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Acting XO of Tanith 1st
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For my local gaming club. what do you think? i tried to keep it balanced with characters, making my vampire lord a close combat daemon and free my other characters up to do magic. The helm vampire will follow the two skeleton units and the grave guard and will cast invo on them to increase them both to decent sizes by the time i reach combat while the necromancer adds an extra die to both dispel and power and i'll probably use him to raise more zombies while mannfred casts the harder and more dangerous powers. question though, do i have to give him a single arcane item?

Vampire Lord 370
Dread Knight; Red Fury
Dreadlance; Cadaverous Cuirass, Talisman of Protection
Vampire 175
Dark Acolyte
Lord of the Dead
Helm of Commandment
Mannfred the Acolyte 205
Barded Nightmare
Necromancer X
1 spell (Invocation or raise dead)
15 Skeletons with spears 143
Standard
14 Skeletons 120
Standard
20 Zombies 80
20 Zombies 80
10 Ghouls 88
1 Ghast
Corpse Cart w/Balefire 100
10 Grave Guard w/Great Weapons 179
Seneschal; Standard; Banner of the Dead Legion
5 Black Knights 197
Hell Knight; Standard; Banner of Barrows
5 Black Knights 207
Hell Knight; Standard; Barded; Royal Standard of Strigos
 

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Suffer not the Unclean
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well, same thing I just said in the other thread. I don't know what the opponents at your club are like. If I took that list to a 'tournament day' at my club, at least 25% of the other armies would kill that lord on turn 1 barring misfires (assuming you intend to put him in the black knights.) And then just stand and watch as the army crumbles to nothing on their way across the board. I definitely think of the dread knight lord as a second lord for big games, not as a general. (or at least put him in a decent size (8+) unit of knights for some safety.)

Edit: no, mannfred isn't required to buy an item, but a dispell scroll wouldn't hurt
 

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actually i was planning on hiding him behind the unit when it comes to heavy missile fire games. but noted. would count mannfred be overkill/too many pts?
 

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this is an alternate, magic heavy list i came up with. what do you think?
I can do this or replace the lord with count mannfred and replace one of the vamps master of the black arts with just dark acolyte

Vampire Counts 1999
Vampire Lord 450
Dark Acolyte, Master of the Black Arts, Lord of the Dead
Extra magic level, Skull staff, Helm of Commandment, Biting Blade
Vampire 150
Master of the Black Arts
Vampire 150
Master of the Black Arts
Necromancer 55
(Invocation)
15 Skeletons with spears 143
Standard
14 Skeletons 120
Standard
20 Zombies 80
20 Zombies 80
10 Ghouls 88
1 Ghast
Corpse Cart w/Balefire 100
10 Grave Guard w/Great Weapons 179
Seneschal; Standard; Banner of the Dead Legion
5 Black Knights 197
Hell Knight; Standard; Banner of Barrows
5 Black Knights 207
Hell Knight; Standard; Barded; Royal Standard of Strigos
 
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