Hello everyone!

I currently own zero figures and i have been pondering about which army would be my first 1000pt army. Main goal is to be able to beat or put as good fight as i can against my friends dark elf army.

I`m not sure if Vampire Counts is the optimal army to go with in that situation, but i do love how they look and feel! If possible i`d like to choose this army.

Could you suggest some 1000pt Vampire Counts armies that has good match up against most 1000pt dark elf armies? (as good as possible). Preferably most of that list should fit into 2250 all-around Vampire Counts tournament list.