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The first question that should come to your mind is why Strigoi? They can't use any magic items, they can't be mounted, and they can't even use any mundane weapons. The single most important thing to remember when choosing a Strigoi is his bloodline powers. The Strigoi have some of the best powers in the game. They can gain wounds, regeneration, flight, and a few others. If you think about some of the nasty combinations available you should start to see why this is my preferred Bloodline.
You should know by now your general is the center point of your army. If your general dies, your army WILL crumble. This is the main reason to take a Strigoi Vampire Count. (Note: Vampire Counts are much better for their points. I suggest a count as opposed to the more expensive Lord.) After you have chosen which type of vampire will lead your army, you should now consider which powers to give him. To start with most inexperienced players go for the Bloodline power of Curse of the Reverent, which gives your lord the regeneration power. I personally don't care for this power; it is just two expensive and limits the amount of other powers that you can take.
My personal favorite power is Massive Monstrosity , you will be surprised by how far just one more wound can get you. I take this as well as Iron Sinews and Infinite Hatred. These two give your Vampire Count +1 strength and the ability to re-roll all misses in hand-to-hand combat. Now your Count is a lean mean fighting machine. All this for just 340 points. His stats should look something like, 6 strength, 5 toughness, 4 wounds, and 5 attacks base. If this guy can't rip it up in close combat I don't know what can. Last, but not least, you should invest in an extra level for your Count, so that he becomes a lv. 2.
And that's just the count! Strigoi also excells at the nasty tactic of zombie en masse Take at least 2 necromancers and you have an unstoppable wall of lurching fright.
I Also take a large unit of calvary to help smash their flank.
The army ends up looking alot like this
Hero Choices - 575 points - 28% of entire army cost.
-Vampire Count, two Necromancers, Wraith (4 models)
Core Choices - 815 points - 40% of entire army cost.
-Three units of 30 Zombies, one unit of 20 Skeletons, one unit of 10 Direwolves. (90 zombies, 20 skeletons, 10 wolves = 120 models)
Special Choices - 330 points - 16% of entire army cost.
-One unit of 10 Black Knights (10 mounted models)
You basically lurch your units of zombie with necromancers and count behind them, tie up the enemy units, and cast on them with the necros and the lord.
Text edited, please don't post point cost of items and rules. KU
Count Cashew's Vampire Counts 'The Lurching Dead'
"Goddamn Zombie Whore"
You just gotta love summon ghouls.
Cashew try and get at least one summon ghouls (in my 2000 point army I have 3 )
How victory may be produced for them out of the enemy's
own tactics--that is what the multitude cannot comprehend.
"Quantity has a Quality of it's own"
I'm always a little worried about those summon bloodlines; you can only get 3 maximum (isn't it?) and that's not guarenteed, plus it costs valuable points.
I'm trying out the Necrach bloodline atm and with the bloodline that gives you the 24" range, you can summon much bigger units.
My best so far was 19 zombies in one go. The skaven clanrats who were subsequently charged from the rear fled off the battlefield without looking back.
Mordheim: Middenheimers & Night Goblins
CountCashew, better remove those stats promptly.
Summon ghouls is a life saver! any warmacjine bar the hellcannon will be dead on turn 2 if u use it right, plus march move stopping, making frenzied units purse backwards, going after lone wizards, tying up archer untis. It rocks!
Also strigoi isn't th ignored bloodline, lahmian is, strigoi is reasonbly popular
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I think the summon powers are really nice, it's just the number of the specific creature that doesn't wow me. Possibly the number should be increased to D6?
I agree re. strigoi, after Blood Dragons they seem to be the most popular bloodline.
At a completely ill-educated guess, I'd say they go as follows:
1. Blood Dragon
3. Von Carstein
Any other guesses?
Mordheim: Middenheimers & Night Goblins
Nope, i agree, with Sartois, thats about right. I like nechrachs because they perfectly embody what i beleive Vampire Counts is all about, sumoning lots of undead minions to do the killing for you! I also like Von Cartsteins because of all the cool fluff (and Sylvanian Army).
"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face... for ever."
Lahmians are way better than necrarches.
Anything a necrarch can do that wont get him killed,a necromancer lord will do better for less points and allowing 1 more hero choice
Seriously they suck,S5 with no weapons options,-2 to already mediocre WS,and the only way to make them lvl 4 makes them an insane amount of points.