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SteelTitan
06-02-2012, 08:39
Hey :)

Just wondering; now that raising zombies is easier than ever and even Skeleton units can be raised beyond their starting value (in addition to actually fielding them for 5 points a pop), how many more zombie/skeleton models do you think you need to satisfy all your raising needs? :D



I will be putting dice behind my units until I can make a good estimate of what I need but this is of course a no-go in some circles.

I have 60 skeletons and 40 zombies atm + unit fillers. That leaves me with 21 skeletons and 21 zombies to raise. Not nearly enough I'd say (last game I raised 30 zombies in ONE turn). But I think Mantic Games zombies (60 for 35 quid, yes please) can change that soon enough.

Cheers!

Foxtrick
06-02-2012, 09:05
42 minions to raise? That's awesome!

Make your enemies quake in fear as your army grows by a high % in a single turn!

Sorry, off topic to your actual question.

wbravenboer
06-02-2012, 09:06
Mantic has some nice deals, but the Zombies are a bit limited in poses, I have also ordered the Ghoul horde, so I can mix and match those two, gives a nice 110 - 120 models... ;)

DaemonReign
06-02-2012, 09:08
We did the math for the VC-project of our group and it came down to ~300 of each.
With that inclution of ~100 Ghouls that'll meet our projected Core Requirement for the 'Grand Army' with ~50 models to spare (raise) from both Zombies and Skellies.
I just wish they had at least made Skellies better rather than cheaper.. 'Cause it'll be a damn pain to get all this crap ready for the gaming table. *lol*

SteelTitan
06-02-2012, 09:59
42 minions to raise? That's awesome!


Well...the total amount of models I have are 60 skeletons and 40 zombies. I use 2x30 skeletons and 2x20 zombies in my 2.4k list but BECAUSE i throw in unit fillers, I will have 21/21 to spare / to raise :)


@DaemonReign: 300 EACH?! How does that break down? 300 / 100 ghouls / 200 leftover....50 to raise you say? So you field an additional 150 skeletons/zombies?

I have to admit that painting models just for raising is a bit of a pain but luckily skeletons paint überfast and the way I paint zombies I don't mind that much :P

redfury
06-02-2012, 11:09
I plan on 120 skeletons, 60 with hand weapons, 60 with spears. I'd say somewhere around 60 zombies and fillers. And since we're on topic 40 ghouls and 30 grave guard. And maybe one box of dire wolves.

SteelTitan
06-02-2012, 11:25
yeah, but how many of those will you field and how many will you set apart from just raising.

wbravenboer
06-02-2012, 12:03
Dipping is your friend! ;)

Ratbeast
06-02-2012, 12:27
Already got 80 zombies, no where near enough, going to get another 120 with in the month, massive amount of painting coming up

vardek_4
06-02-2012, 12:51
I'm not buying anything. I'll just make a lot of fillers with leftover bits and tombs and use them only to raise, deploying actual minis initially. I have 40 Zombies and 30 Skeletons, I think I'll make about 12 fillers with 40x40mm bases, so I'll have the equivalent of 48 models to raise. I think it's about right and it's cheap and easy.

Brovatar
06-02-2012, 12:54
Fillers are the best solution.

Lord Skrolk
06-02-2012, 14:34
I have 70 ghouls, 72 zombies and 95 skeles (45 hw's and 45 spears + 5 fillers). I still feel I need more though? I have yet to play new list so time will tell. What do you guys think? Think I'm more than fine dor Ghoulsc but don't know about zomb and skele numbers. Also, can I really face painting any more....

SteelTitan
06-02-2012, 15:06
Well, I guess it depends on how many you intend to field and how many you have left to raise...

quietus1986
06-02-2012, 15:53
I use one unit of 100 zombie's. ( 30 zombie's rest is filler)

SteelTitan
06-02-2012, 15:58
Hmm, I always try to keep a certain ratio for actual models vs filler, with the actual models always outnumbering the filler at least 3 to 1. You seem to have it the other way around :)

Lance Tankmen
06-02-2012, 16:00
my friend started VC but i help with buying things as im almost done with what i want for my bret army, he only has 20 zombies but im aiming for 100 or so, and 60 give or take skeletons

quietus1986
06-02-2012, 16:13
Hmm, I always try to keep a certain ratio for actual models vs filler, with the actual models always outnumbering the filler at least 3 to 1. You seem to have it the other way around :)
Only that unit its a tiny Garden of Morr with zombie's and planing to make zombies crawl out of ever thing. More for fun play an the look than for the moddels.

Holy_Combat
06-02-2012, 19:51
Last week I had a unit of 40 zombies grow to 64 zombies. I did not have enough models, so I had to use dice to keep track of the new zombies.

vinush
06-02-2012, 21:25
I'm wanting to replace my Skellies with Mantic Skellies, and same for my zombies. The GW ones are just hideous compared to them, in my opinion, and so I will need about 70 Skellies and 50 zombies minimum...

THE \/ince

redfury
06-02-2012, 22:24
yeah, but how many of those will you field and how many will you set apart from just raising.



It varies from with the size of the game. I hardly ever field any zombies though.

dimetri1
06-02-2012, 22:30
100 Zombies.

SteelTitan
07-02-2012, 06:45
I'm wanting to replace my Skellies with Mantic Skellies, and same for my zombies. The GW ones are just hideous compared to them, in my opinion, and so I will need about 70 Skellies and 50 zombies minimum...

THE \/ince

Gotta agree with you on the zombies. However, I think the new VC skeletons are pretty neat. Thing is, I have 60 old skeletons (same as TK basically) and I would like to buy more of those rather than mixing the old and new style. I hope that by the time I get some cash I can get them somewhere secondhand.

Wraithseer
07-02-2012, 11:24
I played a big necromancer army so I think I probably have 100 skeles and 110 zombies. I could never find other people to play during the reign of the ghouls so I don't have more than 20 of those probably. Looking to grab lots of the new cav to go with this swank coven throne my girls are in.

syrme
07-02-2012, 14:31
i have 60 mantic zombies and unit fillers that take another 20 spots.

I plan to start with a unit of 40.

Frankly
07-02-2012, 18:17
I usually have 150+ models waiting in the wings for summoning my carry bag only carries so much :)

lisaundead
07-02-2012, 19:01
I have approx:

120 zombies and 60 fillers
60 skelies
90 ghouls

I will be getting more zombies and skellies and perhaps a few more ghouls......Im sooooooo looking forward to playing a Necromancer list :D