Thanks to the wonders of modern science, I'm now armed and ready with a vaccine-induced resistance to a certain virus. That means, among other things, that I can finally join the club's Frostgrave circuit! But before presenting my halfsized heroes, a proud tradition has been the addition of more terrain and NPC monsters to our Frostgrave boards. Today is no exception.
Warhammer Walls and Fences
I don't often buy pre-made terrain, but I picked these up second hand from a gentleman in the UK together with some Orcs & Goblins. This set is even still in production, if we'd like to add some more.
I like that not all of them are overtly screaming FANTASY, so a few could double as terrain for historical games. Building terrain is fun, but sometimes it's nice to be able to just spend an evening painting and having a bunch of terrain done. They are nice straight out of the box, but I added some tufts, foliage and some yellowing static grass to make the ground more organic looking, and I think that pays off. A gem of a kit in the GW range, I'd say.
These terrain bits also add some flavour. The road sign was part of the walls kit, while the dwarven piece is from the old Battle for Skull Pass starter set. We'll see if this is a sign of some Dawi things to come...
Giant rats turned out to be a nuisance in some previous games, greviously maiming some warbands. Unfortunately we had no minis for them, so these rats from Ral Partha Europe are a tribute to their exploits on our muddy town. I ordered a whole bunch of animals from Ral Partha that will be added later. Some sculpts are even older than me, but they still look great.
Beware. The rats have tasted blood, and they liked it.
On to the Halfling warband:
These intreprid explorers are ready to hit the city, though they're also made and painted so that they can fill out the ranks in my Warhammer Halflings army.
The wizards are from the lovely range of TTcombat. I painted these straight out of the blister, no conversions this time.
The thieves are Wargames Atlantic plastic halflings. I wanted the thieves and thugs to have very specific themes to tell them apart, so they are mostly beige and green and have bags made out of greenstuff to carry all the loot.
The thugs got their own theme. These are also based on Wargames Atlantic, but I green-stuffed puffy sleeves on their left arms, swapped the heads with some Perry and Warlord Games heads, and gave them some nasty weapons that I got from Mirliton. Finally I painted them with more reds and browns than the thieves.
For shooting soldiers, these were also based on Wargames Atlantic with some more head swaps (the right one's head is scratch sculpted. The crossbow is again from Mirliton.
Finally some beefier close combat backups, these are also a mix of Perry bits on Wargames Atlantic minis, with the armoured soldier having his entire armour and sleeves sculpted on with greenstuff.
With that, I feel pretty well prepared for my first attempt at Frostgrave. At this point, seeing the town grow and the new minis our club members bring to it is fun in itself.