Don’t Have A Cow Man! Preview Age Of Sigmar’s Mighty Monsters

March 30, 2020 by brennon

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Games Workshop was showing off loads of preview this weekend for the worlds of Warhammer this weekend and first, we're going to look at the Mortal Realms of Age Of Sigmar. Here we got to meet some towering new additions to the Lumineth Realm-lords as they introduce us to Avalenor, The Stoneheart King.

Avalenor The Stoneheart King - Age Of Sigmar

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This fellow is quite different isn't he? Turns out that the Aelves under the command of Teclis have made allies of the mountain spirits and so they now march to war alongside ranks of spearmen, archers and cavalry. I wasn't entirely sure what I expect to see during the previews this weekend but this fellow is certainly very interesting.

Avalenor, The Stoneheart King is then also joined by Alarith Spirit Of The Mountain. Part creature, part actual mountain, these spirits are able to go toe-to-toe with the likes of a Bloodthirster apparently too. The more I look at them, the more I actually quite like the design but I'm not entirely sure that it fits what most people think when they say "Elf".

Alarith Spirit Of The Mountain - Age Of Sigmar

Following alongside these massive mountain spirits, the team at Games Workshop also previewed some actual Aelves who fight alongside them. Here we have the Alarith Stoneguard who come armed with some massive warhammers which are, again, quite the departure from the standard Elf designs of the past.

Alarith Stoneguard - Age Of Sigmar

I have no real problem with these miniatures as a whole as I like the armour and weapon designs but those helmets are a bit weird. I know that clearly Games Workshop has been drawing from some different cultures in order to craft the look for the Lumineth Realm-lords but when you start worrying about trying to fit through a door with your helmet on, maybe you've gone a bit too far.

I could see some folk picking up these miniatures and shaping/shaving the helmets into regular conical points like Elves of old. As I said, I think it's neat that Games Workshop are taking chances and doing something different with their range but sometimes it can look a little wild!

Warcry Flame Worshippers

As well as this peek into the future for the Lumineth Realm-lords, we also got a look at what's coming for Warcry which is Games Workshop's skirmish game set in the Mortal Realms. See what you think of the Scions Of The Flame who really, really like fire.

These followers of the Dark Gods worship an aspect of Chaos known as the Ever-Raging Flame and they bring an entirely new set of abilities to the tabletop for dealing with unbelievers. Coming from the realm of Aqshy which has been the touchstone for a lot of different storylines within the Mortal Realms, they come wreathed in flames and with the power to imbue it into their weapons too.

Scions Of The Flame - Age Of Sigmar

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This particular set of releases will be another fun and inventive addition to the Mortal Realms. I always like seeing what quirky things Games Workshop do with Warcry, Necromunda and their more specialist games. It allows them to dive deeper into the background of the world and show off the nooks and crannies of their vast realm.

Whilst I'm sure a lot of people will be diving in to use these warriors in Warcry I could also see them being a cult that you might run into during roleplaying adventures in Age Of Sigmar: Soulbound. It is set in the realm of Aqshy as it happens!

What do you make of these new additions to the world of Age Of Sigmar?

"I think it's neat that Games Workshop are taking chances and doing something different with their range but sometimes it can look a little wild!"

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