Sunday, 30 April 2017

New Plastic Dwarves from Osprey/Northstar


one exciting thing I managed to pick up at Salute, were a couple of sprue's of Northstar's new plastic fantasy Dwarves. Stoutly sculpted in the same vein as their Frostgrave figures and Gripping Beasts Vikings and with a Tolkienesque style these Dwarves will allow you to field characterful skirmish warbands or mass armies.

Northstar and Osprey have stated that these will be the first additions to a forthcoming fantasy game which will also include new plastic Goblins and Elves (amongst others I would surmise) but they would be suitable for any fantasy setting, Frostgrave, Song of Blades and Heroes, Open Combat etc..

Each Sprue contains enough bits to make 5 miniatures with a mixture of weapons including bows, spears and hand weapons. Also you can make a leader and standard bearer if desired. Buying a couple of sprues meant I could make 10 minis.

My only criticism at the moment is that there were no crossbow weapon additions on the sprue but I have heard that their will be extra dwarves released including these.


 
    


Top image credited to Wargames Illustrated*

5 comments:

  1. What is the sizing like? The soldiers box contained figures that seem a bit more.

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    1. The size is ideal in scale against the frostgrave soldiers and you could even mix and match arms/heads on the different bodies for more modelling combinations.

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  2. Your review says "enough to make ten miniatures" but there only seems to be five bodies on a sprue in the pic?

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    1. Ah my mistake. Missed an s. Meant the sprues contain enough bits to make 10 as I bought a couple of sprues.

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