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when i play my vampire counts i like to usually like to have a unit that i send up right in the middle and try to hold them up as much as possible to get all my friends units stuck in combat and then i can do what i want from there (cause i play a horde list) Right now im using ghouls for my main hold up unit (along with my ghouls as screening, and another group of 20 for more horde) I was thinking about switching my main hold up block of ghouls with some gravegaurd and losing my group of 5 blood knights to open up some points for em and such. But without being able to increase the actual unit size of the gravegaurd how do they do as a hold up block? and if so unit of 25 instead of 20 to make up for the inovation not adding more units just replenishing. From what I understand at least Lord of the undead would be just for the core skelitins..
so thank you very much for your time for even just reading this....
and if you have any suggestions for me my ghouls with the ability to increase unit size or a nice solid block of gravegaurd for my main hold up unit
thanks again so much
A unit of Grave Guard with bords and swords are tough as nails. T4 3+ save in combat, its tough to beat. Or a large unit of skeletons with the same build can do the trick.
Remember though, the best defense is a magical offense. You have to keep casting to keep your unit alive. A vampire with the blood drinker or a few level 2s with lord of the dead or general invo's will help.
Grave guard also have the ability to just win combats, especially if you give them great weapons.
Grave Guard are good, with shields they are immoveable, with Great weapons they hit hard.. though with the gw you'd want to give them the banner of the barrows so they have a decent chance of hitting, and a corpse cart near by so they hit first instead of last, (after the enemy kill a few, as they only have a 5+ save, removing some of your guys and attacks back).
I personally use hw and shields, my lord hits hard enough..lol and they give him the numbers and ranks as well as being tough (to reduce my opponents combat res by not dying)..
You could also go with a cheap unit of Zombies and bolster it's size as large as you want. remember you can get 20 zombies for less than 100 pts
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Grave guard with hw- you want them to hold up a unit- so survivability is the key. And Banner of teh barrows if you can afford it. Before you chuck your Blood Knights, though- do you have any Black Knights ( the wights)?