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My Frostgrave Illusionist's Warband

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OUTSTANDING! The War Band is brimming with character AND BEAUTIFULLY painted & based. They would look FINE in Mordheim also. VERY WELL DONE!

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Love it!  Great looking group.  I notice you picked the iconic witch, Feiya (from Pathfinder), as your apprentice.  She's my absolute favorite iconic and I think that figure is excellent (though my Bones version of her immediately became my daughter's new mini).

I like how the more "frontline" crew has more of a brown theme going and the characters who might avoid melee have more vibrant colors.  I always tend to think of warbands in some sort of common color theme, but given that your wizard just hires on those he can find to fill the roles, it does make better sense that they are in unique colors and costumes.

Cherowyn and Sister Elessa are my favorites paint-job-wise.

Again, excellent looking group!  Thanks for granting my wish to see your group  :=)

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Thanks folks for the kind remarks!

 

 

Love it!  Great looking group.  I notice you picked the iconic witch, Feiya (from Pathfinder), as your apprentice.  She's my absolute favorite iconic and I think that figure is excellent (though my Bones version of her immediately became my daughter's new mini).

I like how the more "frontline" crew has more of a brown theme going and the characters who might avoid melee have more vibrant colors.  I always tend to think of warbands in some sort of common color theme, but given that your wizard just hires on those he can find to fill the roles, it does make better sense that they are in unique colors and costumes.

Cherowyn and Sister Elessa are my favorites paint-job-wise.

Again, excellent looking group!  Thanks for granting my wish to see your group  :=)

I'm glad you liked them!

I tried to give their outfits some thought...and like you said, I assumed the wizard hired who he could and didn't necessarily bother making matching clothes a requirement. I assumed the thugs are poorer types, so have more plain rustic clothes with just a hint of color here and there. The thieves, by nature of their profession choose dark and drab clothing that blends in with the shadows,though not necessarily of a cheap cloth or design, and the more heroic types are assumed to have more wealth and better opportunity to choose clothing that suits their personal tastes, and ego to some extent.

I have seen folks who color code their warbands, and I think that is a great idea if you plan to do a lot of demo or convention games where the players might not necessarily easily remember which figures are theirs in the middle of the battle. It provides a good visual clue.

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Nice!!!

 

 

Maybe the poorer guys could be provided a ribbon or corsage with a colour to show to which warband they belong?

That way the Wizard might not blow up his own forces when there is a melee.

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Very nicely done.

 

The gray mage on the far left...how did you paint that? I wonder if you could provide more photos of it? Perhaps with some tips? I need one of those.

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Very nicely done.

 

The gray mage on the far left...how did you paint that? I wonder if you could provide more photos of it? Perhaps with some tips? I need one of those.

 

 

 

revloc02-   Thanks!     The complete painting article, showing how I painted him, for this figure can be found here: http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2015/01/anirion-wood-elf-wizard-figure-132-of.html

 

In the meantime, here are the final photos from the article:

 

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Thanks, everyone, for the continued comments!

 

For those who would like to read about their adventures, I have started a campaign thread here:

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67532-frostgrave-campaign/

 

And since out last game we've had two new hires to the warband:  the crusty old treasure hunter, named Orwell (though his friends call him One-eyed-Jack, or just "Jack" for short; and the stern Marksman, named Danlin.

   

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