Saturday, August 15, 2009

Vampires like cheese, except this one.

Vampire counts have been included in what has been dubbed "The dirty three" armies together with Demons of Chaos and Dark Elves. Apparently if you play Vampire Counts in WHFB you're one of "those" players and opponents give you the hairy eyeball.

Striving to keep the lactose out of my army I've come up with some composition rules of my own.
  • Use the Jean-style 1/2/3 3/6/9 general composition guideline.
  • No unit is to be worth more than 300 points
  • Frontline units need to be at least 200 points
  • Keep character points to a maximum of 40%, but closer to 30% to avoid HeroHammer labels.
  • Not use the Drakenhof Banner
Here's an army list that should be fun to use, and more importantly fun to play against.
  • Isabella DeLaCroix: Vampire Lord with Wizard L3, Master of the dark arts, forbidden lore, lord of the dead, skull staff, crown of commandment
  • Lazarus Mock: Wight King Battle Standard Bearer with Sword of Kings, Gem of Blood riding a barded skeletal steed
  • Cornelius Barlow: Necromancer: Extra Spell, Black Periapt, Dispel Scroll, riding a Corpse Cart with Balefire
And the Army of the Bloodied Cross (Fighting units, and Bunker units)
  • 25x Skeletons with Full Command, War Banner
  • 10x Skeletons with Champion
  • 10x Ghouls with Ghast
  • 5x Dire Wolves
  • 3x Spirit Hosts
  • 18x Grave Guard with Full Command, Banner of the Barrows
  • 5x Black Knights with Barding, Full Command, Banner of the Dead Legion
  • 5x Fell Bats
  • The Black Coach
For a total of 2244 points (37% Characters), 8PD, 5DD plus a dispel scroll. This army has a little bit of everything and thus should keep me and my opponent on his toes.

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