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Just a note to welcome everyone to the graveyard. When I first started Warhammer 3.5 years ago, I started coming to the Vampire Counts part of LO, and not much else at the time. While I haven't played VC in a while as I've been pretty hard core into Wood Elves, I've been anxious to get a new book and some new models.
After nearly 4 years, I've seen this VC forum be really active and then as time wore on, it slowed down a lot. So it's really cool to see so many people interested in VC again and talking about it.
Plus, it's been nice that people aren't screaming at each other or posting too much info in army lists and all that kind of stuff.
So how long have you people been playing VC? New players, old players? Why VC?
I am starting VC and I picked them for their impressive Magic (Forbidden Lore FTW!) and their ability to bring back lost troops.
When life gives you anything, charge it with Genestealers.
Alarm clock? Genestealers.
Your boss? Genestealers.
The rednecks that cut in front of me at Wal-mart like I didn't have anything better to do than stand in line? Genestealers.
Hi,i am new to librarium online and i like it here as all seem friendly.
I have been around warhammer and VC since roughly 4 editions back i think.Most of the time i concentrated in painting the armies and comitions.I painted 2 full vc armies in the past..always wanted to make my own army but i wouldnt dare to paint another 60 of those pathetic skeletons...
So,this new book is the perfect excuse for me to start fresh and make my own,as i love all the new models and intresting gameplay.Practicaly im not experienced player,by the means i didnt play many games in my life,i watched some but i think its mostly that if i get 1 regiment of dire wolves,i must paint them,else i wont get the next box...thats my way of ensuring ill paint a full army.Which this alone is like months of work minimum..
I had gotten really bored with VC and I sold a lot of my army a while back. I knew I'd either like the new book and want new models to paint up nicer than my old ones. Or I wouldn't like the book, and nobody would be my old, not so hot painted models.
The new book is really great. It makes for so many different ways to build an army and the new units are really great.
Ought to be a lot of fun.
i started just under 3 years ago, my first love was lizard men but that like most puppy loves died soon after.
i then fell in with the 40k crowd, got the conversion bug and started playing outer non GW miniature games mostly for the modules. i am mediocre at best at painting but some modules just look good.
all the while i would still play warhammer proxy games with different armies and lists, but in vampire counts i really found something special. i built up a wonder of a necro list and wrote like 7 pages of truly terrible fluff on it.
but with the new book my old list got hosed, it is odd though i think its a good thing as my new lists are much more fun to play with and against. i still win the majority of the games i play but now their are so many new dimensions to the lists.
as to why i love vampire counts above all others, that could take a while to explain. the short version is the play style is unique and constant, the fluff has its moments of glory and now some of the new modules are quite good. that whole cold wind pushing the undead forward they got going is really very nice conceptually. and the fact i was rased on Romero, Russo and Lovecraft i supose has something to do with it.
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I was playing Warhammer and 40K on and off for about 6 or 7 years until I went to university. There I hooked up with some great guys and we made full use of Newcastle GWs excellent games room. Totally reinvigorated my interest in GW and after playing WH40k a bit and realising how much i truly sucked at it I switched over to Fantasy (though while I was in Newcastle my main focus was specialist games). That was about 4 years ago. I picked VC as my army as it's a fairly noob friendly (don't need to remember about panic, running away, etc.) and I quite like magic.
Since then I've been gradually building up my VC (I don't have enough money to keep getting new armies every few months), started attending tournaments and Von Smallhousen (one of the aforementioned great guys i met in Newcastle) introduced me to LO.
2000AD's answer to all "How do VC deal with ..." questions: Forbidden Lore + 2 Power Stones.
Further answers will require more vodka.
Hello, Undead is my heart army, the first real army my love fell on. Waay back when they were actually called Undead, and not divided in two. So I’ve been in the hobby for more than half my life and always been a fan of undead. I really enjoy how they worked and look forward to explore the new armybook and how it functions.
-lurking in the shadows of LO.
Officially diagnosed by TekoreMelkhior, Necrarch Lord
Thanks for the kind welcome - I must say that of all the forums I've been on LO online, and in particular the VC forum, has been one of the best. Thoughful posts and questions, well considered ideas and responses and the majority of the time the users are polite and open to a good discussion.
So, that over, let me tell you all a bit about myself and my morbid fascinations.
I've been playing warhammer and 40k since way back in 5th ed(? - the one with liz and bretts) collecting a high elf army before moving on to 3rd ed 40k when it first came out where I had over 7000pts of Dark Angels, but I always kept an eye on fantasy. I've been following VC's since their initial split from the old Undead book, but due to lack of fantasy players never got a real chance to start a VC army.
However, a couple of years ago my mates started collecting fantasy again so I was able to start getting a VC army finally. Now all I have to do is wait till the Dark Elves come out and we will start seriously playing fantasy as that is what my main 40k oponent collects.
Still, the new book, in my opinion, is probably one of the best I've seen released for any army across both systems.
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain (It's time to roll the dice)- Mattrim Cauthon
I collected HE when i first started than i moved to DH 40k and than salamander space marines, and i really wanted to get back into fantasy because its funner and the new models look excellent. plus ive got a really unique army fluff idea :party2:;Y
Yea it sux how not as many people play fantasy even though its a lot funner
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Where I live now there are lots of fantasy players, though spread out over Dallas/Ft Worth/Denton. It takes some driving, but hey, if you need a fix, you need a fix.
Where I moved from, there was a dedicated but small crowd of fantasy players. 6-10 on a regular basis, to about 30-40 40K players.