So the shining spears are another one of the hardest hitting units in the game no questions asked. With a full squad you get 8 s6 power weapon attacks at WS4 and I5, and 3 s8 power weapon attacks WS5 I6, and if you attach an autarch your gettin 5 more s6 power weapon attacks WS6 I6.
Of course this is only the turn when they initiate the assault, and are 35 points a model and its a few hundred points for the aforementioned unit.
My question is...
The exarch carries a star lance, it follows the rules for a star lance but has a strength of 8 in all cases. This means that if he puts his attacks on an independent character with T4, and its the first round of assault, I can instakill him? On any turn in which they initiate an assault, models armed with laser lances count as having strength 6 power weapons. Thats right out of the codex.. but would it count as that strength for instakill?