New Rules Leak For Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar – Simple But Cool? [Fluff Update]

June 30, 2015 by brennon

Some new information has leaked surrounding the rules for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. You can check them out at the link below, offering a snippet of what's going to be coming over the summer. The rules are VERY different before and suddenly you can see why they've just been condensed into four pages...

Additional images have also popped up in greater detail AND there is some more on the actual full rules for the game I actually feel a little bad for Games Workshop that the excitement of the rules coming out this Saturday has been spoiled but I guess that was going to be inevitable. See what you think...

More Images

Full Rules

More Background

We've also had a bit of information drop in considering the background for Age of Sigmar. It's certainly a bit of a change and sounds a little bit like we heard a few weeks ago...

  • Nine Mortal Realms exist all based on the Eight Colours of Magic with Chaos being the Ninth.
  • Sigmar rules from a realm named Azyrheim. When one of his Stormcast Eternals dies they return there (think Valhalla/Valkyries)
  • Four Great Alliances
    • Order: Stormcast Eternals, Steamhead Duardin (Dwarfs), Red Slayers (Mercenaries), Aelf (Elves), and Seraphon (Reptilian warriors)
    • Chaos: Fully combined army which includes Beastmen, Warriors, Daemons and Skaven
    • Death: Undead
    • Destruction: Orruks (Orcs) Grots (Goblins) Ogors (Ogres) and other Ravening Beasts.

The Rules

Movement, Shooting, and Combat have all been very much streamlined and things have a lot more abstraction to them than before. It certainly fits into the idea of the game being a skirmish experience. Combat is another of the big changes where battles are fought out in an more mutual way where one opponent chooses a battle then the other until they are all done.

Sigmar At Blackfire

Rules Leak

We don't get any of the real specifics but it certainly makes for some interesting reading. The main bit of text at the start explains that a battle of around 100 models is enough for an evening so THIS is certainly how they see the game going from now on I reckon.

The Models

As well as the rules there were also the models that we spied last week. You can see them in the links below in more leaks from the White Dwarf that will be out this weekend. We've had some discussions about them already but I thought I would add some more thoughts now we've had some time to reflect on them.

Update: Leaked Image of New Sigmarites & Chaos Revealed

More Leaks – Close Ups Of Chaos & Sigmarite Warriors

When it comes to the models I have a few thoughts about them. I actually really like the look of the Sigmarites in their golden armour. I might not like the paint style so much, I would probably paint them to look a little darker, but I think the models are pretty neat.

I particularly like their more 'angelic' looking soldiers at the back and the character atop his demi-dragon type creature.

The Chaos forces...I'm not so sure about. I like the regular barbarian types and the monster at the back but the characters are maybe a little bit too fussy. I think there might be a bit too much 'craziness' to them although I guess they should really have that to match the Sigmarites.

Overall I am quite taken by the new models and I will probably pick up the models from this new set, at the very least, to give the game a go. I'm very interested to see what they do with the rules in the future too.

Will you be giving them a go?

"...THIS is certainly how they see the game going from now on I reckon"

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