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  1. Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords- Lineage: Kastelai Dynasty- Grand Strategy: Hold the Line- Triumphs: InspiredLeadersPrince Vhordrai (455) in Battle Regiment- Lore of the Vampires: Amethystine PinionsVengorian Lord (280) in Battle Regiment- General- Command Trait: Rousing Commander- Artefact: Sword of the Red Seneschals- Universal Spell Lore: Flaming WeaponVampire Lord (140) in Battle Regiment- Universal Spell Lore: Ghost-mistBattleline20 x Deadwalker Zombies (115) in Battle Regiment20 x Deadwalker Zombies (115) in Battle Regiment5 x Blood Knights (195) in Battle Regiment5 x Blood Knights (195) in Battle Regiment5 x Blood Knights (195) in Battle Regiment10 x Dire Wolves (135) in Battle RegimentUnits3 x Fell Bats (75) in Battle Regiment3 x Fell Bats (75) in Battle RegimentCore BattalionsBattle RegimentBattle RegimentTotal: 1975 / 2000Reinforced Units: 0 / 4Allies: 0 / 400Wounds: 152 Would you change something about that? I'm using the Vampire Lord over a Necromancer because I have nothing that gives the Zombies +Attacks, so the Vampire Lord is more reliable than a Necromancer using VDM. He's also a bit faster than the Necromancer and flies, so he's gonna get to the terrain piece he wants to use Ghost Mist on easier. Fell Bats against Shooting, Wolves & Zombies also, a tad. Double Battle Regiment for two drops.
  2. I just thought that they should kinda make Radukar's court be purchasable separately for fielding more units of Nightguard & Blood-borne without sitting on x useless heroes per purchase, but now that I had a look at it again, it doesn't even seem that bad a deal to me as I figure the Vargskyr/Blood-borne/Nightguard would probably be 30,- each, anyway. Agh. Vyrkos sure is tempting and even more so, now. Since it's fine to add a VLoZD and Blood Knights there, you even get your share of vampiric martial prowess. I'm torn 🙂
  3. Taking into account the separated Vyrkos Heroes, I ordered a Torgillius off ebay since he basically is a Necromancer without VDM for 10pts less (which helps with building this list): Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords - Lineage: Kastelai Dynasty Leaders Prince Vhordrai (455) - Lore of the Vampires: Amethystine Pinions Vengorian Lord (280) - General - Command Trait: Rousing Commander - Artefact: Sword of the Red Seneschals - Generic Spell: Flaming Weapon Torgillius (115) Battleline 5 x Blood Knights (195) 5 x Blood Knights (195) 5 x Blood Knights (195) 10 x Dire Wolves (135) 20 x Zombies (115) 20 x Zombies (115) Other 3 x Fell Bats (75) 3 x Fell Bats (75) Endless Spell Chronomantic Cogs (45) Total: 1995 / 2000 Torgillius does what a Necromancer usually does; hanging around with a unit of Zombies. Batallions are 2x Battle Regiment. Cogs for Charges, Bats for Shooting.
  4. That's amazing! Torgillius is our cheapest Wizard now, in case a Necromancer tops out a lost by 5-10 points (which I had happen while list-building). The Vargskyr also has a nice profile for the points, imo, and the Blood-born are our first small Vampire infantry 🤯
  5. I also feel Belladamma & Radukar off in a Kastelai list. It's easier to justify bringing a normal VLoZD in a Vyrkos list - which is what I'd do if I wanted to play those models. Remark, that's not taking into account min-maxing; I think you nearly always shoot yourself in the foot if you don't take Belladamma, but apart from bringing her in every 10th battle because the Crimson Keep happens to spawn in her domain, I think she'd kill off my immersion.
  6. How'd you fill the remaining 700 points, ideally, not taking the Grave Guard into concern? Oh, and regarding my question from my earlier post - do you know if I can take the same Core Batallion twice?
  7. Thanks you two. I more or less built a list of what I'll have after investing my budget for the next months (which is 1 Vengorian Lord + 40 Zombies + 1 unit of Blood Knights, the rest I have). I didn't consider battalions. I'm not sure if I missed the information in the Core Rules - can I take the same Batallion twice? E.g. two Battle Regiments? Then it's two drops. Alternatively, I could Battle Regiment + Vanguard (for the bonus) + Vengorian Lord who doesn't fit anywhere in these, making it 5 drops. Others: - would you use 1 unit of Vargheists or two units of Fell Bats in this list? - I think that two units of 20 Zombies here would maybe work better than 1 unit of 40 as with the new reinforcement rules, they'll be a 'large' unit also when they're 20 most of the time and I can use them in different turns and places or... - but I can't estimate if the 40 wouldn't still perform better or if 30 Skeletons + Necromancer outperform any Zombies in this list (with the lots of talk about there being so many new goals and targets, I'm not sure if I need an objective holding, passive unit). Thaaanks!
  8. How'd y'all balance out Kastelai in terms of Blood Knights & other units? I figure I'd for example: Prince Vhordrai (455) - General - Spell: Amethystine Pinions Vengorian Lord (280) - General - Command Trait: Rousing Commander - Artifact: Sword of the Red Seneschals - Spell: Flaming Weapon Vampire Lord (140) - Spell: Ghost Mist Battleline: 20x Zombies (115) 20x Zombies (115) 5x Blood Knights (195) 5x Blood Knights (195) 5x Blood Knights (195) 10x Dire Wolves (135) Other: 3x Fell Bats (75) 3x Fell Bats (75) Total: 1975 / 2000 Could rid me of the Wolves and pump up one unit of Zombies to 40 (or just fuse the 2x 20). The Vampire Lord is there because the CA has better interaction with the 1 Attack of Zombies than VDM as I bring nothing else to increase Attacks. I don't know if it's worth to bring another unit of Blood Knights instead of the Wolves and one unit of Fell Bats. Vargheists instead of the Fell Bats are also an option to Deep Strike, but I guess I'll need the Fell Bats against shooting.
  9. I please need help deciding which of these two lists to invest my limited budget into: #1 Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords - Lineage: Kastelai Leaders: Prince Vhordrai (455) - General - Spell: Amethystine Pinions Vengorian Lord (280) - General - Command Trait: Rousing Commander - Artifact: Sword of the Red Seneschals - Spell: Flaming Weapon Necromancer (125) - Spell: Ghost Mist Battleline: 30x Skeleton Warriors (255) 5x Blood Knights (195) 5x Blood Knights (195) 5x Blood Knights (195) 10x Dire Wolves (135) Other: 3x Vargheists (155) Total: 1990 / 2000 #2 Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords - Lineage: Kastelai Leaders: Prince Vhordrai (455) - General - Spell: Amethystine Pinions Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon (435) - General - Command Trait: Rousing Commander - Artifact: Sword of the Red Seneschals - Spell: Amethystine Pinions Vampire Lord (140) - Spell: Ghost Mist Battleline: 40x Zombies (230) 5x Blood Knights (195) 5x Blood Knights (195) Other: 3x Vargheists (155) 3x Vargheists (155) Endless Spell: Prismatic Palisade (40) Total: 1990 / 2000 I basically have two main questions I need help with: - What's the better companion for Prince Vhordrai? - What's the better Infantry Block in this MSU style? I can also swap those around, e.g. take a Vengorian Lord and Zombies, but I can't afford more than 1 Monster and 2x 20 Infantry models in terms of budget. In the list with the Zombies, I take the Vampire Lord on foot as his CA is a safer version of VDM (as in: doubling the Zombies' attacks), since I don't have any +attack abilities that would benefit from VDM. I think Skeletons are the more conservative and safer choice here since I'll only have 1 block of Infantry (I played 40 Chainrasps last edition), while the Zombies I prefer aesthetically and thematically. Comments are kindly appreciated! I've been struggling with that decision since the release and would like to have something to paint, soon. Thanks!
  10. I used the Dreadlord Dragon's head instead of the regular Zombie Dragon one, it fits pretty nicely.
  11. See, I'd rather use Zombies than Skeletons in Kastelai, thematically and visually. I like the models better and I imagine a Kastelai Vampire swiftly raising their hand while riding, with the recently diseased following the motion and rising from their graves is a much more fitting take than the Vampire focusing their Necromantic Power to raise an army of long-dead Warriors. But I think that I'll hinder myself if I only take Zombies since they won't hang around for long while the rest of the army isn't big in numbers. Ideas on a Kastelai list with only Zombies as the Infantry? e: With either Vengorian Lord or Double Dragon; I think that the second Dragon fits better in terms of theme, but a Vengorian Lord would work, too.
  12. Thanks for the in-depth reply! Both Battleline Infantry options being viable has a myriad of positives and one negative, which is budget, so I'm trying to determine what to get, haha. Currently, I can more or less only afford one big block if I want to get anything else, e.g. a Vengorian Lord. I've been toying around with this, as I'd only have to get the Vengorian Lord, one pack of Blood Knights and the Skeletons, the rest I have: Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords - Lineage: Kastelai Dynasty Leaders Prince Vhordrai (455) Vengorian Lord (280) Necromancer (125) Battleline 5 x Blood Knights (195) 5 x Blood Knights (195) 5 x Blood Knights (195) 10 x Dire Wolves (135) 30 x Deathrattle Skeletons (255) Other 3 x Vargheists (155) Total: 1990 / 2000 Extra Command Points: 0 Allies: 0 / 400 My main gripe is the low body count, but with only one block of Infantry, I think Skeletons will outperform Zombies in this list in regards to holding onto an objective.
  13. 2 Statements regarding our Battleline Infantry: 30 Skeletons make for a better Infantry Block than 40 Zombies in a Kastelai list centered around Prince V, a VLoZD/Vengorian Lord and Blood Knights. 40 Zombies make for a better Infantry Block than 30 Skeletons in a Vyrkos list centered around Belladamma, Radukar the Beast, a bunch of Wolves and Blood Knights. Would y'all deem that correct?
  14. I feel like these are two totally different types of theme; so different that I'd need every unit that overlaps twice because of how differently I'd model them. A Kastelai VLoZD (which I have, heavily bloodied with Greenstuff, bits and glue) would look totally different in Vyrkos where I'd go all-out dark fairytale while Kastelai wants the martial blood theme. What I want to say is: I'd love to play both, but I'd have to invest twice which I maybe will, but since I already have half a Kastelai army (heavy kitbashed Blood Knights, too, half the model is blood), I'll go Kastelai first.
  15. Prince V & VLoZD I'd probably build like this (I'm in the same boat as you currently): Prince V VLoZD Necromancer 30 Skeletons 3x5 Blood Knights Fell Bats Prismatic Palisade Or instead of the Bats and Palisade 10 Wolves. 40 Zombies instead of the Skeletons offer enough room for two units of Fell Bats. Prince V + Vengorian Lord instead of the VLoZD is also an option that gives more board control with Wolves + Bats or Vargheists. I currently have 1 VLoZD, 10 Blood Knights, 10 Wolves. Not sure if I should get another VLoZD or the Vengorian Lord and I'm also not sure on Skeletons vs Zombies. e: Radukar is good. I won't field Vyrkos Units in Kastelai, though, as I want to stay true to theme (Vengorian Lord is a stretch already, but I guess they have some at the Crimson Keep). Vyrkos with a VLoZD or Vhordrai (or, as seen on Page 21, both) looks solid, too, because of the good Spells.
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