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Now that I have decided (once again) to get into Warhammer, and I've decided on playing VC's, I want to know how to build a smart army, that I can enjoy playing and creating. My main problem is that I am big on fluff, and I just cannot play an army if I put the needs of the game over the needs of my characters. I'll spare you the details of my character's storyline, and just say that I have my heart set on playing a female Blood Dragon as my General. In addition to her, I want to field and have planned out as characters at least one thrall and one necromancer. My problem is that I've heard it is essential to have atleast two necro's (correct me if I am wrong), and I am drawing a blank on the other necro as a character, and not just a model. So basically, I'll outline what I need help on:
1. What units would be good to field in this (2000 point) Blood Dragon army?
2. Should my general be a Count(ess) or a Lord(Lady)?
3. I already plan on having one thrall and one Necro, but what other (if any) heroes should I have?
1. What suggestions do you have for the conversion on my Dark Lady? She (As a character) puts good armor above sexyness, so I am not above using a male body for her torso and legs.
2. I don't want to just use a generic Blood Dragon for her thrall, so what would be an easy way to give him some personality beyond paint scheme? (even a head swap would do)
Remember, I am a total newb, so please try to keep the terminology pretty simple for me.
I would go for Grave Guard (very hard Infantry) another Necromancer scroll caddy (You probably now this but a scroll caddy is a mage who takes dispel magic scrolls as all his item slots) or Whight Lord Battle Standard bearer (banner of barrows) and a count not a Lord (save on points and get an extra hero).
Other terminology you may need (and may know so sorry if I am not giving you enough credit)
Tar unit-A unit designed to hold up enemy units particularly good enemy units rather than destroy them (Its as if they are stuck in tar see...) an example would be a large unit of zombies.
March Blocker- a unit designed to get close to a enemy unit so that it can't march. Examples Fell bats and sometimes dire wolves.
Last edited by Visitor Q; May 23rd, 2006 at 10:07.
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another unit i would go for is black knights who are heavy cavalry and give em banner of barrows which makes them amazing
as for your femal blood dragon have you seen how some people converted annointed ones for the cult of slannesh army becasue you could do something like that only without the chaos armour
Thanks for the tips everyone! I get my paycheck tomarrow, so I'll have sixty bucks on hand to buy units. Right now all I have is a box of skeletons, so what do you all think would be a good first direction to take in the purchasing of my army?
Wolves or zombies, I'd suggest. If you don't have characters, necros are always a must, but I'd bit order them since the mounted models are all but useless (unless you like seeing your necro get shot down in the first two turns).
Now, should I buy wolves by blister, or should I buy a box of Gobo wolf riders?
Gobbo riders, 10 is a flexible number and allows variation, and is cheaper than 5 blisters. My first choice was skeletons however, and would reccomend some form of core infantry. As far as thrall/countess bodies, I have heard lots of people like the green knight model, and I have to agree, the only problem is it being 30$, but give it a looksie and see if you like it.
The cheapest way to get Dire Wolves, I learned, is not to buy the gobbo wolf riders box. It used to be, until the prices went up. A wolf sprue on its own costs $3, so you could order 12 for just a dollar more than the wolf rider box. Then again, if you think you can use the goblin bitz, then it's a great deal. Me, I gave the goblin bitz away and wished I had just bitz-ordered the wolf sprues.
I'm probably gonna go buy a box of wolf riders, and then scrounge up another five bucks so I can buy a box of zombies while I'm at my local Rogue Trader. I figure why pay more and have to wait to get wolves (if ordering as bitz), when I can get my wolves instantly, with some bitz thrown in (the gobo's). I'll probably take a hobby knife to the goblins, and use them as scenery and zombie parts.