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Ok, I have pretty much decided that my 1200 point Vampire army will be Night Lords but can anyone tell me what makes a good, yet fluffy Night Lords list?
Are Raptors worth it?
Are Furies better?
Should it be very infiltrate-y?
What about Lord configurations?
And on that topic, can anyone recommend a model to represent a non-stature Daemon Prince? It should be suitably ornate to suggest his status, and PREFERABLY Power Armoured, altho i suppose i could always use a termi model as Daemon Armour. I also plan on using Daemonic Speed so modelling or conversion suggestions to give the impression of speed, without detracting from the Vampire look would be great!
The four shall take their place amongst the stars,
Their legions ascendant, unstoppable as the night
A deadly shroud shall fall across the spirit
And the galaxy shall mourn.
here at LO we like helping people who help themselves. There are several resouces open to you:
The Sticky HQ configurations tacita on the main Chaos page. There are some really great examples of Chaos Lords there.
With regards to the army list, it's best to do what you want. If you like infiltrate-y armies, then do one. If you want them to be at the back and shoot, then go for it.
You could always ask at the Army Builder thread too, which is hosted by some magical sexy cool guy
Night lord are all about causing terror and fear. Merciless raids on weak points, striking from the shadows from all directions at once.. or is that Alpha Legion?.. I dunno.. there's a certain amount of cross over. But how you cause that terror is up to you
Raptors. are thought of as being extremely deadly in the right hands and a point sink in the wrong hands. They are very expensive. Practise makes perfect they say. If you're happy with a challenge then I say go for it. I reckon that 90% of the time you should always hit and run with raptors when it's the end of the opponent's CC round. This opens up the enemy unit for shooting and means the raptors can charge again at them or a different target.
Furies are very good units. They serve less purposes than raptors (no tank hunting, no hit and run) but are cheap and very good at harrasing, getting places fast and will make mince meat out of non MEqs in CC. Because they're summoned they can get an excellent range on them too.
Well, I'm far from an expert on Night Lords, but I seem to remember that a general consensus is to take 3 or 4 units of raptors and one of bikes. Maybe furies to lessen points and replace one of the other two. I really couldn't tell you much of what to take. Raptors are great for busting tanks and crowd control. Bikes I hear are also excellent can openers.
The Lord is certainly plausible. Try taking Furious Charge with a Dark Blade, add some mutation and other fun little goodies and you have yourself quite the little beastie I'd imagine. Maybe for a base model you could look into Captain Shrike.
Edit: Also, I assume you got your idea from the old school NL helmets - but if not, look into them, they'll certainly give your army a vampiric feel. Interesting idea, I wonder how you could make it work out in the fluff.
Last edited by hotspike18; February 4th, 2007 at 21:28.
"If you can wait til I get home, then I swear we can make this last."
It could be a unique chaos mutation. In fantasy werent vampires created by nagash's crazy chaos magic?
Something tells me that Chaos Space Marines don't really need a justification for drinking blood. It's just something they do.
Got up, had some toast, read the paper, went to a planet, killed some scum, drank their blood, came home, watched the football.
Normal CSM activities.
I think that if I were to make such a NL army, I'd go 2 units of Raptors, 2 of Furies with a havoc squad and a few obliterators for heavy fire support, several inflitrating, stealthed Marine squads with plasma guns for mid-range fire support and to soak up enemy fire and for the HQ, a giant daemonic man-bat - daemon prince with wings, and whatever upgrades you think are appropriate. Daemonic Talons and Daemonic Visage for example. People forget that vampire's aren't traditionally sexy seducers, they're horrible undead monsters (go watch Nosferatu for inspiration).
An army with a good theme is 100x as cool as an army built for the sole purpose of winning, imo.