As readers have probably noticed, Chaos has been on the brain recently. In my thoughts, I returned to a GW creation that grabs my attention. I knew little about the Night Lords until I read Lord of the Night by Simon Spurrier. It was a different sort of 40k novel in that it had very little actual combat and war, but it contained a large amount of espionage and intrigue. The book delved into the background of the Night Lords, and all I could say was "That's bad ass."
I had thought about creating a CSM force based around this Legion, especially with all of the conversion packs and Legion specific models like the one up top. They were incredibly attractive to me in combat doctrine and in model appearance.
I was thinking about the composition of the force and what I would include. I think that Chosen, with their infiltrate rule are a definite yes. Raptors are also a definite yes. I would actually not have an issue running with the other Legions because of the Night Lords nature to bargain and backstab. Daemons are a no, however, as the Night Lords abhor the mutations. They recognize the power, but they hate its consequences.
Would a Night Lords list be competitive? Could it be done?