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Unas the slayer

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SOULBLIGHT - 1000 pts

I'm gonna play a 1000 pts game, and i was thinking about 2 lists.

ONE
Legion of Night

HEROES
Mannfred
Necromancer

BATTLELINES
20 skellies
20 zombies

OTHER
5 Black Knights
5 Black Knights

Of course, the heavy weight will be lifted by Mannfred, punching the opponent's army where i want tnx to my move, with the support of the battlelines with danse macabre, while the BK will act as fast units, obj grabbers, MWs chargers, Mannfred support
My main issue is that the bulk of the troops (zombies and skellies) will be kinda "weak"


TWO
Legion of Blood

HEROES
Vampire Lord (martial expertise, aura of dark majesty, soulbound garment)
Necromancer

BATTLELINES
20 skellies
20 zombies

OTHER
10 Grave guards
5 Black Knights
5 Black Knights (?)
5 Black knights (?)

Basically Mannfred leaves room to a VL, 10 GG and 5 BK
no big hitter as Mannfred, but the VL afoot will offer some punch (maybe should i pick premeditated violence to explode 6s? i will do 6 attacks...) AND will trigger deadly coordination
not sold on the triple unit of BK but that would give me a lot of battlefield control.
ALTERNATIVELY i could keep only 1 unit of 5 Black Knight AND insert 5 Blood Knights
 
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The Sun King

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Overall I like the first list the most in terms of power level - I think Manny is a real problem for the opponent at 1000 pts. I think the second one will have a hard time killing anything - ten Grave Guards don't really cut it. I would definitely bring the Blood Knights for the second list.
 
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Unas the slayer

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Overall I like the first list the most in terms of power level - I think Manny is a real problem for the opponent at 1000 pts. I think the second one will have a hard time killing anything - ten Grave Guards don't really cut it. I would definitely bring the Blood Knights for the second list.

Yep, i tend to agree, i will probably opt for the first one
 

Unas the slayer

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Take list one, and add 5 blood knights, 20 zombies and a Vampire Lord?

Given that it's not an evolution, i will probably go for something as this (we will probably play with the "old" book, aka no galletian... unless my opponent asks otherwise)


SOULBLIGHT - 1500 pts

Vyrkos dynasty

HEROES
VLoZD - general with pack alpha, sangsyron as artefact, foetid miasma as mount trait
Belladamma
VL afoot

BATTLELINES
10 skellies
10 wolves
10 wolves

OTHER
3 fellbats
20 grave guards


the plan is pretty simple:
2 main hitters: VLoZD will act alone on one flank, in the center i will have Belladamma and VL with 10 wolves (bodyguards / screen) and the 20 GG buffed by the ca of the VL and killing moon by Belladamma
10 skellies in the rearline (obj)
10 wolves and 3 fellbats as fast units (flanks protectors, obj grabbers)
 
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The Sun King

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I like it! Is it against Daughters again? I think the main drawback of the list is that you have a low model count and can get punished a bit by shooting.
 

Unas the slayer

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I like it! Is it against Daughters again? I think the main drawback of the list is that you have a low model count and can get punished a bit by shooting.

i still don't know if i am going to face daughters (highly possible) or skaven (small chance).
I agree on the shooting, however the "good" part of having a reduced number of troops, is that i would be more able to protect them (for example, getting a mystic shield on the guards and All Out Defense).
Of course, i must see if this will work in practice,
 

eatU4myT

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Given that it's not an evolution, i will probably go for something as this (we will probably play with the "old" book, aka no galletian... unless my opponent asks otherwise)


SOULBLIGHT - 1500 pts

Vyrkos dynasty

HEROES
VLoZD - general with pack alpha, sangsyron as artefact, foetid miasma as mount trait
Belladamma
VL afoot

BATTLELINES
10 skellies
10 wolves
10 wolves

OTHER
3 fellbats
20 grave guards


the plan is pretty simple:
2 main hitters: VLoZD will act alone on one flank, in the center i will have Belladamma and VL with 10 wolves (bodyguards / screen) and the 20 GG buffed by the ca of the VL and killing moon by Belladamma
10 skellies in the rearline (obj)
10 wolves and 3 fellbats as fast units (flanks protectors, obj grabbers)
Reckon I would drop the fell bats for Emerald Life Swarm. The VLoZD and "spare" unit of direwolves already gives you some speed, and I think the Graveguard are going to need all the healing they can get to remain effective holding the centre, either of those opponents can put out enough shooting that an extra d3 healing at a strategic point could make a difference (keep the VL on foot alive for another turn, keep the Graveguard in the fight, un-bracket the VLoZD...)
 

Unas the slayer

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Reckon I would drop the fell bats for Emerald Life Swarm. The VLoZD and "spare" unit of direwolves already gives you some speed, and I think the Graveguard are going to need all the healing they can get to remain effective holding the centre, either of those opponents can put out enough shooting that an extra d3 healing at a strategic point could make a difference (keep the VL on foot alive for another turn, keep the Graveguard in the fight, un-bracket the VLoZD...)

That's definitely a possibility and probably an improvement to the list... but it’s a sort of test, and i wanted to try a unit of fell bats to see if they prove themselves to be useful or not.
I will think on it
 

eatU4myT

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Feb 8, 2022
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That's definitely a possibility and probably an improvement to the list... but it’s a sort of test, and i wanted to try a unit of fell bats to see if they prove themselves to be useful or not.
I will think on it
Fair enough! I find them very useful, but then I rarely put anything faster than a vampire lord on foot onto the table, so that probably influences it. Certainly not the "fail bats" that people slated them as when the book was first out!

I'd be interested in hearing how the graveguard play out, and how you get the best use out of them - I think they will become a staple unit under the new GHB so I need some pointers for using them!
 
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The Sun King

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With the new warscroll for Emerald Lifeswarm you do not get the double trigger when you cast it so I don't think it is worth it at all. I really dig the Fell Bats.

Regarding shooting I don't think Mystic Shield will do much because both the hot serial killers and ratmen have plenty of mortal wounds on their shooting.
 

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