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    Upcoming Warhammer Fantasy Releases- Including Nagash & new VC stuff.

    No one has said yet - it also applies to the other models like the Morghasts - can VC now take them in a normal game? I am guessing the answer is 'no' to both. It wouldn't be fair to be able to raise so much stuff in a normal game and the enemy be unable to do it. Imagine turning up to a 2600...
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    Upcoming Warhammer Fantasy Releases- Including Nagash & new VC stuff.

    Imagine a fight between a 'standard' Nurgle Daemon Prince (less than 400 points) and one of the Mortarchs. Daemon Prince: Charges, 3+ to hit, 3+ to wound (sword of might)... 3 wounds average, breath weapon causes another one. Mortarch: 6 / 9 / 12 attacks depending on who it is etc, 3-4 hits, 1-2...
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    Upcoming Warhammer Fantasy Releases- Including Nagash & new VC stuff.

    With Manfred's ability to lose Powerdice to gain attacks - this appears to work in reverse (so if he sacrficies 3 attacks, he gains 3PD?) Or am I just being too optimistic. Of special note, I feel, are two aspects of the Mortarchs: the abysmal armour saves all-round, and the awful combat...
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    Upcoming Warhammer Fantasy Releases- Including Nagash & new VC stuff.

    Heh, how lame does Dark Acolyte look now? +d3 on restoring a few wounds of infantry back... vs raising a unit of 60 skeletons / 10 black knights etc
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    Upcoming Warhammer Fantasy Releases- Including Nagash & new VC stuff.

    Nagash creating 300 points of infantry for 9+ is obscene. A hundred zombies for 9+ to cast. Oh wait, he can then summon a Varghulf for 10+. He could easily cast both of those spells using only the 4 dice he's stored from the enemy's previous magic phase. How the hell is anyone going to stand a...
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    Upcoming Warhammer Fantasy Releases- Including Nagash & new VC stuff.

    Manfred, Neferata and Arkhan are all 650 points each. I can't read Spanish though so a translation of their items and rules would be appreciated! The Morghasts are strange. They Hover (not fly), have WS5 S5 T5 W4 I4 A3. One type has halberd and full plate armour, one has heavy armour and extra...
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    VC crippled in Storm of Magic?

    Only one model from the unit can attack the vampire - but what makes you think the unit doesn't get its rank bonuses? So, a unit of 30 clanrats charge the vampire on fulcrum - vampire kills three to five on average (if he has red fury). If he only kills three, he's dead, since the unit will have...
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    VC crippled in Storm of Magic?

    Because it's a lot of fun and a change from normal games. You have to resign yourself to the fact that crazy things like dead units coming back to life, new units being created, terrain swapping round, and monsters doing 2D6 thunderstomps, can happen, and when you accept all that and just enjoy...
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    VC crippled in Storm of Magic?

    Hi, I'm struggling to see how VC can compete in SoM. There are several crippling factors: 1) Casters on fulctums out of range of troops to raise and support them. Therefore you'd never want your VL on a fulcrum. 2) Crumble on fulcrums. Any enemy which reaches one of your fulcrums is almost...
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    VC crippled in Storm of Magic?

    Hi, I'm struggling to see how VC can compete in SoM. There are several crippling factors: 1) Casters on fulctums out of range of troops to raise and support them. Therefore you'd never want your VL on a fulcrum. 2) Crumble on fulcrums. Any enemy which reaches one of your fulcrums is almost...
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    Taking a HUGE powerful unit

    Yes, this is something which the Black Knight bus overcomes. But even with the Grave Guard, we are one of the few armies which has access to a +movement spell (Vanhels), allowing them to potentially move 16 inches in one turn.
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    Taking a HUGE powerful unit

    Okay, so everyone knows about huge deathstar hordes loaded with characters. But have you ever taken this to an extreme level? Aren't VC uniquely positioned as the ideal army to pull this off, as the only undead army with stellar combat troops, who can raise them back easily? Any other army is...
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    Is the stone of rebirth enough?

    And how exactly do you stop him from being the 'king caster' in games of anything less than 3500 points?!
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    Trying to make a FAST 2400 list... Help!

    This is what I have so far: Lords - 544 Vampire Lord (544) Ogre Blade; Talisman of Preservatio ; The Other Trickster's Shard; Red Fury; Quickblood; Beguile; Level 4 Wizard; Barded Nightmare. Heroes - 336 Vampire (246) Sword of Swift Slaying; Potion of Strength; Enchanted Shield; Red...
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    Grave-robbed!

    That sucks, but I strongly disagree that the fellblade is overpowered. Reason being, the bearer has to test every turn to see if he suffers a wound. So you know right from turn 1 if someone has it AND where it is. Then you can either stay the hell away from it, OR kill the rat easily if you know...
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    night shroud and supporting attacks

    You just need to look at the bases really don't you. Models in the second rank aren't in B2B with you, are they. It's clear as day.
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    Varghulf incongruity

    "...the terrible changes wrought by their surrender to the rage within makes them deadly in battle." Thunderstomp, I guess. It all goes downhill from here, though. "...a Varghulf is a contorted mass of packed muscle, giving it the strength to crush a chariot..." Has the same S as a normal...
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    Lizardmen... Shadow or Death

    Slann are tougher in challenges than you'd think. T4, 5W and a built in 4+ ward- better than most wizards so far, but it's because they're so good at magic that they're dangerous. A shadow slann can make sure you lose D3 S per turn, a life one will be T8 half of the time, and so on. You can end...
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    First game today

    I think Warriors are an extremely tough match-up for Vampire Counts anyway, and it doesn't help if your opponent is abusing the rules knowingly or unknowingly to his advantage. Chosen have WS6 and unless a model has Mark of Nurgle or some other 'special' ability then the worst you'll hit them on...
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    Can anyone identify these Vampire models?

    They're on 25mm bases for some reason. Does anyone know what they're from? Are they GW? Thanks!
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