One can dream…

So over the last week we have had Warhammer Fest Online.

Last weekend as I looked over the list of live shows, it was apparent to me that what I was most interested in was, would there be new Orks for Warhammer 4000, what would be revealed on Thursday for the boxed games and what would be the BIG mystery on Saturday.

Well we found out on Saturday that the mystery was a new edition of Age of Sigmar.

I am guessing exciting for players of Age of Sigmar, for me not so much.

I was hoping we would see the return of the Old World and Warhammer. We know from previous reveals that this was in the works and I am intrigued to see what this new (old) game looks like and what the models will be like, especially as we have seen massive jumps in model detail and development since the end of Warhammer back in 2015.

I was secretly hoping that we would see a relaunch of Epic in the (new) Adeptus Titanicus scale, but that was a far out dream… Well one can dream….

Bastiladon

Bastiladon models at Warhammer World.

An enormous creature covered entirely in impregnable armoured scales, the Bastiladon shrugs off all but the strongest attacks, all the while smashing down enemy lines with all the unstoppable force of a landslide. Stamping down anything able to move out of range of its terrible maw, the Bastiladon’s size means it can be armed with some incredible weaponry. The Solar Engine radiates the staggering power of a sun, casting forth death beams that turn armour to molten slag and incinerate anything alive extremely quickly; daemons are notably vulnerable to this Azyrite light. The Ark of Sotek spits forth a never-ending tangle of serpents, whose star-envenomed fangs bite deep into flesh, causing the blood within to burn with the flames of Azyr.

Orruk Gore-Gruntas

Orruk Gore-Gruntas on display at Warhammer World.

Enormous, foul-tempered porcine beasts of a strength and fury that even orruks respect, gruntas trample down all but the biggest foe, devouring the remains and noisily smashing apart everything in their path – much to the vivid delight of the Ironjawz who bounce gleefully upon their somewhat interestingly-fragranced backs. Gruntas will cheerfully and greedily eat anything, including iron (the result of devouring people wearing it, more often than not.) This undigested metal is harvested by orruks for use as weapons and armour, and called pig-iron. A well-timed charge of Gore-gruntas can easily smash apart an enemy army in a riot of stomping hooves, piercing tusks and unpleasant smells.

Thinking though these could be great as Feral Ork Boarboyz for Warhammer 40000.

Lord-Celestant on Stardrake at Warhammer World

Lord-Celestant on Stardrake at Warhammer World.

Even amongst the gloried ranks of the Stormcast Eternals and the star-born hierarchy of the Children of Dracothion, only the mightiest and noblest are chosen to lead an Extremis Chamber. So infused with celestial power are the Lord-Celestant and Stardrake that they radiate azure energies. The power of the stars themselves is theirs to command…

 

Orruk Megaboss on Maw-krusha at Warhammer World

These two Megaboss on Maw-krusha models were on display at Warhammer World.

Orruk Megabosses are pretty killy – it’s how they become as huge as they do, all that stompin’ causes them to grow and grow and grow until the power of the Waaagh! flows through them. But for some Megabosses, this isn’t enough! These particularly angry orruks seek out and subdue enormous Maw-krushas (often by yelling really, really loudly at them) – ill-tempered and powerful creatures who enjoy smashing stuff up almost as much as the orruks themselves. 

This uneasy pairing never really gets along especially well, and the Megaboss needs to constantly remind his Maw-krusha who’s in charge with the liberal application of an iron boot to the back of the head. 

Despite this, almost nothing on the battlefield can withstand their noisy rampage, and the immense number of kills they rack up inspires nearby orruks to fight ever harder.

When this came out I did think it would be a great model for my Feral Ork army. However as most things, it is still an idea and nowhere near getting anywhere close to the workbench. I would have to buy the model in the first place and there is already too many things on my workbench and on my wish list. I will still think about it though.

 

Lord-Celestant on Stardrake

Even amongst the gloried ranks of the Stormcast Eternals and the star-born hierarchy of the Children of Dracothion, only the mightiest and noblest are chosen to lead an Extremis Chamber. So infused with celestial power are the Lord-Celestant and Stardrake that they radiate azure energies. The power of the stars themselves is theirs to command…

Lord-Celestant on Stardrake

Magma Dragon

These primordial beasts are among the most malevolent of dragon kind. Their gullet burns with the intensity of a raging volcano, and when roused to wrath they incinerate their foes with jets of flame, or else tear them to shreds with their enormous claws and fangs.

Magma Dragon

This beautifully painted Magma Dragon was on display at Warhammer World. Alas no longer available from Forge World.

Download the Age of Sigmar rules for the Magma Dragon.

The Kharadron Overlords

I never really got into the Age of Sigmar and what it is all about. I really hadn’t read into the background behind the games and the forces. However browsing previous White Dwarf magazines I did quite like the concept of The Kharadron Overlords. Dwarf airships, what’s not to like.

Here is an Arkanaut Frigate, part of the Kharadron Overlords display.

The Kharadron Overlords are Duardin who abandoned their mountain holds during the Age of Chaos and took to the skies. These skyborne, science-wielding duardin ply the skies in gun-laden ships in search of plunder and profit.

Another Arkanaut Frigate, from the display cabinets.

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The Gates Of Sharrowmourne

There are many dioramas at Warhammer World, these photographs are of The Gates Of Sharrowmourne.

In the wake of the Shyish Necroquake the ghostly processions of Lady Olynder, Mortarch of Grief, laid siege to great swathes of the Mortal Realms. Yet beleaguered as the armies of the God-King were, they did not weather this onslaught without answer. At the mausoleum-fortress of Sharrowmourne, in the heart of Lady Olynder?s domain, Lord-Arcanum Aventis Firestrike led a daring assault alongside the elite warriors of his Sacrosanct Chamber.

It says so much about how little I know about the Age of Sigmar that I have no real idea what is going on, and who is involved…

It did remind me of the Army of the Dead from Lord of the Rings.