New Faction & More In Warhammer Age Of Sigmar Dominion!

May 31, 2021 by brennon

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Games Workshop unveiled what's inside that new launch box for Warhammer Age Of Sigmar. The "Epic Fantasy" continues with the Stormcast Eternals finding themselves facing down the forces of the Kruleboyz Orruks in the Realm Of Ghur. We even got treated to a new cinematic trailer...

Warhammer Age Of Sigmar Cinematic Trailer // Games Workshop

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The new trailer shows off some of the characters that we'll see below descending from the Realm Of Azyr to do battle with the Kruleboyz. We get a good look at the expansive realm that Sigmar has called home and the rampage that these new Stormcast Eternals are looking to halt.

New Stormcast Eternals

On the one side of the conflict, we have the Stormcast Eternals who are being led into battle by Yndrasta, The Celestial Spear.

Yndrasta The Celestial Spear - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar JUNE

Yndrasta, The Celestial Spear // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

We've seen her model before of course but it is still pretty cool I'd say. I like the armour, the pose, the weapons and those impressive wings. However, she is going to need some champions to join her in battle.

Featured in the cinematic trailer, we have the strategists of the Stormcast Eternals in the Lord-Imperatant.

Lord-Imperatant With Gryph-Hound - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Lord-Imperatant With Gryph-Hound // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

The model is pretty cool and I like that it comes with those two head options. The bearded face is nice but I think that the stylised mask and helmet certainly continue through that immortal and undying warrior feel. I will say that despite being a strategist, it didn't stop him from roaring like an idiot at those Kruleboyz that shot him. I think he needs Reforging so he can get some more training.

The forces of Sigmar don't just rely on martial might. Some of their kind were once powerful mages in another life and so once more fulfil that role as Stormcast Eternal.

Knight-Arcanum - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Knight-Arcanum // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Once again, very sold on the miniature, especially when it comes to the masked variant. It's also neat to see another female character model for the forces of Sigmar. I think you could have a lot of fun painting up this particular character with crackling energy radiating from around her staff and outstretched hand.

Banners look to be back in a big way too. The Knight-Vexillor here comes with that impressive standard which pushes the forces of Sigmar on to greater feats of heroics.

Knight-Vexillor With Banner Of Apotheosis - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Knight-Vexillor With Banner Of Apotheosis // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

It actually has a small piece of the Anvil Of Apotheosis imbued into its design meaning that the Stormcast Eternals now carry a part of their immortality around with them wherever they go. This is probably a good thing since Be'lakor made it much harder for a Stormcast to return to Azyr now.

New Stormcast Eternals Units

We also got to see some new Stormcast Eternals units as well. For example, we have the halberd armed Praetors who are going to be striding into battle alongside your characters.

Praetors - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Praetors // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

If you prefer the idea of just rushing in and crushing your opponents into smoking ruin then you have the rather excellent Annihilators. I still absolutely love those hammers and shields.

Annihilators - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar JUNE

Annihilators // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

I think the Annihilators, alongside the Knight-Arcanum, might be my favourite miniatures from the new set. There is also a place for these new rank and file units.

Vindictors #1 - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar JUNE

Vindictors // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Vindictors #2 - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar JUNE

Vindictors // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

The Vindictors carry over that theme of Ancient Greece into the design of the new Stormcast Eternals. I like the spear and shield combo when it comes to their choice of weapon and they feel like they are going to look amazing when arrayed on the table in a shieldwall. Again, a good mix of different body types in the set and plenty of bare head options for those who like seeing the faces of their warriors.

Upcoming Stormcast Eternals Miniatures

As well as getting a look at what is included in the Dominion set, we also got a peek at two miniatures coming up shortly after its release to expand the armies of Sigmar.

Knight-Judicator With Gryph-Hounds - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Knight-Judicator With Gryph-Hounds // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

The Knight-Judicator seems like a pretty awesome miniature to include in your force if you like the idea of hunting down your enemies from afar. He comes with a pair of much more feral looking Gryph-Hounds too that are ready to rip some Kruleboyz apart when they get their beaks into them!

You'll also be able to ride into battle on the back of a Stormstrike Chariot which comes with two crew who are armed with a bow and axe/spear.

Stormstrike Chariot - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Stormstrike Chariot // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

A cool addition to the army which continues that trend towards that more Classical/Ancient look. Some pretty awesome miniatures for Stormcast Eternals collectors although I would say that their range is pretty darn well catered for!

The Kruleboyz Are Comin'!

The forces of Destruction are now bowing down to the might of Kragnos and so a new breed of Orruk has crawled out of the swamps of Ghur. Whilst the forces of the Ironjawz might serve almighty Gork, these Orruks are more cunning than that and fight for Mork's glory.

Killaboss On Great Gnashtoof - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Killaboss On Great Gnashtoof // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

This new sub-faction for Destruction can be led by the likes of the Killaboss On Great Gnashtoof. As you can see, these are more "lithe" looking greenskins which have a little more of the Grot about them than their larger and bulkier brothers in arms.

There is a really distinct aesthetic to these new Orruks which moves more towards the designs that you might be familiar with from the Peter Jackson Hobbit movies.

Swampcalla Shaman With Pot Grot - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Swampcalla Shaman With Pot Grot // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

I can certainly see more of the Azog in these miniatures than your traditional Orcs of Warhammer Fantasy. As this is the first reveal of their army, we get a lot of different characters in the Dominion set including the Shaman above and the likes of the Killaboss on foot.

Killaboss With Stab-Grot - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Killaboss With Stab-Grot // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

I like the addition of more Grots into this force and I know a lot of people are already very much in love with the Stab-Grot. You'll also note those shields they're all using. It's very much a call back to the old shields that we used to see on classic Orcs but they also represent each Orruk that carries them into battle.

This particular miniature speaks to their swampy origins too.

Murknov With Belcha-Banna - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Murknob With Belcha-Banna // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

The Murknob carries a banner that has the pinned tongue of a swamp beast lashed to it. This allows it to spew forth noxious fog and more across the battlefield concealing their approach. It also shows the hierarchy of the Kruleboyz clans. On top you have Kragnos (of course), followed by the Orruks and then the Grots at the very bottom.

New Kruleboyz Units

It's not all characters though. The Kruleboyz also got access to some new units like the stabby Gutrippaz.

Gutrippaz - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Gutrippaz // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Whilst most of their bigger brothers in arms would just charge headlong into battle, the Gutrippaz actually taunt their enemies so they can draw them into ambushes. They really have got a lot of Mork running through their veins.

Maybe you could even draw them into the crossfire of one of your Man-Skewer Boltboyz units?

Man-Skewer Boltboyz - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Man-Skewer Boltboyz // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

The Boltboyz are able to choose between two different firing modes when in battle. They can either go for a quick volley or take their time and snipe their targets with more deadly bolts.

The last unit for the Kruleboyz in the box is the Hobgrot Slittaz which are very cool indeed. If we weren't going to get Fimir then I was hoping for Hobgoblins!

Hobgrot Slittaz - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Hobgrot Slittaz // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

These warriors scamper around the battlefield looking to shank those who are within an inch of death. They make a great screening unit too if you want to throw someone under the bus. Don't count them out completely though as they come armed with some nasty grenades which they received from an unknown patron.

It's Chaos Duardin, right? It has to be Chaos Duardin. Hobgoblins have always been attached to them in the lore of Warhammer Fantasy Battles so it makes sense to carry that through into The Mortal Realms.

Upcoming Kruleboyz Miniatures

That brings the Kruleboyz units from the Dominion set together but there are also some new releases for them coming soon after too.

Beast-Skewer Killbow - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Beast-Skewer Killbow // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

The nasty Beast-Skewer Killbow is an upgraded version of the ones that the foot troops carry. This is operated by a team of Grots and one Orruk who uses this to pin down large beasts and cause havoc amongst the enemy army.

They also have this very impressive miniature, the Breka-Boss On Mirebrute Troggoth!

Breaka-Boss On Murebrute Troggoth - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Breaka-Boss On Mirebrute Troggoth // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Again, I really like the idea behind the miniature and think that it would be impressive to field on the tabletop. The gut plate is a nice addition to the miniature and I like the character they've managed to bake into the "rider" and his mount. Again, very Peter Jackson's Hobbit in many regards.

The Dominion Boxed Set

All of this comes together as part of the Dominion Boxed Set that you see below (bar the future releases of course).

Dominion Boxed Set - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Dominion Boxed Set // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

So, that's two full armies which you could split with a friend if you were so inclined. You also get that new Warhammer Age Of Sigmar Rulebook with its Limited Edition cover.

Limited Edition Core Book - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Limited Edition Core Book // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

This comes with all of the updated lore and more that you'll need when diving into the game. Considering they've said this is the best version of the game yet and it comes with tweaked and refined rules, one would hope that it's a good'un. They've also said that they've taken even more time to explore the background of The Mortal Realms to give you a good grounding in the game world.

You also get all of the appropriate Warscrolls for these units and War At Amberstone Watch which allows you to play out a narrative struggle between these new miniatures.

War At Amberstone Watch - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

War At Amberstone Watch // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

It should be noted that Games Workshop said that they have made more than enough of this boxed set but that you SHOULD pre-order it to guarantee a copy. We shall remember that Games Workshop!

Capping things off for this pretty immense box, we also have the Dominion novel by Darius Hinks which will be available separately. So, if you want to do more reading on the story behind Dominion then you can certainly do so!

Dominion Novel - Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

Dominion Novel // Warhammer Age Of Sigmar

I am very much into the novels of The Mortal Realms right now so I will probably give this a read/listen when I can. It would be neat to see if it's all from the perspective of the Stormcast Eternals or if we get an insight into the mind of the Kruleboyz too.

Well, that was a long one. What do you make of the new miniatures from Games Workshop for Warhammer Age Of Sigmar? Will you be buying this new set when it comes out? Are you tempted more by the Kruleboyz or these new Stormcast Eternals?

Drop your thoughts in the comments below...

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