Ranged Options Fight For The Stormcast’s Vanguard In Age Of Sigmar

February 27, 2017 by brennon

Games Workshop continues to add to the world of Age Of Sigmar with more releases for the Stormcast Eternals and the Vanguard Chamber. Here we have the Vanguard-Raptors who bring ranged options to your faster moving scouting force.


First up we have the rapid-firing Hurricane Crossbows for the Vanguard-Raptors. As well as firing a whopping six attacks as they fire they also have a few different extra options. You can rapid fire, adding three to your total of attacks or you can add some suppressing fire to a single target, reducing its charge move in the next phase.

Alternatively, you can pick up the Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows.

Vanguard-Raptors With Longstrike Crossbows & Aetherwings

These weapons sacrifice damage output for range and can be used for long sniping shots across the battlefield. Any to hit rolls of a six actually also cause two mortal wounds due to their headshot ability.

Both of these units are also joined by the colourful Aetherwings. As well as having a nice set of attacks they are incredibly agile, being allowed to retreat and charge in the same turn and use their bond with the Vanguard-Raptors to fly to their aid when needed.

I do really like the look of the Longstrike Crossbows here and the Aetherwings are some very nice birds too. The withering fire from the Hurricane Crossbows however will probably make them the weapons of choice.

What do you think?

"Both of these units are also joined by the colourful Aetherwings..."

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