - Kornovik Barbarian Outcast
Kornovik the Barbarian Outcast (on his war rhino, from Forgotten Pacts)
The plastic frames are available again during the Nickstarter period
Photo of Frostgrave Soldiers-Single Frame (FGVP01a)
FGVP01a – Frostgrave Soldiers-Single Frame
Photo of Frostgrave Cultist Single Frame (FGVP02a)
FGVP02a – Frostgrave Cultist Single Frame
Photo of Frostgrave Gnolls-Single Frame (FGVP03a)
FGVP03a – Frostgrave Gnolls-Single Frame
Photo of Frostgrave Barbarians-Single Frame (FGVP04a)
FGVP04a – Frostgrave Barbarians-Single Frame
Ulterior Motives
Thanks for reading
Nick Eyre
FROSTGRAVE Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City
NICKSTARTER
Osprey Publishing
Photo of Mad Dogs With Guns (BP1581)Mad Dogs With Guns
Released June 2017. Every pre-order for Mad Dogs With Guns will include a note from North Star that will give you a secret webpage address. When you go to that address, you’ll find lots of Gangster related offers to celebrate the release of Mad Dogs With Guns.
WARGAMING IN THE GANGSTER ERA Author: Howard Whitehouse, Roderick Robertson Illustrator: Peter Dennis In 1919, the US Government declared the production, distribution, and sale of alcohol illegal. America officially became a ‘dry’ land. That didn’t stop people from drinking, however, and the rise of the ‘speakeasy’ offered huge new opportunities for organized crime. Soon, cities both large and small became battlegrounds as various crime syndicates vied for control of the underground alcohol trade. In Mad Dogs With Guns, players form their own small gangs of fedora-wearing, tommy gun-wielding gangsters and battle it out with their rivals. With numerous different gangs to choose from, including cops and G-men, a fully integrated campaign system, and rules for special situations such as car chases, the game offers a huge variety of tactical challenges. Bribe public officials, attend a gangland funeral, but always watch your back – there is always another gang waiting to poach your territory…
Copplestone Castings
Copplestone Castings Gangsters,
the original Mad Dogs with Guns. 
If you pre-order the rule set Mad Dogs With Guns from us, we’ll be offering you some deals on these figures.
Gangsters
lots of Gangsters
 Photo of Sleuths (GN9)
GN9 – Sleuths
Welcome to the Pulp Figures! My name is Bob Murch and I’m the sculptor, mould maker, caster, shipper and chief bottle washer of this plucky, rag-tag enterprise. Pulp Figures turned 10 years old in 2012 and since its beginning, when I often had to explain the term ‘Pulp’ to many gamers, Pulp Adventure gaming has become an established genre familiar to gamers with many excellent rules systems to choose from. The inspiration for Pulp Figures remains early 20th Century ‘Pulp Era’ adventure film and fiction and the minis remain oriented towards table-top gaming. This is not to say that role-players won't find the miniatures exciting and useful. Everything under the Pulp Figures banner is character driven with fun and personality given priority over strict historical accuracy.
Gangland Justice
Photo of Boys in Blue 1 (PGJ 06)
PGJ 06 – Boys in Blue 1
Photo of Boys In Blue 2 (PGJ 07)
PGJ 07 – Boys In Blue 2
Photo of Jinx Johnson's Harlem Jazz Quartet (PGJ 20)
PGJ 20 – Jinx Johnson’s Harlem Jazz Quartet
please ‘like’ us on Facebook
Welcome to North Star Military Figures. We are a UK based company that stocks thousands of model soldiers and wargames rule books, as well as various accessories to go with them.
Frostgrave is copyright Osprey Games 2017. Miniatures are all copyright North Star Military Figures Limited & Osprey Games 2017. 
Copyright (C) 2003-2017 North Star Military Figures Limited Ltd All rights reserved. 

End Of The Week – Miniature Painting Update

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s actually been a better week for painting than I was expecting. It started with having to finish off 5 Ratling/Hobbit snipers. My urge is to say that they are finished but I am guessing this is not really the case. There is stuff that I can do on them but the truth is that I am never really going to be happy with them. For the time being I am going to keep them on the table and play about with them until I am happy with the final result.

This should really screw up my timetable. Last week I was supposed to finish them and move on and I set myself a goal of finishing them and do another five figures. At the beginning of the week I thought that there was going to be no chance of that happening. Then I started the dryads. I have a dozen of these and I was expecting to finish six of them so that I could be caught up with my goals. Instead I managed to get all twelve of them done, based, varnished and even managed to get some extra bits on the bases.

The week’s work didn’t end there. I have based and primed a load of figures including seven gnolls and another figure that I thought was a gnoll for a while. It turns out it’s actually a beast crafter and to be honest, although I like the figure, it’s probably of no use to me at all. There are a few other figures primed and based. There are a couple of earth golems and a genie ready to go too. These should be easy to get done.

I was a little unhappy with the way the bases on The Walking Dead Miniatures bases had turned out. As well as varnishing them, I put a few tufts on the bases to hide the worst of it. I’ll put these back in the box now, it seems like a good place to put them. I was looking at the new releases for the game. There are another 24 figures due out. Whilst very nice they work out at around £4 per figure. Now I know you get some other bits with them but they are not much use to me. Whilst I like them I am not sure I like them that much.

Frostgrave Wraith Knights

Posted on May 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

Painted up the Wraith Knight this evening, kept the colors similar to the cover image from the blister. Quite nice models, larger than the plastic soldiers, but roughly the same height as the undead skeletons from Mantic games.Now I only have some gian…

Frostgrave Wraith Knights

Posted on May 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

Painted up the Wraith Knight this evening, kept the colors similar to the cover image from the blister. Quite nice models, larger than the plastic soldiers, but roughly the same height as the undead skeletons from Mantic games.Now I only have some gian…

Gothic City Ruins

Posted on May 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A few pieces for modular gaming tables, all up for sale:Ebay1Ebay2Ebay3

Gothic City Ruins

Posted on May 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A few pieces for modular gaming tables, all up for sale:Ebay1Ebay2Ebay3

Next

Posted on May 10th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The end of the day, usually after 9pm, is when I get most of my gaming stuff done and I have spent my day wanting to paint so I should have found it easy to do. By the time 9pm came around I was tired. So I forced myself to get something done but spent…

Frosty ADnD

Posted on May 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Things go a bit old school! Modified 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons but in a Frostgrave setting. All organised by Matt. Multiple parties entering the deathtrap city to grab as much loot as they can.

Gates of the ruined city.

Adventurers assemble! My party. All parties were constituted the same. Wizard, Cleric, Tank, Thief, Archer and Grunts.

Part of the city. Lots of buildings and walls. And plenty of portals for monsters to appear at. Having my wizard select ‘spider climb’ as one of his spells proved to be useful in getting our first treasure chest.

Treasure everywhere! Our second chest of the night.

Another party encounters a brute, and soon discover that the ADnD spell ‘Mend’ is not meant for reattaching limbs. Monsters pop up at random portals on any natural D20 rolls of 20.

Evil party grabs some loot. They lost a couple of members prior to this from a spider’s poisoned bite. Even little critters can be lethal.

A Big Nasty Worm randomly appears.
Disposed of in heroic charge fashion. (But rivals are still making off with the treasure)

Ye olde tome of legend.

More randomness.

 The game ends. Result was determined by treasure captured minus party members lost. I had lost my Cleric from a bow shot, but got two treasures. The Winner had three treasures and one loss.

Frosty ADnD

Posted on May 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Things go a bit old school! Modified 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons but in a Frostgrave setting. All organised by Matt. Multiple parties entering the deathtrap city to grab as much loot as they can.

Gates of the ruined city.

Adventurers assemble! My party. All parties were constituted the same. Wizard, Cleric, Tank, Thief, Archer and Grunts.

Part of the city. Lots of buildings and walls. And plenty of portals for monsters to appear at. Having my wizard select ‘spider climb’ as one of his spells proved to be useful in getting our first treasure chest.

Treasure everywhere! Our second chest of the night.

Another party encounters a brute, and soon discover that the ADnD spell ‘Mend’ is not meant for reattaching limbs. Monsters pop up at random portals on any natural D20 rolls of 20.

Evil party grabs some loot. They lost a couple of members prior to this from a spider’s poisoned bite. Even little critters can be lethal.

A Big Nasty Worm randomly appears.
Disposed of in heroic charge fashion. (But rivals are still making off with the treasure)

Ye olde tome of legend.

More randomness.

 The game ends. Result was determined by treasure captured minus party members lost. I had lost my Cleric from a bow shot, but got two treasures. The Winner had three treasures and one loss.

Frostgrave – A new (and old) adventure

Posted on May 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

When I was at Salute I bought several sets of rules including the popular Frostgrave by Joseph A. McCullough (published by Osprey). I bought it because I’m trying to settle the young Padawan down on a set of rules that are easy to play but will al…

Frostgrave – A new (and old) adventure

Posted on May 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

When I was at Salute I bought several sets of rules including the popular Frostgrave by Joseph A. McCullough (published by Osprey). I bought it because I’m trying to settle the young Padawan down on a set of rules that are easy to play but will al…

Bear and Boar painted up

Posted on May 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Adding some more wild animals to my collection, primarily for Frostgrave use but it would be great to play a Revenant type scenario with my French & Indian war collection.The boar is from the Frostgrave range, quite nice model and took me less tha…