When an Execution Horde is summoned, a Lord Executioner is surrounded by Spirit Hosts composed of the massed and intermingled souls of those whom he slew in life. The Nighthaunts use such small but hard-hitting battalions to supplement their fighting strength, often working alongside the massed Chainguard.
The Headsman’s Masses: The spirit swarms that accompany an Execution Horde’s master serve to distract his prey whilst he delivers the killing blow.
Subtract 1 from hit rolls for attacks that target this battalion’s LORD EXECUTIONER while a SPIRIT HOST unit from this battalion is within 6" of the attacker’s unit. In addition, add 1 to hit rolls for attacks made by this battalion’s LORD EXECUTIONER while any SPIRIT HOST units from this battalion are within 6" of the target unit.
The LORD EXECUTIONER keyword is used in following Nighthaunt warscrolls:
The SPIRIT HOSTS keyword is used in following Nighthaunt warscrolls: