Given my love of all things undead, it was inevitable that I would want the Cryptborn Nightmares team for TT Combat's Rumbleslam game. Let's take a closer look at them.
The Cryptborn Nightmares are a team of extremes. On one extreme are
the skeletons: dime a dozen, but prone to collapsing into piles of
bones. Whilst on the other extreme are the mummies: rock hard opponents that
don't ever stay down for long – if you even manage to get them down in
the first place! Teams from the Rolling Bones will find great longevity
in these undead monsters.
Zombies and Mummies are some of the most reliable wrestlers in Rumbleslam. They have lots of power, and Rise From The Grave helps them
to just keep going and going. Make sure to use those Crowd Pleasers!
Finally, Skeletons and Ork Skeletons aren't too worrying on the face of it, but
their special abilities hit extremely hard. Just be careful not to put
them against far superior opponents, or Brittle Bones will make them
explode from a particularly savage beating!
“A vampire older than record books, this dark denizen of the night has
plagued the land for millennium. For a while, that was enough to
entertain the ancient entity. But like all things, the shine soon left
the apple. He would sleep, and hope that the next century would be of
more interest. One hundred years passed before his eyes opened once
more. Awake, thirsty and eager to see what new delights the world had to
offer, Fang ventured out into realm to find the city streets alight
with life! The sound of cheers met his ears, and he grew curious enough
to venture inside a building. What greeted him was Rumbleslam! For the
first time in hundreds of years, the wicked man smiled.”
Fang has entered the ring! He's a fantastic all-rounder superstar,
with decent stats and a couple of +1s on his card. He's fast and
vicious! Superhuman Spinebreaker is a Grapple Ability you'll be using lots and
lots. It's easy to do, and thanks to Fang's Vampirism Passive Ability,
replenishes his Stamina at the same time. But that's not all, because if
you pass a Crowd Pleaser, the whole team gain the same benefit!
Fang obviously fits in perfectly with The Cryptborn Nightmares,
boosting their already decent regenerative capabilities and their
reliance on grapple attacks. But he's also a great choice for any team
with lower Stamina – The Deadly Divas and The Twisted Shadows come to
mind – as his constant replenishing can make up for their main weakness!
Some of the Superstars are clearly based on WWE wrestlers from real life (see the Grave Digger below). But Fang appears to be modelled on Blade as portrayed by Wesley Snipes in the films of the same name. I'm cool with that.
to play one of the most recognised wrestlers in all of Rumbleslam?
Grave Digger is strong, tough, and surprisingly quick. Get a Crowd
Pleaser off and he can do quite a lot of attacks in one turn, and his
Deadeye ability stops enemy wrestlers from moving!
Grave Digger is a Rolling Bones superstar, and fits perfectly alongside The Cryptborn Nightmares.
I just had to buy this figure. He is based on one of my favourite WWE characters - the Undertaker. What I particularly like about this model is that he comes with a choice of two heads - bareheaded or with his hat. I had to choose the hat version as that was very much a trademark of the Undertaker. Please beware that the Cryptborn Nightmares team are made up of a lot of parts. The Werewolf comes in seven pieces not including his base. Also take care when handling the skeletons. They have very fragile limbs which I reinforced with a tiny amount of Milliput, Fortunately, I didn't have any breakages.
The Cryptborn Nightmares team costs £22.00 for all five figures and Fang and Grave Digger cost £7.00 each.