Yeah that might be good. I fancy a "Bram Stokers DRACULAR" style army. So powerful Vampires controling the elements.
As i have yet to grab the rule book or codex any chance you could mock up a quick army list???
I will rep you...
Lucky for you Bram Stokers Dracula is basically the Von Carstiens Family, who are the main focus of the book, Isabella Von Carstein IS Countess Bathory.
I'm not a huge fan of Fell bats but I do love Bat Swarms so bats are definitely on the cards. 1500 points is a tough points value to play at for Vampire Counts as it make sit hard to take a good Vampire Lord so you're usually relegated to Master Necromancer or Vampire to lead your army. I don't want to start an argument over list building in this thread though so I won't comment here. I think if I was going for a Bathroy theme it would be something like this
- Level 2 Wizard
- Aura of Dark Majesty
- Fear Incarnate
- Talisman of Preservation
- Heavy Armour
- Enchanted Shield
Nice little Fear based Lord, -1 Leadership rerolling successes on Fear tests which combines with the Screaming Banner. 3+/4++ saves.
- Level 2
- Dispel Scroll
Bit of an Auto include
40 Skeleton Warriors
A nice big block for you to try and hold up enemy units with.
Filling you your core with a Zombie Horde
2x Bat Swarm Bases
They give Always strikes last to your opponent in combat, really good if you get them into the flank of your foe.
25 Grave Guard
- Great Weapons
- Screaming Banner
Nice Stabby unit, S6 attacks is not something you can complain about. The Screaming Banner will make your opponent roll 3 dice for Fear tests and discard the lowest, with your Lord that's at -1LD and rerolling successes.
Nice and Thematic for a Bram Stoker style list a hellish coach.
That all comes to 1500pts on the button. It needs some tinkering and a lot of stuff is up to personal preference of course.