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help with first fantasy list Vampire counts

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Hi i have been playing 40k for a while and when the new fantasy rules come out i thought i would give it a go.
Here is my first draft at a list. I have not yet played fantasy so please forgive any noobie mistakes.

Vampire Counts 2000

Count Mannfred 475 (WALK WITH GRAVE GAURD)

Wight King
Sword of kings 100 (ALSO WALK WITH GRAVE GUARD)

Infinate Hatred
Blood drinker 173 (TO RIDE WITH BLOOD KNIGHTS)

X20 Skeletons
Full comand
War Banner 205

X20 Skeletons
Full comand
War Banner 225

X10 ghouls 80

Corpse Cart
Unholy loadstone 100

18X Grave guard
Full comand
Banner of barrows 289

Blood knights
Full command 315

That totals 1962 so i have 38 left im not shure were to put it yet any help would be great
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I would recommend removing Manfred from this list, and using a Magic-tuned Vampire Lord and perhaps an additional Necromancer for this list.

First of all, your unit sizes are very small for the 8th edition. I'd recommend 1x40 as opposed to 2x20 on your skeletons. And the war banner may only be purchased once, in any case.

I would recommend as well increasing your Grave Guard to 24. Bigger units are better in this edition.

I am assuming a five man Blood Knights unit. It seems lost in your army. They'll be out beyond support, and five knights don't make an effective unit anymore. I'd convert them to ten barded Black Knights with the Icon of Vengeance. You'll still get the 10 attacks (2 ranks x1), won't crumble and have a rank for disruption purposes. That costs 9 points extra. And they are Striders, to boot.
Icon of Vengeance - No crumble casualties. Unless I got the wrong one? I may be reading that wrong, but I think Crumble is the universal rule where you die when losing combat.
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