March 8, 2016 by brennon
Red Box Games are on Kickstarter right now looking to fund their Warbands of the Cold North. This is a new set of Epic Fantasy Vikings for use in your skirmish and role-playing games. The funding for this has gone crazy and it’s easy to see why when you check out Tre Manor’s work…
The idea here is to create a range of 28mm scale heroes and warriors to supplement your warbands in other games. I could see these making the basis of an awesome Fantasy Viking epic adventure where you take the Historical and give it a twist with these Wizards and more…
Additionally you will get access to a range of different weapon options for your Hirdmen allowing you to arm them with spears, swords, axes and maces. The work on these models so far is stunning and I love how much character Tre is able to work into his models.
You can see this as you take a look at Frodulf here. I really like the work on the fur textures on the cloak and the big bushy beard. I hope his other hand will be summoning power from above ready to bring the power of the Gods down on his foes.
An alternative sculpt here is Ase Arvidrson who looks like a range character, scouting ahead of the main force. He still has some work needed on his head but I think he looks great and could do with some dirty clothing to show his time in the wilderness.
We’re back in the world of the mystics again as we take a look at Eyrjvindr The Far Seeing. Once again, an awesome travelling Wizard who looks like he draws on the power of nature.
I have recently been reading a lot of the First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and I think that this set of warriors would be perfect for use as characters within that world dwelling up in the North. I’m sure I could pick out a Black Dow, Dogman, Logen Ninefingers and Tul from his array of miniatures.
What do you think of the range?
"I hope his other hand will be summoning power from above ready to bring the power of the Gods down on his foes..."