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Ok, Vampire Counts, Here are the problems when facing them:
The whole army is immune to Phycology so all that ws4 shooting wont cause any panic tests
In combat all units are unbreakable, they simply lose as many extra figures as they lose combat by, (if they lose combat at all!) The whole army causes fear, meaning if you loose combat you may automatically be running. Although High magic is great, its not very offencive and unless you get lucky with sigil of Asuryan, then eventually you opponent will raise more skelitons that you have killed.
So, in light of this I ask, how do you beat them? Graveguard will eventually always decimate you elite units such as Swordmasters because they wont run from combat, and fell bats are charging you bolt throwers on turn 2!
Most of the undead units are horrible in combat. Only the wight units can do anything, so I recommend focusing missle fire on them. You should try to be heavy on magic defense, with dispell scrolls and lots of dice, just to try and keep the mages from raising more. I sounds like you are playing High Elves. I have played both armies pretty extensively, and I feel pretty confident that you should be able to outmagic VC with HE.Originally Posted by willadams
I'd suggest focusing on the general. Once you kill him, its over. It shouldnt be that hard. Undead units have a maximum size. Whittle the unit down with arrow fire, and then charge in with a confident unit. The banner of Arcane Protection just isn't fair. Put that in a knight unit, and they will kill half the defending unit before they can return blows.
As long as your units aren't outnumbered, you won't flee automatically. If you decrease the size of the VC units, you will see them disappearing rather quickly.
I wouldn't even bother with bolt throwers. They aren't worth it unless the VC player has several units of wights.
And if you do face someone that has several vampires, chances are they have little magical capabilities. They still crumble in combat, so deep units of spearmen are worth their points over and over.