This new boxed set for Frostgrave’s Second Edition provides enough parts to build 10 hugely varied, multi-part, plastic miniatures. The models are at 28mm scale and the set consists of two duplicated Frostgrave Knights frames (each allowing you to build five miniatures), plus a frame containing 10 bases.
Though “knights” are named on the box there’s a lot of versatility here; you will be able to perfectly represent all manner of captains, marksmen, templars, and more. Ideal for Frostgrave, obviously, but there’s nothing stopping you adding these models (or bits from them) to any other 28mm range.
The kit’s designed so its parts are compatible with other Frostgrave plastic sets and there’s potential for any spares to be used elsewhere. We can see a lot of use here in the hands of people who like to kit-bash Games Workshop’s models to add a historical hybrid style.
Indeed, Games Workshop (and their oft-packed sprues) feel like a good comparison point where generosity is concerned. Each Frostgrave Knights frame is bursting with bits in a way that is rarely seen outside of GW. For every 5 torsos you’ll have the tricky task of selecting from no less than 22 head options, almost as many weapon arms, and enough shields, packs, accessories, and stowed weapons to keep a baggage train weighed down!
Yes, maths fans, you’ll be left with 34 spare heads after building the 10 models in this box. “For it is in giving that we receive,” said St. Francis of Assisi – North Star boss man Nick’s obviously angling for some extra presents this Christmas.
Loads of parts wouldn’t be appealing if they didn’t look good. As you can see from these images, the parts don’t just look good, they look great!
These are digital sculpts – the sharp detail you would expect is present on armour and weapons. Because sculptor Rob Macfarlane is one of the rare breed working digitally – someone who understand the challenges and requirements of this small scale – everything else is excellent too.
Where some digital models can look ‘soft’ and undefined things here are strong and defined. The parts have great variation, with different armour styles, diverse equipment and alternate poses on all of the torsos. The heads are all characterful and expressive, whether through the facial expression or the kind of helm. The weapons cover every possible need you might have with close combat as well as bows and crossbows available. We particularly like the two-handed weapons. They just look incredibly strong and dangerous when fixed to the models.
There are loads of neat extras to round things out – the ‘choking the chicken’ arm brought a smile to the face of our immature inner child and the lantern could offer a challenge in creating object source lighting when painting, to bring a glow to the model holding it.
This is a great kit. The models look awesome, they go together easily, you’ll be left with lots of spares, it’s good value for money. What more could you want?