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Ossai
10-02-2010, 05:12 PM
I am not very good at this so it will be short and sweet.

Having always been facinated with Vampires (and by extension, warewolves) I always wanted to do an army that focused on them. I have a Vampire Countess from Avatars of War. That will be my Hero choice for this month :grin:

Anyway, many of you may remember the Generals Compendium contest from a while back, well that 1500 point list in there will be the basis for mine (Ghouls ftw ;)) with a few new additions.

Anyways, thats it for me. Keep an eye out for the first Vampiress pictures.

Ossai
10-02-2010, 06:12 PM
Actually, I have a picture for you, after looking at Tall's log and seeing the Gamezone Vampire, I was half tempted to get it myslef (perhaps later...)

Anyhow, here is the avatars of war one:

http://www.arena-deathmatch.com/images/aow22_blister_1sn.jpg

Ossai
28-02-2010, 02:24 AM
A lovely model to paint as well. Anyways, the army lists:

500 Points:

Vampire Arec Von Slekk
Dark Acolyte
Summon Ghouls
Sword of Battle
Nightshroud
(180)

22 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(184)

31 Zombies
Musician
Standard
(136)
(500)

1000 Points:

Vampire Arec Von Slekk
Dark Acolyte
Summon Ghouls
Sword of Battle
Nightshroud
(180)

Vampire Lass Von Slekk
Walking Death
Avatar of Death (Hand weapon and Shield)
Blood Drinker
(185)

23 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(192)

20 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(168)

Corpse Cart
Unholy Lodestone
(100)

Vargrulf
(175)
(1000)

1500 Points:

Vampire Arec Von Slekk
Dark Acolyte
Summon Ghouls
Sword of Battle
Nightshroud
(180)

Vampire Lass Von Slekk
Walking Death
Avatar of Death (Hand weapon and Shield)
Blood Drinker
(185)

24 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(200)

30 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(248)

Corpse Cart
Unholy Lodestone
(100)

Vargrulf
(175)

100 Zombies
Musician
Standard Bearer
(412)
(1500)

2250 Points:

Vampire Lord Drac Von Slekk
Ghoulkin
Dark Acolyte
Walking Death
Summon Ghouls
Walach's Bloody Hauberk
Skabscrath
Black Periapt
(390)

Vampire Arec Von Slekk
Dark Acolyte
Summon Ghouls
Sword of Battle
Nightshroud
BSB
(205)

Vampire Lass Von Slekk
Walking Death
Avatar of Death (Hand weapon and Shield)
Blood Drinker
(185)

Vampire Bradth Von Slekk
Forbbiden Lore (beasts)
The Flayed Hauberk
Dispel Scroll
(180)

26 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(216)

26 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(216)

25 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(208)

25 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(208)

Vargrulf
(175)

Black Coach
(200)
(2248)

Skringly
28-02-2010, 02:26 AM
Actually, I have a picture for you, after looking at Tall's log and seeing the Gamezone Vampire, I was half tempted to get it myslef (perhaps later...)

Anyhow, here is the avatars of war one:

http://www.arena-deathmatch.com/images/aow22_blister_1sn.jpg

What options would you chose? I like the Armour .

japehlio
28-02-2010, 02:27 AM
Yay for 100 zombies! take my idea and run with it!

Ossai
28-02-2010, 02:29 AM
@Skringly: I picked the staff. Mine is pretty much exactly like that picture there.

@Japehlio: Hells yea. Nothing like having to paint 100 models in one month xD Got a mountain to climb with this army, but it will get done ;)

japehlio
28-02-2010, 03:17 AM
500pts:
good, nightshroud is a bit cheeky!

1000pts is fine tbh, already told you my thoughts about the Blood Drinker though...

1500, grand as is!

2250:
Lord, fine.

BSB, get rid of nightshroud, give HIM the flayed Hauberk
For the third hero, take "hunter in the dark" and "avatar of death", give him armour of night, talisman of the Lycni, and a magic weapon; uber war machine/lone wizard killer.
(scout, 18" charge, -2 to shoot him...)

Vampire Lass, get rid of blood drinker, give her the book of Arkhan (an absolute MUST HAVE) and change walking death to Dark Acolyte.

If you must have WD, give it to the BSB for a cheeky +2 instead of the +1...
forget dispel scrolls mate, VC are all about offensive magic...

Id also be tempted to (theme wise here) remove the black coach and replace with another Varghulf...


But some nice lists!

Ossai
28-02-2010, 03:44 AM
Redrafted the 2250 Point list, thanks to the help of Japehlio.


Vampire Lord Drac Von Slekk
Ghoulkin
Dark Acolyte
Walking Death
Summon Ghouls
Walach's Bloody Hauberk
Skabscrath
Black Periapt
Level 4
(440)

Vampire Arec Von Slekk
Walking Death
Summon Ghouls
Sword of Might
The Flayed Hauberk
BSB
(205)

Vampire Lass Von Slekk
Dark Acolyte
Avatar of Death (Hand weapon and Shield)
Book of Arkhan
(185)

Vampire Bradth Von Slekk
Hunter in the Dark
Supernatural Horror
Sword of Battle
Armour of the Night
Talisman of Lynchi
(200)

25 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(208)

25 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(208)

25 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(208)

19 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghast
(160)

4 Fell Bats
(80)

Vargrulf
(175)

Vargrulf
(175)
(2244)

Ossai
03-03-2010, 09:59 PM
Good news everybody [/end Farnsworth voice]

Tried the 2250 point tonight (proxy yea :D) and it did brilliantly. Ogres.

3.5 turns (not even that, didn't get past my movement phase in turn 4...)

I got a turn one charge (Scout, charge with Scouting vamp, scout, march, Van Hels, Van Hels with the Lord's Ghoul unit. That was it) and killed his Tyrant and Ironguts. He killed my lord as well though (Ahh! Crumble tests for the rest of the game!) My BSB and his unit smashed through and killed a Scraplauncher, and a unit of Leadbelchers. The Vargrulfs killed 2 Leadbelchers, 10 Trappers, and assisted in the killing of a big unit of Ironguts. Scouty Vamp killed 3 Yehties before being killed by a great weapon. Thats about it really. Curse of years took a wound off his Tyrant in turn one, My lord finished him off.

Highlights:

Turn 1 Charge (Never happened to me before :D)
10 power dice to his 2 DD
Fell bats falling to Trappers
Yeties failing their terror test and fleeing. Scouty Vamp catching them
Killing the BSB with 9 poisoned attacks (7 sixes!)
Vargrulfs annialating all they touch
Vargrulf taking a wound to Trapper sharp stuff
Lord vs Lord. Both die in the same phase.

Ossai
04-03-2010, 10:48 PM
Right, I have decided upon a log to enter all the models into so I can keep track of what I need:

Heroes:
3 Vampires (All assembled, 1 partially painted)

Core:
10 Crypt Ghouls (Assembled)
40 Zombies (Unnassembled)
1 Corpse Cart (Partially assembled)

Special:
-

Rare:
-

Needed:
Heroes:
4 Vampires

Core:
94 Crypt Ghouls (+ Any I want to raise)
100 Zombies (+ any I want to raise)
1 Corpse Cart

Special:
4 Fell Bats

Rare:
2 Vargrulfs

Ossai
07-03-2010, 08:47 PM
Done my first Hero now, Pics to come tomorrow. I am actually quite happy with the way it came out.

Also, part two of my Vampire story will be posted up tomorrow as well. (I started part one ages ago)

Faileas
07-03-2010, 09:20 PM
Liking your updates buddy *smiles* and well done on the battle

Ossai
08-03-2010, 05:17 PM
Here (http://astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?p=290971#post290971) is my Hero. Done.

Part two of my Fiction (http://astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?p=290985#post290985).

Consadine
08-03-2010, 05:25 PM
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc67/Xenomemphate/Warhammer/PICT0002-7.jpg

How are you painting the skin? How are you painting the metal scabbard? Did you thin your paints, especially the metallics, and use at least two layers for each color?

Ossai
08-03-2010, 05:28 PM
I thinned the metals, I think.

The skin was done like this:

A mix of Tallarn flesh, Vomit Brown, and Space Wolves Gray 1:1:2
then the same but 1:1:4
A glaze of Asurmen Blue
A drybrush of Dehneb Stone.

I may have to go back over the scabbard...

Consadine
08-03-2010, 05:39 PM
That's an odd recipe. Try adding in some more shading and layering. The current look is very flat.

Ossai
08-03-2010, 05:56 PM
Yea, I know, but I am not sure how to continue it...

Consadine
08-03-2010, 06:20 PM
Try this:

Tallarn Flesh
Brown wash
Tallarn flesh but avoiding crevasses and areas where the skin meets armor/cloth/etc
Tallarn Flesh + Elf Flesh
Elf Flesh + Skull White
Skull white extreme highlights

Linky to the Masterclass article on painting faces (https://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=&categoryId=800032a&section=whiteDwarf&aId=3700001a), you'll need to be signed into GW's online store or whatever that is.

Ossai
08-03-2010, 06:22 PM
I would, but I don't have any Elf Flesh.

Consadine
08-03-2010, 06:28 PM
You can get a similar color by mixing Bleached Bone with a dark brown, or Bleached Bone with Tallarn Flesh. Don't add any red to keep it nice and pale.

Ossai
08-03-2010, 06:35 PM
Ah right cheers. I will have to give that a try.

Ossai
23-03-2010, 11:01 PM
Okay, so so far I may not have anything model wise to show for my efforts (I am getting there, 31 Zombies is hard to do when you only have 20 models...) but I do have my fiction pice up :grin:

Here (http://astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13246)

Ossai
07-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Unfortunately due to life (Argh, sorting out everything) I will be unable to do this. I will however be keeping up with my army, and keeping to the theme. It will just take a lot longer than this is running for.

So, sadly, I will have to step down.

(Also, I will hopefully be away for 7 weeks in the summer)

Hephesto
10-05-2010, 05:03 PM
Same, though the project did get your creative juices going and you now have one seriously cool army idea going!

Consadine
10-05-2010, 05:05 PM
If someone is willing to finance me, I can make up the time already passed lickety-split :p

Ossai
10-05-2010, 10:12 PM
I still fully intend on continueing with this, just at a much slower pace than the competition will be running at.