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I am curious as to what most of your opinions may be on this topic.
When I play VC, I stop Invoking when I hit the maximum number of models that I physically own. I know that other VC players often put dice behind their units to note 'extra dudes' that are represented by the dice pips.
Which do you do?
When you're out of models, you're out of Summoning
The Model Count represents that the Undead may be many, but are not "endless". In places where great battles have been fought there may be many corpses and skeletal structures, while not as much can be raised in an Elven Village where few dies because of age
However, if putting dice behind the lines, it will not look like the Horde of Undeath is a great mass of corpses but a great mass of dice instead
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I'm pretty sure that it's a standard rule amongst people (and tournaments) that you need to have the models that you raise. Though like any other rule, if it's a friendly game or it's a new army you haven't finished building yet then as long as your opponent agrees then it's fine.
Only time I've used anything but models to represent things raised was in the last couple turns of a tournament game where I had the models in the case, but since we were getting pressed for time we just agreed to use whatever was at hand, rather than waste time getting them out when they were going back away in a few minutes.
Needing to have the models you raise is why VC can be slightly more expensive than some armies, you need to bring along more than you put on the table at the start of the game.
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What I'd do, if it was a friendly game, use either players casualties for raised models, then is seems like you have summoned the freshly dead.
Obviously you would have to be careful when using models not your own.
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I have 50 ghouls in total and if I run out of models to raise, I generally ask my opponent if I can use zombies for the ghouls. Usually he's a good sport and is fine with it.
When raising zombies, I like to use my opponent's models if they'll let me. It's just humorous when suddenly his whole army is on my side of the board.
However, if you run out of models then you're out of raising. That's why I have literally HUNDREDS of skeletons and zombies, and refuse to convert over to using ghouls.
I would have to agree, they need to be represented with models. There are many rules for instance that say if units are created but no models are available, they are lost.
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