According to the latest Age of Sigmar rulebook, some of the new Nighthaunt goodies are available to bolster a Legions of Nagash force without the need for allies, letting you use those precious ally points for the things that don’t, such as the new Nighthaunt heroes.
Nighthaunt offer exceptional resilience with their high bravery, along with saves that cannot be modified through their ethereal special rule. This essentially gives them better armour than Stormcasts. You also get healing, summoning and an obscene output of mortal wounds. Check out Lady Olynder, for example:
That’s a whole lot of mortal wounds. Or healing, if you prefer. If you need to clear or hold a key objective, that flexibility can swing a battle your way. My personal favourite of the new heroes is Reikenor the Grimheiler entirely because he’s the Grim Reaper atop an undead pegasus. Here’s the info for the three new heroes from Warhammer Community.
Nagash has his clutches on the following:
- Chainrasp Horde
- Glaivewraith Stalkers
- Grimghast Reapers
- Guardian of Souls
- Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed
- Lord Executioner
- Spirit Torment
Of particular interest for Legions of Nagash players would be Grimghast Reapers for that all important rend. They’re summonable too which can give you some fast, nasty shock troops when you need them. The Chainrasp Horde is a good summonable option to bolster an objective late game. While Skeleton Warriors might do more damage, the Chainrasp Horde offers just as many bodies for the same cost but they’re more survivable than the skeletons thanks to the ethereal rule.
The Nighthaunt heroes don’t do much for Legions of Nagash in terms of buffs since most affect Nighthaunt units only. That said, like the other Nighthaunts they get ethereal, so offer more survivable options than many heroes in the Legions of Nagash book. Handy for keeping near grave sites and returning models to your summonable units.