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Old 24 Jun 2005, 12:02   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys. You may have seen me about the forums here and there, and now I'm here

I have now finished my education and will be taking a gap year to work. I will have a bit more money and a lot more free time. As such I'm getting back into 40k (I'm not rambling)...

I've heard a lot of things going on and the price increase has annoyed me quite a lot. GW aren't what they used to be, producing a game of 'Marine vs Marine' for 6 year olds. However, I'm still hooked and need my fix so I'll be carrying on with my Marines and Tau. But I also want something else, something different. Something challanging.

This is where Fantasy comes in. I very nearly ditched 40K for Brettonians (Knights are my fave, almost as much as Necomancy...) and now I'm considering playing Vampire Counts. Of all the armies they appeal to me the most. I do NOT like the Power Armies and 'cheese lists' but I like my lists to function well as you may have seen. As such I don't want an over played army. I am still going to go with VC though but I was wondering how they are regarded and what their strengths and weaknesses are. I have gathered that they are very good at magic, but no shooting. Black Knights seem to be effective as well. Please bear in mind I have no Codex (?) for VC and am not likely to within the next few weeks, hence this post.

Please convince me to play Fantasy
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Old 24 Jun 2005, 14:49   #2 (permalink)
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I am brand new to fantasy, and I am currently building a Vc army. Their magic is fierce, the basic vampire spell can either raise a new unit of dead, increase an existing units size, or heal a wounded model. Their basic troops never run, I have pictured massed blocks of skeletons halting my enemies, and then newly summoned units surrounding them. I love vampires, and the fluff I have encountered is pretty good, plus it is really fun to put the zombies and skeletons together. Blood lines offer great flexability as well allowing you to completely customise your General to your mood. Buy the main book, and a unit of basic troops and you will be hooked.
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Old 24 Jun 2005, 17:34   #3 (permalink)
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I think I will stay away from this topic, and go count cheese. Have fun.
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Old 24 Jun 2005, 17:57   #4 (permalink)
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Hey, i have about 3000 pts of VC. They can be played a few different ways. You can have a horde army of zombies and skeletons with necros or necrarch vampires as the general or you can have a more powerful hand to hand force lead by a blood dragon surrounded by black knights.

Things to use are spirit hosts (ethereal rocks), black knights (they are jsut good), Vampires (obviously), and lots of zombies for myself. And no matter what you need at least a necro or 2.
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Old 24 Jun 2005, 22:02   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds cool. I love the whole undead/Necromancer theme. Vampires are cool but I prefer more of the decaying undead image. But a HQ mounted on a horse with Knights is gonna be key in any army I have

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I dont get it, whats your problem (with the post, not an imflammatory statement)? Why the need for ambiguoty? :S
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I dont get it, whats your problem (with the post, not an imflammatory statement)? Why the need for ambiguoty? :S
Uh... Id check KJ's topic http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=2337.0

Anyway, I have always heard of the difficulty in playing Vamps from mates, but then I play Tomb Kings go figure...
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Old 25 Jun 2005, 13:56   #7 (permalink)
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Interesting thread Kangaroo Joe. I like the sound of the Undead's
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<Twitches> They don't run away and when you smack them they get back up <weeps>
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And I like Tomb Kings coming from the ground... to quote Mushu from Mulan

"They just popped out of the ground.... LIKE DAISEYS!!!"
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