[Archive] 2000 points vs vampire counts


The following is my list I’ll be using today against vampire counts. I’m pretty sure it’s not optimal against them but we’ll see! I expect to be facing: strigoi in ghoul horde, corpse cart, terrorgeist, vargulf, spectral knights, grave guard, necromancer and some other monstrous creature unt.

Legion of Azgorh (taur’ruk) (Chaos Dwarfs)

Lords - 420

Sorcerer-prophet (420)

Level 4; Blood of Hashut (one use); Talisman Of Preservation; Enchanted Shield; Chalice of Blood and Darkness.

Heroes - 504

Chaos Dwarf Infernal Castellan (200)

Battle Standard Bearer; Great weapon; Mask Of The Furnace.

Hobgoblin Khan (69)

Additional hand weapon (if on foot only); Terrifying Mask of Eeee!.

Bull Centaur Taur’ruk (235)

Great Weapon; Blackshard Armour; Dawnstone; Dragonhelm; The Other Trickster’s Shard.

Core - 706.5

29 Chaos Dwarf Infernal Guard (554)

Overseer; Standard Bearer; Musician; Blunderbuss.

29 Hobgoblin Cutthroats (152.5)

Murder Boss; Standard bearer; Musician; Additional hand weapons.

Special - 280

3 Bull Centaur Renders (180)

Bull Centaur Ba’hal; Standard Bearer; Musician; Great Weapons; Gleaming Pennant.

Deathshrieker Rocket Launcher (100)

Rare - 89

6 Hobgoblin Wolf Raiders (89)

Musician; Bows.

1,999.5 points


I would suggest loosing all your hobgoblins (khan, cutthroats and raiders) and squeeze in a k’daai destroyer instead. I’m allso a big fan of deathshriekers, which can do alot of dmg against T3 tropps with low armour save and large targets :wink: Good luck!


You’ve got a lot of points in core which you could spend elsewhere - maybe a magma cannon?

What lore are you using on your s-p? Fire might be ok against all the T4, or death to snipe the characters and get the army crumbling.

How are you going to deal with ethereals? Given half a chance they’ll ruin your small units.


Well it turns out I won the game. Even after a couple of silly mistakes and some bad luck! The taur’uk got held up and eventually killed by hexwraiths(I thought he had a magic weapon but he didn’t) and the Deathshrieker did almost nothing all match. However the infernal guard did awesome killing everything (litterally!) and the hobgoblins held up a unit of crypt horrors all game. The bull centaurs did little but did come in at the end with a flank charge killing the vamp lord with crumble.

I also used lore of hashut which was great. Flames of azhorh is amazing! Overall I was very impressed with the core units over anything else! They did exceptionally well and werent overly lucky!


Good job! Nice work with the core units, I might have to re-assess their usefulness.