Thursday, 13 August 2015

Frostgrave [2]



One of the two or three things I'm thinking of doing in the autumn is a couple of wizard warbands for Frostgrave, one 'out of the box' and a second using a bit of lateral thinking. I have a box of the plastic soldiers and a necromancer with his apprentice, so the first bit is covered, leaving the 'do it yourself' half of the project to work out along with some monsters and undead.

After some thought, I've decided to go for an unusual approach and use a selection of castings from the Artizan Designs range of Andalusian and Moorish foot figures. This idea came about when I was chatting with a gaming friend at the club about 'non-frosty' alternatives to the background fluff in the game, which led to an Arabian Nights inspired theme amongst other ideas.


Whilst this would be pretty neat in its own right, the search for suitable figures led me down the Artizan path where I discovered the potential of the Moors and Berbers as the basis for a Frostgrave warband. Some of the figures have bare feet but that can easily be fixed. The layered robes, covered faces and scale armour are, however, ideal as protection against the freezing elements rather than the blazing desert heat.


There are archers, crossbow men and spearmen plus some excellent character figures including a book wielding looney, who would make a very effective sigilist wizard. The spearmen have open hands so could easily be re-armed with spare daggers, swords, cudgels and other pointy things to kit out a variety of soldiers as described in the rulebook. I think this has a lot of potential for a really interesting and different warband!

6 comments:

  1. Nice collection... BTD do some 'Saracens' in their fantasy range which look very 'Arabian Nights'!

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  2. Very nice figures that I'm sure will work well. Look forward to reading developments.

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  3. I made an "Arab" themed Frostgrave warband using the GB plastics. The Artizan moors are altogether nicer models than the GB plastics.

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  4. Yes, I spotted your ones the other day...great idea and a good way to use up some spare figures.

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  5. Are you still doing Arabian Nights Frostgrave? Where do you play?

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