A New Edition Of Warhammer Age Of Sigmar On The Cards

May 10, 2021 by brennon

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Alas, Saturday was not a day to get excited about 10mm Warmaster-esque Warhammer Fantasy Battles. But, it was a chance for Games Workshop to show off some teasers for the new edition of Warhammer Age Of Sigmar which is coming up later this year.

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The newest take on Warhammer Age Of Sigmar follows on from the end of the Soul War and the culmination of the Broken Realms series. With the rise of Kragnos, an old god born anew, and Be'lakor disrupting the very nature of the realms, Sigmar has had to call on new allies in order to win back the realms from the forces of Chaos.

As mentioned in the video above, the team at Games Workshop are going to aim to produce a version of the game that is as tight and fun to play as possible. As well as mechanical changes which are set to make the game more fun to dive into, the new edition of Warhammer Age Of Sigmar will also feature a new breed of Stormcast Eternals.

New Stormcast Eternal Celestant

Leading the way is Yndrasta, The Celestial Spear. Sigmar has many champions with the Celestant Prime being the bearer of Ghal Maraz and his representative on the battlefield. Yndrasta is similar in power to the Celestant Prime and is now leading a new vanguard of Stormcast Eternals into battle.

Yndrasta The Celestial Spear - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Yndrasta, The Celestial Spear // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

The Stormcast Eternals of Warhammer Age Of Sigmar have always had that heavenly quality to them, sent down by a god on crackling streaks of lightning to do battle with the forces of darkness. Yndrasta takes things to another level and really hammers home that angelic quality to them as a faction.

Yndrasta The Celestial Spear Alt - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Yndrasta, The Celestial Spear // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

She carries brutal new weapons which are forged to hunt down and slay massive monsters and she wears a new suit of armour that has a stronger connection to the realm of Azyr. I think she looks bloomin' awesome as a miniature and I can see a lot of people being eager to start up a new Stormcast Eternals army just because of her!

Also, I really like the addition of that mutated and very strange looking squirrel on the back of her base. I need to know what one of those is so that I can take it as a wizard's familiar in a roleplaying game in the future!

New Stormcast Eternal Warriors!

In addition to the new Celestant, we also have some new miniatures. Not all souls of fallen Stormcast are making it back to Azyr thanks to the scheming of Be'lakor and so Grungni, Sigmar's Duardin buddy has forged him some new armour in which to send his Stormcast Eternals into battle.

Stormcast Eternals Vindictor - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Stormcast Eternals Vindictor // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Vindictors now serve as the rank and file of a new Chamber that fights for Sigmar against the forces of Chaos. Their armour is more attuned to Azyr making their trip back to the celestial realm a little more certain. That doesn't mean that they will always get home but it gives them much more of a fighting chance.

Stormcast Eternals Vindictors - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Stormcast Eternals Vindictors // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

I've always liked the look of the Stormcast Eternals as these heavily armoured paladins but I think the Vindictors turn things up a notch. I like the sleeker armour design and the addition of that scalemail into the equation. The spear and shield combination also gives them an almost phalanx/hoplite feel with the masked helmets evoking classical Greek and Roman heroes. It's very cool and I could see it looking fantastic when ranked up on the tabletop.

That's not all though. We also got a look at some of the heavy hitters that Sigmar is sending into the fray. Here we have one of the Annihilators.

Annihilators - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Annihilators // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Going full Thor with those crackling hammers and carrying immense shields, these Annihilators look like the Terminators of The Mortal Realms. Much like with the Vindictors, I think these fellows look absolutely amazing and I can't wait to see them in more artwork doing their thing. It might all be very over-the-top but then again that's why a lot of people love Warhammer Age Of Sigmar.

A New Foe - The Fimir Are Coming?

As we talk about artwork, it's worth showing off the new cover of the upcoming Warhammer Age Of Sigmar Rulebook for the new edition.

Rulebook Art - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Rulebook Art // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Again, I am sold. It has the look of High Fantasy and epic heroics that we've come to know from The Mortal Realms whilst also very much drawing on that grimdark heart that beats in the chest of Warhammer Age Of Sigmar. I'm sure plenty of people are getting a very Inferno vibe from this as a character descends into the heart of chaos.

As well as gribbly monsters, we also got a tease of the foe that the Stormcast Eternals are going to be fighting in the realm of Ghur.

Beware The Swamps Of Ghur // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Is it time for the Fimir to make their appearance? The mention of swamps and fens would certainly fit with these strange and eldritch beasts from the dark corners of Warhammer lore. We've already seen the cyclopean Fomoroid presented as part of Warcry and so it wouldn't be too much of a leap for them to sneak their way into the game in greater numbers.

I think Games Workshop might take some time to tweak their lore, especially certain elements of it, but in the main, I could see it being a fun new way to introduce a race of terrifying enemies for the Stormcast Eternals to face in that new Starter Set.

Are you excited about the new edition of Warhammer Age Of Sigmar?

"Is it time for the Fimir to make their appearance?"

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