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Reading through a lot of the army lists for the Von Carstein bloodline, i was wondering why nobody ever uses the Sylvanian Levy (Archers, Hunters, Crossbowmen, Free Company) that are exclusively available to the Von Carstein, not the alternative list that you raise with grave markers. I think that they provide some good ranged support that Vampire Counts as a whole seriously are in lacking of... So why no living shooty guys?
because it is an appendix list, not an official list... so why build an army you can't use on 99% of the leagues and tournaments that are played by most players?
If you want to represent sylvannian levies of living troops, you have to purchase dogs of war... that's just the only logical way to do it, th eappendix lists are not balanced or legal and thus are never used.
He's right a lot of leagues and stores and gamers will not play you if you use a back of the book list. They are more likely to play you using the Sylvania list from Storm of Chaos, course there are a lot of tournaments that don't allow that one either as its really not balanced and is a killer.
Raising skeleton crossbowman in your opponents deployement zone on their own hills is nasty. Also ever play someone who builds a long line of skeletons in the rear of your army so you flee through them?? Imagine them with crossbows.
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