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First go at vampire counts for an age and I love to have some fun on the magic phase...
Vampire Lord, extra magic level, master of the black arts, forbidden lore, lord of the dead, skull staff, flayed haubek
Vampire, dread knight, infinite hatred, blood drinker
Vampire, dark acolyte, lord of the dead, hand of dust
Necromancer, extra spell, book of arkhan, black periapt
14 skeletons, full command (vampire lord here)
14 skeletons, full command (on foot vampire here)
14 skeletons, full command, war banner (necromancer here)
5 black knights, banner, banner of the barrows (mounted vampire here)
7 black knights, hell knight, banner, standard of hellish vigour
4 cairn wraiths, tomb banshee
Fairly basic army list, the vampires control the magic phase, bulk up the skelies, vanhals things, kills things, raise new units etc. The knights and the wraiths outflank and try and get flank charges in the magic phase, go for war machines or combine for a frontal asault on ranked units. My main concern is that I may have overspent on the chracters, evem for a vampire counts list and as such don't have enough units. I was also cosidering swapping the wraiths for a varghulf, the main downside being it wouldn't be as adept at going after machine crews. Anyway what do you think? any feedback is welcome and the list is very changeable as I don't have most of the models yet...
Make the black knights the same size, and please do not put the vampire in the unit of black knights it just removes their ability to ignore terrain
yeah i was wondering where to put the vamp on a horse, on the one hand i want him in there to properly augment the black knights combat ability but i then lose the ethereal, i figured i could use the unit of 7 as a flanking unit and the one with the vamp as more orthodox heavy cavalry. any idea what to do with the mounted vamp if he dosn't go with the knights?
go for something like;
a) dark acolyte + avatar of death (shield). hellsteed. balefire spike + wristbands of black gold.
he can fly about near the black knights and charge the front of a unit while the black knights smash into the flank! (or vice-versa if you're a little leery about your vamp maybe being forced into a challenge...)
b) beguile + walking death or ihatred. hellsteed. flayed hauberk or cadaverous cuirass + sword of kings. OR bloody hauberk + biting blade.
a nice character hunter with his killing blow in all! or else just a solid supporter for the black knight charge...
worst comes to worst, you can simply convert a hellsteed by painting up an evil looking bret pegasus!