Freitag, 14. Dezember 2012

*Count Tzepesci & The Risen

I'm not an exact fan of the usual Alexia Ciannor & the Risen models, Alexia herself in particular. Don't get me wrong, I love Alexia Xp, and plan on painting her horse like the Ghost Rider's, but the prime model... naaaw. Which is a sad thing, because the unit is very good and would make a sensible addition to my infantry Khador stuff. (That, and Risen are better at jamming because they come back, and are way cheaper than Kayazy or Pikemen which die just as easy these days...)

Brings everything he needs!
Lo' and behold, I've run into this gentleman who apparently would be a nice stand-in. This is the Vampire Count model from Freebooter, and as the caption reads, he's got all he needs - a single, elegant sword. Yes, I'm aware of Alexia's Handcannon, but I seriously can't find it on her model as well. Formerly, I had considered as a Vladimir, Dark Prince stand-in, but he'd need to sword to work (and serious shoulder-paddage).

I'm mostly set on using him for Alexia. The good thing is: I can just buy Risen blisters till I have enough - and when I have to have the original for attending a tournament where this stand-in wouldn't suffice, I can just buy the original box, too. That should give me the 20 Risen I can have and a "real" Alexia.

Also, I'm looking forward to making this guy part of any coming Halloween/Nightmare Scenarios (like the one we'll play in M&tM #76). I can easily imagine him, standing on top off the tower, gathering souls and "guiding" Thralls. But for that to really work, I first need a suitably converted Tower. Till then, farewell!