Osprey’s Oathmark Offers a New Fantasy Campaign
Osprey Games upcoming mass fantasy battle game, Oathmark, was written by Joseph A. McCullough of Frostgrave fame and uses fantasy miniatures by North Star Military Figures.
My knowledge of the game is based off following the Author’s Blog, the Oathmark Facebook Page and both Osprey Games and North Star Military Figures websites. The game is set to release in 2019. As such, there is lots of time for the details of the game to change. While the game is not yet published, Osprey Games wanted people to have time to build and amass their forces before the release of the game. You should be able to get in on the game with just a box of Oathmark miniatures and build your forces from there. That’s right, this is a campaign game like Frostgrave.
As a note, all images in this post are from the Oathmark: Battles of the Lost Age Facebook Page. The painted miniatures in there are generally done by Kev Dallimore.
The miniatures of Oathmark are looking great so far. While they are intended for Oathmark, they are also good for whatever other games that would allow 28mm Proxy Miniatures. Perhaps you play 9th Age or Kings of War. These miniatures could be of interest to you!
Currently each of the four factions (Human, Dwarf, Elf and Orc) all have a 30 figure plastic boxed set and six separate champions released. The Multi-Part Hard Plastic figures come with enough bows, spears, hand weapons and shields that you can arm every miniature in the box with the same armament.
North Star Military Figures is currently taking pre-orders for the human infantry box set. It comes with 30 miniatures for you to assemble in whatever way you wish. These are the miniatures that I wrote about the early-bird sale on Must Contain Miniatures, but that sale is currently over.
These guys will be shipping soon though and then will be available on the general market.
The Sprues look as follows.
While I haven’t yet tested out the Oathmark miniatures, I have been loving the plastic minis released by Osprey and North Star for Frostgrave. These look like they will go together in a similar fashion.
On top of the Plastic kits, are also six metal miniatures.
Personally, I prefer the look of the human faction in Oathmark, but the elves look pretty cool too! Like all of the current races in Oathmark, there is a box of 30 plastic miniatures and six separate character miniatures.
The sprues are just as versatile as any of the other kits. There are enough weapons to arm all of your models with the same armament as the rest of the group.
And below are the six separate metal figures.
Wrapping it up…
Hopefully you enjoyed this part one of our look at the miniatures of Oathmark. If you haven’t already check out the line, give them a look. You can buy them directly from North Star Military Figures or a number of other suppliers including Brigade Games in the USA (under NorthStar followed by Oathmark).
Personally, I am loving the way the human models look. If you want reviews of previous plastic minis done by North Star on behalf of Osprey Games, I have reviews of their Frostgrave Barbarians and Cultists on Must Contain Minis.
Event Notice – Chatham, Ontario, Canada – September 28 and 29
If you are interested and live in driving distance to Chatham, Ontario, KEGSCon 6 is September 28 to 29. For my American friends, Chatham is about an hour away from the Detroit / Windsor Boarder.
Event Notice – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada – October 13 and 14
SkyCon is an up and coming gaming convention in Kitchener, Ontario. They feature many RPGs and Board Games to choose from. They also have a number of Miniatures Tournaments on the books including ones for Maulifaux, Guild Ball, Blood Bowl, Dark Age, and Infinity. I plan to be at this event and can likely be found taking pictures or testing out one of the RPGs or Board Games (with minis in them).
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Council Fires is is one of my favorite gaming events. This year it is in a new location closer to the American Boarder for my friends in New York that would like to come up for some games. I plan to be in attendance at this event.