Monday, December 21, 2015

Frostgrave & some Mythconceptions

Yes the title is a bit corny, but those who know me would expect nothing less. This week I have completed several items for Frostgrave, as well as getting my first Myth figure done.

First up, is another ruin piece. This one is the first of the builds I have to do from the Escenorama order. I see another blast of matte over spray is needed on the outside, easily enough to fix. It doesn't seem that shiny in normal light.

From what I can tell, there are 2 building ruin base types. I shall endeavor to paint up a building with the other so you can see the difference. As well all the upper floors seem identical thus far, with the skewed picture frame.

I also completed a couple of the old GW metal men-at-arms who will work perfectly for the same role in Frostgrave. The shields are done with Little Big Man shield decals

Next are a batch of the old Ral Partha Giant Rats from the Fantasy Collector Series. I have seen several other folks using the quite huge rats from Malifeaux, which is size are more like Wolves. But hey, whats to stop a few of the rats from becoming that size eh!

Below is a comparison shot, showing the scale of them to a human. I also opted for a smaller base to allow a swarm of them to surround a warrior

My next lot for Frostgave consists of several of the Harry Potter Chess Set Pawns. As soon as I saw this set, I knew then that I wanted to get a set just to use as statues for various games. A Garage Sale provided me with a spare set & they have sat stashed away...until now.

These figures provided just enough detail, & with being primed black, then painted with Charcoal Grey, drybrushed Rain Grey & then lightly dusted with Sand. The finished pieces then received Army Painter Strong Dip. I am quite happy with the result.

Again, the Frostgrave facebook page has allowed me to see what a good many others are using & I know of a couple other bloggers who are also planning on using these figures.

Another size comparison image of a warrior & the statue. 

Lastly my 1 non-Frostgrave figure. This is the female fighter from Myth. I don't own the game myself, as I am painting these for a buddy. I must say all the figures provided me have quite the dynamic poses. They are all soft plastic.

Christmas is less than a week away, so my focus when I find the time will be to get more of the Myth figures completed. 

I then need to prepare for the Frostgrave Campaign I hope to start in January. So far I have 2 buddies who are in & would like to get a couple more players to join in - the goal being to play through the scenarios from the first book, then delve into the expansion Thaw of the Lich Lord. I am looking forward to playing out the between game content.

Another item I intend to put some time into is getting the beginning characters put together for Kingdom Death & give that game a try as well.

Of course all these plans have a habit of getting sidetracked...more on those side-tracking things will show up in future posts.

Cheers & thanks for reading.


  1. Great post Terry, I really do like the ruins and the use of the Harry Potter chess set is inspired!

    1. Thanks Michael, I will draw you into Frostgrave yet! Perhaps next year;)

  2. Excellent array of minis, and great re-purposing of the chess pieces. Kudos.

    Merry Christmas. :)

    1. Thanks Pulp, finding stuff for use as Statues in games has been a long journey. I also have a collection of Navia Drapt figures which I plan to use as well. The Harry Potter chess pieces are perfect.

      Merry Christmas to you & yours as well, hope Santa is kind to you with miniatures!