Monday, August 9, 2010

First Vampire Completed!

So alongside a Lizardmen army I'm in the stages of planning, for the new edition of Warhammer Fantasy I'm working on a Vampire Counts army. I'm going to use predominantly Mantic Games miniatures for the troops, there's two reasons for this, the first being that I'm trying to save money at the moment and mantic's prices blow GW out of the water. Secondly, the Revenant Cavalry, Zombies and Ghouls look so much better then theGW equivelants and I'm quite fond of the mantic Skeletons as well...

The army is themed around a family of Vampires, The Father, once lord and master of a mighty fortress near the world's edge mountains. His sons, a mighty champion and successor to his legacy, a scholar of the highest order and a hero fallen from grace who has regressed into the primal form of a Varghulf. As well as his 3 sons, his daughters and his wife, who is the source of the vampiric taint. Even though their once opulent domain has fallen into ruin, their armies and civilians continue to serve them in death as they seek to restore their domain to its former glory. Pretty much the premise of the army, I'm working on expanding it from there.

Anyway, I've done the first vampire, one of the daughters.

I'm quite happy with how she's turned out. I'm aiming for a pallid grey flesh tone on my vampires to give them a deathly, unnatural appearance. I figured this would be one of the least militaristic of the Vampiric Family and so it seemed appropriate to paint her in something resembling a maiden's plain white dress (I was watching Dracula 2000 around the time of working on this)

Hopefully have more of these up soon, I'm currently working on the rest of the vampires before turning to working on what will be massive blocks of infantry and cavalry.

I've also got more Urban War Figures and some new additions to the Salamanders on the way so stay tuned!

Till next time,


  1. I'm doing the same thing, my friend. I especially like Mantic's ghouls. I was thinking of using them (with Ork Shoota arms) as renegade Imp. Guard too.

    Their such a good deal I look for excuses to integrate them.

  2. Oh, the Ghouls are Fantastic! And when 50 of them is so cheap, why not?

    Using them as renegades would be pretty cool too! I'm really impressed by Mantic's products and they have so much potential, can't wait to see what else they have in the works.

    I'm doing my order there soon, no way am I gonna wait and risk missing out on those Revenant Cavalry!