What you suggest is a complete overhaul of the entire faction, that’s simply not going to happen on the eve of full release, if only for balancing reason.
I also must say that while I like VCs of Warhammer I don’t think they’re adequate copypasta material for BB. Creators are striving to achieve something fresh with the undead (pun unintended) amd I think that’s a good direction.
I agree with 2 of your ideas: throwing axes and injuries. Both makes sense abd would be highly amusing in case of the latter.