Hey y'all! Today I want to talk about AoS Nighthaunt a bit. This is both a thread to help a friend and for getting to know the army better so we can profit from it when playing against Nighthaunt. The main aim is to build a list to be able to face my Seraphon and Deathrattle armies and have a real chance to win. Unfortunately he isn't able to make that happen very often using his SCE, Bonesplitterz, or Ironjawz. When the new Nighthaunt were released we thought that might the chance. He likes their look and a first glance over the units looked like they are pretty resilient and could be a good option, even if you play a not too competitive list. My friend has collected some Nighthaunt models and bought the Battletome already, but right now he doesn't know where to go with the army. And that's where the problem starts. It is a rag tag combination of models he just bought because they were available and looked good, some of them before there even was the new Battletome. Pretty much like his SCE force, with no real direction. Here they are: - Lady Olynder, Mortarch of Grief - Reikenor the Grimhailer - Knight of Shrouds - Spirit Torment (Crawlocke the Jailor) - Cairn Wraith - Tomb Banshee - 2x Chainghasts - 5x Hexwraiths - 6x Spirit Hosts (+3 I can lend him for games) - 10x Grimghast Reapers - the three Endless Spells for Nighthaunt Reading through the Battletome I struggle to find real synergies. There are some nice spells for the wizards, and also cool artefacts, so I think the hero choice is decent. But none of the bataillons really fits yet and I am not sure how viable lists without bataillons are for Nighthaunt. Goal would be at least a 1250 points list. And now the problematic bit: he is ready to buy some more stuff but he wants to avoid hordes, so no 2x20 chainrasp bataillons. So what do y'all think: what would you use to be able to survive against our Seraphon Shadowstrike, Thunderquake, and mass skeleton Deathrattle lists? A few ideas: A Guardian of Souls could be nice for the regeneration but he already has quite some heroes. The Deathstalkers bataillon might be an option to build toward. It is a bit underwhelming but it stacks nicely with the Spirit Torment and the Knight of Shrouds to have _really_ good hit rolls. The other one is the Execution Horde, except that it doesn't look that good on paper since it only buffs a single mediocre hero. The "Shademist" spell and the artefact "Pendant of the Fell Wind" sound like pretty nice buffs, and so does Olynders command ability. That could help to keep the summonable stuff working. More Notes/thoughts: - Quite some of the abilities/artefacts/spells outright suck against Seraphon and Death armies since they are bravery based, so they are unlikely to work. - he has to get into melee or the Seraphon shooting will destroy him - he has to do something to prevent me from sniping his heroes Anything obvious I missed?