Worked out a basic 2,250 pt army list for my VC based on the models I currently own. Treated them like my HE in that I took a basic Lvl 4 + Lvl 2 Mage set up with an accompanying Hero BSB, although with an extra Hero choice in as well. Vampires extra abilities also mean I can go really magic heavy without being too cheesy.
VC List for friendly match on Thursday
Lord Level 4 385 pts
w. Dark Acolyte, Lord of the Dead, Helm of Commandment, Book of Arkhan, Avatar of Death
Basically Ill sit this guy behind my infantry units and use him to pump up the Skeleton block and advance it with Book of Arkhan or Vampire Lore.
Vampire BSB Level 2 - 215 pts
w. Dark Acolyte, Avatar of Death, Rod of Flaming Death
Ok, its a boring combo Dark Acolyte & Avatar of Death but I get HA + Shield + 1 mage level for that price which is all I want. Rod of Flaming Death also means I can soak up more of my opponents DD.
Vampire Level 1 - 180 pts
w. Dread Knight, Walking Death, Skabscrath
Goes with unit of Black Knights to be my nasty Terror causing (from Skabscrath) hammer unit
Necomancer - 180 pts
w. One spell, Sceptre de Noirot, Corpse Cart w. Balefire
Just had to take my Corpse Cart, and thought why not include a Necro. Will give him raise dead and let him chuck Zombies out everywhere.
Skeletons x 28 - 297 pts
w. FC, Spears, Shields, Banner of Endless Nightmare
Banner gives them +4 for ranks rather than +3, big blobby unit in middle with Zombies either side.
Zombies x20 - 84 pts
(Dwarf) Zombies x20 - 84 pts
Grave Guard x10 - 175 pts
w. FC, Banner of Dead Legion
Banner gives them double US, would like to take more but I only have 10 models and hate proxying stuff.
Black Knights x8 - 304 pts
w. FC, Barding, Screaming Banner
Banner is nasty one causing enemy to take fear tests on 3 dice and discards the lowest. Means they are either going to break after I defeat them in CR, will need 6's to hit me, or won't be able to charge me. That and the mounted Vampire with them causes Terror means most units will run away from them.
Fell Bats x4 - 80 pts
Only just stuck these guys together so should be fun to use them.
Cairn Wraiths x 4 - 225 pts
A must have, and I get to use my alternate model from ReaperMini
Dire Wolves x5
TOTAL POINTS 2,249 - PD 10 + 3 bounds, DD 7