Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ramshackle Games: New Mini Gangs - Post Apocalyptic Wargame Kickstarter Preview


Ramshackle Games previewed these new Mini Gangs miniatures for their upcoming science fiction miniature wargame Kickstarter. Check their Facebook













MOM Miniatures: New Science Fiction Sniper Preview


MOM Miniatures previewed this Scifi Sniper


Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game


Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games launched their new Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago stand alone miniature game and official miniature range with an exciting pre-order filled with discounts and free miniatures!

The Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago pre-order has launched earlier today! Gather your crew of daring adventurers, wardens and heritors and explore the mythical tropical island chain in search of wealth and above all the divine powers of the Crystal Pool. The pre-order campaign offers you four different levels in which you receive the rulebook, miniatures and more content depending on the chosen level. You can check all the levels here and remember if you join early you have more chance of winning some nice prices while also helping to unlock stretchgoals which are added for free to your pledge!

Unlocked! Spend Goal 1: £10,000 Crew Sheet. Keep track of your adventures in the Lost Isles with the official Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Crew Sheet, the perfect quick-reference tool for the tabletop. Every Nickstarter deal will get one of the Crew Sheets when we hit £10,000 

Unlocked! Spend Goal 2: £20,000 Snake-Man. This model was designed for us to visualise for the future plastic Snake-men figures. As such, it will never be released and we're giving it to you as an exclusive model for Nickstarter participants. Every deal will get one free if the spend total reaches £20,000.

Unlocked! Spend Goal 3: Drichean Warrior. This model was designed for us to visualise for the future plastic Drichean figures. As such, it will never be released and we're giving it to you as an exclusive model for Nickstarter participants. Every deal will get one free if the spend total reaches £30,000.

Locked! Spend Goal 4: Tribal Warrior. released and we're giving it to you as an exclusive model for Nickstarter participants. Every deal will get one free if the spend total reaches £35,000. This model was designed for us to visualise for the future plastic Tribal figures. As such, it will never be


So the stretch goals revealed that they are working on plastic Snakemen, Tribal warriors and Drichean Warriors! Probably for pre-order campaigns to support Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago in the future. So prepare for even more dangerous and heroic adventures on The Lost Isles!

You can join the pre-order at the following companies

- United Kingdom - Northstar Miniatures - Link
- United Kingdom - Bad Squiddo Games - Link
- United States - Brigade Games - Link






Below you can find our article with news and pictures of before the pre-order was launched. The article contains information about the game, setting and miniatures involved

In this thorough article you will be able to find the latest information about the upcoming Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago stand alone game by Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games which will be launched in October. This new wargame will be mostly based on the rules of the original Frostgrave wargame but will feature other main characters and of course a whole different, more exotic setting! The new game will also receive an official miniature range supplied by Northstar Miniatures, already announced are plastic crew miniatures, metal Heritors and Wardens along with other Specialist Characters and Creatures.

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game


From Nick, owner of Northstar Miniatures: Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago - This game is released in October 2017. We are going to run a Nickstarter in September for it. I'd recommend putting your spending money aside now, because it's going to be big. As well as the game, there are 2 other related products from Osprey, a plastic box set from us and a series of metal figures to represent the heroes and wizards. it's going to be good!!

Osprey Games Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles

Heritors and Wardens

The main characters in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles are the powerful Heritors and their Warden sidekicks. These characters will replace the Wizard and Apprentice characters from the original Frostgrave Frozen City setting offering a new exciting direction in gameplay possibilities.


Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game Heritor Miniatures


Osprey Games Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Wind WardenIn the new wargame, set in the fantasy world of Frostgrave, players will take on the role of Heritors, mighty warriors whose ancestors drank from the Crystal Pool. While able of superhuman feats, Heritors have no longer the power and strength of their forefathers which drank from the Crystal Pool. Their powers have been watered down, as they were passed on from generation on generation.

And these superhuman abilities come at a cost, each time Heritors use their powers, they take damage. If they fail to use their desired feat, they suffer even more. The more they use their powers, the harder it comes to perform them again increasing the likeliness of suffering unbearable pain and damage. There will be thirty different Heritor abilities which will be used as when you were to cast a spell. So knowing when to use these powers will be very important in the gameplay as these actions can be decisive.

Author Joseph McCullough has recently shared some artwork previews of the Heritor characters and they all look splendid. Although everybody can be a Heritor, they have previewed the following heroes: a powerful pirate, mighty warrior womans, a stealthy rogue and a mind manipulator.

The sidekicks of the Heritors are the Wardens, these characters will supply your warband with magic. Although capable of performing and casting magic spells, these characters will not be as powerful as Wizards from the orginal setting and will only be able to cast a limited number of spells. The Wardens draw their powers from nature and the elements. The following classes have been announced along with some beautiful artwork: The Earth Warden, the Wind Warden, the Beast Warden, the Vine Warden and the Wave Warden. Last four pictures of the painted miniatures by Annie of Bad Squiddo Games.

Osprey Games Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Wardens

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Painted Heritors Miniatures

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Painted Heritors Miniatures

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Painted Heritor Crew Miniatures

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Painted Heritors Miniatures

The Ghost Archipelago

The new wargame setting for this new stand alone game is the mysterious Ghost Archipelago, a jungly island chain filled with deadly creature and warlike indigenous tribes. Sounds like a good moment to start stocking aquarium plants and paint some crumbling ruins!

The Ghost Archipelago is a vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient and otherworldly civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands in search of the Crystal Pool, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous serpent-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary.

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Plastic Heritor Pirate Crew Sprue

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago Plastic Heritor Pirate Crew Sprue

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game


Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game


These are the Savage Tribesmen we painted for the book. They are from the North Star Africa range, the Ila tribe, with Jungle shields. The Ghost Archipelago is inhabited by dozens of tribes and races so plenty of choice also mentionned are Bronze Age Warriors.

The official introduction

The author Joseph McCullough shared the following introduction for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles introducing the characters and the new setting. More information about the game can be found on the author's blog here

Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Heritor Pirate"Over two hundred years ago, the last time the Ghost Archipelago appeared, a group of adventurers discovered a pool of crystal clear water somewhere in the labyrinthine depths of the Lost Isles. Everyone who drank from that pool was filled with a mystical energy, a power they could call upon to perform superhuman feats. After these adventurers returned, they all became legends in their own time. Some became great heroes, others notorious villains. Ironically, despite their incredible strength, speed, toughness, and other superhuman abilities, nearly all of them eventually died violent deaths.

Before their deaths, however, most of the adventurers who drank from the Crystal Pool sired offspring. Their children inherited many of their parent’s abilities, as did their children’s children, and so on. These descendents became known as ‘Heritors’ for they had inherited some of the power of the Crystal Pool. Yet, with each passing generation, the abilities of the Heritors became slightly less, and every time they used their mystical abilities they suffered from a pain known as ‘Blood Burn’.

Today, most Heritors are nine or ten generations removed from their ancestor that drank from the Crystal Pool. While the abilities that they inherited still set them apart from the general population, those abilities have grown unreliable, and the pain that accompanies their usage quickly grows unbearable. Thus most Heritors use them sparingly and only in short bursts when they are required.

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game Serpentman

No one knows how many Heritors there are in the world, but the number is probably in the high hundreds if not the low thousands. A few are well known warriors, but most choose to keep their abilities hidden. Regardless of where they are, or how they choose to use their abilities, all of them felt a great tug when the Ghost Archipelago returned. The Crystal Pool calls to them, tempting them to come and drink from its waters and gain the powers that once belonged to their ancestors. Many have so far been able to resist this call, but many more are already making their way to the Southern Ocean."

Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Heritor Female Warriors and Pirate Lord

Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Heritor Rogue and Manipulator

The Team

The team involved in the design and creation of the new game consists out of the people who also worked on the original Frostgrave - Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City wargame along with with some new faces.

The Osprey Games editor Phil Smith, the talented artist Dmitry Burmak, who provided all of the gorgeous artwork for the previous game, this time accompanied by his equally talented wife, Kate; Nick Eyre and the team from North Star Miniatures along with Osprey Games will be creating the miniatures, Kev Dallimore will be supplying his painting and photography skills, Stewart Larkin will be leading the layout and design work.

Osprey Games: New Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago - Fantasy Wargames in the Lost Isles Miniature Tabletop Game

Wargames Illustrated Video

By Wargames Illustrated - At a recent Frostgrave Games Day held at WIHQ we were treated to a talk by Frostgrave's author Joe McCullough about his forthcoming new game set in the FG world 'Ghost Archipelago'. We didn't want our WIPrime members who weren't there to miss out, so here's what he had to say...



Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Tales of The Lost Isles

The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient and otherworldly civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. At such times, pirates, adventurers, wizards, and legendary heroes all descend upon the islands in the hopes of finding lost treasures and powerful artefacts. A few, drawn by the blood of their ancestors, search for the fabled Crystal Pool, whose waters grant abilities far beyond those of normal men. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous serpent-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary. This book of fiction collects all-new stories set in the Ghost Archipelago.

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Tales of The Lost Isles

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Lost Colossus Expansion

The new Northstar Miniatures and Osprey Games Frostgrave - Ghost Archipelago stand alone game hasn't been released yet or the first expansion named Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Lost Colossus has already been sighted on Amazon to be released in March, 2018! Looks like another exciting episode in the fantasy ventures of Osprey Games and Northstar Miniatures' Frostgrave universe. This title will not be included in the upcoming pre-order campaign.

Series: Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Osprey Games; Reprint edition (March 20, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1472824121
ISBN-13: 978-1472824127

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Lost Colossus Expansion

All artwork in this article is copyright Osprey Games and Osprey Publishing

Friday, September 22, 2017

Radio Dishdash Publishing: Skirmish Sangin Modern Warfare - Skirmish Afrika Supplement


Radio Dishdash Publishing: Afrika is an imagery continent set in the modern world. The book contains the detailed background of 14 new and original countries.Within this continent, its countries have a diverse range of problems that include everything from war-like aggressive Neighbours to internal dissent and terrorism. 

At the same time, these countries have to deal with the spectre of modern colonialism. This takes the form of aid dependency, unscrupulous trade deals and arms supplies from countries as diverse as China, India, Europe and the USA. The book contains 9 scenarios and all the background information players need to create forces (ORBATS) for each of the 14 countries as well as ORBATS for UN peacekeepers, Private Military contractors and Guerillas. Available at The Wargame Vault here


Victoria Miniatures: Scifi Victorian Guard Firing Line Preview


Victoria Miniatures: I am thinking of doing a 10 man Victorian Guard Squad in a classic firing line formation. This would be 5 guys standing and 5 guys kneeling, all with their guns in a firing position like you see in the pic.


Forge of Ice: Queen & Princess of Zor-Al Characters Preview


Forge of Ice: Something new in the works from Kev White...


Crooked Dice: New Weapon Sprues Previewed


Crooked Dice previewed these useful weapon sprues.