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Now you know what you have to look forward to every Monday this month, let’s get on with today’s offering. Say “hello” to Kritza, the Rat Prince.

This well-dressed fellow hails from the Vyrgos Dynasty of Soulblight Vampires. As you can probably tell from his fancy attire, Kritza was once counted among the nobility of Ulfenkarn (which you can read about in our first Cursed City crier). Unfortunately, his attempts to secretly undermine the lord of the land led him to an ill fate, and he was horribly mauled by Radukar the Wolf.

Against all odds, Kritza escaped by heaving himself into a Corpse Cart and playing dead among the lifeless bodies it carried. He sustained his ravaged body by feasting upon the blood of the rats he found gnawing on the corpses stowed alongside him. Kritza soon discovered he’d unwittingly been granted the Blood Kiss by his ferocious assailant and was slowly evolving into one of the Soulblight.

You may have noticed the Rat Prince’s fabulous (or should that be verminous?) cloak and somewhat murine appearance. Well, it appears that his unorthodox transformation into a vampire had some unusual side-effects. In addition to being accompanied by his ‘vermintide’ of rats – both living and undead – Kritza can transform into a swarm of rodents to evade his foes.

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 GaroRobe wrote:
DANG! I wanted my vampire to have that backstory. The whole feeding on rats=rat like.

Also, his rat belt insignia looks a lot like the Wolf of Cursed City.


Curious trend.

Classic vampires became animalistic and Half bats (Varghulfs)
Radhukar *the wolf* and his offspring looks like turning into wolves specially the big model one.
now we have a Rat prince that can command and transform into Rats..

Maybe the new dinasties are tunned to some animal/bestial side (new lhamia into cats, Blood Dragons into Dragon) will be a curious change.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
Chopstick wrote:
Game isn't out and we already have expansion...

Or it might be tied to the upcoming Death release.




Well I think they said in the last stream did say that was expansion coming soon after Cursed City so it could be this then. But as for the given background I assume that he Rat-Prince could be used in the AoS fairly easily.

And as for the model, I think it is somehow fabulous. Skaven zombies would be a hit with this guy.

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Looks rather snazzy!
I wonder if he'll come with a rat swarm to turn into.

   
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Elegant mini, very fitting for a vampire.

   
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Those rat tails coming out from under his cloak are. . . pretty gross, lol.
   
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Sounds like he wouldn't be particularly fond of Radukar, no? Unless there's something about the Blood Kiss that makes the convert adore their primogenitor? Considering we already count vampires, rats, and a guy who controls vermin among the core contents of Cursed City, I want to say this guy is a Vampire Hero.

The base makes me lean more towards him belonging to AoS proper though, with a WD article mission for WHQ. It's a bit of an awkward shape otherwise
   
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I could see him being an expansion, just so they can justify overcharging for his model. His belt also ties in well to the Cursed City. Plus, toss in another rat swarm, or some bigger rats, and they can charge a hefty sum for him.

Though the Loonking is roughly similar and is $35, so I'm assuming if he is in AOS, he won't be less than that
   
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That is a very nice model, and yes this is definitely more preferable to the Rumour Engine which I find annoying rather than enjoyable.

Bit of a shame this chap is most likely to be a Cursed City exclusive model as I would have it as a replacement for Strahd in Castle Ravenloft.

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SamusDrake wrote:
That is a very nice model, and yes this is definitely more preferable to the Rumour Engine which I find annoying rather than enjoyable.

Bit of a shame this chap is most likely to be a Cursed City exclusive model as I would have it as a replacement for Strahd in Castle Ravenloft.

We have seen every single model in Cursed City, and he is not one of them.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:

We have seen every single model in Cursed City, and he is not one of them.


That would be very good news my friend, but he might also be for a follow up expansion. If memory serves correctly, The Dreaded Ambull was about two months after the core game?

Speculating further, you could be right if treated in a similar fashion to Obisidus Mallex; sold separately as a generic HQ lord character for the Soulblight faction.

But yes, fingers cross on that one!

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SamusDrake wrote:
That is a very nice model, and yes this is definitely more preferable to the Rumour Engine which I find annoying rather than enjoyable.

Bit of a shame this chap is most likely to be a Cursed City exclusive model as I would have it as a replacement for Strahd in Castle Ravenloft.


Gw will want to sell this as much as possible so will make aos rules anyway even if it comes first in cursed city expansion.

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Very nice!

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Honestly, AoS and/or the games based in that setting get the best models from GW... 40k model pale in comparison to some of the releases of late for the other game system.

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tneva82 wrote:


Gw will want to sell this as much as possible so will make aos rules anyway even if it comes first in cursed city expansion.


Good point but I was referring to a separate release for the model itself. Its a nice model but I'm not buying a £40 expansion for a game I won't be playing just to have it.


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 endlesswaltz123 wrote:
Honestly, AoS and/or the games based in that setting get the best models from GW... 40k model pale in comparison to some of the releases of late for the other game system.


Agreed. I play 40K mostly out of nostalgia but AoS feels more modern and better supported.

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 Tim the Biovore wrote:
The base makes me lean more towards him belonging to AoS proper though, with a WD article mission for WHQ. It's a bit of an awkward shape otherwise

Yes, all the Cursed City minis have black base rims, whereas Kritza’s is brown like regular AoS minis.

Was there a single mini in the Blackstone Fortress expansions shown with a regular 40k base, or were they all Blackstone Fortress style?

I‘m just trying to figure out what to do if he is released for AoS first - buy, or wait for a Cursed City expansion with him?
   
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If he's released separately, then I doubt he'd get a dedicated Cursed City expansion. If anything, he'd get rules in White Dwarf. Maybe even as an ally?

It would be ok if he was in Cursed City, but I'd hope he'd come out with some more rats (the ones we've seen are great, but bigger ones would be a cool upgrade).
   
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So feeding on rats lets you command and turn into rats?

So do regular vampires feed on bats..?
   
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His face makes me wonder if he has all those rats stuck up his , it might explain the tails sticking out from under his cloak

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 Theophony wrote:
His face makes me wonder if he has all those rats stuck up his , it might explain the tails sticking out from under his cloak


Well, if you count the number of rat heads on his cloak, there are six. But there are seven tails...


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 Lord Damocles wrote:
So feeding on rats lets you command and turn into rats?

So do regular vampires feed on bats..?


With FEC, don't the winged ones feed on dragons, and that's how they get wings? And with Cursed City, Radukar fought a wolf, and his "children" have wolf feet

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Quasistellar wrote:
Those rat tails coming out from under his cloak are. . . pretty gross, lol.


I like the concept. The execution... will be difficult to make it look good. I'd probably just cut them off and not worry about it (and not put him on an oval base... That annoys me)

Overall though, very nice model, and more depth of background than I'm used to at this point. 'Slowly evolving into a vampire' is an interesting take.

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He looks pretty snazzy. I wonder if he'll pull double duty- expansion for WQ:CC and for Soulblight tome?
   
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I like that guy a lot. The paint scheme really makes him look like a Blanche painting come to life.

And I had to look up "murine" so props for that too.

 
   
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Skavamp? Vampskav? Skavpire? Vampven? Skavenpire? Vampskaven? Theres a Skaven joke in there somewhere I'm sure.

 endlesswaltz123 wrote:
Honestly, AoS and/or the games based in that setting get the best models from GW... 40k model pale in comparison to some of the releases of late for the other game system.


Shh, don't let legacy WHFB holdouts hear you say that, they get very touchy about anything that even implies positivity towards AoS.

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chaos0xomega wrote:
Skavamp? Vampskav? Skavpire? Vampven? Skavenpire? Vampskaven? Theres a Skaven joke in there somewhere I'm sure.


yeah it's gnawing at me too, I just can't place it though.

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Damn man, he has the elegance of a vampire but is just repulsive enough because of the rats.

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chaos0xomega wrote:
Skavamp? Vampskav? Skavpire? Vampven? Skavenpire? Vampskaven? Theres a Skaven joke in there somewhere I'm sure.

 endlesswaltz123 wrote:
Honestly, AoS and/or the games based in that setting get the best models from GW... 40k model pale in comparison to some of the releases of late for the other game system.


Shh, don't let legacy WHFB holdouts hear you say that, they get very touchy about anything that even implies positivity towards AoS.


Everyone was talking about Vampirates, we got VampiRATs! Something like that?
   
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 Theophony wrote:
chaos0xomega wrote:
Skavamp? Vampskav? Skavpire? Vampven? Skavenpire? Vampskaven? Theres a Skaven joke in there somewhere I'm sure.


yeah it's gnawing at me too, I just can't place it though.


I see what you did there!

Everyone was talking about Vampirates, we got VampiRATs! Something like that?


YAAAASSSS!!!!

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