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A strange concept, the Ninja BSB. A Vampire battle standard bearer with walking death, eternal hatred, flayed hauberk, sword of battle and the talisman of lynchi.
How do you use him? Have you ever used him? How good is he?
I have often thought of using a vampire like this, mainly against gun lines and warmachine heavy armies. I figure if you send him to attack gunners or archers he should be ok, since the most i would imagine a missile unit having in combat rez is 3, on a hill, outnumber and 1 rank. With the walking death and banner he is only down by one in CR, and if nothing else happens he will ignore that wound because of his banner, so it's a complete draw, but with 4 attacks, re-rolling to hit and a strength of 5, your looking at 3-4 extra combat rez depending on what your facing, and artilery crew should be no problem for him.
Keep him in a unit until he is ready to charge whatever and he should cause some good damage, and when he is done with that then he can run into combat with your main blocks and lend more support there.
The only problem i see is him taking out a unit of gunners or whatever, then killing them all, and being right inline for a cannonball or organ gun to the face, so maybe try the vambraces on him to give him a 3+ ward from shooting instead of the armour.
Honestly I think the build is awesome. I had not even thought about using this tactic. He'd be fine addition to any normal formation and if an opportunity presented itself off he goes.
I don't think its worth it, if you lose him your giving up 325 VPs and chances are if he does die it'll before he makes that back. I think fell bats are better for this, planning on making some fell bat monstrosities out of nid gargoyles
Most Notable Achievements:
Killed a Revenant Titan in one shot.
Killed 900 pts worth of Blood Angels in 2 turns while only loosing 4 pts.
He could just sit in the unit of skellies and be a good BSB. Not super awesome game breaking, but a good build for a BSB. But then turn 5 rolls around and there's something that you can charge and overrun. It just adds one more trick to the bag. I plan on using him, but most likely he'll sit in a unit most of the time unless he's got some itchy feet.
I use this build all the time (except for the BSB part) - I also give him Walking Death though. He sits in a unit of Ghouls (often marched pre-game start) and provides first class hero support for that unit then he charges out against a vulnerable war machine or lone character in turn 4 or 5.
I find this tactic works wonders against High Elf buddy who seems to enjoy mounting his mages and running them around on their own so I can't pin them down. I also often use the following build to compliment the Lycni Ninja build:
- Flying Horror, Avatar of Death (GW or AHW depending on the enemy)
- Wristbands of Black Gold, Black Periapt