Using Oathmark Elf Light Infantry in Frostgrave

Using Oathmark Elf Light Infantry in Frostgrave

In this post, I take a look at the Oathmark Elf Light Infantry in Frostgrave. The idea being… If you buy North Star Military Figures‘ Oathmark Elf Light Infantry how could you use the figures in Frostgrave. These miniatures are fairly modular, so I am sure you could kitbash them well with the official Frostgrave miniatures. That said, I look at only what is in the Oathmark Elf Light Infantry box set for this post.

Before going further, let’s discuss WYSIWYG. WYSIWYG stands for What You See is What You Get. It simply means that the miniature represents in game exactly how the figure looks. In both Frostgrave and Oathmark you don’t need to go full WYSIWYG. What is important is that both you and your opponent can tell what the miniature represents.

As you may remember from my review of the Light Elf Infantry for Oathmark, the box comes with 30 multi-part miniatures. On the sprues are enough bows and weapons to make 30 infantry armed with bows, 30 infantry armed with swords and shields or any combination between the two. These models come unarmored, but I think it would be reasonable to claim that they are wearing light armor if you wish.

Oathmark Elf Light Infantry Loadout in Frostgrave

If you build the miniatures as intended for Oathmark, this box set has the parts to build Men-at-Arms and Archers.

An Plastic Elf Archer in 28mm
An Elf Light Infantry Model done up as an Archer. Image from my Oathmark Elf Light Infantry Review on Must Contain Minis.
Using an Oathmark Elf as a Man-at-Arms or Pathfinder
A Elf Light Infantry miniature done up as a Man-at-Arms.

Building the miniatures straight up as they are intended for Oathmark would give you the two options above for Frostgrave. Being a little curious, I wondered what else I could make from the box without resorting to kitbashing.

Other Frostgrave Options within the Oathmark Elf Light Infantry box set

Using the contents of the Oathmark Elf Light Infantry box set I found that I was also able to make Thugs, Treasure Hunters, and Rangers. It is a bit of a stretch, but I also found that I could make Thieves, Wizards and Knights.

Making alternative miniatures with Oathmark Elf Light Infantry by North Star Military Figures
As a WYSIWYG model, this guy is a thug. Given his sneaky look, I think you could count him as a Thief without much of a challenge.
Oathmark Elf Light Infantry in Frostgrave - A Thief or Thug
Another mini that works as a WYSIWYG Thug. I think you could proxy him in easy as a Thief too.
A plastic Ranger
This miniature counts as a WYSIWYG Ranger because he has both a bow and hand weapon. Image from my Light Elf Review on Bell of Lost Souls.
Oathmark Elf Light Infantry in Frostgrave - A Treasure Hunter
Through and through, this guy is a tried and true Treasure Hunter.
Oathmark Elf Light Infantry in Frostgrave - A wizard
This guy is armed as a Thug, but given that he is pointing – I think you could count him as a Wizard if you want.
Oathmark Elf Light Infantry in Frostgrave - A knight
This guy would count as a Men-at-Arms if you use WYSIWYG. At the same time, he is differentiated enough from the other models that I think you could easily call him a knight. His sword is larger than the other miniatures and he has a helmet. I built most of the others without.

Comparing the Box Contents Versus Soldier Types in Frostgrave

The Second Edition of Frostgrave contains 6 Standard Soldier Types and 9 Specialist Soldiers. You can hire up to 8 soldiers, but only 4 of them may be Specialist Soldiers. The rest must be Standard Soldiers. This means that you could have a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 Standard Soldiers.

So, how many Standard versus Specialist Soldier types can you build with this box? It looks like 3 Standard Soldier types and 4 Specialist Soldier types if you include the model types I stretched to reach.

Standard Soldiers

  • Thug
  • Man-at-Arms
  • Thief

Specialist Soldiers

  • Archer
  • Treasure Hunter
  • Ranger
  • Knight

If you start to kitbash with the other Frostgrave and Oathmark Miniatures sets, I am sure you will be able to build even more soldier types with these bodies.

Wrapping it up…

Thank you for joining me in this look at using Oathmark Elf Light Infantry in Frostgrave. Personally, I love playing and dabbling in multiple gaming systems. When I can find synergies in the models that I can take from one game into another, that excites me.

If you like this post, don’t forget to check out my original review of these miniatures.

How about you? Have you found any miniatures from other games that you like to take into Frostgrave?

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

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