“Rangers of Shadow Deep” (RoSD) is a fantasy skirmish game written by Joseph A. McCullough, who has already authored the successful “Frostgrave” and “Ghost Archipelago” games. Because this is a skirmish game, you do not need many miniatures to get started and this also means that you can afford to invest some time in collecting and painting the miniatures you want to use in your warband.
The latest release in North Stars dedicated miniatures range for RoSD is a character pack, and full of character they are too. As well as a standard ranger type, wearing a hooded cloak and with sword drawn, there is also a female ranger with a bow and a hairstyle that reminds me of Merida from the Disney movie “Brave” (but maybe that’s just me…). Next is a dapper looking chap in cape, floppy hat decorated with a feather and posed in an “en garde” position that would not make him look out of place in a game of “Carnevale.” Finally there is scary looking heavy sporting a double handed axe, whose tattered cape and breeches suggest he is down on his luck or has just been through a hard couple of weeks in the wilderness. These metal miniatures are all excellent sculpts with really clear facial definition and lovely folds and creases in the cloaks and tunics which allow you to show off your painting skills. Another great pack to add to what is becoming an excellent range of miniatures.