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Need help for my 2000 pts list (8th edition)

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Hi all, I'm currently in a little league with some friends of mine. We are 6 players (me, tomb kings, high elves, dwarfs, beastmen, skaven). This is my current list. I played my first game againsf dwarfs, and, due to some errors of mine and being a little rusty, I got my ass completely handed to me. Still I think the lost is not top notch. So I come to you for some tips.
Problem is, due to the rules we have decided for the league, we can modify only up to 400 points.


++ Standard (Vampire Counts - Army Book (2013-4) -V8.8.1.) [1996pts] ++

+ Uncategorised +

- Army Size: Army (0-2999 points)

+ Lords +

Master Necromancer [270pts]: The General of Undeath, Wizard Level 4
. Magic Items: AB - Book of Arkhan, BRB - Talisman of Preservation

+ Heroes +

Necromancer [125pts]: Wizard Level 2
. Magic Items: BRB - Dispel Scroll

Vampire [217pts]: Barded Nightmare, Heavy Armour, Red Fury, Shield, Wizard Level 1
. Magic Items: BRB - Ogre Blade

Wight King [104pts]: Shield
. Magic Items: BRB - Gold Sigil Sword

+ Core +

Crypt Ghouls [310pts]: Champion, 30x Crypt Ghoul

Dire Wolves [80pts]: 10x Dire Wolf

Zombies [150pts]: 50x Zombie

+ Special +

Black Knights [264pts]: Champion, Musician, Standard Bearer
. 9x Black Knight: 9x Barding, 9x Lances

Corpse Cart [90pts]

Fell Bats [32pts]: 2x Fell Bat

Fell Bats [32pts]: 2x Fell Bat

Grave Guard [322pts]
. Champion
. 22x Grave Guard: 22x Shield
. Musician
. Standard Bearer: AB - Banner of the Barrows

++ Total: [1996pts] ++

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Thank you all for the help.
 

Disciple of Nagash

The Perverted One
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Not having a Vampire Lord immediately jumps out at me. Necromancer Lord lists do work, but they are harder to use, is this a normal list for you?

I would personally be running with a Vampire Lord in a 2K list, and the existing supporting heroes should then be a good blend.

Maybe split the Dire Wolves into 2x unit of 5 as redirectors.

What's your aim as a battle plan?
 
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I haven't played a necromancer list, to be fair I think I only played 1 or 2 games in 8th (mostly played in 6th), when the edition was released. I chosed a necromancer cause it costed less points and I wanted to fit a unit of knights.
The main idea was to engage at the front with zombies and ghouls and from the sides with the knights and grave guards, while bats and wolves killed war machines. Now, I surely made some mistakes (charged a unit of irondrakes with the ghouls and got flanked by a unit of longbeards, thus losing the ghouls pretty easily), and got a couple of pretty unlucky magic phase. Still I feel the list need some tuning. Now I am torn between two choices:
1) lose the necromancer and the knights, put in a blender lord (ogre sword, talisman of preservation, charmed shield, quickblood, red fury) and increase the Ghouls and the grave guards with the rest of the point
2) keep the necro, lose the knights, put in a mortis engine and increase the ghouls and grave guards with the rest of the points.
 
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Disciple of Nagash

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Personally I would go with a Blender Lord, or alternatively a heavy magic one. It has been a whilst since I've played myself in fairness, but I always felt our lists at more points worked much better with a Vamp leading the way. I'd also be mindful of ensuring those flanks of the big unwieldy units are protected.
 
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