My new list at 850 is this.
Horatio, lvl 2, cloak of mist and shadows
Polonius, lvl 2, rod of flaming death
15 zombies, mus, sb
15 zombies, sb
bat swarm x 2
wolves x 6
wolves x 6
wolves x 5
fell bats x 3
850 pts on the nose (the limit)
6 casting and 1 bound
4 dispel and 0 scrolls (unusual for me to have no scrolls)
54 models, pretty respectable for 850 pts, I think.
Fluffwise, the lahmians aren't involved yet, so the troops are simple to reflect the necromancers leading them. Horatio likes to experiment with zombies, hence no skeletons (that and points are thin). The cloak is there for survivability and to tick off my opponent who had such a tizzy about hiding in a building. The rod is good because of all the toughness 3 armies out there, all-goblin, elves, empire, and so on. Plus, according to the fluff, Horatio is still unlocking the secrets of Arkhan's book, so none of that yet.
The wolves were so successful last time that I had to take them again, slightly increasing the numbers.
Batswarms are annoying. I dont usually play with them, but they don't suffer CR wound loss, and Horatio and Polonius dont have command over spirit hosts yet. They're still learning.
The fell bats do what fell bats do, harass, march block, take out warmachines, and so on.
The list isn't very different from the first round, but it was effective, and two units of flyers should make things go really well.
I know it seems like I put a lot of limitations on the army, but any thoughts?