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I was wondering what people thought of this combination
vampire - flying horror, summon creatures - hand of dust
I was thinking that I could her a bit like a fireman a) to support of the flanking units dire wolves by keeping them alive and b) to take out magic users and artillery behind the lines - or c) a combination of the two, in a sort of blitzkrieg tactic - she attacks deep and the cavalry fight there way through to support her - with her having the option of flying out if things get too hot.
As an aside, Direwolves are unit type Fast Cav, not infantry. Everyone seems to forget this. Running around raising one model at a time is not a paricularly productive adventure.
The flying Vampire with Hand of Dust is in general fairly good for what it does, POINTS wise. However, in many VC lists, the HERO SLOT it consumes is hard to justify.
I take your point about the hero slot but summon creatures does the same to wolves as lord of the dead does for skeletons and summon ghouls does for ghouls
Just my thoughts,
If you are really set on doing this then support the vampire with bats, as they are infantry according to the vampire list summary you can summon d6 worth of them per invocation. Sneaky but well worth a go if you could squeeze in two power stones as well. Its a bit risky but there are certain scenarios in which I could see that vampire being very useful.
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Agreed. It is just plain dangerous. Especially against armies with a decent amount of shooting and/or magic. However to pull this off you're best off using both fell bats and wolves. Bats will quickly be able to get up into sizeble unit and the wolves being ranked up can allign your opponent unit to your advantage. You also should build your army up, or at least a portion of it to support your vampire quickly. That is the most importantly part of it I think, without it, he might just fluff the attacks and die horribly. Lets face it, vampire heros arent that though really.
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