March 19, 2016 by brennon
If you thought that Games Workshop might have dropped their ‘bigger is better’ mentality then you’d be shocked to see this new release for Age of Sigmar. The Stardrakes are now flying and stomping forth to lead the other Dracoth riders into battle…
“Legends are told all across the mortal realms of the Great Drake, Dracothion. An immense creature, ruler of the night sky, his form has been picked out in stars across the firmament for countless generations, inspiring awe and wonder in all who gaze at the heavens.
His offspring, the Stardrakes, descended from the constellations above – huge, reptilian creatures with vast wings and serpentine necks, noble of aspect and filled with celestial magic.
Ridden into battle by the strongest and most powerful warriors of the Stormcast Eternals Extremis Chamber, these fearsome creatures of Order can tear apart even the most berserk champion of Chaos in mere seconds.”
I kind of like the overall look of the Stardrake when it comes to its body but the wings are what don’t work for me. There’s something about the positioning of them, especially here in this image, where they just look wrong and as if that’s the reason why the Stardrake is yelling in pain.
Even other images of the Stardrake in different painting styles show the weird angle of the wings. I guess they are meant to show it about to take flight? I think that you could probably drop the wings as a whole and run with the Stardrake being wingless.
Of course there are also a pair of riders…
You can run with the Lord-Celestant wielding a tempestos hammer or stormbound blade and sigmarite shield or a Drakesworn Templar with a tempest axe, arc hammer, or stormlance and skybolt bow.
Will you be picking this kit up?
"His offspring, the Stardrakes, descended from the constellations above - huge, reptilian creatures with vast wings and serpentine necks, noble of aspect and filled with celestial magic..."