Warcry/Tactics/Soulblight Gravelords

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Faction Overview[edit]

More like Deathrattle & friends but whatever. Using the Necromancer as centre point, the Skeletons and Grave Guard are meant to drown your enemy in bodies... which is the same as in AoS, really.

Pros[edit]

  • Hordes of Fighters: You can easily send entire lines of skeletons to block enemy advances and claim objectives.
  • Resurrection: Self explanatory. You can bring back the chaff your enemy slays.

Cons[edit]

  • The Leader is the Heart: Just like in standard AoS, the Necromancer is the key to success. Once he’s dead, you might as well forfeit.
  • Slow: Outside of Leader reliant abilities, you have a base 3" move.

Abilities Overview[edit]

  • [Double] Shambling Horde: A fighter can use this ability only if they are within 6" of a visible friendly fighter with the Leader runemark. This fighter can make a bonus move action a number of inches equal to the value of this ability. (SKELETON CHAMPION, SENESCHAL, GRAVE GUARD, SKELETON WARRIOR, and DEADWALKER ZOMBIE)
  • [Double] Vampiric Agility: Don't factor in vertical distance when climbing. (Vyrkos and VARGSKYR)
  • [Double] Blood-maddened Feeding Frenzy: perform a bonus move or attack after killing an enemy. (VARGOYLE, Vargheist)
  • [Double] Beheading Strike: Add half the value of this ability to the damage points allocated to enemy fighters by critical hits from the next attack action that has a Range characteristic of 3" or less. (both Wight Kings)
  • [Triple] Deathly Charge: damage an enemy once you finish a move action next to him. (Blood Knights and Black Knights with respective leaders)
  • [Triple] Necrotic Siphon: Pick a visible friendly fighter within 6", allocate damage to them equal to the value of this ability. Then remove double that amount from this fighter. (Necromancer)
  • [Triple] Summon Undead Minons: Pick a friendly fighter that has been taken down. Set them up again wholly within 3" of this fighter and remove damage points from them equal to the value of this ability. They no longer count as having been taken down. (All Leaders)
  • [Triple] Thirst for Blood: heal back after taking down an enemy fighter. (All Vampires)
  • [Triple] Call the Crimson Feast: until the end of this battle round, all attacks of 3" or less add +1 attack characteristic while within 6" of this leader. (VAMPIRE LORD, KASTELLAN)
  • [Quad] Vanhel's Danse Macabre: A number of visible friendly fighters equal to the value of this ability within 6" can each make a bonus move or attack action - they do not all have to take the same action. (Leader)
  • [Quad] Chosen Champion: A number of Minion equal to the ability value within 6" can make a bonus attack or move action. (Necromancer only)

Fighter's Overview[edit]

Leaders[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

  • Stats: Movement 4"; Toughness 3; Wounds 20; 150 Pts.
    • Runemarks: Mystic, Leader
    • Weapons:
      • Blast-Range 3-7"; Attacks 2; Strength 3; Damage 3/6
      • Club-Range 2"; Attacks 3; Strength 3; Damage 1/4
    • Fighter Commentary

Wight King[edit]

Wight King

  • Stats: Movement 3"; Toughness 5; Wounds 25; 170 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Leader, Berserker
  • Weapons:
    • Sword-Range 1"; Attacks 4; Strength 4; Damage 2/5
  • Fighter Commentary

Wight King on Skeleton Steed

  • Stats: Movement 8"; Toughness 5; Wounds 30; 225 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Leader, Berserker, Mounted
  • Weapons:
    • Spear-Range 2"; Attacks 3; Strength 5; Damage 2/5
  • Fighter Commentary

Vampire Lord[edit]

  • Stats: Movement 5"; Toughness 5; Wounds 25; 225 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Leader, Terrifying, Fly
  • Weapons:
    • Mace-Range 1"; Attacks 4; Strength 4; Damage 2/6
  • Fighter Commentary

Kastellan[edit]

  • Stats: Movement 8"; Toughness 5; Wounds 25; 210 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Leader, Terrifying, Mount
  • Weapons:
    • Mace-Range 1"; Attacks 4; Strength 4; Damage 2/5
  • Fighter Commentary

Varggoyle[edit]

  • Stats: Movement 8"; Toughness 4; Wounds 35; 245 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Leader, Terrifying, Fly
  • Weapons:
    • Claw-Range 1"; Attacks 4; Strength 4; Damage 2/5
  • Fighter Commentary

Fighters[edit]

Skeletons[edit]

Skeleton Champion

  • Stats: Movement 3"; Toughness 4; Wounds 12; 70 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Champion, Minon
  • Weapons:
    • Mace-Range 1"; Attacks 3; Strength 3; Damage 1/4
  • Fighter Commentary

Skeleton Warrior with Ancient Blade

  • Stats: Movement 3"; Toughness 4; Wounds 8; 50 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Minon
  • Weapons:
    • Sword-Range 1"; Attacks 3; Strength 3; Damage 1/3
  • Fighter Commentary

Skeleton Warrior with Ancient Spear

  • Stats: Movement 3"; Toughness 4; Wounds 8; 50 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Minon
  • Weapons:
    • Spear-Range 2"; Attacks 2; Strength 3; Damage 1/4
  • Fighter Commentary

DEADWALKER Zombie[edit]

  • Stats: Movement 3"; Toughness 4; Wounds 10; 50 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Minon
  • Weapons:
    • Fist-Range 1"; Attacks 2; Strength 3; Damage 1/4
  • Fighter Commentary takes the worst aspects of Skeleton Warrior with spear and sword for +2 more wounds.

Grave Guards[edit]

Grave Guard with Great Wight Blade

  • Stats: Movement 3"; Toughness 3; Wounds 10; 70 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Minion
  • Weapons:
    • Sword-Range 1"; Attacks 3; Strength 5; Damage 2/4
  • Fighter Commentary

Grave Guard with Wight Blade and Crypt Shield

  • Stats: Movement 3"; Toughness 4; Wounds 10; 70 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Minion
  • Weapons:
    • Sword-Range 1"; Attacks 3; Strength 4; Damage 1/4
  • Fighter Commentary

Seneshal

  • Stats: Movement 3"; Toughness 4; Wounds 15; 125 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Champion, Minion
  • Weapons:
    • Axe-Range 1"; Attacks 4; Strength 5; Damage 2/4
  • Fighter Commentary

Black Knight[edit]

Black Knight

  • Stats: Movement 8"; Toughness 4; Wounds 18; 110 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Mount
  • Weapons:
    • spear-Range 2"; Attacks 2; Strength 3; Damage 1/4
  • Fighter Commentary

Hell Knight

  • Stats: Movement 8"; Toughness 4; Wounds 22; 140 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Champion, Mount
  • Weapons:
    • Sword-Range 2"; Attacks 3; Strength 3; Damage 2/4
  • Fighter Commentary

Blood Knight[edit]

Blood Knight With Templar Blade

  • Stats: Movement 8"; Toughness 5; Wounds 22; 170 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Terrifying, Mount
  • Weapons:
    • Sword-Range 1"; Attacks 3; Strength 4; Damage 2/4
  • Fighter Commentary

Blood Knight With Templar Lance

  • Stats: Movement 8"; Toughness 5; Wounds 22; 175 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Terrifying, Mount
  • Weapons:
    • Spear-Range 2"; Attacks 2; Strength 4; Damage 2/4
  • Fighter Commentary

Vargheist[edit]

  • Stats: Movement 8"; Toughness 4; Wounds 30; 195 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Beast, Fly
  • Weapons:
    • Claw-Range 1"; Attacks 4; Strength 4; Damage 1/4
  • Fighter Commentary

Vyrkos Blood-Born[edit]

  • Stats: Movement 8"; Toughness 3; Wounds 15; 120 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Agile
  • Weapons:
    • Claw-Range 1"; Attacks 4; Strength 4; Damage 1/5
  • Fighter Commentary

Vargskyr[edit]

  • Stats: Movement 6"; Toughness 4; Wounds 35; 220 Pts.
  • Runemarks: Agile
  • Weapons:
    • Claw-Range 1"; Attacks 2; Strength 5; Damage 3/6
  • Fighter Commentary

Kosargi Nightguard[edit]

  • Stats: Movement 4"; Toughness 4; Wounds 35; 170 Pts.
  • Weapons:
    • Axe-Range 2"; Attacks 2; Strength 5; Damage 2/5
  • Fighter Commentary

Minions, Thralls, and Allies[edit]

Allies[edit]

General Tactics[edit]

Other Helpful Tips[edit]

Example Builds[edit]

Build extracted from Reedo's lists [1].

- 1 Necromancer (Leader)
- 5 Skeleton Warriors with Ancient Spear
- 6 Grave Guards with Great Wight Blade

TOTAL: 980 pts.

Build extracted from SloaneRanger69's comment on reddit [2].

- 1 Necromancer (Leader)
- 1 Seneshal
- 2 Grave Guards with Great Wight Blade
- 2 Grave Guards with Wight Blade and Crypt Shield
- 3 Skeleton Warriors with Ancient Blade
- 3 Skeleton Warriors with Ancient Spear

TOTAL: 995 pts.

A build that doesn't leave any points on the table

- 1 Necromancer (Leader)
- 1 Seneshal
- 4 Grave Guards with Great Wight Blade
- 2 Grave Guards with Wight Blade and Crypt Shield
- 3 Skeleton Warriors with Ancient Spear

TOTAL: 1000 pts.


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