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Hulkster
23-04-2009, 09:39
Right my new army is going to be Vampire Counts

I will be getting s a lod of models in a trade, but I still cannot decide on what army to play

Not only would I like you to help me choose, I would like any ideas you might have the tweak the lists

First Army - Casting

1 Vampire Lord @ 445 Pts
General; Magic Level 3; Necromancy;
The Master: Lord of the Dead
The Arkayne: Dark Acolyte
The Arkayne: Master of the Black Arts
Skull Staff
Helm of Commandment

1 Vampire @ 195 Pts
Magic Level 1; Necromancy
The Arkayne: Dark Acolyte
The Master: Lord of the Dead
Tomb Blade
Flayed Hauberk

1 Wight King @ 150 Pts
Battle Standard Bearer; Shield
Sword of Kings
Accursed Armour

19 Skeleton Warriors @ 180 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

19 Skeleton Warriors @ 180 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

19 Skeleton Warriors @ 180 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

15 Skeleton Warriors @ 148 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

19 Grave Guard @ 315 Pts
Heavy Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician
Banner of the Barrows

1 Seneschal

5 Fell Bats @ 100 Pts

1 Varghulf @ 175 Pts
Bestial Fury [0]

1 Varghulf @ 175 Pts
Bestial Fury [0]

Casting Pool: 10

Dispel Pool: 5

Models in Army: 106

Total Army Cost: 2243

The second army is a Combat based one

1 * Vampire Lord @ 450 Pts
General; Magic Level 3; Necromancy; Lance; Shield;
The Martialle: Dread Knight

1 Barded Nightmare
The Martialle: Red Fury
The Courtly: Walking Death
Dreadlance
Cadaverous Cuirass
Cursed Book

1 Vampire @ 160 Pts
Magic Level 1; Necromancy; Heavy armour; Shield
The Martialle: Avatar of Death
The Master: Lord of the Dead
Tomb Blade

1 Necromancer @ 195 Pts
Magic Level 1; Necromancy; Knows 2 Necro Spells
Dispel Scroll

1 Corpse Cart
Miasma of Deathly Vigor
Unholy Loadstone

1 Vampire @ 300 Pts
Battle Standard Bearer; Magic Level 1; Necromancy; Lance; Heavy armour;
Shield
The Martialle: Dread Knight

1 Barded Nightmare
The Courtly: Walking Death
The Drakenhof Banner

19 Skeleton Warriors @ 180 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

19 Skeleton Warriors @ 180 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

19 Skeleton Warriors @ 180 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

10 Dire Wolves

5 Dire Wolves

20 Zombies

4 Blood Knights @ 400 Pts
Barding; Frenzy; Lance; Heavy Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician
The Flag of Blood Keep

1 Kastellan
Frenzy

5 Nightmare

Casting Pool: 8

Dispel Pool: 7

Models in Army: 104

Total Army Cost: 2245

The 3rd army is also combat based

1 * Vampire Lord @ 450 Pts
General; Magic Level 3; Necromancy; Lance; Shield;
The Martialle: Dread Knight

1 Barded Nightmare
The Martialle: Red Fury
The Courtly: Walking Death
Dreadlance
Cadaverous Cuirass
Cursed Book

1 Vampire @ 160 Pts
Magic Level 1; Necromancy; Heavy armour; Shield
The Martialle: Avatar of Death
The Master: Lord of the Dead
Tomb Blade

1 Necromancer @ 195 Pts
Magic Level 1; Necromancy; Knows 2 Necro Spells
Dispel Scroll

1 Corpse Cart
Miasma of Deathly Vigor
Unholy Loadstone

1 Vampire @ 300 Pts
Battle Standard Bearer; Magic Level 1; Necromancy; Lance; Heavy armour;
Shield
The Martialle: Dread Knight

1 Barded Nightmare
The Courtly: Walking Death
The Drakenhof Banner

19 Skeleton Warriors @ 180 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

17 Skeleton Warriors @ 164 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

14 Skeleton Warriors @ 140 Pts
Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician

1 Skeleton Captain

20 Zombies @ 80 Pts

5 Black Knights @ 229 Pts
Lance; Heavy Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician
Banner of the Barrows

1 Hell Knight

6 Skeletal steed

1 Varghulf @ 175 Pts
Bestial Fury

1 Varghulf @ 175 Pts
Bestial Fury

Casting Pool: 8

Dispel Pool: 7

Models in Army: 85

Total Army Cost: 2248



Now I can use all the types of list but they are all quite different and I was wondering which one i should concentrate on first

so can you guys help?

W0lf
23-04-2009, 10:13
I didnt read the lists as frankly i cba.

I voted 3rd one. I find bloodknights to be an expensive liability and blood Dragons are a cool theme.

Chaos Undecided
23-04-2009, 10:14
Personally I like the 2nd list though I'd be tempted to have the Dire Wolves in 3 units of 5 rather than a 10 and a 5. The first list runs a close second though to be honest so I guess its mostly down to a preference of combat or magic heavy.

Not that keen on the 3rd list because of its reliance on Black Knights as the central unit I personally find my BKs almost always underperform.

Hulkster
23-04-2009, 20:33
Thanks for the responses so far

3rd list has the most votes, but only one person commented on them and he didn't even read the list

2nd list was my fave TBH but only one person has voted for them

Please post more comments people

danny7865
23-04-2009, 20:58
Well go with your gut, as all three armies are viable and FTR i chose the second one.It might catch people off guard which is always nice.Just screen the blood knights.But like i said try them all and find which force you prefer, you will probably change it to suit you anyway, if my army was anything to go by lol :)

good luck
Danny