General Exalted Hero of Chaos Tactics
The progression for a mortal in the Slaves to Darkness army is: Marauder -> Chaos Warrior -> Chaos Chosen -> Exalted Hero -> Chaos Lord -> Daemon Prince. This means that you can expect your Exalted Hero to be a good fighter, but be careful not to bite off more that you can chew!
The Exalted Hero is a good close combat leader. He has a good armour save ( 4+), a decent number of wounds (5). He has a variable number of attacks (D6) and an average chance of wounding ( 4 to hit, 3 to wound, with -1 rend), but there are ways to improve this. You will find details on how to do this later in the post.
Exalted Hero of Chaos Abilities
The Exalted Hero has a number of Abilities. You will want to be coversant with them all.
Trail of Red Ruin
The Exalted Hero’s main skill is that he can attack twice in one combat phase. This can be against two different units if they are in range (3″). More about this later too!
The best use of the Exalted Hero is to use him to ‘mop up’ any stray Heroes or wounded Monsters that have survived or escaped a previous combat with your Chaos Warriors.