i'd like to check an idea i had with you all.
My group is quite competitive, and we were never able to have anyone stick to any kind of undead due to the undead rules (or, better said, because of the dead general = lost game thing).
Most players just changed their armies to something less "unusual", and did so with some success.
I am not asking for tips on how to keep my general alive using the VC book, as we (all of the would be vamp players) already tried them out, to no avail.
What i am asking for is just your opinion: what do you think of an army using woc rules and blood dragon models?
I did some wights out of plastic chaos warriors and skeletons and, i have to say, i am quite plesed with their looks.
Doing some 100 of them sounds like fun, and i could use blood knights as chaos knights as they are.
I need a 40 strong block of marauders, possibly the biggest modelling challenge, but i think i might have found a way around that. They have to be very WYSIWYG, but also very undead...
I'd probably add a couple hellcannon (with suitably skeletal dwarven crew) and an undead giant. So, would you play an army like this?
I asked my friends (well, usual opponents) and they're ok with it, even the local GW manager says he would be fine for him, and would allow it to tournements.
Now, how about you? Would you play against this army?
And, above all, do you think it is a kind of "sacrilege"?
Is that an offense to the beautyful undead background? I mean, wights that do not just crumble and actually fight back? An army of undead that keeps fighting even when their general is gone? Is that really so uncharacterful to you?
Thanks in advance for your replies, cheers!
Firstly, you, not GW, define the look of your army. If you want to have pink skinned goblins and purple trolls that is entirely your business.
Secondly, while I appreciate that at times it can be a challenge keeping your general alive I confess that I am baffled at yours and your colleagues inability. Most games this isn't an issue for me and I have a sense that perhaps some serious soul searching needs to be conducted as far as your army composition, tatics and overall style of game play because, frankly, something is very wrong.
The Vampire Counts can be a formidable and devestating army with access to one of (if not the most) powerful laws of magic. Seriously, you need to read the posts and ask questions.