February 20, 2017 by brennon
The Vanguard-Palladors join the Vanguard Hunters at the head of the army riding atop Gryph-Chargers. These lithe and rather awesome looking mounts look ten times better than the Dracoths we saw for the Stormcast Eternals a while back. I think the sculpts look fantastic and the idea of them bounding across the tabletop is rather epic.
Here’s more about these wild riders…
“The Vanguard-Palladors of the Vanguard Chambers are without doubt the fastest ground elements of the Stormhosts. By transmuting into wind-borne lightning atop their Gryph-chargers, they can ride the celestial hurricane to circumvent the enemy army’s defences, before reassuming their corporeal forms to strike at the foe’s exposed throat with bolt, javelin, axe and claw.”
These riders can be armed with a few different weapons including the Boltstorm Pistol, Starstrike Javelins, Shock Handaxes, and of course the snarling Gryph-Charges can rip and tear too.
The Lunar Blade of the Pallador-Prime can be used to dish out some nasty mortal wounds and the aethereal strikes of the Gryph-Chargers can also do the same if they get sixes when they roll! They can also leap across the tabletop using the Winds Aetheric which means they can reposition easily.
Leading the way for this particular section of the Stormcast Eternal army we have the Commanders of the Vanguard Auxiliary Chambers, the Lord-Aquilor.
You can put this character together in a few different ways with the others giving you the options for a variety of weapons and a choice of head too. While I do like the masks of the Stormcast Eternals I think the bare head is rather awesome.
I think that if you used as many bare heads in your collection for the Vanguard it would mark them out as different amongst your army and provide a nice contrast.
As a bit of a different twist on things the world of Age of Sigmar also welcomes the return of the Chaos Warrior known as Slambo.
This chap might be familiar to those who collected Chaos many moons ago. I actually have a copy of him somewhere in my rather vast collection of dusty old Warhammer miniatures.
He actually comes with a Warscroll with rules for Age of Sigmar and when you get him you’ll also have points for matched play too.
What do you think of these new releases?
"By transmuting into wind-borne lightning atop their Gryph-chargers, they can ride the celestial hurricane to circumvent the enemy army’s defences, before reassuming their corporeal forms to strike at the foe’s exposed throat with bolt, javelin, axe and claw..."