We are both new to 8th Edition so just trying out different lists for fun. He normally fields a lot more chaff and magic. But wanted to try just a quick brutal army. I honestly think that army should have smashed me if he played his Chimera and Skullcrushers correctly.First off, great report. Very well illustrated and commentated.
Was he going for a very fluffy WoC list or something? It just seems awful with so much frenzy, no chaff, few drops, and no magic. Seems like a total massacre, surprised the points showed it as close as it was. I dont think your opponent had a chance after turn 2.
Wow, did not know that about friendly models in base contact. Will have to adjust my tactic if needed.2) Blood Knight Banner
Yep, works on wounds from enemy spells and shooting. Just remember that anyone in base-base with your Vampire Lord and his "Other Trickster's Shard" has to reroll their successful Wards, as that item works on everyone, friend and foe.
5) Sword of Anti-Heroes
Counts Champions, if it matters.
Agreed, I actually change them to Black Knights in the following video vs Dark Elves. But that was only a 2000ptTo an extent, the same is true of your Blood Knights - you lose a lot of their strengths when they're in two ranks. You could have fielded Black Knights, particularly since most of your damage is coming from the characters in the units, rather than the unit itself. Just a thought.