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jhancock26 Apr 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Who makes 25/28mm Gnolls on the smaller end?

Frostgrave plastics? Older Frostgrave metals? Even older Ral Partha metals?

Huscarle26 Apr 2020 12:39 p.m. PST

Frostgrave plastics are on the smaller side, or the old Minifigs D&D range which were tall for 25mm, but probably small enough compared to 28mm these days.

The old grenadier or Ral Partha ones would have been ideal, but they are OOP and go for a pretty sum on ebay.

Reaper Gnolls are a lot bigger.

jhancock26 Apr 2020 4:43 p.m. PST

Thank you, sir! I seem to keep coming back to RP. The old AD&D ones are indeed OOP and very precious on eBay. May need to look at the remaining RP gnolls available from IWM?

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2020 5:47 p.m. PST

Gnolls, in 1e/2e AD&D, were seven feet tall. The Frostgrave Gnoll figures match that on a 25mm = 6 feet scale [mathematically, 1/72 scale translates to, 6 feet (72 inches) = 1 inch, or 1/72 scale].

The Frostgrave hard plastic Gnoll figure sets, are superb: they glue with liquid model glue (hard plastic, which melts with this glue), they have multiple heads, and arms, which leave plenty of extra bits for severed heads, and limbs, if desired, on bases. They're very affordable, for the price per figure, in the sets. They are highly customizable as you can vary not only the heads, limbs, and weapons, but you can also add on a few bits, such as quivers, and rope(?), along with extra weapons which can be glued on, virtually seemlessly. You also can vary the angles the arms and weapons are at: low, medium height, or overhead.

They have a decent amount of detail, for injection-molded plastic miniatures, as well as everything else making them worth your while! I highly recommend them. Cheers!

jhancock26 Apr 2020 6:42 p.m. PST

Thank you, Sgt!

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut26 Apr 2020 7:21 p.m. PST

A lot of the old, smaller Ral Partha gnolls are available at link

Beowulf Fezian27 Apr 2020 7:57 a.m. PST

If you can find them the Gnolls WotC made for Chainmail are excellent.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2020 10:20 a.m. PST

Another option for short Gnolls, would be the old Mage Knight Gnolls. The figures were around 22mm-23mm tall. They would be great for 20mm figures, making them around 7 scale feet tall. I sold mine off, as they were just too short for my 25mm Humans.

They are long OOP, but they occasionally pop up on e-Bay, and other places. If interested, create a saved, automatic search, to alert you when/if any pop up. They had at least three different poses, possibly more. Cheers!

jhancock27 Apr 2020 4:32 p.m. PST

Sgt: Some of the Mage Knight are plastic versions of the RP metals! The gnoll hunter and archer are cast from the RPs for sure.

Thanks everyone! Now waiting for Ohio to "reopen" so IWM can fill an order.


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 1:08 p.m. PST

Here are some photo's of my assembled Gnolls, from the FrostGrave sets. Bare plastic, not even primed yet, but assembled. By turning, and angling, the heads, when you attach them, you can create 'personalities' and 'attitudes' in your Gnolls. I found this aspect to really be great fun! Cheers!


jhancock16 May 2020 10:23 a.m. PST

Thanks, Sarge!

Der Krieg Geist29 Aug 2020 7:04 a.m. PST

The Ral Partha Knolls are not out of production. You can order them directly from Both Iron Wind Metals and Ral Partha Europe. Maybe the Knoll Battle Systems Unit box is not available but the catalog Knolls are still there . :) (as a side note, I believe they are all Julie Guthrie sculpts and they a excellent. )

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