Saturday, April 21, 2012

56. A New Form of Evil

All I can say is, Calvin would be proud.
The Snowmen...are angry.
Civilization's last hope:  the children.
No quarter given, no mercy asked!  Good vs. Evil.  Or perhaps, it's the Only Slightly Naughty vs. Evil.
There is one thing that all Snowmen fear....
These are Old Glory / Blue Moon Manufacturing's Winter Fun set #1.  They were my choice for joining the Old Glory Army last year.  The Snowmen are made of resin and, though large, are very lightweight.  Personally, I think they are a little too large compared to normal 28mm figures, especially when these others are supposed to be children figures.  They tower over even the adult male fig from the "Mummy" scenario box from Blue Moon.

Still, they were fun to paint.  The Snowmen and the kids had an adequate amount of detail on them, not too much but enough to make them interesting to paint.  I will admit, I thought the Snowmen would be super-fast for me to finish, but it took me much longer than I expected.  When you're dealing with so much white, you really have to make sure the lines are crisp and clean.

They also come with their own rules, "Snowman Wars," which is a simple little black-and-white booklet with some artwork and spelling errors.  I haven't played them yet, but they're straight forward enough to be able to play fairly quickly.  The only problem I have with that is I don't have nearly enough winter scenery; what you see in the pictures above is it!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Nicely painted set of minis. The torch carrier is a hero...until one of the Snowmen make a giant snow ball out his chest ice and clobbers the assassin!

  2. Delightfully fun, sir. Thank you.

    Remember at Christmastime (or a bit afterwards) to check out the "Christmas Village" type of ceramic houses in stores . . . they come in various sizes so you can pick a few that are in the right scale for Snowman Wars terrain.

    Oh, yeah. I've got a couple of dozen that I've repainted (to get rid of snow and holiday bunting) for normal historical gaming . . . they work well for that too.

    Thanks for the smiles that your photos gave me today; I needed it.

    -- Jeff

  3. @Jay, many thanks.

    @Jeff, thanks for the tip. I'll try to be on the lookout come next Xmas. And I'm glad my humble blog was able to give you a lift. You've been sorely missed. All the best!