Slaanesh Makes A Return This Weekend For Age Of Sigmar

April 23, 2019 by brennon

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Games Workshop will be bringing back an imprisoned god this weekend with pre-orders going live for the new Hedonites Of Slaanesh Battletome and much more in Age Of Sigmar.

Hedonites Of Slaanesh - Age Of Sigmar

Above you can see the Limited Edition version of the book which comes with full artwork on the front cover, crafted to fit into your array of books very nicely indeed. Essentially the book is entirely the same otherwise but if you're a big lover of Slaanesh (as many of its followers are) then this might be a good shout.

The book will come alongside a range of new cards for the new units available to you in a Slaaneshi force plus other accessories too.

The Prince Of Darkness

As we've already seen, Games Workshop has gifted the followers of Slaanesh a new Keeper Of Secrets for you to enjoy. This proud and elegant looking incarnation of Slaanesh's will on the battlefield is a good antithesis to the other howling and gnashing Greater Daemons, really playing into Slaanesh's character.

Keeper Of Secrets - Age Of Sigmar

However, this kit also makes a named character for you to throw into the mix. Many of the Greater Daemons have grown in power and infamy throughout the Mortal Realms, earning themselves monikers like Shalaxi Helbane here.

Shalaxi Helbane - Age Of Sigmar

This named character will give added nuance to your force as you could potentially completely theme an army around Helbane. I feel like he has a lot of the trappings of an old character from Warhammer Fantasy, Sigvald The Magnificent. Maybe if you switched the spear out for a sword you could make him the daemonic incarnation of him for Age Of Sigmar?

You'll find that he will be usable in both Age Of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 too so he can do some travelling through The Eye Of Terror!

Extravagant Followers

As well as the Keeper Of Secrets we'll meet more characters from the Hedonites army including the Masque, bringing their own brand of terror to the tabletop once more.

Slaanesh Reveal #1 - Age Of Sigmar

I'm particularly excited about this fellow though. I don't think we've had a proper look at exactly what that towering fellow can do but I love the idea!

Slaanesh Reveal #2 - Age Of Sigmar

I could imagine him wading in, smashing aside his foes with that massive axe whilst the rider on top forces him forward and whips prey nearer to his reaping axe. As I've mentioned before there's something of the 300 Persian-style about him which could be an interesting angle to take.

This seems like a cool bit of kit for the Hedonites too...whatever it does!

Slaanesh Reveal #3 - Age Of Sigmar

I can sense from the revelry that those Daemonettes are engaged in that it's fascinating at the very least. Something tells me you shouldn't look into that mirror...for any reason what-so-ever.

Overall, it's a good time to be a fan of Slaanesh. It's really good to see Games Workshop taking a grown-up approach to this army, not just filling it with boobs for the sake of it. I much prefer this mature take, offering up a beautiful and satisfying army for those that want to challenge their painting skills.

What do you think?

"...offering up a beautiful and satisfying army for those that want to challenge their painting skills"

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