Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pulp Figures: New O'l Muley the Prospector and Pack Mules


Pulp Figures released this new  PMX-11 O'l Muley the Prospector.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cool Mini or Not: Post Apocalyptic Survival HATE Boardgame


Cool Mini or Not: Civilization has crumbled, and all hope is lost. The few remaining clans must compete to rule a world where resources are scarce, and life is sickeningly cheap. 

From Guillotine Games, and based on the graphic novels by the acclaimed Adrian Smith, HATE is a highly kinetic, endlessly brutal campaign game of post apocalyptic survival. Up to six players battle through a multi-game Chronicle where they use their unique clan to savagely plunder, mutilate and demoralize their opponents. The player who most expertly uses Savagery (gained by doing unspeakable violence upon their foes) to upgrade their warriors and Resources (gained by plundering the land) to unlock powerful new abilities from their village will win the game, but only the player with the most Hate will become the Tyrant and rule over the rest!


Rebel Minis: New Dark Hold Minotaur Warlord Released!


Rebel Minis released this Fantasy Dark Hold Minotaur Warlord.



Punga Miniatures: New Pacific Toa Orc Fantasy Football Team


Punga Miniatures: Punga miniatures released the first three orcs. The first set included 1 blocker, 1 thrower and 1 blitzer. The first batch was immediately sent to minipainting artists from different countries (Germany, Russia, USA, Sweden). From the very beginning, Toa orcs attracted the attention of minipainting artists, as they had complex tattoos and an interesting concept. Soon we will be able to see the painted versions of Toa orcs. The first set can be purchased at a reduced price for early birds - $ 24.77 including delivery on their website here




Breaking! Wargame News and Terrain Facebook Page


Wargame News and Terrain has launched it's own Facebook Page! Check our daily wargame updates on Facebook and make to sure to like, follow and help to spread the latest miniature news with your mates! Check us - Wargame News and Terrain Facebook Page


Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry Reviewed!


Today we take take a look at one of the coolest new miniature revelations made during the Salute wargame convention, plastic fantasy dwarf infantry by Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games!

These new fantasy miniatures will officially support a brand new fantasy mass battle wargame designed and produced by Osprey Games. Would love to be able to tell you more about these rules but no information has been leaked or shared yet so we can only eagerly await the official news when sufficient progress has been made by Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games. To prepare for the actual launch of the new game, the miniatures will be released first with the Dwarf Infantry being the first set to be released in May followed by the Goblins and Elves later this year.

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

The miniature range designed for this new game will at least include plastic Dwarf Infantry, Heavy Dwarf Infantry (with two-handed weapons), Elf Infantry (chainmail) and Goblin Infantry with other troop types such as cavalry and light infantry also been mentionned by Osprey Games. There's also a mention of possible metal characters but that's not been confirmed yet. These miniatures are designed to look like old school fantasy miniatures with heavy Tolkienesque and folkloric influences, giving them a rather distinct look and offering an alternative for the other fantasy miniature ranges as being produced by Games Workshop and Mantic Games. Click here for the Goblin Infantry preview!

For this review I received a single Dwarf Infantry sprue from Nick over at Northstar Miniatures as I couldn't make it to Salute where they were available in limited numbers. Thanks for that Nick! These miniatures however will be sold in boxed sets but no further information is available for the moment on the number of miniatures included in those packaged sets. These Dwarf Infantry miniatures were sculpted by Bob Naismith who also sculpted the plastic Frostgrave Cultists and Soldiers.

The Dwarf Infantry

So for this review we will take a look at the very first plastic fantasy Dwarf Infantry set by Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games for their new fantasy wargame. This particular sprue contains enough parts to assemble five plastic chainmail covered Dwarf soldiers and as you can see in the sprue picture below you have plenty of options to equip your Dwarf warriors with either melee weapons such as spears, axes, swords and hammers but also with bows which is a thing you don't see much with Dwarves as those are often more associated with crossbows. Check the close-up pictures below along with a quick sprue content list. Check larger pictures by clicking on them.

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

In the picture below you can see the spear and bow options along with sufficient parts to make a cool commander and standard bearer. As there are only five bodies includes on the sprue you can easily equip all your warriors with spears or bows allowing you to quickly field affordable plastic fantasy Dwarf army units for your favorite miniature wargames. The detail of this particular sprue is very good as to be expected from Northstar Miniatures, Osprey Games and Renedra, the plastic tooling company behind most of the plastic wargame miniature kits available on the market. The picture shows the following parts.

- Right arm with large axe
- Right arm with banner pole
- Left arm with hammer
- Loose bow
- Commander head with seperate decoration piece
- Five quivers
- Five right bow arms
- five right spear arms

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

In the picture below you can see the remaining part of the sprue which contains the short chainmailed bodies, round wooden shields, shield holding arms, bow arms and melee weapons such as might hammers and deadly short swords along with plenty of heads. Below a quick list of the picture content.

- Five chainmail bodies
- Five shields
- Five left shield arms
- Five left bow arms
- Ten dwarf heads with and without helmets
- Five arms with different close combat weapons

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

The Dwarf Infantry Assembly

Assembling these miniatures is very straight-forward using your trusty hobby knife and some good plastic glue. I always use the splendid Revell, plastic glue with fine nossle ideal for constructing plastic wargame kits. When cutting and cleaning the parts I noticed some minor points of attention such as to be very careful when removing the heads as the sprue vents are located at the top of the helmets and can cause some damage when you're not being careful. Same issue with some of the bow arms but again nothing major. As there are only five bodies and I wanted to show you more options, I first assembled them using blu-tack but the final assembled miniatures will also be shown later on.

In the pictures you can see all the weapon options which allow you to field units of deadly dwarf bowmen, stout shieldwalls of spear wielding dwarves and daring melee troopers willing and daring enough to engage in close combat with their lethal opponents and fill gaps in shattered shieldwalls. Looking forward in assembling some mighty shieldwalls to recreate The Battle of The Five Armies and the Reclamation of the Dwarf Holds but think that some of these will also be used to represent my dwarf Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying character in different weapon options.

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

Compability with Frostgrave Soldiers

As these miniatures have been sculpted by Bob Naismith, the sculptor of the Frostgrave Cultists and Soldiers and also scaled around these miniatures you can easily swap parts between these sets. Although you can easily swap weapons and equipment between these two sets if you neglect that the dwarf arms are covered in chainmail while the Frostgrave Soldiers are dressed in cloth. You won't be able to mix heads as the Dwarf heads are simply too gnomish in appearance but also larger than the human heads. Although some might work as the spear armed miniature shown in the picture below. Mixing these sets allows you to easily equip your soldiers with spears and more bows but also allows you to create some cool dwarf roleplaying characters and heroes! Kitbashing and converting for the win!

In the picture below you can see the Frostgrave Soldier bodies equipped with Dwarf Infantry weapons and shields which fit well and offer a whole load of new options for the popular Frostgrave Soldiers boxed set. You might think that the large axe is way too big for the miniature but that's only an illusion of the picture. Quite happy with the look of these but note that these have been blu-tacked together and some minor filling and adjusting of the parts might be needed.

Interested in learning more about the plastic Frostgrave Soldiers, feel free to check our thorough and fully illustrated review and check all the weapon options and equipment that you can use to further convert these new Dwarf Infantry miniatures! Check the Frostgrave Soldiers Review Click Here

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

In the picture below you can see the Dwarf Infantry bodies being equipped with parts from the Frostgrave Soldiers boxed set again offering loads of cool new options such as crossbow wielding dwarves, dungeon exploring dwarves and more overall weapon options. Most of the parts fitted well but the crossbow would need some greenstuff filling. Note that these have been blu-tacked together and some minor filling and adjusting of the parts might be needed but just love the lantern holding dwarf adventurer!

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry

Dwarf Infantry Scale comparison

Another part of this review is checking out how these miniatures scale up with other fantasy miniatures from other wargame companies. In this scale comparison I have used miniatures from Games Workshop, Northstar Miniatures, Osprey Games, Shieldwolf Miniatures and Mantic Games.

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry
Northstar Dwarf - Northstar Frostgrave Apprentice- Northstar Swarf - Northstar Frostgrave Soldier

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry
Northstar Dwarf - Shieldwolf Shieldmaiden - Northstar Dwarf - Games Workshop Space Marine

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry
Northstar Dwarf - Games Workshop Goblin - Northstar Dwarf - Games Workshop Elendil

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry
Northstar Dwarf - Shieldwolf Orc - Northstar Dwarf - Mantic Games Orc

Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Fantasy Dwarf Infantry
Northstar Dwarf - Games Workshop Orc - Northstar Dwarf - Games Workshop Empire Spearman

Northstar Miniatures Dwarfs and Games Workshop Metal Lord of The Rings Gimli
The Conclusion

I'm really pleased with the Tolkienesque look and quality of these new Dwarf Infantry miniatures by Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games. The design and casting quality of this set is again superb and certainly equal to the already released Frostgrave plastic miniatures. To give you an idea of the price, this particular sprue retailed for £5.00 at Salute. Really looking forward in what the future will bring from Osprey Games and Northstar Miniatures and already eagerly awaiting the full release of these miniatures, their other announced plastic fantasy miniatures and the new mass battle game!


These miniatures can also easily be used in fantasy skirmish and mass battle wargames such as Dragon Rampant, Warhammer, Kings of War, Frostgrave, The Ninth Age, Open Combat, Rally Round the King and Sword and Spear to name some popular fantasy wargame rules. These would also be great for your Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder roleplaying adventures as you can depict your dwarf adventurer in different gear to show his handled weapon. So if you're looking to field affordable plastic fantasy dwarves, search no longer as I'm sure that these miniatures offer a great affordable alternative to the other large players on the plastic fantasy wargame miniature market.

Edit 21/06/2017 - Check the excellent plastic goblin miniatures preview in our dedicated post and prepare to field legions of fantasy goblin hordes. Check the post here and help spread the word about these lovely miniatures.

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Disclaimer - We received this sprue for free from Nick at Northstar Miniatures for reviewing purposes. Please note that this doesn't influence our review as we always strive to supply you with our own independent and honest opinion about the wargame products reviewed.

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Games Workshop: Blightwar Boxed Set: New Rules, New Models, and More!


Games Workshop: A new age of war is dawning in the Mortal Realms, and Nurgle is rising… Blightwar is the latest boxed set for Warhammer Age of Sigmar, designed to allow you to re-enact the battles between the forces of Nurgle and the Stormcast Eternals desperately trying to stop them. As well as two armies – one from the Daemons of Nurgle, the other from the Vanguard Chambers of the Stormcast Eternals – the box contains loads of battleplans, background continuing the story of the Age of Sigmar, exclusive miniatures and even new rules.




Wargames Terrain Workshop: Grey Alien Miniature Preview


Wargames Terrain Workshop: Third sneak peek of September's releases is a rude grey alien, he has a scar on the right side of his head, could be a victim of Roswell!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tiny Wargames: Cheap Coastal Skirmish Wargame Cloth Mat


Tiny Wargames: Coastal 4x4 feet mat now available just £39 plus postage.


Pwork: Darkburg: Fantasy Gaming Mat From Pwork Wargames!


Pwork Wargames: Darkburg! Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames! Play your battles in a broken town, among whose deserted streets and spectral buildings can hide any kind of danger, among winding streets, dark corners and crumbled buildings!



The Miniature Company: New Britons/ Welsh Warriors and Classical Indian Foot Command


The Miniature Company: Some new releases have just been added to The Miniature Company website. The first two packs of wild haired Britons/Welsh are now available. Lots more will be added to this range as it expands over the coming months, including plenty with traditional hairstyles too! Also, the growing Classical Indian range has an added parasol option for the foot command pack standard bearer. Pictures of these, plus previous and future releases can be found on our website or Facebook page




Alternative Armies: New Flintloque Musket Armed Pug Dogs


Alternative Armies: Pug Dogs with Muskets!  Hell yeah for Flintloque!  Yes, our big new release for August is now on pre-order save at Alternative Armies for one week.  Click through to see and read more including the poses along with a link to an independent article from Conflict Cornucopia reviewing the Von Mohnblume Line.  All of the pre-orders save 15% and will ship on general release next week.  Sculpted by Rob Alderman and a ruddy good set of 28mm!  Thanks.  GBS


Fossilpunk Foundry: New Sauriana Helltrench Desperado - Dinosaur-Riding Cowboy!


Fossilpunk Foundry: FossilPunk Foundry, creators of the upcoming tabletop skirmish game Sauriana, launching on Kickstarter October 1, 2017, have unveiled a new miniature, the Helltrench Desperado - a dinosaur-riding cowboy! This particular model is going to be an early access exclusive for Kickstarter backers, and, like all the miniatures for Sauriana, is going to be cast in resin, in a heroic 32mm scale. 


Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game


Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games will be launching their new Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago stand alone miniature game and official miniature range in October through an exciting pre-order filled with discounts and free miniatures!

In this thorough article you will be able to find the latest information about the upcoming Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago stand alone game by Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games which will be launched in October. This new wargame will be mostly based on the rules of the original Frostgrave wargame but will feature other main characters and of course a whole different, more exotic setting! The new game will also receive an official miniature range supplied by Northstar Miniatures, already announced are plastic crew miniatures, metal Heritors and Wardens along with other Specialist Characters and Creatures.

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game


From Nick, owner of Northstar Miniatures: Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago - This game is released in October 2017. We are going to run a Nickstarter in September for it. I'd recommend putting your spending money aside now, because it's going to be big. As well as the game, there are 2 other related products from Osprey, a plastic box set from us and a series of metal figures to represent the heroes and wizards. it's going to be good!!

Osprey Games Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles

Heritors and Wardens

The main characters in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles are the powerful Heritors and their Warden sidekicks. These characters will replace the Wizard and Apprentice characters from the original Frostgrave Frozen City setting offering a new exciting direction in gameplay possibilities.


Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game Heritor Miniatures


Osprey Games Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Wind WardenIn the new wargame, set in the fantasy world of Frostgrave, players will take on the role of Heritors, mighty warriors whose ancestors drank from the Crystal Pool. While able of superhuman feats, Heritors have no longer the power and strength of their forefathers which drank from the Crystal Pool. Their powers have been watered down, as they were passed on from generation on generation.

And these superhuman abilities come at a cost, each time Heritors use their powers, they take damage. If they fail to use their desired feat, they suffer even more. The more they use their powers, the harder it comes to perform them again increasing the likeliness of suffering unbearable pain and damage. There will be thirty different Heritor abilities which will be used as when you were to cast a spell. So knowing when to use these powers will be very important in the gameplay as these actions can be decisive.

Author Joseph McCullough has recently shared some artwork previews of the Heritor characters and they all look splendid. Although everybody can be a Heritor, they have previewed the following heroes: a powerful pirate, mighty warrior womans, a stealthy rogue and a mind manipulator.

The sidekicks of the Heritors are the Wardens, these characters will supply your warband with magic. Although capable of performing and casting magic spells, these characters will not be as powerful as Wizards from the orginal setting and will only be able to cast a limited number of spells. The Wardens draw their powers from nature and the elements. The following classes have been announced along with some beautiful artwork: The Earth Warden, the Wind Warden, the Beast Warden, the Vine Warden and the Wave Warden. Last four pictures of the painted miniatures by Annie of Bad Squiddo Games.

Osprey Games Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Wardens

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Painted Heritors Miniatures

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Painted Heritors Miniatures

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Painted Heritor Crew Miniatures

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Painted Heritors Miniatures

The Ghost Archipelago

The new wargame setting for this new stand alone game is the mysterious Ghost Archipelago, a jungly island chain filled with deadly creature and warlike indigenous tribes. Sounds like a good moment to start stocking aquarium plants and paint some crumbling ruins!

The Ghost Archipelago is a vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient and otherworldly civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands in search of the Crystal Pool, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous serpent-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary.

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Plastic Heritor Pirate Crew Sprue

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Plastic Heritor Pirate Crew Sprue

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game


Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game


These are the Savage Tribesmen we painted for the book. They are from the North Star Africa range, the Ila tribe, with Jungle shields. The Ghost Archipelago is inhabited by dozens of tribes and races so plenty of choice also mentionned are Bronze Age Warriors.

The official introduction

The author Joseph McCullough shared the following introduction for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles introducing the characters and the new setting. More information about the game can be found on the author's blog here

Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Heritor Pirate"Over two hundred years ago, the last time the Ghost Archipelago appeared, a group of adventurers discovered a pool of crystal clear water somewhere in the labyrinthine depths of the Lost Isles. Everyone who drank from that pool was filled with a mystical energy, a power they could call upon to perform superhuman feats. After these adventurers returned, they all became legends in their own time. Some became great heroes, others notorious villains. Ironically, despite their incredible strength, speed, toughness, and other superhuman abilities, nearly all of them eventually died violent deaths.

Before their deaths, however, most of the adventurers who drank from the Crystal Pool sired offspring. Their children inherited many of their parent’s abilities, as did their children’s children, and so on. These descendents became known as ‘Heritors’ for they had inherited some of the power of the Crystal Pool. Yet, with each passing generation, the abilities of the Heritors became slightly less, and every time they used their mystical abilities they suffered from a pain known as ‘Blood Burn’.

Today, most Heritors are nine or ten generations removed from their ancestor that drank from the Crystal Pool. While the abilities that they inherited still set them apart from the general population, those abilities have grown unreliable, and the pain that accompanies their usage quickly grows unbearable. Thus most Heritors use them sparingly and only in short bursts when they are required.

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game Serpentman

No one knows how many Heritors there are in the world, but the number is probably in the high hundreds if not the low thousands. A few are well known warriors, but most choose to keep their abilities hidden. Regardless of where they are, or how they choose to use their abilities, all of them felt a great tug when the Ghost Archipelago returned. The Crystal Pool calls to them, tempting them to come and drink from its waters and gain the powers that once belonged to their ancestors. Many have so far been able to resist this call, but many more are already making their way to the Southern Ocean."

Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Heritor Female Warriors and Pirate Lord

Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Heritor Rogue and Manipulator

The Team

The team involved in the design and creation of the new game consists out of the people who also worked on the original Frostgrave - Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City wargame along with with some new faces.

The Osprey Games editor Phil Smith, the talented artist Dmitry Burmak, who provided all of the gorgeous artwork for the previous game, this time accompanied by his equally talented wife, Kate; Nick Eyre and the team from North Star Miniatures along with Osprey Games will be creating the miniatures, Kev Dallimore will be supplying his painting and photography skills, Stewart Larkin will be leading the layout and design work.

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Wargames Illustrated Video

By Wargames Illustrated - At a recent Frostgrave Games Day held at WIHQ we were treated to a talk by Frostgrave's author Joe McCullough about his forthcoming new game set in the FG world 'Ghost Archipelago'. We didn't want our WIPrime members who weren't there to miss out, so here's what he had to say...



Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Tales of The Lost Isles

The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient and otherworldly civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. At such times, pirates, adventurers, wizards, and legendary heroes all descend upon the islands in the hopes of finding lost treasures and powerful artefacts. A few, drawn by the blood of their ancestors, search for the fabled Crystal Pool, whose waters grant abilities far beyond those of normal men. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous serpent-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary. This book of fiction collects all-new stories set in the Ghost Archipelago.

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Tales of The Lost Isles

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Lost Colossus Expansion

The new Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago stand alone game hasn't been released yet or the first expansion named Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Lost Colossus has already been sighted on Amazon to be released in March, 2018! Looks like another exciting episode in the fantasy ventures of Osprey Games and Northstar Miniatures' Frostgrave universe. This title will not be included in the upcoming pre-order campaign.

Series: Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Osprey Games; Reprint edition (March 20, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1472824121
ISBN-13: 978-1472824127

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Lost Colossus Expansion

All artwork in this article is copyright Osprey Games and Osprey Publishing