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An Etherial Heavy army; all vampires being Ethereal, lots of spirit hosts and cairn wraiths. Core choices i guess would be 3 units of zombies to allow more points for ethereal models.
I guess theres nothing to stop people doing this, so what would peoples reactions be to this?
Something i'd never do, will probably never see, a ghost army!
it's extremely awesome
it'd be a seriously cool army
Whole army can only be IoN'd one wound at a time.
No bound spells
None of your hero level vamps can have any magic upgrades
Many 'character killer' enemy hero builds will suddenly also be highly effective against your 'core' troops! (who are multi wound and pay a premium to only be hurt by magic weapons)
Magic Heavy enemies will devour you
I think it'd be a great army to do as a 1,000 or 1500 pt 'fun' list. Can't see it working against all comers at higher levels. What it would do to dorfy gun lines would be Hi-larious though.
I bet no one has done a ghost army. 20 Cairn Wraiths and you wouldn't need much more! I might end up buying 20 Cairn Wraiths to be really mean in friendly games.
Imagine what the enemy would say when they saw that;
Bretonnian peasant: "Is that the Reaper?"
Bretonnian peasant musician: "No thats 20 reapers!"
Last edited by DoctorDogmeat; March 28th, 2008 at 15:09.
It'd be one of those hit or miss things. If you fought against Ogres that didn't have many magic weapons, it'd be disgustingly bad for your opponent... but if you fought things that had a lot of static combat res, they could probably win even without many magical weapons.
Then if you fought against Skaven, where everything is magic, it'd be a very very rough game. :p
Overall, it could be fun as a gimmick list, but it's not going to be very competitive.
there actually aren't that many armies with mass magic weapons. Due to their superior movement, you would be getting flank charges left and right and with the scream and 8-10 str5 hits (using your WS7 Lord) you would be suprised how most armies will crumble (not yours) The reason people don't play it - it would not be fun for you or the opponent. How much fun would you have if you couldn't hurt your opponent but he could rape you in the shooting and combat phase and he moved much faster than you?
i would love to see a ghost army vs ogres xD
I think that there are two posibilities:
1) opponent is magic low (ogres etc.) and is not able counter your army and be unhappy to play with you
2) opponent is magic heavy (woodelves magic arrows) - you will be unhappy
I would play this kind of army with spirit hosts and cairn wraith in special and rare. All Vampires have +1 magic level and rest they will bloodlines and items for character hunting.
In core slot corpse carts for faster IoN and dispel enemy and zombie living shields. The idea is destroy enemy characters able to harm your units.
I'm seriously considering a spectral army, though my lord wouldn't be ethereal.
I'd use two spirit hosts, cairn wraiths, and black knights, plus whatever else.
But you can guess the problem I'm having. Very expensive units to field. I love the idea of it, and I've already bought some cool Reaper minis to make new spirit hosts (my old ones look like crap) but how far I can take it, I don't know.
Cairn Wraiths are limited to a maximum of 10 per unit... still, with all those S5 attacks, that's nothing to sneeze at!
I like the ethereal units, too.. I'll definitely be fielding BK and Wraiths, but I probably won't take any Spirit Hosts to start because I don't have room for them. However... I'll be using Winds of Undeath just about every chance I get.
That said... I'm looking to convert some Spirit Hosts... my only stipulations are that the models be plastic and from the GW range.. it'll be nice to have at least one unit that isn't an expensive metal conversion. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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get a smattering of troop choices, put 'em all on a large base...paint 'em up ghost-like?
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