Games Workshop Vampire Counts: Black Knights

Our Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review by: Dad

The Black Knights from Games Workshop are a great flanking unit with high mobility for your games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar.  They get a twelve inch standard move, two wounds each and five plus save helps keep them alive. That save goes to a four plus against attacks with no rending against the Black Knights due to their Crypt Shields.

A unit of Black Knights has five or more models, but do really well in units of between ten and twenty depending on how big of a list you are building.  Like Hexwraiths the other type of cavalry you can build with this box, Black Knights get two attacks with their Skeletal Steed’s Hooves and Teeth hitting on a four plus and wounding on a five plus. But they are also equipped with Barrow Lances that also get two attacks but hit on a three plus and wound on four plus. The Barrow Lances shine when you charge a unit of Black Knights because of their Deathly Charge ability.  Deathly Charge takes their Barrow Lances from wounding on a four plus down to a three plus and changes the damage the Barrow Lances do per wound from one to two!

Black Knights should always be built with a full command.  The unit leader is a Hell Knight and gets an extra attack with his Barrow Lance.  Models in the unit can also be Standard Bearers or Hornblowers.  As  a rule of thumb make sure to remove an command models in the unit last to take advantage of their buffs for as many turns as possible.  Standard Bearers allow a unit of Black Knights to subtract one from the bravery of an enemy units within six inches of the Standard Bearer.  The Hornblower allows a unit of Black Knights to always get a six inch charge unless the charge roll comes out higher than six.

Black knights go well with a Vampire Lord who can bring back slain Black Knights every Hero phase with their Deathly Invocation ability and also grant them one extra attack to all of their weapons with the Blood Feast command ability, skeletal steeds included.  Check the Black Knights from Games Workshop out for yourself for your games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar. You can find them on Amazon here.

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