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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Frostgrave!

In the last 5 years, I've painted thousands of historical figures but no fantasy ones.  Frostgrave made me break this streak as Step 1 to trying the game is to paint figures for it. I'd hoped to buff today's post with a review of the rules but my friends and I are far down the historical rabbit hole.  One day!

So, how were these North Star Military figures to paint?  Their plastics went down easy but the metal sets were a trial! They're fantastic scuplts, jam-packed with layered and fine detail.  I had to slow down, stretch myself and learn a bit.  Crossing the finish line was a relief and I'm quite thankful to be back to historicals.  Perhaps I need to sit down with my fantasy-painting friends and learn some of their tricks.

Frostgrave Plastic Soldiers



 Cultist Thief & Barbarian

 Thief & Barbarian

 Elementalist & Apprentice

 Knight & Templar

 Illusionist & Apprentice

 Tracker & Warhound

 Apothecary & Marksman

After this bunch, I'm back to ancients, Moors, Mutataww'ia, El Cid Spanish and Dead Man's Hand. Can I take a sabbatical from work so I can paint and play more?  Um, I'm pretty sure no.

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    1. So, you paint a bit of Warhammer right? Any tips for painting fantasy. :-)

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  2. That's a lot of painting! Good work Monty. Frostgrave is fun for it's simplicity. Just have to have a dedicated group who are going to keep up the campaign play to the end as the warband progression rules are super fun.

    Less work and more painting - sounds good to me.

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    1. Thanks Dai! I do love a campaign so if this is fun, I'd want to dive right into one.

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  3. Excellent work Monty. Nice and bright and eye catching

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    1. Thanks Hendrid, saturated colors for the win!

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  4. Excellent work Monty and looking forward to seeing those ancients as well!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher! I've got some Moors and Spanish coming up. I'll be looking to your El Cid painting for inspiration.

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  5. Great stuff. Really nice. Cheers

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  6. They look fantastic Monty! I hope you find some time to fit some games in between all that painting. :D

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    1. Thanks Nate! Between painting and gaming, my blog gets the short end.

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  7. Frostgrave, or as Minnesotans call it, 'Summer'.
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    These are great, Monty, really top shelf stuff. Well done, that man!

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    1. You win again Evan. That had me laughing at the truth of it!

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  8. Most impressive group, love the Elementalist, the Warhound and the Barbarian...

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  9. They might have been a trip Monty, but the results are superb!

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    1. Thanks Michael, that is very kind to say.

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  10. Nice clean bold colours, they look great. I quite like who you've done your flames as well.

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    1. Thanks Dave, that was indeed part of the stretch for a historical painter!

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  11. Top stuff. Impressive group you have there.

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    1. Thanks Loki, I enjoyed your tutorials on painting horses!

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  13. I bet I could pick your colorful work out of a figure line up 8 out of 10 times.
    Excellent brushwork!
    Looking forward to seeing more Moors!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan and you're making me blush! Recently, I was playing ancients with both sides having been painted by me. A passerby looked and asked "Did you paint both sides?" I did!

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  14. I've not seen much Frostgrave painted in bright colours and I have to say I really like it. Well done Monty, they're wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Michael and I think you beat me to painting Frostgrave by some months!

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  15. Love Frostgrave and really like the look of these figures.

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  16. Lovely painting, Monty. Beautiful application and they figs are striking in their overall effect. If it was hard work you've disguised it well!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Aaron thanks! If I need to paint fire or eye glasses in SAGA, I think I'm set.

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  17. It's been awhile since I've visited, Monty, but your work continues to impress!

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  18. Splendid painting Monty! They might have been a bit out of your comfort zone but yet you managed to master that particular challenge masterfully.

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  19. Great work, Monty. Some fantastic painting there - I love that yellow! Really vibrant - it's going to look sensational on a frosty Frostgrave table. I think the figures looks terrific - here's wishing you some great games in the Frozen City!

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