Tuesday, 22 December 2015

From AdamC - The Necromancer and his Crew (75 Points)


My first entry of the Challenge and my first elemental bolt (or perhaps bone dart) of the Frostgrave Duel. (If your not familiar with Frostgrave take a look at my review  and battle reports)


First up is the Necromancer himself one of the official Frostgrave Wizards from Northstar that I got as part of the "Thaw of the Lich Lord Nickstarter." 


He might be painted a bit brighter than one normally thinks of with a Necromancer but I have found out that the white and gray of a typical Frostgrave board I have found bright colours look really good on the board.  He looks like he might hold some link to nobility, that hat suggests a crown.


The Apprentice is painted in a similar fashion to suggest a uniform or livery (or maybe school colours).


Of the two I think the Necromancer is the better figure but this one has a lot of character as well.  Consulting a book in the midst of a battle seems very nerdy.


Finally we have two sets skeletons.  The first is in Red and Purple suggesting a livery maybe our Necromancer has bit of Martinet streak or maybe they were part of the same adventuring band or military unit back when they lived.  These guys are all form the Frostgrave "Undead Encounters" pack from Northstar and will probably see a lot of action on the gaming table.


The second group of skeletons is from the same set but I wanted some more variety as I am not painting traditional gaming units but individual skeletons that most of the time are encountered in ones or twos wandering Frosgrave.


 I call the two on the left the former Green Knights. 


The one on the right I call the former Raven knight both for the heraldry I did and the companion he has on his head.


I really like the one bursting out of the ground and the rat skeleton is cools as non-human undead are always a nice addition.  The one that is a back bone growing out of a still juicy torso is sort of nasty.


The forth figure in light blue is actually form the Cultist sets but with skeletal arms and a head. Maybe this Cultist has received his promised "immortality" from the the Lich lord.

In all we have 75 points worth of figures here (15 28mm figures two living and 13 undead) assuming full points for the rat and half points for the skeleton bursting out to the ground and the guy who is just a pair of legs with a backbone and skull.


Lovely work Adam and welcome to the carnival! 

I've not yet taken a look at 'Frostgrave', but it seems to have captured the imagination of many in our hobby, which is no small feat.
All of these models are great, but I have to say I really like the last set of bony fellows - there are some pretty creepy undead constructs there. Yikes!
 A well-earned 75 points to start your ascent up the roster. Well done!

38 comments:

  1. Now we're talking! Some of the unquiet dead to spice up any game of Frostgrave! Thinking outside the sarcophagus as usual, Adam, nicely done!
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    1. Thining is more difficult once one is inside the Sarcophagus :P

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  2. Groovy! The last two photos has some dead ass freaks in it. Nice one. Cheers

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  3. Great looking warband Adam. I like how your snow turned out, what did you use? The color scheme is effective and I think high contrast is actually more impressive on the table top.

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    1. thats what I have found, granted ordinary "soldiers" are often a bit more drab but for inportant figures go bright and colorful.

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  4. That is a really nice collection for Frostgrave, Adam. I've enjoyed the Frostgrave games I've played so far.

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    1. thanks its one of my favorite games, to my suprise as I am a Historials guy at heart.

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    2. Me too. As well as wizards, I had to buy a D20 as I had never owned one!

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  5. a great overall view and work with each modela great overall view and work with each model

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  6. Great start mate. They look really handy

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  7. Ahh more Frostgrave goodness! As I play an enchanter and battle a necromancer quite often forgive me if I don't say anything nice about Necrmancers!

    The figures though would grace any a table top.

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    1. Yeah Necromancers are nasty customers but the prefect "heavy" for any battle.

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  8. Nice work. Frostgrave does look interesting.

    Christopher

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    1. its very much woth chekcing out I'm a lover of historical games but the simple but deep rules, and the gritty fantasy setting do appeal and its just plain fun.

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  9. A great start to your campaign Adam

    Ian

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  10. I keep hearing of this Frostgrave, but wizards and no guns?! ;)
    The crew looks really good,including the more "juicy" walking dead. Really sharp looking war band!...hope my kids don't stumble on to Frostgrave! ;)

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    1. I wrote rules for black powder weapons though we haven't used them yet. I hope your kid do discover Frostgrave its a ton of fun

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  11. I'm not going to let you convince me to start collecting Frostgrave. I've got too many projects on the back burner already. Oh, go on then...

    Keep up the good work!

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  12. Those skellies are super cool Adam. Those guys bursting from the ground are perfectly gruesome.

    A stunning entry!

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  13. Great stuff Adam! I really like the crimson/purple theme. The axe in the head takes the cake though, that's hilarious...

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    1. Thanks and yeah I like that guys too :)

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  14. Now we're talking! Some of the unquiet dead to spice up any game of Frostgrave! Thinking outside the sarcophagus as usual, Adam, nicely done!
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  15. Good colour theme! How do you do the basing?

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    1. I will include a little how to with my next entry

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