Lord of Bones Wildling chief

The Lord of Bones, also mocked as “Rattleshirt” by the brothers of the Night’s Watch, is a wildling leader of renown. He is called Rattleshirt due to his armor, which is made up of loosely-tied bones that clatter as he moves. He wears a broken giant’s skull as his helm.(Wiki of Ice and Fire). This is my take of him:

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It is a Frostgrave barbarian body with a Frostgrave cultists head and some green stuff for the bones. He leads a 6 man unit of heavy Infantry ( two handed weapons ) for my Dragon Rampant Wildling army.

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Hope you like what you see! More of my Wildling army over the next weeks.

 

The start of a GoT wildling army

The free folk is the name used to refer to themselves by the people who live in the lands beyond the Wall, still on the continent of Westeros but beyond the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. The name they employ makes reference to their society, which recognizes no inherent or hereditary political authority, except for leaders whom they choose to follow. The people of the Seven Kingdoms refer to the Free Folk derogatorily as wildlings.

Normally the wildlings are divided into many different rival clans ( up to 90 different ones), but occasionally they unite behind a single over-chieftain known as a King-Beyond-the-Wall, as they were under Mance Rayder. A major difference between the Free Folk and the feudal society of the Seven Kingdoms is that they do not recognize a class of hereditary nobility in their society. They take great pride in their “free” status.

When the Barbarian plastic box set from North Star came out a few weeks back I got myself a few boxes as I think they are a good start to do wildlings or free folk. First is a “unit” (is this a term fit for wildlings?) of 12 Bowmen or hunters . They will hunt for game as well as black watch.

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The chief of the unit. A Barbarian body and arms with a frostgrafe soldier head with horns from a barbarian head.

first warrior:

A barbarian body with frost grave soldiers arms and Perry arrows.

second warrior:

A complete barbarian build minus the horns on the helmet which I gave to the chief.

third warrior:

A frost grave soldiers body with barbarian arms and head.

fourth warrior:

A barbarian body arms and head with a Perry bow and quiver on the back.

fifth warrior:

Again a strait build from the Barbarian box with the addition of Perry arrows.

sixth warrior:

A frostgrave Soldier body with barbarian arms and head

seventh warrior:

another strait build

eighth warrior:

and another right out of the barbarian box set.

nineth warrior:

A complete barbarian build.

tenth warrior:

A barbarian head and body with frost grave soldiers arms.

eleventh warrior:

A complete barbarian build with Perry arrows.

So these are the twelve figures in the unit for Dragon Rampant. There is one question though.

The wildlings  in the films have all long sleeves . The barbarian arms have bare upper arms. Have a look here:

Would you sculpt long sleeves on the models? I mean the come from the cold !?

 

 

Frostgrave news: Forgotten Pacts

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There will be a new Nickstarter for Frostgrave starting on Monday next week called Forgotten pacts and it will include a new plastic boxed set of Barbarians. Here are pictures of the box art and of some of the figures ( As far as I can tell the figures are metal ones not from the box.

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These figures cry Wildlings in the GoT setting to me ! So definitely a box I have to get my fingers on! I found another figure you can get from Northstar. Looks like Brienne of Tarth to me:

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The Barbarians should be available in November.