Vampire slayers must have the lowest life expectancy of any profession. But despite this obvious drawback, there are still brave and hardy folk willing to step up to the mark to rid the world of evil bloodsuckers everywhere. Wargames Foundry make a range of four 28mm scale vampire slayers and I'm going to review them here.
Standing by his side is VIN62 Elizabeth Anne McSweeney, whom I'm assuming is Eamon's daughter. With a blonde hair paint job, she'd make a very passable Buffy the Vampire Slayer. By the way, did you know that Buffy's middle name was Anne? That always amused me because if she dropped the name Buffy she'd be called Anne Summers, which prompts thoughts of the well known lingerie stores of the same name. Anyway, Elizabeth Anne is armed with a wakizashi (Japanese shortsword) and a wooden stake. I think she's a beautifully sculpted figure and like her father, just oozes character.
Next in line is VIN025 Sister Wendy. I wish Foundry had chosen a better name for her than that, because whenever I hear the words "Sister Wendy" I think of the old nun who is an art expert on various TV programmes. She appears to be some kind of elite killer working for the Vatican or some secret religious order. Her most obvious weapon is her 9mm Heckler and Koch MP5KA5 machine pistol with fitted silencer and scopesight. Her back-up weapons are very similar to Eamon's - pistol, dagger, wooden stake, bottle of holy water and a grenade. I very much doubt it's the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, Monty Python fans! Her left hand is adjusting a microphone from a headset hidden by her hood. At first I thought she was pulling the pin out of a grenade with her teeth but closer inspection revealed that was not the case. Shame!
Finally is the vampire slayer who is best equipped to deal with any undead menace - VIN022 Hot Wax the Flamebabe. I have renamed my figure Marie Saint-Juste because I didn't like Hot Wax as a name or a nickname. Her flamethrower is perfect for incinerating vampires, zombies or any other kind of threat. The question is, is she fast enough to use it? Her back-up is minimal - nothing more than a small flask of holy water, which she is brandishing in her right hand.
Collectively, they make a great team of vampire slayers. They would also work extremely well as zombie hunters. You could just as easily split them up as the figures are sold separately. Knowing how tough most vampires are, I'd recommend keeping them together. I'd like to see how they fare when THW releases its After The Horsemen supplement, due out soon. Rules for vampires will be included in the supplement.
The figures are sold for £3.50 each. But buy them now and you'll get 20% of the RRP whilst Foundry's current sale lasts.