Earlier in another thread, I was told by one of the god people at Triumph that Animate Dead was not in the demo because it cost too much too cast. The spell I believe costs 50 mana, it could be 40 but I seem to remeber 50. Either way, that seems like a hell of a lot for the spell. But then I though, "maybe they fixed the spell so that now the units don't die at the end of battle." If that were the case, I could understand the enormous cost. However, after reading the unit ability descriptions, it notice that animated units DO still disappear at the end of a turn.
Come on, Its the Undead for crying out loud. They should be resurrecting troops all over the place. It shouldn't cost your entire mana supply just to ressurect a few corpses that will be disappear after the battle. The spell seems like a total waste now.
I know I haven't played the game yet, but from what I do know, I think I am in for a disappointment.
Hopefully, things will turn out better than I fear, I guess I'll have to wait and see.
Oh and by the way, Really, aren't ALL undead units animated. Otherwise they wouldn't be undead.