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    Heros in Units

    I am starting a 1K VC army (see list at 1K VC in the Army List section) and I had a few questions about where to put my heros. The only possible locations for my heros (1 Thrall, 2 Necros) is in a regiment of 20 Skeletons with Spears or 20 Skeletons with Hand Weapon and Shield. I was thinking of putting my General (mounted Necro) with the Thrall (Von Carstein) in the unit with Hand Weapons and Shields. That way the Thrall defends the General while the other Necromancer is in an already well-equipped unit. Lastly, what should I give my General in terms of protection? I NEED a Ward Save because the enemy could pick him out since he's mounted. What do you recommend (nothing over 50 points please)? My 2 Spirit Hosts should also proctect him as a screen.

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    I would probably make my general the necromancer on foot, and give him the Cloak of Mist and Shadows. It's a fairly popular choice in less than 2000 points games. Then he should be pretty save, just watch out for heroes with magic weapons.

    The other way is to include a necro-bunker, a unit of 10+ zombies to hide behind your big blocks. It's also fairly common, and is what I use at pretty much all points levels. If you can find the points for it that is. I hardly ever have my necro's up front in my fighting units, as they just die to anything.

    Oh, and by the way, your mounted necro can't be picked out if he's joined a unit. No more. Only characters with unit strength 5+ can be picked out now (rule book page 74). The enemy can of course still direct attacks at him in close combat.
    Last edited by skilett; September 4th, 2007 at 09:28. Reason: wrong points cost

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    I totally agree with all said above, and cloak of m&s ( marks and spencers ) is amazing.

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    Should have thought of that. Any advice on magic items?
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    Anyone got any good ideas for a ward save/ armor saves for the Heroes mentioned above?
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    Well, the Flayed Hauberk is great on a thrall. That and a great weapon.
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    if you want to field a really bad guy, take a VC thrall with wolf form, flayed hauberk and great weapon. put it inside some wolves for protection and you have an awesome hunter!
    It's better, it's shiny, it's warped...it's Chaos.

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    Thanks! Anything on a (Ward or Armor) Save for my Necros?
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    The Gem of Blood is cheap, though you have to accept that it's going to fail on occasion. On a Master Necro, it's fairly safe, especially since you can heal him.

    I'd be careful with the Crown of the Damned since Necromancers have lower leadership. If you want pure defense on a Master Necro, take the Obsidian Amulet and the Cloak of Mist and Shadows.
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