January 16, 2016 by brennon
Games Workshop have now released a new set of heroes for use with your Fyreslayers in Age of Sigmar. The sets that you can pick up are for the Magmadroth with options for a variety of different riders. You can either go with the Auric Runefather, Runesmiter or Runeson…
The set gives you the ability to make one of the characters mounted atop a Magmadroth while the other choices for heroes can be made as on-foot additions to your army. I actually quite like that they’ve given you the choice like that even if I would have loved to get my hands on the Fyreslayers on foot without the monsters.
Above we have the Runefather and you can see the Runesmiter and Runeson below. I really like the black scales of the Runesmiter’s Magmadroth but I just know that I wouldn’t be able to make that scheme work! I would have to go with the red look.
The Magmadroths might not be everyone’s cup of tea but they have really started to grow on me. While a lot of people have been wondering why slayers would be riding these big beasts instead of killing them – well, your enemies against your foes right?
See The Whites Of Their Eyes!
Here you can see the on-foot versions of each of these characters…
I think I would go with the Runefather on the back of the Magamadroth since I think he has the right kind of weapon for fighting on the back of a big beast. Then, that gives me the Runesmiter and Runeson on foot to start hacking apart foes with the rest of the Vulkite Berserkers.
As well as the models Games Workshop have also released the Battletome for the Fyreslayers. You can grab this book which tells you about the background of the Fyreslayers and also contains rules for the faction plus additional Warscrolls and formations which can give you extra options in battle.
While I haven’t picked up the one for the Stormcast Eternal I am very tempted to pick up this one simply because I want to learn more about what they’re doing with Dwarfs in the world of Age of Sigmar. Might it be a bit too much on top of getting myself a Magmadroth?
Oh dear. I think my wallet hates me…
"The set gives you the ability to make one of the characters mounted atop a Magmadroth while the other choices for heroes can be made as on-foot additions to your army..."