Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gripping Beast Normans, short review

Got some minies yesterday from Gripping Beast, e bunch of Normand for my SAGA projekt.

Norman starter Army 4 pts
Norman Spearmen 1 pts (Spears Not included)
Norman Heartguard 1 or 2 pts depending on how your field the unit (Spears Not included)

A short review of the minies.

Good casting, no excessive casting flesh and good details for TT minies.
The packs contained NO miss casts and all the minies where there. A good mix of poses of minies. Fast delivery and well packed. A bit short of spears and swords but I have sent them an email,  we will wait and see how they respond and how fast they fix it.
Got a respond within the hour, and apparently the spears are not included in the extra packs I ordered. But the guys a Gripping Beast will send me some spears and bases anyhow. NOW that's Service. But I think that they need to be a bit more cleare about the fakt that the packs do not contain spears and swords.

6 different poses of 8 models 
3 different poses 4 models
7 poses of 12 models

And now for some scraping, sanding, washing and the primer. Ill be using the Army Painter Leather Brown primer for this project, and then work with INKS and washes to get a dark earty and Medieval look and feel of the minies. The shields will be the one thing with bright colors to make the minies POP on the table.


  1. Nice review Steve

    Good luck with the painting, looking forward to fight them soon:)

    best regards dalauppror

  2. Anonymous7/5/12 14:24

    their minis are very high quality, theres no denying that. My issue with Gripping Beast is that they're crap when it comes to having things in stock. I've ordered things from them three times now and every time they have been late due to things being out of stock. They always have an excuse ready when you email them, but I can't help but feel its down to them just being disorganised which is a real shame because the minis themselves are really nice

  3. Hi!
    Can't say that I agree with you, the only thing out of stock has been the Wire Spears I ordered like a month ago, and it came quite fast when back in stock.
    haven't heard this from my fellow gamers in the club either.

    It's been fast and accurate for me anyhow, not like ordering from Black Tree Design or Renegade, that's one for sure.

    No Im not in anyway sponsored by Gripping Beast I just like there miniatures. And the do take Pay Pal, and that's great.