Our Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Review By: Dad
The Lord Executioner is an interesting Nighthaunt army unit for Warhammer Age of Sigmar to say the least. It’s available in two different versions from Games Workshop. One is included in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars starter set and the other is available as a stand alone model with a completely different sculpt named Liekoron The Lord Executioner. However, both flavors use the exact same warscroll.
Normally, named versions of units have extra abilities or something that makes them unique enough to deserve a name in the background story and fluff. And honestly, on paper, the Lord Executioner should be an amazing unit worth the points cost in your lists as an extra Hero unit.
But in practice, I’ve had a completely different experience. This unit’s performance as a Hero hunter is not the greatest. While effectively able to hit on 2+ and wound on a 3+ when fighting another hero, along with a bonus two damage per wound on a natural six wound role and -2 rending, I’ve never been able to effectively use him in a game. Now, that may be my own fault but I tried, believe me, I tried.
I’ve brought him in later rounds to surprise enemy generals or spell-casters. I’ve slowly worked him up the board behind a large unit of Chainwrasp Horde or Glaivewraith Stalkers. He just never seems to perform, once he engages close combat with any melee hero, he melts in less than a turn and never seems to eliminate his target. I’ve found that his points are better spent on Crawlocke The Jailor or a Cairn Wraith or other similar boosting heroes in my lists.
The models themselves have really cool sculpts, and each one has their own charms to their design, but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to keep playing one in my lists. Check the Lord Executioner out for yourself and see if he has a place in your Warhammer Age of Sigmar collection.
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