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hi im a new VC player looking for some help
ive got the Battalion box set and i also got some characters so im a looking to field a 1000pts army based of the following models (just what i have at the moment i will be getting more) the 1000 pts isnt a hard limit im playing with a group of friends and we've all just started so our armies are all in the starting stages of develpment, 2000 pts is our long term target for now but none of us have anything above 1200 at the moment
10 crypt ghouls
1 corpse cart
1 Konrad von Carstein
i'l be mainly playing Empire, Dwarfs and Skaven (based around Eshin) i'm manily ;looking for an army which will give fun games not an army to end all others, obviously i know how important magic is for VC and i like the whole unit heal/res focus but i wouldn't mind having a combat focused vampire
thanks for any help and advice
Last edited by Noble; June 3rd, 2008 at 13:34.
this from pts off the top of my head but i think it's about right. also this is assuming you get a couple more models to add onto the units (in this case skellies and zombies, but if you like ghouls more as i know most do then just replace lord of the dead with summon ghouls and increase the ghoul unit size or replace the skellies or zombies with more ghouls)
20 skeletons 193
Full Command, warbanner
(without losing any models has a static CR of 5, 6 if you outnumber)
20 Zombies 88
10 crypt ghouls 88
1 corpse cart 100
(Balefire against skaven and unholy lodestone against others if you don't mind adjusting between opponents, otherwise lodestone also it's a bit cheesy and i read you didn't want to do that but you could technically put the necro below on the corpse cart and then join the unit of ghouls or skellies which would protect it against missile fire, which all three armies can have plenty of)
(Invocation, Vanhel's) 2 dispel scrolls
dark acolyte; lord of the dead
black periapt, night shroud, sword of battle
(my favorite hero vamp build, will always strike first against any enemies that are actually fighting him w/4 S5 attacks and whatever unit he's with will get to attack before those models as well)
Konrad von Carstein X pts
this comes out to 941 pts, which if you want konrad as konrad then you'll need more models. at 60 pts you can have a unit of 3 fell bats which can be great for war machine hunting as all of your opponents can field nasty war machines. although you'd be over one pt, with ask if that's cool or drop a musician
if you don't want to buy any more models then replace konrad with this guy
Dark acolyte, Avatar of Death (2 hand weapons)
Book of arkhan, 15 pts on whatever else you want, maybe talisman of protection
(avatar of death is just because WYSIWYG of konrad's 2 hw's and the book of arkhan is always usefull unless you roll a 1 the first time you use it)
or for a more focused aproach:
dread knight, supernatural horror
book of arkhan, 15 pts on whatever (or walach's bloody hauberk for a 1+ armor save and a 5+ ward save but then you get 5 pts left over for a total of 9 pts left for your army)
hope that helps
Thanks for the help Larks, i like the sound of your list and the options it leaves open for me, i will be buying more models to add as you thought
the units in my posts are not a list its just all the models i have right now so people knew what they had to play with when giving me advice
the skeleton unit also comes to 205 not 193
Last edited by Noble; June 7th, 2008 at 09:39.