Hi Guys and Girls
I picked up the Army Book today for the vampire counts and after first glances without reading to in-depth I've come up with close to a 1500 point army to start getting into fantasy with. As i currently own most of the models listed here its dictated a small part of my list. i'm currently awaiting delivery of the WHFB mini rule book from ebay so as of yet don't have an extended list of further banners and magical items available. this is as it looks so far
Mannfred the Acolyte
Necromancer (level 2)
Wight King ( BSB ) Banner of Barrows
34 Skeletons (spears, FC, Screaming Banner)
25 Skeletons (FC)
23 Grave Guard (Great Weapons)
Blood Knights (x5 inc Kastellan)
Overall this comes to 1361 points. I had plans for Mannfred and the BSB to stick with the GG and have my necromancer stick with the large skeleton mob. I was wondering where to spend the extra points as i'm not keen on zombies but will swallow my pride if i need to get some to bolster my forces at cheap points. Should dire wolves be of any worth? My blood knights are here to stay as i love the models and as the fine cast legs need some additional pinning to secure against the base i'm not going to put time into something i will barely use.
My idea (from only having one lesson as a beginner) is to resurrect the dead and tar pit as much as i can of the enemy and then begin the war of attrition by pushing them back.
Should i change the necromancer to a level one vampire hero? certainly more lethal in CC although i'm gathering with the troop stat lines of the undead this is not something they excel at.
Should i get a huge mob of zombies ? Should i upgrade my necromancer to master of the dead? with nearly 140 points left with the current list standing where would it be best invested ?
All criticisms would be greatly appreciated