A New Story To Tell With Age Of Sigmar Blightwar Coming Soon

August 23, 2017 by brennon

A new boxed game is on the way from Games Workshop for the world of Age Of Sigmar. Blightwar sees you playing out the clashes between the forces of the Chaos God Nurgle and the valiant Stormcast Eternals.

Warhammer Age Of Sigmar Blight War

The set contains a multitude of existing plastic models include Nurgle Plague Bearers, Nurglings and those terrifying flyers. The Stormcast Eternal get themselves a set of Vanguard Chamber models which came out not too long ago, basically the scouts of the forces of Order.

New Characters

The biggest thing however is the introduction of two new characters with Neave Blacktalon for the Stormcast Eternals leading the way into the fighting.

Neave Blacktalon

She comes with an alternative head swap, although I like the bear head option, and those deadly whirlwind axes for getting stuck into the fighting. As a Vanguard Chamber member she also carries her boltstorm pistol to help with ranged attacks too.

Fighting and leading the forces of Nurgle we have Horticulous Slimux who comes on a decidedly Oldhammer looking mount.

Horticulous Slimux

He is a powerful spellcaster in his own right with plenty of abilities to bring to bear. In addition he is no slouch in close combat either and while he may seem sluggish it wouldn’t take long for him to make his mark on an enemy unit.

Thematic Rules

As well as the models the gameplay has also had a bit of a tweak. You will get this dial within the set…

Blight War Wheel

…which will allow you to change and tweak the way gameplay unfolds in the depths of the Plague Garden. Something like this, to help add a new modularity to your games, is certainly an interesting prospect and it would be good to see how fun it is.

What do you think of this new boxed game product from Games Workshop?

"The biggest thing however is the introduction of two new characters with Neave Blacktalon for the Stormcast Eternals leading the way into the fighting..."