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    HELP! Wight or Vampire for mounted battle standard with drakenhoff banner?

    I'm getting ready for a big game, for the past few hours i can't deside on a mounted battle standard bearer who will carry the drakenhoff banner. This model will be in a unit of blood knights.

    The choice is between a vampire of a wight king with the additional problem of choosing vampire powers for the vampire.

    Wight King: He's tougher and has one more wound than a vampire, its important that he's tough as he's carrying the drakenhoff banner and doesn't want to die!

    Vampire: He has a higher WS and strength. He will have to have the
    'dread knight' power. He will have 25 points to spend on powers and could have either 'walking death' or 'infinite hatred'.

    What do you guys think? i really have no idea.

    Last edited by DoctorDogmeat; April 18th, 2008 at 22:12.

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    I'd go for the the wight king as the blood knights will not need the extra killing power of a vampire so you might as well make the BSB harder to kill. The banner is an expensive investment and an extra wound and toughness will go a long way to protecting it.
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    I agree. Unless you need that extra magic/dispel die that the vampire gives you, I'd take a Wight King for the extra resiliency. He also retains his KB in case he finds himself in a challenge situation.

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    The Wight King is the better bargain.

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    Make it a poll, I vote Wight King.

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    Thanks guys, i already have done a wight king conversion. I just needed some reassurance. I think i poll would answer mostly wight king. I am currently modelling the blood knights to all have lances in position to lance rather than holding them up. Should look good, i will post after this week. (having a painting week).

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    A Vampire beats out the Wight if your priority is either to boost magic ability, or to maximise killing potential (just).
    As the Blood Knights already have more than ample killing capability, I only see the Vampire being worthwhile if you 'need' extra magic ability.

    In contrast the Wight King on barded steed is harder to kill, and still capable in combat. With a banner this expensive, I would of thought the Wight was probably the better pick.

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    wight is better, its cheaper, it comes with armour and a wight blade, it costs less to mount, much better.
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