Sunday, 1 January 2017

Frostgrave Soldiers

Happy new year. I thought I would start the year as I mean to go on. I am hoping to do at least 100 posts or 2 posts per week this year. So I am now about 1% of the way there already.
I made up a few of the Frostgrave plastic soldiers when I got the box set well over a year ago. I found them a little on the short side compared to the metal models and compared to most of my stuff in general so I opted for putting a penny on top of the base for a bit more height. The extra weight helped too as plastic models can sometimes seem to lose their centre of gravity.

You may notice that they are mainly crossbowmen. I think I did this because I don't have too many figures equipped with them. I have one or maybe two metal crossbowmen so I figured they will fill the gap. They don't quite fit the dark age vibe I like but they are close enough. There is enough variety to make all of the minis look different. They do well as brigands in mainstream fantasy RPG but they will do as Saxons as a pinch. I picked the most period appropriate heads out of the box which helped a little.
Like a lot of plastic minis, they have softer edges compared to metal which seems be able to cope with the harder squarer edges better. That said, they hold the paint well. The arms fit well on the torsos leaving very little gap around them. There are plenty of plastics that look great from one angle and not the other, these are not them.