In Warhammer Fantasy
In the time before the Empire, there were few domesticated horses, and horsemen were exceedingly rare. In most tribes, a steed was a great symbol of wealth and status, so it was often that only a chieftain and his closest warriors would ride mounted into battle. When these knights died their horse were ritually killed and burried in the barrows alongside them, to carry them in the afterlife.
Many centuries later, foul Vampires summon forth the enchanted bones of these ancient knights in order to bolster the mass of lesser undead minions they control. Borne by their sorcerous steeds, the Black knights exist neither fully in the hereafter, nor wholly in the material world. They can pass through walls without hindrance, and gallop at full speed across fen and moor, crahing into the ranks of their living ennemies, spitting their foes on lances wreathed in cold flames or lashing out with swords older than the Empire.
|Vampire Counts Units
|Leaders & Characters :||Vampire Count - Vampire Lord - Necromancer - Master Necromancer - Necromancer Lord - Wight King - Banshee - Strigoi Ghoul King|
|Troops :||Zombie - Black Knight - Blood Knight - Cairn Wraith - Crypt Horror - Ghoul - Grave Guard - Hexwraith - Simulacra - Skeleton - Spirit Host - Strigany - Swain - Sylvanian Levy - Vargheists - Vampire Thrall - Skeleton Warrior|
|Beasts :||Bat Swarm - Dire Wolves - Fell Bats|
|Chariots :||Black Coach - Corpse Cart - Coven Throne - Mortis Engine|
|Monsters :||Abyssal Terror - Varghulf - Terrorgheist - Zombie Dragon|
|Others :||Zombie Pirate|