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    New Nighthaunts

    The best use of the starter box grimghast reapers is probably as Chainghasts, the retinue units for Spirit Torments, which come in unit multiples of 2, which works perfectly for the 4 you get in the box. This is also about the only way to get chainghasts for the spirit torment that comes in the...
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    New Nighthaunts

    The chainrasps are utterly unconscionable at the money cost & box size they went with. I'd strongly advise any nighthaunt players to get them exclusively from the starter box, or not at all.
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    Heads up: new FAQs

    Most everything has new errata of 'designer's notes', ska faqs, on warhammer community. We got big nerfs to lens of refraction, banishment (although that's still too good imo), geminids, and spellportals (boo! I never even got to use mine!); Vamp lord and wight king CAs don't stack with...
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    New Nighthaunts

    The main advantages of nighthaunt allegiance over a nighthaunt-heavy LoN army are: 1. Formations. Nighthaunts have some decent ones, I like the shroudguard, chainguard, and deathriders in particular. As of the core rule faq, to take any of tbese in a LoN list, youd have to pay for the entire...
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    New Nighthaunts

    That's only in 40k. In AoS, if you have multiple different wound cancelling mechanics, you roll one after the other until one of them blocks the wound or you run out of saves. Or at least you do unless the saves themselves say otherwise. The shroudguard save says you can't roll both it and...
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    New Nighthaunts

    would counteract what exactly?
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    New Nighthaunts

    Not quite. The battalion ability affects units "within" range of your heroes, while the allegiance ability only affects units "entirely within" range. Also, the battalion ability stacks with the shrouguard ability, where the allegiance ability doesn't. Still not too impressive for an...
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    Favourite/Worst Change from WHFB to AoS?

    It's the only card he ever plays.
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    Favourite/Worst Change from WHFB to AoS?

    Yeah, Malign Portents were cool in the moment, but that moment has come and gone. Most of the best/relevant fluff is off the malign portents website and not in the book anyway, and the malign portent rules themselves, while conceptually interesting, aren't particularly fun to play with, imo...
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    New Nighthaunts

    It's definitely a cart to transport a coffin, and not a coach to transport riders. I personally don't mind the change, though, and think the overall model is just amazing. Having picked up the full battletome and looked at the formations... not only are there no bodyguard type formations for...
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    Favourite/Worst Change from WHFB to AoS?

    I'll split my answer into fluff and rules categories. Favorite fluff change: as with DoN, it has to be the new lore for the ghouls & ghoul kings. The inability of the ghoulish types to recognize what they've become is a really simple and compelling idea, providing endless opportunities for...
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    Your Favorite Mortarch?

    I just picked up the nighthaunt & soul wars book. Will possibly change my vote after finishing them, though it would take a lot to topple Arkhan as my personal favorite. And I do want to re-iterate that I really do love all of the mortarchs so far. I wish the writers would give Neferata more...
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    New Nighthaunts

    The main change seems to be mortal wounds only on unmodified sizes to hit. Also, the black coach isn't getting replaced by the new version. Nighthaunt will get the fancy, higher points cost new coach and LoN keep the existing one under a new name.
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    New Nighthaunts

    If anyone missed it, an article on the new nighthaunt named characters went up yesterday: Heroes of the Nighthaunt - Warhammer Community Their abilities look interesting, but I'm rather skeptical of the paltry wound count and lack of protection from mortal wounds. It seems like it would be a...
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    Your Favorite Mortarch?

    Yeah, but that's also kind of framed as a wasteful, empty endsavor of pride and misplaced nostalgia, especially when contrasted with manfred, who did the same thing in recreating his old world home, only to realize how empty it all was and abandon it. That neferata is still hung up on...
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