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im a newbie at vamps and was wondering what the pros would pros would do.
im fairly certain that ill have a vampire count as a lord, and i think ill have him as Von Carstein
other then that im totaly blank. please help me :cry:
I'm not a pro, and you're not giving us much to work with here. But generally I use a Von Carstein Count (for the Aura of Dark Majesty), thrall and 2 necro's. Then add 2-3 blocks of infantry, 2-3 small units of wolves, maybe some knights as a hammer and some fell bats for strategical marchblocking and warmachine hunting. Spice it up with whatever you want, ghouls, wights, ethereals. Personally I use the Black Coach quite often, but it's not generally praised by vampire generals. I just like it.
A good idea would be to browse a few of the armylists here, and then put up your own list. It would make it a whole lot easier to give help and advice with something a little more concrete. For example, do you want infantry or cavalry? Will you use zombies or skeletons, or even wights?
You can't go wrong with core troops when it comes to VC.
You'll want plenty of skeletons and zombies. Ghouls and dire wolves are great units, too.
I've gotten to where I run about 20 wolves and one unit of ghouls from 6 to 9 in size.
For special choices, Grave Guard and Black Knights, as fun as they look, are a real splurge. You'll have your hero slots maxed out (count, two necros, thrall or count and three necros), so points will be slim for beefy wight units. But fell bats are very, very useful, and so are spirit hosts.
I think bat swarms are crap, by the way.
The rare units, I usually don't take. Banshees are fun if I know who I'm playing for a generic list, they're hit and miss. A coach can be an unholy terror, literally, but it's a huge point investment.
ok thanks for the advice
another thing, i hate the zombie models, is there anything i can use instead?
im going to the store tomorow and here is my shopping list so far
Von Carstein Vampires
thats to get me started, is there anything else i should get right now?
SOme people use the empire freemen or whatever it is they're called. It's the same sprues used for the zombies of the pirates coast. You can either paint their heads in a zombie undead fashion or use the heads from the zombies sprue.
You should also get some Dire Wolves, they're very useful. If you want to save a little money you can use the wolves from the goblin wolf riders box set. I think a lot of VC players do, I know I do. You can even do minor conversions, so they don't all look the same, by turning some of their heads or changing position on the base.
k thanks i think im gonna mail order the necros because i dont wanna waste money on a mounted one.
another thing i wanted to ask of u fine people is magic items combos for characters
i know i need aura a dark magesty for my lord, but other then that i dont know what is useful
Well, I tell you what I used for my necros...
Brittonian Battle Pilgrims. They are significantly disorderly looking, with the proper paint, and slight conversion they look awesome. As an added bonus, you get 3 per blister.
Just a suggestion for Necro's
Ok, didn't know that. It has been a while since I bought my last wolves.
As for magic items for the army: you can never go wrong with the Book of Arkhan. Other than that I would recommend some form of ward save for your general, a few dispel scrolls and maybe another bound spell or the Black Periapt/Spell Familiar/Power Familiar, and you should have a decent allround setup.