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  • #141545
    Jacob Stauttener
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    North Star Military Figures and Osprey Games are jointly releasing the Forstgrave Second Edition in August along side their new 28mm plastic knights.

    I have a preview over on Must Contain Minis. Come check it out!

    https://mustcontainminis.com/2020/07/plastic-frostgrave-knights-power-in-the-frozen-city.html

    Frostgrave Plastic Knights Miniatures Preview

    Article at… https://mustcontainminis.com/2020/07/plastic-frostgrave-knights-power-in-the-frozen-city.html

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    #141547
    Andrew BeasleyAndrew Beasley
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    I have very mixed thoughts over these…

    The daft horned helmet has been included – films have so much to answer for!

    The poses still look static in the body and lack the leaping / jumping / running poses that go with skirmish games.

    But the range of tools and possible mixes are great.

    All in all – thank you for the review and I know where more money is to go…

     

    #141553
    RhodericRhoderic
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    I for one like the horned helmets. They’re a fine old fantasy trope that suits these fantasy miniatures well. Besides, they’re easy to remove for those who don’t like them. With that in mind I’d have welcomed more helmets with horns (and crests and plumes), for greater customisation.

    One thing that bothers me is that the chainmail has been sculpted in a realistic, detailed style that breaks from the norm of 28mm sculpting. This would be fine if not for the fact that I have plenty of other figures – including ones from the official Frostgrave range – that have chainmail sculpted in the classic, more abstract style. I’m not a traditionalist in any way, but I’m loath to mix sculpting styles/aesthetics within one and the same project, so I might have to resculpt all the chainmail on these figures.

    #141555
    Jacob Stauttener
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    They certainly look interesting to me. My guess is that they went with a different style to differentiate from the other models – so you can tell who are the elite troops quicker. 🙂

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    #141557
    Andrew BeasleyAndrew Beasley
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    Over the years I’ve got a right mix of chain, scale and plate armour across figure ranges so I’m relaxed over that.

    As for the helmet trope – my daughter is a professional archaeologist specialising in pre-Roman but a practising Viking re-enactor so I would get hung, drawn and blood eagled if I dare field one 🙂

     

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