After a brief flirtation with the Empire at the start of 8th, I'm thinking about getting back into Warhammer with my perennial faves, the Vampire Counts. Being a resourceful fellow (not to mention a touch skint) I'm going to use Mantic's Undead range to build the core, with a few token GW purchases for elements not yet covered elsewhere as and when I want them.
After a quick search on the web I found a Mantic boxed set that would provide me with 40 Skeletons, 30 Zombies, 20 Revenants (Grave Guard) and 20 Ghouls. A rummage around various bits boxes revealed a wraith, a banshee, a (very old) Vampire and a Wight King conversion based on the old Krell model, alongside 6 metal Chaos Hounds to be proxied as Direwolves and 5 Black Knights that I cobbled together using Empire and Zombie parts years ago. At a push, I can proxy my Amethyst wizard as a Necromancer.
I'll be buying the army book at the weekend, but does this seem like a reasonable start to an army or am I buying a lot of models that would be useless in game terms? I'm thinking of expanding the cavalry side of the army once the core is painted by getting 20 or so of Mantic's Revenant Knights and would probably include another unit of Ghouls if that helps to give a picture of where I can see this army going, but any other suggestions would be welcome.
Apologies to the mods if this is in the wrong section - feel free to move it as necessary.