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.

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http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/tienda/en/vampires/315-carro-de-el-cosechador.html

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.

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http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat980025a&prodId=prod1500554a

The LotR Ringwraiths could also work well.

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

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http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/tienda/en/vampires/313-caballero-lugubre-i.html

There are many different poses of these models.

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

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http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war/undead/product/undead-revenant-cavalry-10-figures.html

Graveguard!

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

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http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war/undead/product/undead-revenant-regiment-20-figures.html

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

http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war/undead/product/undead-wights-3-models.html

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.

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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.

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer/Warhammer_Monsters/SKIN-WOLVES.html

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.

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http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war/undead/product/undead-werewolves-3-figures.html

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

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http://wyrd-games.net/shop/Night-Terrors-2-pack.html

Reaper Bat Swarm

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http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bat/sku-down/02668

Another Reaper Bat Swarm, this time by Werner Klocke

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http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bat/sku-down/77046

Reaper Crypt Bat

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http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bat/sku-down/14010#detail/14010_p_1_jg

Another Reaper Crypt Bat

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http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bat/sku-down/14009#detail/14009_G

Games Workshop Giant Bats

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http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat980027a&prodId=prod1500582a

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.

p-16750

http://wyrd-games.net/shop/Kirai-Avatar-of-Vengeance.html

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

p-16303

http://wyrd-games.net/shop/Poltergeist.html

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.

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http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/ghost/sku-down/77095#detail/IG_2955_1

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.

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http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/ghost/sku-down/03298#detail/IG_3336_1

The next alternative is actually another GW model:

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http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?prodId=prod1380047a

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

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http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer/Warhammer_Monsters/MOURNGUL.html

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

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http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/skeleton/sku-down/14547

Next, the Reaper Nightspectre.

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http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/skeleton/sku-down/14182#detail/14182_jb

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!

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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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