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VC battalion

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#1
So after my recent thread here I've decided I'm going to start playing vampires. I'm going to buy the army book, and I was wondering if the battalion is a good starting place? I'll get it online so like 15-20% off, is it a good buy, and are all the models useful? Thanks for the help so far :)
 

Christophe von Carstein

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#2
Yeah I think the battalion box is a good starting place, money wise its cheaper than buying the models individually and it gives you a good base of core units with both Skellies and Ghouls, because no matter which you prefer out of the two a mix in the army is a good thing to have as it gives you different gaming options and styles
 
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#3
Thanks for the reply :) other people have suggested using mantic models, but I really like the GW skellies and ghouls, and don't like the mantic ones... I will probably use mantic zombies though. So it does seem ideal as a starting point and I'll get it online cheaper too. I think I'm gonna get the army book, battalion, and the plastic necromancer and wight king, how is that as a starting point?
 

Christophe von Carstein

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#5
Well its your army and so ultimately your choice what you get but I'd leave getting the terroghiest till a later date when you have a bit more of an army built up. Maybes look into Black Knights/Hexwraiths and a character that isnt on a giant monster. I have to admit I do like the GW models for skellies & ghouls as well, its what you prefer they might cost more than mantic but if you're happy with that then I say go for it
 
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#7
the new battleforce (not sure of the name) has skeletons, black knights/hexwraiths, a wight king, and grave guard i believe. I found it a good deal, but i dont see it on the gw website, though it is in my local gw store.
 

Duke Danse Macabre

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#8
Personally its best looking at the book deciding what kind of army you want before you do anything.

Most people tend to go with skeleton core and a terrorghiest somewhere in there force these days, the latter option also gives you a couple nice vampire models to play with as well but this all depends on what you want, you a competitive gamer, you in it for the painting, do you want a fluffy army?
Once you have decided this make your list for the army you want to make and start buying around that, trust me, your wallet will thank you.
 
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