Apologies to Hil and to those of you expecting to see the continuation of Steve and Hil's Heroclix/Horrorclix campaign. I have temporarily taken over the blog this week but normal service will be resumed next time, I can assure you.
How often have you thought of
making or converting a figure to represent yourself on the gaming table?
I did it when I started playing All Things Zombie. I converted a
Copplestone Castings Future Wars Citizens Militia figure into a post
apocalypse version of myself. Vampifan became the hero of my ATZ
campaigns and will take centre stage once again when I start my new ATZ
campaign. As you know I am a big fan of Chibi miniatures. I often
thought about what a Chibi version of Vampifan would look like. I had no
idea what type of hero he'd be - cleric, fighter, thief, wizard or
something else entirely. I just couldn't decide. Anyway, that decision
was taken out of my hands by my good friend and fellow blogger, Jeremy
"Jez" Winstanley. I'd sent him a few figures he wanted and as a thank
you he promised me he'd do something special in return. It was his
secret project. I had no idea what it might be as he kept very quiet about what he was doing, until the morning when a
little parcel arrived for me. Inside was a 28mm scale figure of a Chibi
Vampifan that Jez had converted for me. I was just blown away by it! It
was superb! Here he is alongside my Chibi Vampirella. For details about
the making of Chibi Vampirella see here.
figure arrived in a clam-shell package and Jez had even printed a
special card insert to advertise his own Crowhouse Miniatures company.
Part of the bumf on the back read "From the mind that brought you CARRION CROW'S BUFFET
comes a line of limited edition one-of-a-kind wargaming figurines for
use in the tabletop skirmish game of your choice. Impress your friends!
Impress the ladies! Become the Hero of the Beach!" Such attention to detail really made me smile and made the gift that bit more special.
So now that I have my own Chibi Vampifan what are my plans for him? I want him to be Vampirella's sidekick in Chibi World or Super Dungeon Explore. I doubt if I'll use them in SDE until next year, after SDE:Legends has been released. Soda Pop Miniatures are making big changes to the rules for SDE. Using them in Chibi World is
a much more viable option and I have already created stats for them.
Character creation only took a few minutes. Vampifan is nothing too
special but Vampirella is a super-powered party killer.
Weapon Attacks - Melee 1d6, Ranged 1d8 with range of 8
Traits - Apothecary, Charge, Luck, Mobile Shot, Pure
Looking at the stats in more detail we see Vampifan has average
Movement, Weapon Attacks and Iron stats but a relatively high Hits total, which I
felt he needed to survive in combat. However, it's only just in double figures.
For his Traits I wanted him to have the ability to heal himself or
others so I gave him Apothecary. This allows him to heal 1d4 Hits to himself or 1d3 Hits to two other Heroes in a Turn. Charge
allows him to make an attack against each enemy if he enters their Kill
Zone whilst moving. It does not count as a Melee attack but a Movement
action. Luck allows him to re-roll any one die in a turn. It could prove to be a life saver! Mobile Shot
lets Vampifan fire his pistol before or after he moves, meaning he can
shoot and move as one action. Finally, to represent his deep knowledge
of all things Undead, I gave him Pure. This allows him to re-roll any one attack from an Undead character.
Movement 6 (Flying 10)
Weapon Attacks - Melee 3d8
Traits - Blood Drain, Charge, Charm, Cunning Fox, Fear, Flight, Not Dead Yet
Vampirella was a lot harder. Not only is she a vampire, she's also a
superhero. Her stats had to reflect this. A Movement of 6 with the
option of 10 if she Flies was not unreasonable as she is a lot faster
than a normal human. Her Melee Weapon Attack of 3d8 is awesomely
powerful and reflects her super strength. Bear in mind, she can behead a
man with one slash of her claws or punch a hole through his chest with
her fist. Iron of 5 is high but I didn't want to go for a 6 because she
is unarmoured. Her Hits of 15 makes her difficult to be taken out
quickly in combat. For her traits I designed Blood Drain
specifically for her. If she uses it, she gains Hits equal to one third
(rounded down) of any damage she causes to a victim. This trait may not
be used with other traits such as Charge. Charge is explained above in Vampifan's details. Charm is
something she often uses. With a range of 4", she rolls 1d6 and on any
odd result her victim is charmed and can do nothing that Turn. Cunning Fox represents her quick reactions and gives her a +2 bonus when rolling for Initiative. Fear affects all enemies within 5". They must roll 1d6 before using a trait and if they roll a 1, they can not use that trait. Flight allows Vampirella to spout wings and fly. Not Yet Dead
is an interesting trait and was chosen because Vampirella can survive
death. It has happened a few times in the comic series. In Chibi World,
if she is killed she returns to life with full Hits if she rolls 4+ on
1d6. This is higher than the normal 6 required for success with this
trait because she has used it more than once in the past.
I must end by saying a massive thank you to Jez
for creating this unique figure of Chibi Vampifan. This figure is very
dear to me and I shall treasure him forever
Bryan Scott © 2016.