October 31, 2015 by brennon
Games Workshop swing back towards Age Of Sigmar with their latest release for the end of October. Now they are focusing on the once Lizardmen, now Seraphon who have a series of re-packaged units and a new Battletome which gives you a series of new organised ‘lists’ for the army and scenarios to play out…
The Lizards Are Back
The Battletome, which also has a Limited Edition version, comes with some new artwork, some old, and tells the story of how the Seraphon travelled from the Old World to this new one that we find ourselves fighting over. It is interesting that we’re turning to this army so quickly as the next one to get their own book.
You would have thought that with some new races in the mix they would have given us more of an idea of how they came to be rather than one of the older races. Still, I suppose this is all part of their continuing narrative arch and they made sense to bring in now.
Armies Of The Seraphon
“Summoned by the incredible power of the Slann Starmasters, they materialise from the energy of the stars themselves – nimble skinks, predatory saurus and hulking kroxigor, each intent on destroying the forces that have corrupted and darkened the realms almost beyond repair. Wrought of purest star-magic, the Seraphon are true beings of Azyr.”
I don’t think, as much as Games Workshop push them as a range, they are going to be very popular. I think sticking to tried and tested races, like the Duardin (Dwarfs) and Aelfs (Elves) could have been a sounder strategy right now to ground the game back into a reality gamers can grasp.
Maybe they will end the threat of Chaos once and for all and the Old World will be restored?
It will be interesting to see where it goes as a game…
"The Carnosaur is still around along with regular Saurus Warriors and Skinks..."