Abaddon The Despoiler
Haarken Worldclaimer (Lord of Terror and cause Raptor stuff even tho he's Black Legion)
3x 10 Cultists
2 x 5 Slaneshi havocs (Two Las, 2 missiles)
Night Lords (Khorne Marked, Raptoral Detachment)
Chaos Lord W Jump Pack (Black Hunt, Tip of the Claw)
Dark Apostle (Im dropping him soon)
3x5 Chaos Marines (Plasma pistol, Missile Launcher)
3x14 Raptors (Powerfist, Combimelta, 2 x meltaguns, Khorne banner)
+2 to charge and re-rolling those charges is pretty solid and you can use the From the Night Strat to get +4 instead to one unit if you charge from cover. Gets them into combat reliably. Need more help making charges? Raptor Strike gives you 3D6
charge distance. Mass them around their leaders and then let the talons fly.
Abaddon is there to take care of business against tougher things, usually deep Striking but he CAN be used to protect and buff the Havocs. The Havocs are the initial can openers, along wit hthe three other missiles launchers and also good for causing some wounds to the units around your true targets which then allows the terror of the Night Lords to kill off surrounding models as well.
The terror aura from Haarken couples with the Night Lords penalty to create a potential -4 LD
. In addition, Harken makes you roll an extra die for leadership as does the Dark apostle if he gets close (he frequently doesn't, but the Flay them Alive Strat lets you add a D6
as well to the effort so it's not looking good for the enemies of the Night Lords) and then the stratagem Terror Strike can add an additional 1 for a unit kill to all within 6". So if you kill a unit, units nearby are forced to -5 LD
, rolling on 2D6
or even 4D6
and taking the highest before considering their losses, which the havocs surely will try to contribute to.
Viscious Descent lets you re-roll hits when you DS
, while Prey on the Weak lets you hit like a champ later and Veterans of the Long War lets you wound like a champ when needed. Chaos Boon can be beneficial as well since your characters are pretty important to the army. In Midnight Clad is a great Strat for keeping your shooting alive and active at the beginning of the game, if you don't want to pay the two points to use prepared Positions.
You could burn a lot of CP
pretty fast, so like the Night Lords, you need to plan to hit hard and fast and you will be thirsty for CP
when you're done. Collect them from the dead.