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Gnolls: Bones vs Frostgrave size comparison

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Hey there,

I do own 9 Bones Gnolls, 8 of them are actually painted. Later on in my campaign there will be more Gnolls, and I'm eyeing the Frostgrave ones for both price and variety. 

If anyone here has both, Bones Gnolls and the ones from the Frostgrave blister, it would be greatly appreciated if they could post a picture/tell me if they are compatible in the same warband. Frostgrave ones seem to be a bit more slender, so they would probably be the grunts of the group, with the Bones ones taking more of a leadership role.

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There is always the Nolzur's (Wizkids) ones too. ::):

 

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Seen these painted up along side some Reaper Gnolls & they look great together.

 

 

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I dont have the frostgrave ones, but they are usually based on 25mm bases (normal human size), while the bones ones are more comfortably based on 40mm,( more like ogre size). I believe the bones ones are significantly larger. And more good looking.

 

(I dont think the frotsgrave gnolls really look like gnolls, more like bad beastmen of some sort.) but that's my opinion.

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I was in the FLGS today and took a look at the Frostgrave gnolls. As Maledrakh says, they are tiny compared to the Reaper Bones gnolls. The troopers are barely an inch/25mm tall, with the sergeant being maybe 30mm.

 

They would look like gnoll children next to the Reaper Bones gnolls.

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Thank you for your feedback.

I didn't base my Reaper Gnolls, since they are too large fo the 25 mm ones they should have according to DnD sizes. I like them a lot, but the variety in the Frostgrave ones tempted me. Wizkids is surprisingly hard to get domestically. My standard online retailer for fantasy miniatures seems always out of stock, I'm not sure if they even restocked since the initial release.

Also, is it just the render image, or are WIzkids Gnolls furless?

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On 9/30/2017 at 11:19 AM, haldir said:

There is always the Nolzur's (Wizkids) ones too. ::):

 

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Seen these painted up along side some Reaper Gnolls & they look great together.

 

 

There's also these, which should be out soon.

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The wiz kids gnolls have quite a variety of sizes too for some reason, but it works well for my system. I just wish they would do some FLINDS 

 

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Nothing to offer by way of comparison, but here are the Frostgrave gnolls made up;

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They are pretty much an exact match with the other Frostgrave human figures. I have done arm and weapon swaps with their Barbarians that fit very well indeed.

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4 hours ago, paintybeard said:

Nothing to offer by way of comparison, but here are the Frostgrave gnolls made up;

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They are pretty much an exact match with the other Frostgrave human figures. I have done arm and weapon swaps with their Barbarians that fit very well indeed.

They're definitely smaller than either Reaper or D&D gnolls. 

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On 2/6/2019 at 4:08 AM, Ozymandiasm said:

The wiz kids gnolls have quite a variety of sizes too for some reason, but it works well for my system. I just wish they would do some FLINDS 

 

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Yah some reason the Pathfinder branded ones are tiny compared to the Nolzur's ones. It's too bad as I really like the sculpts. 

 

Bones/metal Reaper

 

Also trimming down the base & gluing them diagonal on a square base (I use Litko woods) eliminates the need for a larger base. Tre likes to scuplt his figures with wider stances. 

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Wow you made those look great!  I’ve been looking for an artist to help me paint my minis. Any chance you’re in the Atlanta area lol.  Yes the frost graves minis are all a little bit stunted, but their crewman box set is still perfect if you need a bunch of sailors and pirates I recommend it. Their Legs are disproportionately short just like all of the frost grave minis I think. The monk mini is actually short for a wiz kid figure

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6 hours ago, haldir said:

 

Yah some reason the Pathfinder branded ones are tiny compared to the Nolzur's ones. It's too bad as I really like the sculpts. 

 

The reason being that they're normally considered to be around human sized but the Reaper Bones gnolls are humungous.

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I rather like the Reaper gnolls size. To me they should be big, but that's possibly because I always envision how they appear in the original Baldur's Gate game, which was my first visual encounter with all things D&D (apart from Elmore artwork). The gnoll sprites in that game were big, bigger than human-sized.

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The first Monster Manual I had said they were 7-8' tall IIRC. I like the Reaper ones and even bought some extras but they are BIG. Gotta paint them someday. Had thoughts of making some sort of a warband using them as ogre equivalents with the Frostgrave ones as human equivalents. One of dozens if not hundreds of ideas I've got rattling around.

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