Warhammer Age of Sigmar – A Brave New Era of Unending War Begins

Today sees the release of Warhammer Age of Sigmar. It’s a total reboot of the Warhammer game, with a simplified ruleset (only 4 pages!) and Warscrolls for the all the units in Warhammer. Both the new rules and warscrolls for each army is free and available from the GW website. Yes, you read right – free! Check out the trailer for Age of Sigmar!

A Brave New Era of Unending War Begins

Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Starter set

The Stormcast Eternals take on the forces of chaos aka Korghos Khul’s Goretide in the starter. It’s set during the incursions of the Realmgate Wars and contains everything you need to start with the Age Of Sigmar, inculding 47 miniatures. You can follow this link to buy the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Starter Box .

Age of Sigmar Starter Set

Age of Sigmar Starter Set

  • 1x Lord-Celestant
  • 1x Lord-Relictor
  • 3x Retributors
  • 10x Liberators
  • 3x Prosecutors
  • 1x Mighty Lord of Khorne
  • 1x Bloodsecrator
  • 1x Bloodstoker
  • 1x Khorgorath
  • 5x Blood Warriors
  • 20x Bloodreavers
  • 96 page Warhammer Age of Sigmar book with:
    • Background info on the realms and factions
    • Miniature and Faction Guides
    • A play-through narrative
    • Rules and Warscrolls
  • 4 page rules set
  • 12x dice
  • 2x range ruler
  • 2x Stormcast Eternal Transfer sheet

The starter set is up for pre-order, to be released on the 11th of July, costs £75 and can be ordered here from GW.  More images below!

Mighty Lord of Khorne, Khorgus Khul - Age of Sigmar

Mighty Lord of Khorne, Khorgus Khul – Age of Sigmar

Mighty Lord of Khorne, Khorgus Khul Rear View - Age of Sigmar

Mighty Lord of Khorne, Khorgus Khul Rear View – Age of Sigmar

Vekh, The Flayer - Age of Sigmar

Vekh, The Flayer – Age of Sigmar

Vekh, The Flayer Rear View - Age of Sigmar

Vekh, The Flayer Rear View – Age of Sigmar

Bloodsecrator, Threx Skullbrand - Age of Sigmar

Bloodsecrator, Threx Skullbrand – Age of Sigmar

Bloodsecrator, Threx Skullbrand Rear View - Age of Sigmar

Bloodsecrator, Threx Skullbrand Rear View – Age of Sigmar

Khorgorath, Skuldrak - Age of Sigmar

Khorgorath, Skuldrak – Age of Sigmar

Khorgorath, Skuldrak Rear View - Age of Sigmar

Khorgorath, Skuldrak Rear View – Age of Sigmar

Bloodreavers - Age of Sigmar

Bloodreavers – Age of Sigmar

Blood Warriors - Age of Sigmar

Blood Warriors – Age of Sigmar

Lord Celestant, Vandus Hammerhand - Age of Sigmar

Lord Celestant, Vandus Hammerhand – Age of Sigmar

Lord Celestant, Vandus Hammerhand Rear View - Age of Sigmar

Lord Celestant, Vandus Hammerhand Rear View – Age of Sigmar

Lord Relictor, Ionus Cryptborn - Age of Sigmar

Lord Relictor, Ionus Cryptborn – Age of Sigmar

Lord Relictor, Ionus Cryptborn Rear View - Age of Sigmar

Lord Relictor, Ionus Cryptborn Rear View – Age of Sigmar

Liberators - Age of Sigmar

Liberators – Age of Sigmar

Prosecutors - Age of Sigmar

Prosecutors – Age of Sigmar

Retributors - Age of Sigmar

Retributors – Age of Sigmar

I have to say that I love all the miniatures in the starter set. The amount of detail on them is staggering. The Retributors and Khorgorath are my favourites but only by a small margin. 🙂

More New Stuff

Alongside the Age of Sigmar release we have a couple of new carry cases, a few paints and the Age of Sigmar Painting guide.

Stormcast Eternals Figure Case

Stormcast Eternals Figure Case

Khorne Bloodbound Figure Case

Khorne Bloodbound Figure Case

You can order the Stormcast Eternals Case and Khorne Bloodhound case now.

Here are the new paints:

Retributor Armour (Base) Citadel Paint

Retributor Armour (Base) Citadel Paint

Retributor Armour Spray

Retributor Armour Spray

Liberator Gold Citadel Paint

Liberator Gold Citadel Paint

Flayed One Flesh Citadel Paint

Flayed One Flesh Citadel Paint

Age of Sigmar Painting Guide

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Painting Guide

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Painting Guide

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Painting Guide Korghos Extract

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Painting Guide Korghos Extract

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Painting Guide Liberator Extract

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Painting Guide Liberator Extract

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Painting Guide Lord Celestant Extract

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Painting Guide Lord Celestant Extract

The Age of Sigmar Painting Guide will be available from the 11th of July and can be ordered here.

The Big Changes

Rank and file formations are gone, replaced with a more skirmish style like Warhammer 40K. You can use both the familiar square bases and round bases for your models, but the round models will look better in the game style and all the new releases will be on the round bases. As such movement trays is also a thing of the past.

Free Rules and Warsrolls for each army which can be downloaded here.

The Warscrolls contain any special rules a unit has along with all its stats and can also be downloaded from any unit page on the GW website, just look for “Rules” tab to the right of the unit description.

There are no points costs for a unit which allows you to play anything you want. To balance things out a bit, certain sudden death victory conditions will arise if your enemy totally overpowers you, giving everyone a chance to win a game.The warhammer world has also been divided into four factions:

  • Chaos
  • Death
  • Destruction
  • Order

This allows players to create armies based one of those factions, so the races can be mixed just like in the End Times armies.

Chaos

  • Beastmen
  • Daemons of Chaos
  • Dark Elves
  • Ogre Kingdoms
  • Orcs & Goblins
  • Skaven
  • Warriors of Chaos

Death

  • Tomb Kings
  • Vampire Counts

Destruction

  • Beastmen
  • Ogre Kingdoms
  • Orcs & Goblins
  • Warriors of Chaos

Order

  • Bretonnia
  • Dark Elves
  • Dwarfs
  • High Elves
  • Lizardmen
  • The Empire
  • Wood Elves

I for one like the huge changes they have made, the old rules, expensive armybooks and the amount of miniatures you needed to play a game was a big barrier for new players to overcome and it seems that Age of Sigmar seems to rectify that. Warhammer is dead! Long live Warhammer!