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Author Topic: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more  (Read 1496 times)

Offline ChargeDog

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So this is my first time posting in an era forum outside of the Modern gaming one. I've been running my blog for the last few years focusing on ultramodern stuff. However, after taking a break, I realised I wanted to do something different than machine guns and camo.

Having wanted to do some low fantasy stuff for a while, I decided to go looking for some grimey looking adventurers perfect for dungeon crawling using Open Combat. And then I found the Frostgrave soldiers box, started building, things went black and when I looked back I'd picked up a few extra sprues to do some mix and matching.



First post in this project is coming on Wednesday and is going to cover the various Frostgrave plastic soldier options and show off what I've built with them. The photo above should work as a teaser.

(I'm also kicking off the thread early so I have somewhere to link to in my monday update post)
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Offline Ogrob

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 07:26:34 PM »
Building plastics is an addictive thing.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 02:40:03 PM »
Building plastics is an addictive thing.
Definitely.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Offline number1section1

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 08:21:16 AM »
After following your moderns I am looking forward to this!

Offline ChargeDog

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 12:17:26 PM »
Well here we go! Post 1 is now up, covering more details of the project and going in depth on building up the characters I'll be needing.



As always for my stuff, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/01/project-dungeon-crawl-assembling-the-cast/

Offline Grumpymoose

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 02:43:55 PM »
I love the interchangeable nature of the Frostgrave plastics. Took me ages to figure, but with the sacks you can position the open left hand so it's holding it.

Might want to check out the pending Oathmark human soldiers and the Fireforge Kickstarter due in September for more variety (and the Ghost Archipelago soldiers for that matter)
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 02:49:01 PM by Grumpymoose »

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 03:52:56 PM »
The Frostgrave sprues are fun to play with.

The description of the figures are really useful.

The Oathmark ones look interesting as well.

Offline ChargeDog

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 10:57:28 PM »
Took me ages to figure, but with the sacks you can position the open left hand so it's holding it.

That is really clever and now I feel like a mad man for not realising it :v

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I'm currently thinking about basing. For the moment they are on the usual plastic base but I'm tempted by the clear plastic bases. Anyone got some thoughts on them?

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 06:36:33 PM »
On the subject of basing, I cannot understand why they chose integral bases on the figures, not having lumps joining the feet would make choosing your base style so much easier. I suppose it means they are similar to the metals, but it does make using clear or moulded bases more difficult (you are likely to have fewer metals to remove the bases).

I have gone for milliput and model railway ballast with blocks of plastic and MDF pieces for Frostgrave and a more beach orientated style (milliput and ballast) for Archipelago.

Offline ChargeDog

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2018, 04:22:52 PM »
Surprise! Like a necromancer (which reminds me, I might need one of those) I have revived this thread with a new post looking at two more sprues in the frostgrave range



As before, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/21/project-dungeon-crawl-the-additional-players/

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: ChargeDog's Fantasy Adventures: Project Dungeon Crawl and more
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2018, 10:38:17 AM »
Excellent.

Just do not let it distract you too much from the moderns....

By the way, the GW plastic Necromancer might suit your needs.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2018, 10:40:48 AM by Ultravanillasmurf »