BDD 133 – Vampire Counts Core Units

Vampire Counts Core Units

In this episode I am going to talk about some of the ways that you can get the best from the Vampire Counts Core Units.

I talk about what I think the best combinations are to get the best from your 600 points of core.  The Zombies, skeleton Warriors, Crypt Ghouls and Dire Wolves all have their pros and cons, an I talk about how to mak ethe best of the pros and avoid the cons.

Crypt Ghouls – I like bigger units of these guys. I know they are expensive but they fill a role that the other guys just can’t do.  They are the only unit that actually wins combats instead of just slowly crumbling away.

Skeleton Warriors – These are a must in an infantry army, mainly down to the option of a magic banner.  They are very cheap for what you get, Light Armour, Shields, Immune to Psyc, Assess to a magic banner, all for 5 points a model.  They are a great delivery system for your infantry characters.

Zombies – Only really useful as a tar pit.  They can get stuck in a fight that they can never get out of and this can sometime be a downfall of the army if your Vampire Lord gets stufk in the same combat.  Bigger the better with these.  Star big and grow them even bigger.

Direwolves – Some people love this unit.  I don’t like to see too many of them.  I don’t think it’s required.  Just a couple of throw away deployments or a couple of bigger units to fight your opponents support is all thats needed.

In your 600 points of core you can get 2 units of 50 Zombies with Musicians and 50 Skeleton Warriors with Full Command and The Banner of Switfness.  It comes in at 605 points and is a solid base for a Vampire Counts Core selection.

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