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1000 pts Vampiric Host

Discussion in 'Summoning the Deathrattlers' started by Demian, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Demian

    Demian Vampire Count True Blood

    Oct 28, 2011
    I have yet another list I'd like you to look at!

    Vampire Lord on Abyssal Terror
    Shield, Tomb Blade, Supernatural Horror

    Vampire Lord
    Chalice, Wings!

    10 Zombies
    10 Zombies

    3 Vargheists
    5 Blood Knights

    100 pts left for summoning

    My idea is to hammer a unit as much as possible in the charge, making use of the General's command ability and trait combined to make as many as I can flee. This might be far from ideal at 1000pts, but the units are fast (except zombies), the General needs the Tomb Blade to heal a bit since he has no chalice, but has a nice 3+ save. His spell can make Vargheists rush anywhere (or himself) on the battlefield.

    I'm still not sure if it would be a good idea switching the Zombies for Skeleton Horsemen as Battleline, and have them follow the lord and the knights just to cover him after a charge. There would be no points left for summoning, but since we only have 2 wizards with no casting buffs, they should be okay.

    I'm using Vargheists + Blood Knights as a Vampiric theme, and may not be optimal, but I found funny enough to use both "battleshock" gimmics we have and see how they work out.
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  2. Malisteen

    Malisteen Master Necromancer True Blood

    Sep 23, 2009
    Hrm. Abyssal terror + supernatural horror isn't a combo I had considered. I'm skeptical of it being as strong as Ruler of the Night on a wound count / recursion maximizing list, or a red fury dragon setup, but I'd certainly be curious to see it tried!

    I'm not sure what if anything could be done to squeeze another 20 points from this list, but if you can find a way to do it, it might be worth your time to add a screaming skull catapult to your list for the extra bravery debuff (remember, merely attacking a unit with the catapult imposes the penalty, you don't have to cause any wounds or even score a hit in the first place).

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