August 1, 2015 by brennon
Age Of Sigmar takes over Games Workshop once more this week with releases featuring both terrain and models. Not only do we have two new terrain pieces, the Numinous Occulum and the Dragonfate Dais but also the Paladins are out in force. The Sylvaneth have also been completely repackaged with the new bases…
First up we’re going to check out the terrain. The first piece below, the Numinous Occulum is a strange creation but one that seems very fitting for Age of Sigmar. It acts like a Magical Fulcrum (think Storm of Magic) and also gives you additional boons like changing die rolls and unbinding spells.
Next up we have the Dragonfate Dais which works for Priests rather than Wizards. Here you can pray to the Gods and be granted gifts by them if you are worthy. It also has a healing ability for all Blessed models around it, mostly the Stormcast right now, while also hurting Chaos models.
The terrain focus has certainly been around pieces that fit into the Stormcast Eternal way of thinking. This puts more fuel to the fire that we’ll be seeing a lot of Chaos based terrain in the coming month of August where Khorne are going to shed blood across the stones.
Paladins Of Sigmar
I’ve always liked the idea of Paladins. Ever since Warcraft II Tides of Darkness they’ve scratched an itch so this new kit from Games Workshop certainly got my attention. The new box allows you to make Retributors, Protectors and Decimators…
Retributors were included in the main boxed game so some folks will be familiar with their rather insane hammers that can cause mortal wounds on hit rolls of a six. They were very instrumental in turning a lot of Ogres into dust a couple of days ago for me.
Protectors have longer reach with their huge glaives and are also focused on hurting monsters, turning singular wounds into multiple ones. They also get an inherent bonus against getting shot, deflecting arrows away with their weapons.
Last but not least we have the Decimators who are armed with those cruel looking axes. Not only do they get to lay waste to everything within reach thanks to their weapons but because of the gory nature of their business Battleshock Tests are harder to pass when they are around.
The Woods Live
Last but not least it should be noted that a whole range of repackaged Sylvaneth stuff is out now too. While we won’t show it all (you’ve seen it all before) the Warhost below gives you an idea of what’s back to supplement the campaign we see in the Age of Sigmar book.
I’ve always loved the Wood Elves in Warhammer Fantasy and the new Treemen models plus those amazing plastic Dryads have always been a winner. We had hoped to see the Branchwraith come out in plastic to support the new change but alas she is still in Finecast for now.
What has caught your attention?
"Not only do they get to lay waste to everything within reach thanks to their weapons but because of the gory nature of their business Battleshock Tests are harder to pass when they are around..."