Tuesday, 26 January 2016

From PaulS - 28mm More Frosty Goodies (150 points)

This week has been catching up a bit on the core Dungeon Saga figures in order to try and finish that off in order to get one side challenge out of the way. One of the most interesting sets of figures in the Dungeon Saga set were the undead dwarf warriors... I'm not sure I've seen skeleton dwarves before. They, along with the three undead Basilean knights, can also be used as Armoured undead in Frostgrave. I just noticed that I forgot to do the glowing eyes... I'll have to go back and do those at some point!



After finishing those 6 skeletons, I figured it was about time for a few heroes and henchmen, so I started on some of the sneaky or different characters. First up is the assassin character from the Dungeon Saga KS. This is a once piece resin figure; nicely sculpted, but I think painting it with black armour was possibly a bad idea as you can't really see the detail in the photo. He'll also make a good thief henchman for Frostgrave.

Sticking to the thief theme for a second, I made one up for a cultist/necromancer style warband using the Frostgrave Cultist and Henchmen sets. These two plastic sets are great fun to play with and offer plenty of scope for swapping parts.


After the darker side of the henchmen list, I decided to go for some brighter souls. The smaller of the two is a halfling warrior from the Dungeon Saga kickstarter who is, I guess, supposed to be Tyrion Lannister.  He will make an interesting Templar. Next to him we have the warrior nun character from Zombicide: Black Plague. I tried to do some eyes on her, but failed... failed so badly. Unfortunately the face is quite open, so it really needed eyes as there wasn't enough depth for shadows to suffice. She will also be a templar option, or potentially one of the new Captains.


Finally is a massive flock of crows for Zombicide and Black Plague. They are a bit like Flock of Seagulls, but more goth. The plus side of finishing these off is that they can also be used as Blood Crows in Frostgrave. Technically the rules are for one crow, but it makes more sense for it to be a flock. One stand (in the photo somewhere) is converted as I stole one crow to make a Crow Master (which is in the painting queue). Painting these was a pain as crows are black with black and a bit more black...

This is 9 28mm figures, 1 28mm halfling and 20 flocks of crows. The flocks are about the size of a 28mm figure, but I will leave it up to Tamsin to decide how to score them.


Beautiful work Paul. With all those crows, you'd make Alfred Hitchcock envious (and give Tippi Hedren a  severe case of the vapours). I'm going to assume that the flocks are on the same size bases as the rest of the minis and score them as equivalent to a 28mm figure (maybe you could add a comparison pic at some point?). The halfling will also be scored as a 28mm figure as that seems to be the precedent. That gives you a handy 150 points for this entry.

30 comments:

  1. WOW those are some great figures. What do you plan to do in frosgrave with 20 crows? even if you max our your warband with Crow Masters thats a max of 8 (9 if you give up your aprentice).

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    1. Multiple war bands for friends to use and scenarios raiding a nesting site would easily eat up that many crows :)

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    2. Raiding a nesting site.. if you write that scenario pleas share it with me I like the idea.

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    3. If I ever get around to writing it, I will post it up :)

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  2. Well the humanoids are nicely done, but I love the crows best of all. Nice work getting the highlights on the feathers. And two points for our Lady Minion for the Tippi Hedron reference!

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  3. Fab, never seen a flock of crows before, they look great

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  4. I like the double use for these figures and lovely paint jobs.

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  5. Great work Paul, I like the look of those!

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  6. Way back in time Citadel did used to make a dwarf skeleton, but I have not seen one in this millennia! But they did do one if you can track it down.

    Lots of dead dwarf goodness! They will do double duty very well. I also like the murder of crows and the thievs look very keen and dynamic. Good to see them all.

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  7. very neat - Frostgrave is becoming a real temptation!

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  8. I have to get some of those crows as they're brilliant!

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  9. A bit of literary trivia;
    a group of crows is known as a Murder of Crows, a group of ravens is called a Conspiracy of Ravens ....

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    1. ...and a group of rooks is a Parliament.

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    2. A group of crooks you say... ;)

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    3. "You might say that; I couldn't possibly comment"

      There are a couple of other collective nouns for rooks (no "c") - a building, a storytelling...
      I quite like "a storytelling of rooks"

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  10. You brushwork is so very nice. You guys have nearly got me convinced to paint up some Frostgrave figures Nearly....

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  11. Interesting submission... The Nun figure looks really good to me.. And the crows are suitably wacky! Well done

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  12. Wonderful stuff Paul. The massive flock of crows is most intimidating.

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  13. thanks! I was worried the crows would seem like a cop out and quick points grab :/

    The crows may look intimidating now, but if you see them all on one zombicide board... You are in serious trouble

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  14. These are very impressive, Paul.

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  15. Nice set of minis, Paul! I really like undead dwarves. They turned out really well even without the glowing eyes. The huge murder of crows may have been simple, but they are well done and a nice addition for your horror games...or a one off Alfred Hitchcock adventure! ;)

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  16. Nicely done. Both Dungeon Saga and Black Plague are languishing in my figure pile.

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  17. Really cool. Love the crow flock but it's all good. cheers

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