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Im not sure if theres already been a thread like this but id like to know how many skeletons and zombies you have for an average 2000pt game?
I have 80 skeletons which is enough for my army and raising , though i only have 35 zombies to raise and occasionaly run out (i need some more).
And cos its on topic what are your best raising moments?
-largest units raised
-largest end game army raised
-generaly annything cool thats happened with a raised unit
For me i was playing woodelves in a small 1000pt game and needed to hold up a treeman so i cast a 7+ invocation, got irresistable force, and promplty raised 12 skeletons right in front of it, a shock to both me and my opponent, i had a spare magic dice at the end of that phase so went for a 3+ invocation, cast it, cue 6 more skeletons to that unit, i felt it was justice for shooting down all my wolves in his 1st turn.
BEN DIESEL FTW!!!
So you rolled a 12 and then followed it with another 12?
and then rolled 3+ and followed that with a 6?
Quite lucky. I hope you used 2 different mages to cast the invocations.
Yes i did use 2 different necromancers, and i use 3 dice to cast 7+ invocations so an irresistable force was more likely, i do this cos using 2 dice for a 7+ spell will fail to cast roughly half the time i dont know the statistics and a failed cast is a waste of power dice.
BEN DIESEL FTW!!!
did you roll to see how many were raised after you rolled the iresistable force?
I'm Useless :D
In my best games, I've ended up with a lot more models on the field than what I started the game with. Doesn't happen often, but when everything goes right for you and it starts going wrong for your opponent.. Well, I ran out of models so we were using d20's to represent how many more models were in the unit after the first 20 models.
Back to the original question.. It depends on whether you prefer using skeletons or zombies. I'm favouring zombies a bit more, so I use a lot of them. Start with 50-60, and probably 30 skeletons or more. I try to cast other spells in the first few turns now, so I can mainly use invocation to raise dead ones from casualties and keep my numbers up but not have to try to find a hundred models.
Trusty gnoblar i do understand how invocation of nehek works, ive been playing vc for about 2 years now, and if you play this game enough things like that happen so dont doubt it, i have had my fair share of bad luck aswel.
Strewart when i play if i run out i simply stop raising, i dont think its fair to use dice to represent ranks of models though sometimes i ask if i can use my opponents dead models to represent the zombies i dont have, i think its quite fitting.
BEN DIESEL FTW!!!
thats a pretty good idea actually. As long as they didn't get mixed up with your opponents still living units.Originally Posted by no1cafc
It was actually my opponent who suggested using dice. He knew he was being massacred anyway, so might as well. And its ok when you play normal VC, you can just cast other spells, but when you play Sylvanians (as I was) there is nothing else you can do with grave markers, and if they aren't firing every turn then chances are your other spells will just get dispelled. I needed DD going the markers way so I could use my vamp lord to cast other stuff.