Sunday, 6 September 2015

Frostgrave Figure Review

As you will know the staff at the Wargames Emporium got my mate John and myself hooked on Frostgrave the new game from Osptrey and Northstar ,so we bought a rule book and a pack of Wizards each and a box of plastic soldiers between us. The plastics divided nicely into 2 spues each giving us 10 figures each and 10 bases as well . Each Sprue holds 5 torso's and enough arms and heads to give each figure a different look .There are spare arms /weapons but you only get 10 heads so if you were building 20 you would have to double up which normally is not a problem with plastic hordes but seeing as this is a skirmish game and the heads areactually very well made and distinctive it would be obvious which ones are doubled . The sprues contain a lot of pack backs , bags , quivers ,ropes and other goodies to hang from the figures so again each torso can be made to look different . The plastics went together very well the  the poses are quite natural ,the only dodgy ones being my fault when sticking them together in my haste . Each figure is attached to a small base but the set comes with some round flat bases for the game .

The metal figures are lovely and come in the usual clam shell packaging with a handy colour pic of the figures . There is a wizard and an apprentice in each pack . I purchased the Witches ,which  (excuse the pun ) unusually were male ,both very nice figures but had alot of flash which cleaned of nicely without having to hack away at the detail .Due to the metal figures coming with asmall integral base if you then put them on bases to match the plstic figures they stand slightly higher but then again they are the galant heroes so no problems really .

The Plastics work out at about a£1.00 each which is great value as they can double up for any fantasy game and most of them could appear in some historical armies as well plus I ended up with lots of spare bits that can be used as treasure
The first 5 Soldiers

The  2nd lot 

The Wizards with aplastic soldier for comparison 
,The metals work out at £3.00 per figure which is not bad compared to ther manufacturers character or hero figures .


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