Games Workshop Explore The Warhammer Old World & Kislev!

March 24, 2020 by brennon

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Games Workshop are still keeping a lid on exactly what shape the Warhammer Old World will be in when they return to it in the future but the latest preview gave us a peek a lesser-known army that is getting a revamp, Kislev.

Kislev Ice Guard - Games Workshop

Ruled over (before the world blew up) by Tzarina Katarin Bokha, the warriors of Kislev are the ones who held the bastion against the forces of Chaos and Norsca that constantly hammer on the doors of the Old World and The Empire. Whilst human men and women, if you were to ask a Kislevite they would in no uncertain terms describe themselves as hardier and more tested than the men of the South.

Their inspiration draws from a lot of Cossack and Eastern European influences as you'll no doubt see in the designs here. This is some of the concept art by Mark Bedford as he worked on the Ice Guard, a new unit which will join the ranks of Kislev when the new (old?) game releases.

Kislev Ice Guard Alt #2 - Games Workshop

Able to draw on the powers of the Ice Witch, Tzarina Katarin Bokha herself, the Ice Guard are able to wreath the tips of their arrows and blades of their weapons in chilling ice which makes them even more deadly on the tabletop no doubt!

Kislev Ice Guard Alt #1 - Games Workshop

It certainly seems like we're going to be seeing some changes alongside some old favourites when it comes to The Old World and whatever form Warhammer Fantasy Battles takes. I for one think that they are going to take a smaller-scale approach to the game and keep it mass battle but tweak the scale to 15mm or maybe even smaller and look to the scale of 10/12mm in Warmaster.

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This means that the game stays distinct from Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar and also means that they avoid the ire of a lot of folks who have rebased their miniatures! Also, I think that Games Workshop and Forge World have proved they can do this smaller scale well (Adeptus Titanicus etc) so why not embrace it and do something new?

What direction do you think they'll take?

"Also, I think that Games Workshop and Forge World have proved they can do this smaller scale well (Adeptus Titanicus etc) so why not embrace it and do something new?"

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