The big daddy matchos of the Daemonic armies; the Greater Daemons are the strongest manifestations of the Chaos Gods in normal armies. Only the vast powers of the Apocolyptic Daemons surpass them. If you wanted to field that awsome Blood Thirster Model again, you're in luck, you can. Or better yet, you can field two.
Yes, that's right. Greater Daemons take up a single HQ slot, so you can field two Greater Daemons in a single army detachment. And no, there exist no rules limiting which two you decide to use, whether two of the same or opposing alingments. The only restriction is that you don't take more than a single named Greater Daemon.
Yes, that's right again, they have 3 named Greater Daemons, each with unique abilities to unleash upon your foes. Each ability with its own quirk.
First we have the Keeper of Secrets. There is nothing, NOTHING as fast in combat as this beast, with a whooping 10 initiative. Who cares if they have Banshee masks or are in cover, you will strike with them if not before. It's numerous attacks, MC status andf rocking WS skill, you can mow through the toughest of opponents. Speaking of fast, did I mention this thing can Fleet? Yah, a fleeting MC that has the option of purchasing Pavane, a weaker version of Lash of Submission. Who cares if you don't have wings, you don't need them.
Second is the slimey Unclean One. So you're slow... but you have more wounds then most people can dream of AND Feel No Pain on top of that. Purchasing extra strength on this pile of crap (literaly) is only for tank hunting, and you probably don't need that with his MC status, because he wounds everything on a 2+. Yes, everything, even that floating Necron that thinks he's all cool.
Third is the terrifying Blood Thirster. Physically the strongest of the Greater Daemons and frightenly fast with his Daemonic flight. The only Greater Daemon with an armor save on top of his Inv save, does he really need Furious Charge? Why yes, why the hell not? Worried about Psykers? How about a 2+ save Vs anything Psychic? Yep, no to shabby at all.
Fourth we have the Lord of Change. Worried about not having enough shooting? How about a MC that can target multiple units with some devestating amount of various attacks? He puts Flamers to shame and moves just as fast. He's also got the best Inv save of the group, Power Armor on steroids.
Then we have the Named Greater Daemons...
The Plaguefather is a dirty version of the Unclean One. Yes, an even dirtier version. you don't see these numbers on wounds profiles beyond gargantuan creatures, but there they are. Don't think you have enough Ordnance? This thing craps Demolisher cannons. If that wasn't bad enough, he also craps allies. Yes, he is a crap machine, and his crap is good.
The Fateweaver is an odd duck. Not so much a duck as some freakish bird thing that happens to be a decked out Lord of Change. But if you needed some extra protection for your troops, he's the guy for the job. Get some bad rolls on your saves? If you're near him, feel free to praise the dice gods for another chance. But here's the catch, he may have a few wounds, but only a single one will take him out. Yah, I don't understand it either.
The Exiled One creates pure havoc on the battlefield, whether you want it to be there or not. He's a buff Bloodthrister besides, but he brings the Rage of Khorne with him. There are few "must" rules in the game, but he just happens to have one, that affects you and your opponent. For some odd reason, it makes them hit better, go figure. With any close proximity, things are going to get hit and die; be ready for it.
So with all of these awsome ideas, what's the deal? Well... they cost a ton. If you were stingant on LandRaider costs, a Herald might be a better choice for you. But hey, all these guys can take several Landraider shots to the face and growl back, and then hose through a Landraider and all the guys trying to take cover behind it. That's why some of them cost more, yes, MORE than a Landraider.
Plus you still get the Daemon Package deal, Deep Strike and ID immunity. Don't worry about Power Fists with these guys. What are they going to do, scratch your back? Show them what true power is!