Monday, 30 January 2017

AdamC- Frosgrave Gnolls and Vikings (155 Points)

 Here we have the balance of the Frostgrave Gnolls box.  I did them all up as hand to hand fighter there are 14 in total(20 Per box)
 First up we have 5 armed with some sort of hand weapon and shield.  I went with a plain wood color for the shields and then did patterns of random red lines and shapes on them.  I wanted to suggest they meant something to the Gnolls with out going for anything that looked to human.
 The box set has a variety of weapons from a scimitar like sword, two different hand axes and war clubs.
 Here are seven more Gnolls all armed with either two weapons or with two handed weapons.  Again we have a great variety form two handed axes and swords to a spear weapon that looks a bit like a shortened glave.
 I tried to vary the colors of their clothing to give them a colorful appearance. For basing I've gain gone with something that might suggest subterranean ground with some sort of moss or mold growing on it. I plan to combine these twelve figures into a single unit of offencive Heavy Foot for Dragon Rampant or a I could make them two units of Elite Infantry.
The officers.  I intend to use these two with their two handed swords as a command unit in Dragon Rampant. I'll use the Elite infantry template.  Having two figures is handy as it means I can remove one to indicate the unit is below half strength.
The rear view of the figures.  For this shield I wanted to indicate that he had pick it up from some human soldier and then decorated it in Gnoll fashion.  So that 14 figures in the 25mm scale for 70 points and possibly a few extra points the shields if the beneficent Monday Minion is so inclined.
 Next up are a new bunch of Vikings that I picked up last year a Huzzah.
 I'm not sure who made these but they are (excepting a few awkward poses) very nice figures.
 I plan to use these guys for Saga and this fellow will be be a banner man with a unit of Hearthguard or Warriors.  The Flag is one of the many excellent examples provided by Ray on his excellent blog.
 Basicly you give up one fighter for the ability to recover more quickly from fatigue.
 The guy on he left is one of those awkward poses... I'm not sure what he is doing with his weapons but at least he's heading at the enemy.
 One of the issues I had painting is the copious amounts of chainmail, there is only so much you can do with bare metal.
 Everyone always talks about how much fun raiding is.. no one ever talks about the hard work of carrying off the loot
 This is a great figure who will be useful in games were carrying off loot is important
 Front and back of two warriors with spears and an extra weapon
 Hand Painted shields
 Sword armed warriors.  I really like the fellow with the fur lined vest.
 The guy on the left with the hat is also nice break ups the sameness of the outfits.  Again these are hand painted shields.
Last up is my great hand painted shield "failure"  I was going for a running horse but it came out looking more like a rabbit so I have embraced it with a little Monty Python homage. This is a very dangerous man as indicated by his killer bunny shield.
Now for something very different Regiment Von Shepard.  Readers of my blog may have some familiarity with my Imagi-nation The Grand Duchy of D'Argent.  Well I decided some time ago it was time to create an enemy for them.  Thus the Draconian Empire was born.  I'm populating this a fictional Holly Roman Empire with regiments commanded by gaming opponents of mine and they are getting input into their uniforms.
 My friend Frank Sheppard wanted his unit to look like the 60th foot/Royal Americans.  I was happy to oblige his anglophilia and even borrowed some Early 18th Century English flags for the regiment.
 The Figures are Old Glory15s Hanoverians very nice sculpts that paint up quite well.
 I took the flags from War Flag my go to source for inexpensive (free) flags.
I've got several additional Draconian units coming up as I really need to get cracking on 15mm Seven Years War side challenge.  This first 32 points volley for 16 figures gets me on the board but I am way behind

Points 25mm figures
14 Gnolls = 70 point
10 Vikings = 50 points
120 points in total plus a few possible extras for the hand painted shields if the beneficent Monday Minion is so inclined.

Points 15mm figures
16 infantry = 32 points


MilesR: Nicely varied entry - I really like painting up the plastic Gnolls for Frostgrave.  I threw in an extra point for the shield and 2 for the flags, bringing your net to 135!

41 comments:

  1. Adam "Raven feeder" and a Viking raiding party. Excellent. I really like the gnolls (I say that every time you show gnolls but the truth never changes.

    3 very nice projects all going very well.

    (As a side Not the Minion Says 155 points in the title and 135 points in the text. Assuming he can count it will only be a simple finger slip over the wrong key and now I have flagged it up I am sure t will be rectified very swiftly and with much Alacrity!)

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    1. Thank you Clint. These are the last of the Gnolls though I might grab some more if I can find a bargain. I like my Viking title BTW.

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  2. Nice work Adam! Although not the horse you intended, I do like the bunny shield. :)

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    1. Thanks sometimes it better to just go with an error. It amused me and who doesn't like a Monty Python reference.

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  3. Thanks Miles I'm also amusing (like Clint) the 135 in the comment was a typo the point total seems to be right over on the score board.

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  4. Nice puppies, Norsemen and Redcoats Adam :)

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  5. Been been a busy week then Adam , well done , and plenty of colour to boot too

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    1. Thank you, I'm happy with the results.

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  6. Great work Adam. I really like those gnolls.

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    1. Thank you Curt. The Gnolls seem to be a sand out favorite this year. To bad I don't have any more.

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  7. Good to see you get some points in the side challenge, I like the look of them too

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. I have more planned but I don't think I will be able to over take the lead you guys have.

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  8. Fun entries - the Killer Rabbit shield is my favourite! I can hear him explaining to the other raiders "..with big shape pointy teeth!!!!'

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    1. Thank you Paul. More or less what I was thinking of :)

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  9. Great submission, very eclectic and more points than me :)

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    1. Thank you and I noticed I had more points... I can't help but wonder if you are a hostage or something ;)

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  10. Nice varied mix, love the gnolls.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank You. Glad people like the gnolls

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  11. Another points bomb, Adam - I really have to pick up the pace!

    Gnice Gnolls, BTW... top gnotch!

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    1. I'm not sure it's a true point bomb but ghank gou

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  12. Very nicely done Adam, quite a varied submission. And I have noted the Banner man!

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    1. Thanks John and I may experiment with the Banner man in our next game.

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  13. Heaps of stuff painted. well done. cheers

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  14. Nice work Adam. I like using Warflags too!

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    1. Thank you. Warflag is great and you can't beet the price :)

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  15. Good job on the lot, Adam! I do like the gnolls, but then it seems orcs and beastmen are more readily and common anymore. Looks like a grand kit and I like the shields you did for them.
    The Vikings are pretty neat too, I like the fellow with the loot!
    My favorite is your 15mm imagi-Nation force, they look very nice as do their flags!

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    1. Thank you very much. We shall be seeing more Imai-Nation troops in the near future.

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  16. I quite like the gnolls, they look right sneaky and nasty, as they should.
    The other figures are equally good.
    Thanks on the tip about Ray's flag pages, I see a few I can steal for my own projects.

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    1. Ray has lots of great Flags so I am glad I could point you to him.

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  17. Those Gnolls looks great, a somewhat forgotten baddie until Frostgrave revived then.

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  18. Great collection of eye candy!

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  19. Great work Adam, the Vikings are Old Glory figures and I'm glad to see my flags flying high!!

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