Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Another range of Plastic mediaevals - sorta...

Northstar are a fairly big player in the metal miniatures market, but until now, no evidence for Plastic figures, however they have announced a set in relation to their upcoming collaboration with Osprey on 'Frostgrave'.

Frostgrave is a fantasy skirmish game, leaning heavily on magical combat - be interesting how that can be made to feel like more than dice throwing in a game.  Players can recruit bodyguards for their wizards though, and to that end this set will appear in due course.  A set of 20 plastic 28mm sized figures. In Northstars own words "The player designs his own band of followers, and arms them as they wish. So our box set is designed to allow you to do that."  They list the box contents as:

  • 5 bodies
  • 10 heads
  • 25 different arms/ weapons
  • 2 shields
  • + selection of bags & equipment.
(C) Northstar
On the plus side, these look like they would cover feudal armies and provide a variety of 'Yeoman' type troops, on the down side they look to be very much Heroic 28mm, with exaggerated muscles, big easy to paint details and elements that at best could be called apocryphal for history buffs.

On the other hand these will probably make excellent Empire Militia troops, and work with other fantasy mass combat games.

The game is due this year around July, and if you want to find out more I suggest you look at Northstar's 'NickStarter' campaign.  An in house Kickstarter it seems.

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