Alternative Vampire Counts models: Special

It’s been a while since the last alternative Vampire Counts models post. In case you missed it, I covered Rare here, and I covered Core here.

Now it’s time for Special!

Corpse Cart!

GameZone makes an alternative Corpse Cart.


Hexwraiths & Black Knights

I combined these two because many of the alternative minis for one could just as easily work for the other.

Games Workshop makes the first alternative here: Morgul Knights. LotR minis are a little petite compared to WHFB minis, but, especially if they wholly make the unit, they can still be used and fit in nicely.


The LotR Ringwraiths could also work well.

GameZone makes a set of Mournful Knights that I really like for my VC army.


There are many different poses of these models.

Mantic makes some decent, not-too-expensive cavalry that could be used – Revenant Knights.



Mantic’s Undead Revenants, although previously mentioned for another unit, could make decent alternative Grave Guard.


Mantic’s Undead Wights could also work. They are heavily armored skeletons and styled similarly to the other undead Mantic models.

Crypt Ghouls!

Forge World makes some models that I use in my Vampire Counts army as Crypt Ghouls. I greatly prefer them to the official model.


I think the models are really well done, and they still fit the VC theme nicely. Forge World also made a limited edition Skin Wolf that can still be found on places like eBay.

If you like the idea of using werewolves for crypt ghouls, but you either aren’t willing to pay Forge World prices or prefer a different style, Mantic also makes Undead Werewolves.


All kinds of Bats!

There are several options in a VC army that involve bats. Here are some models that could be used.

Wyrd Malifaux Night Terrors


Reaper Bat Swarm


Another Reaper Bat Swarm, this time by Werner Klocke


Reaper Crypt Bat


Another Reaper Crypt Bat


Games Workshop Giant Bats


Spirit Host!

The first alternative Spirit Host is a model from Privateer Press that I think is pretty cool, and it’s easily the right size.

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The next two models are by Wyrd.

First, Malifaux Kiria Avater. It comes with a 50mm round base, but should be able to fit on the proper base.


Next, Malifaux Poltergeist. It comes with a 30mm round, but shouldn’t be too small to use a 40mm square.


The next alternative Spirit Host is by Reaper Miniatures. I like this model a lot, especially when compared with the cheesy guys-in-sheets GW model.


The next option is to take several of these guys by Reaper and put them together on a 40mm square, similar to the GW model.


The next alternative is actually another GW model:


I think the Forge World Mourngul makes an awesome, if tall, alternative Spirit Host.


The last two alternatives I’ve found are two Reaper models. The Night Spectre is a very appropriate model.


Next, the Reaper Nightspectre.


Next will be Vampire Lords & Heroes. They will be broken into 2-3 parts due to the fact that there are literally dozens upon dozens of options!

Posted on February 4, 2014, in Alternative Models, Forge World, Games Workshop, Reaper Miniatures, Vampire Counts, Warhammer Fantasy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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