|Miss Vampirella January 2015 - Alisa Kiss|
What I found interesting when I was building up this collection was noting how Vampi's costume changes depending on who is wearing it. It seems the ladies all have their own ideas on how this iconic costume should look like. Most get it right. Alisa's version is near perfect. However, as I'll show, some don't quite get it right. One model does something I wouldn't have thought possible. She takes Vampi's skimpy costume and makes it a lot more skimpier! Sorry, guys, but you'll have to wait until August to see it. Yeah, I know, I'm such a tease! Anyway, in the meantime you have plenty of lovely eye candy to look forward to.
Moving on to hobby news, it has been another busy month for me, with most of my spare time taken up with Super Dungeon Explore. On the painting front I have finished painting all the figures from the Von Drakk Manor expansion set and all are worthy of a place on this blog, which is after all, dedicated to all things undead. I have made a start on painting the figures from my second SDE expansion set, Caverns of Roxor. In addition, I have painted all the individual SDE figures I was able to buy from Amazon UK and eBay. These were all rare figures and I'm thrilled to have been able to purchase so many of them. My collection of SDE figures is not complete but I do have all the figures I want, so I feel lucky in that respect.
|My collection of Impact Miniatures Chibi Adventurers and Monsters|
|Impact Miniatures Chibi Gargoyles.|
Then I played a 16-Bit game played on three boards with three heroes against Starfire the Dungeon Boss, Rex the Mini Boss and a lot more Denizens and Minions. This was a much tougher fight and took a lot longer to play but was also a lot more fun. The Heroes I chose were what I thought were a good mix - the Deeproot Druid (who is a Healer and can transform into Angry Bear), the Glimmerdusk Ranger (an elf archer with good ranged attack ability) and the Hearthsworn Fighter (a dwarven fighter specialising in melee attacks). I felt I'd covered all bases and was confident they'd do well. They didn't, despite getting off to a good start by destroying two Spawning Points very quickly.
But a horde of Kobolds Mob attacked the Ranger and swiftly killed her. When Rex the Kobold Ogre Mini Boss arrived he cleverly positioned himself at the entrance to the third board. That meant if the Heroes wanted to destroy the third Spawning Point, they'd have to go through him. Destroying ALL the Spawning Points before the Dungeon Boss arrives is the key to winning the game if you're playing the Heroes. Angry Bear tried his hardest to defeat Rex but he proved to be too tough. In the turn after Rex appeared, Starfire the Dragon arrived. Because there was still one Spawning Point left, it meant that Starfire could activate twice per Turn. Believe me, you do not want any Dungeon Boss activating twice per turn! The Heroes stood no chance against him and he killed them both. I knew that Starfire was tough (he really is rock hard!) but until I saw him in action I never knew just how powerful he actually was. Despite the Heroes losing I thoroughly enjoyed playing this fun game. Because I have so many expansion sets and extra figures for it, its replay value is incredibly high. I can't wait to play it again.
In my next post I'll review the Glimmerdusk Ranger, Deeproot Druid and Angry Bear but for now here's another sneak preview just to whet your appetite.