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I havent played fantasy in awhile but have always been a fan of undead.
Vampire Counts Battalion
Vlad Von Carstein
So would come up to be:
2x Corpse Cart
10x Grave Guard
Lord and Vlad Von Carstien
I am not sure how playable this would be I am looking to buy this as a lot and it comes with the army book which I have only skimmed through. Would this be a good start and roughly how many points and possibly what else would I look to get. Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.
If you are buying it as a pack discounted from retail value, go for it. If you are just going to buy all that at once, I would suggest dropping the zombie box and adding another box of grave guard, maybe at the expense of the second corpse cart. You will also need a necromancer or two, you can get the blisters but I suggest getting the plastic empire mage box to make 2 necros on foot.
Assuming you use the vamps as normal vamps not the special characters, that is probably 1000-1500 points depending on upgrades. You need GG at 20 models as well though, and the reason I said drop the extra zombies is because most people find in the new rules that they are pretty crap, and are good for raising during a battle but not worth wasting points on, especially since they are so easy to raise. If you decide you like them later on, fine. For now, stick with just the 20.
The list lacks a bit of hitting power. GG are great, and vamps are good support, but you need something like a varghulf or some knights to do some serious killing. It is a good start for a mostly infantry list though.
Yeah, this would be a discounted lot with shipping it would be $165 USD.