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The Chainguard are Malignants controlled by a Guardian of Souls, these hosts of Chainrasp Hordes are frequently used to hold the centerline of a Nighthaunt army, engaging larger and powerful enemy units, relying on the Guardian to constantly reform them.[1a]
The Chainrasp Hordes are some of the most base and pathetic Nighthaunt. They are the spirits of people who, in life, were bound in chains. In the afterlife, they gain no respite from this eternal imprisonment, destined to always grasp for a non-existant light, battering and grabbing at their surroundings to do so.
Guardians of Souls
A Chainguard not only holds vigil over the dead but will also drive other spirits to the heights of malice. The living dead are drawn to their lantern's flame when they go to war. They carry a Nightmare Lantern which has the light of Nagashizzar bound within it which invigorates the dark souls of any Nighthaunts it illuminates. 
- 1: Battletome: Nighthaunt
- 1a: Ghostly Processions, pg. 20-21
- 2: Soul Wars (novel) by Josh Reynolds
- 3: Guardian of Souls Warscroll