Age of Sigmar : Battletome Slaves To Darkness warscrolls and points review
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Sadly due to the powers of the Chaos gods, my Slaves to Darkness Battletome review was lost in the warp :(. Having to start over this morning I'm going to change the review format and do it in 3 or 4 smaller posts.
Then Let's starts with the Warscrolls and points !! In the Slaves to Darkness Battletome, there are a lot of Warscrolls, most of them were changed. Also, Points for most of the units were also modified. A few recent warscrolls coming from Warcry were also added.
So let's starts with the Lords !!!
Lots of modification and a few new entries here !!
Off course I have to start by the Destroyer of Worlds (or not if i account for the recent Old World Announcement). Anyway, Archaon is the boss, he was previously in a very small battletome and was sad to be alone :(
Now is back as the big Slaves to Darkness boss and he delivers the pain !
Change on his Warscrolls are interesting and his points went up a lot ! He's now perching at 800 points !! Only change on his stat line is the movement he starts at 14" (was 12") and it goes down the more he takes damage.
Slayer of King sword and Dorghar Claws are now, rend -2 and the 3 heads hit on a 3+.
Armour of Morkar got a buff also with a 4+ against mortal and deal bounce one mortal on a 6.
Crown is +2 -2 Bravery in a 12" zone.
The Eye force adversary to reroll 6 so it's a bit better.
Slayers of kings don't auto kill monster anymore only heroes.
Three-Headed Titan rules was changed, now you don't need to eat something you just choose during the hero phase. The 1d3 heal each turn is very good ^^
Old command ability Warlord Without equal is not a passive giving one extra Command per turn. Wow that's good.
Still, a lvl2 mage and can choose spell from the Chaos Spell list.
Command Abilitieshe has 2 but they work together ^^. By my Will is range less and allow one unit to fight when a model is killed (even if he already fight).
All-seeing Dominion is triggered when a command point is spent, you can spend one and use this command ability, and on a 2+ you get a free By My Will. A bit risky buy allow you to react during the opponent turn.
Yea Archaon is now a Monster and that is without talking about the new allegiance abilities offered by the Battletome. But he gets to choose one Chaos marks. Khorne make him reroll1 to hit and +1to wounds for exemple. He can also lead his own Sub Faction (and he should). More on this later...
Big new thing is that he can auto summon one unit of daemon or 6 furies once per battle. he gained one life, he spell was altered and deal one mortal on a 5+ and you roll for each model in the unit.
Alas he went +80pts now at 260. But the summon is a very good options
Solid choice now !
+60 points (260 now), Same change to the Manticore.
Orricular vision buffed to reroll all saves roll (and not only one) but ranged is the wholly within 12" (Ho god i hate this wholly within shit)
Still only a lvl 1 mage :( but Win of Chaos is so powerful now, range 18"and eat large unit !!!
up by 30 pts to 70 now, gained one wound and his regen ability was changed.
New lord of Chaos from the Slaves to Darkness Star Collecting, Honestly super expensive at 250 pts !! but the amount of attacks he makes is great and he can deal D3 mortal wounds on multiple units close by. Still he's kind of slow, with only 9 wounds...
Only 110 pts now, gained one wound, lost the one per battle reaper blade attack.
But he gain : a strong attack profile fitting a Chaos Lord, a very strong fight again command ability, still hindered by the wholly within 12" but you can use it more than once per combat phase and not only during your turn. !!! Combined with by my Will from Archaon you could attack 3 times (4 with Varanguard ^^).
Very good choice now !!
Still i am not sure of his weapons options is it reaper blade + Steel or Flail or is it reaper blade + Steel or Flail Alone ?
ALERT: This is the new King of Support! Costing 110 points now. Grant the Orricular Vision to reroll all save and Daemonic Power spell grant reroll to hit and wounds.
Bad points : Have no use as an allied now :(, can't use it on daemon prince and Belakor :(
Still it's a super strong choice now !
Cute new choice, 140 points is expensive but protect cultist from Battleshock ...Model is awesome starts are so so :(
240 pts (lost 40) is a nice buff but, rend nerfed, shadow form wording nerf him also sad time :( On the other hand, Dark Master is more reliable on a 1-4.
Lots of new toys for the Daemon prince, +1 to hit on the charge, Hellforged blade Buffed, fight first, Command Abilities based on the god. At least now there is a point to transform someone in a Deamon Prince!
Still +50 pts he's now at 210 ! But as you can use the Daemon prince Sub faction it's interesting !!
Chieftain gets a weakened by my will that works only on Cultist and Marauders.
At least we have 2 extra Heroes if you want to play marauder and Cultist. They both cost 90pts (+1)
Ok that's it for lord and heroes now let's take a look at the Units!
Small points increase (+10) he's now at 170. Aura went in wholly within Wording (behh) but the starting range is 18. Prayers were buffed A LOT, attack stat line of the Sacrificial blade is now very good (like super good !)
It's a win !!!
Both were buffed but their points skyrocketed they are now at 120 and 150 !!! So yea they move faster (+4" or +1") deal 2 damage with Chaos Greatblade, more reliable Mortal wounds on the charge...
Gorebeast lost the double attack on 8+ charge ...
Hmm so so
Glorious new models, 180pts for 5 (+20pts), new weapon option with for champion with Cursed Flail. Ensorceled weapons got a much-needed buff with +1 to wounds and -1 rend. Lances have the standard 2dmg rend -2 on charge but only 2 attacks.
Solid unit with awesome models !!
Buff everywhere and the price is now 100 pts for 5.
+1 bravery, +1 to wounds on hands weapons, +1 to hit on halberd, paired weapons is rerolling all attack and not just one. Same if you 10+ models you can reroll save ! Nurgle chaos warriors in a cover with altar super going to be super popular ^^ with 2+ RR save ^^ and 6+ fnp
ALERT !! Incredible unit !! I don't understand why we don't have new marauders if they become so good! Price is 150 for 20 or 30 for 400.
Axe get an extra attack, Flail is 4+ 3+ now they get +1 to hit roll if they are 10 and -1 rend if they are 20 !
Also, they now have Boundless Ferocity: On a charge transform the lower dice in a 6 ! WTF? minimum charge is now 7 , average is 10. Stacking the Darkoath warqueen grant +3 threat range for a whooping: move 6 + charge 13 ! with +1hit, -1 rend. add a bit of buffing and they are super scary now (also you can summon some now)
Less buff than Marauders on foot but they are quite good at 90pts for 5. in a group of then, they have a decent ranged game with 3+ 3+ rend -1 and 24" threat range.
Same points cost the same rules. Honestly compared to Marauders why bother, they don't even get Chaos Mark. Unless I missed something it's incredibly poor integration.
Spire Tyrants could be Marauders for all I care, they cost 70pts for 9 models so it's more than Marauders ^^I must be missing something!
Both are at 100 pts and looks good ^^
That's it for the Warscrolls and points review. I am very disappointed by the Warcry / Cult rules why even bother? On the plus side Iconic Slave to Darkness, units are strong, marauders, warriors, knigts are all super good choice. The altar is incredible, lords are good... If you ignore Cultist it's brilliant Battletome.
In my next post (this afternoon) I'll do the Allegiance Abilities and the Spells !!
Blood bowl : Ogres and Bob Bifford !
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During the WHTV stream for Blood Bowl, it was revealed that the Ogres have a new positional, Runt Punter, the also benefit from "Free" Gnoblars as they added the Disposable rule. Lastly, they also showed Bob Bifford stats ^^
Bob (the ogre, not me) is one of the 2 commentators of BB, they are also in the Video games and if you play you can hear them commenting on your actions.
Stat wise he's awesome str6, break tackle, block and juggernaut is a damn good combo. You can dive into a cage on 4+ and still get 2D without cancelling the assists. With juggernaut, even a "both down" allow you to push the carrier out of position.
Available for all teams and at 380k it's really good !!
As you can see if you want 6 Ogres you need to take the punter. But for only +10k you gain access to Pass section giving you access to Leader on a simple !
But the new thing that bring the punter is off course kick team mate.
This is incredible !!! you can transform a blitz in a copy of Throw Team Mate ^^ granting a lot more option to do One Turn, as you can use the pass action to bring the ball! Also you can bombard the opponent with a gnobblar ^^ considering that only the landed on player is KD + Armour roll (The gnobblar still have to make a landing)
Damn, this is a dream come true, this rule/skills has been in discussion for as long I can remember Ogres team in BB. Our local league always added this rule to help the Ogres a little so it's good to see it's Official now !!
Neat idea !!
Good release for the Ogres Team, models are cool, rules are improved. Also FW booster is released at the same time so it's worth noting. In the end this release was handled very well.
Warhammer 40000 : Warhammer Legends !
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Allowing you to use them even in matched play. Off course before going to a tournament with these better check the TO before ^^
Still, it's nice of GW.
Here you’ll find complete rules for warriors, heroes, monsters and machines from the worlds of Warhammer, alongside a brief summary of their background and play style.
Every Citadel miniature is great, a unique piece of the ever-evolving narrative of Warhammer. It is, then, an unfortunate truth that we can’t continue to sell and support every model we’ve ever made, indefinitely. As we make new models, and new books to explore their background and rules, we have to stop producing and featuring some older models. But just like many of you, we still treasure our collections of older Citadel miniatures, and we still want to be able to use them in games and forge glorious narratives on the tabletop! This is where Warhammer Legends comes in. Warhammer Legends is a great home for these miniatures, giving us somewhere to publish rules to allow you to keep playing with your older miniatures.
The rules presented here are designed to be definitive, and will only be updated when we change the core mechanics of the game. This means that Legends units are not designed for matched play (as they won’t, for example, have regular points updates).
Ps : Don't forget you can also get Points for AOS there ^^
Age of Sigmar : Slaves to Darkness, Ogroid Myrmidon included !
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If you look closely at the image you can see a Ogroid Myrmidon on the right. That probably mean they are in the Slave to Darkness army (i hope for a Warherd keyword as well ^^)
Love this model !!
Age of Sigmar : Slave to Darkness the Dark Prophecy Era !
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GW released today a small preview of Slave to Darkness rules. As usual we get a mix of Aura buff, conditional rules and so on...
But they also previewed one command ability, the one Archaon Himself can use if he's the general of the army. I really think this command ability is cumbersome to use as written in a tournament. The fact that you have to keep the dice secret for up 2 player turns is incredibly unpractical in a big event. Ho, I agree the rule is super interesting and allow you to take total control of the game ...
Even if you roll 1 to 3 you can still bluff force your adversary to play defensive. If he doesn't take the bait the power is optional and you can still roll the dice^^ and the opposite is also true. Imagine you roll a 5 but don't want to go first next turn you can fall back on rolling the dice.
All of this happens while your dice result is kept secret...What happens if you bump dice or if the opponent bumps the dice? Do you call a ref to check the result each time you roll ?
Also what happens if each player play one Archaon? Yea the rule is super cool but awkward to use ^^ I'll wait the 15 days errata before planning an army on this power ^^
Other than that the Khorne Aura is pretty tasty, is that the Chaos Mark for heroes and General?
What do you think ?
Warhammer Rumor : Cathay or Niipon is coming back ?!
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Small tree ? Bonsai ? Cathay ? Nippon ?
It all makes sense now !
What do you think ?
Kit Focus: Start Collecting! Slaves to Darkness
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What an amazing box, the details are great, loads of extra heads with male, female, helmeted !! To be honest I like these face a lot more than the Sisters.
Damn that Optional Champion is incredible !! and the knights are super great !
This one is maybe the best AOS model for a long time since the Avatar and the Keeper maybe.
The Slaves to Darkness range is awesome, I hope they add a few more things. But between Archaon, The Varanguards, The Warcry units, the Monsters from warcry and some old Slaves Units there is a very large choice.
I'M ALL IN
(and i just started an IronJaws Army ^^)
Also on Pre orders next week : Warcry, Scenery, Grots Bomber
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Rest of Pre orders are :
The box builds not only two Grot Bommer planes, which are similar at first glance to Eavy Bommers, as well as four free-flying Grot Bomms – tiny aeroplanes packed with explosives, piloted by thrill-seeking Gretchin!
the Tome of Champions will expand your game with challenging campaigns, new ways to play, high-stakes side-quests and more!
The Azyrite Shattered Plaza includes ruined walls, columns and a toppled fountain, whilst the Azyrite Ruined Chapel includes more ruined walls and a massive bell-tower that once called the faithful to worship.
The War in Rohan explores the history of the conflict and major battles between the forces of Isengard and the Riders of Rohan, plus rules for the key characters and iconic units for both sides.
Wow Village Scenery KIT ?? !!!!
new modular scenery kits to recreate the villages of Rohan on your table. The Rohan House kit lets you build single houses with a variety of trims and finishes, or you can combine multiple kits to create larger, more impressive structures. Grab a couple of the Watchtower and Palisades kits to surround your village with proper defences. If you’re going all in, the Rohan Stronghold includes the content of six Rohan House kits, and two Watchtowers and Palisade boxes.
Bloodbowl : It's Ogre time !!
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Ogre on Pre Orders next week.
Ogres have been a beloved and effective part of the Blood Bowl universe for ages, but have you ever wanted an entire team of them? Well, now you (sort of) can with the Fire Mountain Gut Busters. They’re finally descending from the mountains to smash some skulls, accompanied by a tide of Gnoblars that occasionally remember to get the ball moving across the pitch.
Age of Sigmar : Slave to Darkness Next Week on pre-orders !
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This is it, they are coming at last !!! The Slaves to Darkness !!
Slaves to Darkness box full of completely new models that can only be found in this box. You’ll get nine updated Chaos Warriors, plus a Champion, five mounted Chaos Knights, a stunning Chaos Lord mounted on a Karkadrak and a Chaos beast we’ve never seen before.
Best Start Collecting Ever!
Battletome: Slaves to Darkness – in standard and limited editions, alongside digital formats. This book is so much more than just rules though, as it is filled with stunning art and it expands on Archaon’s plans to dominate the Mortal Realms – any fan of Chaos will want to read this for the background alone.
Hoo i Hope great Archaon / Varanguard synergies !!! Chaos is BACK BABY !
the Endless Spells for the Slaves to Darkness. Each of them reveals insight into how the power of Chaos corrupts and infects the reality of the Mortal Realms. The Darkfire Daemonrift spews chaotic flame through a tear in reality, growing stronger in the presence of magic, while the Realm Scourge Rupture reveals jagged shards of twisted metal thrusting up through a rent in the ground. The floating Eightfold Doom-Sigil harnesses the souls of the fallen to empower your Slaves to Darkness units, making them even more deadly so they can harvest ever more souls for their dark masters.
The Fire breathing one is incredible the other two are stylish enough.
At the forefront of Archaon’s armies march the crazed cultists of the Bloodwind Spoil. That’s right – the warbands of Warcry form core units in this new army. Each one will get its own box for use with Warhammer Age of Sigmar with double the sprues of the original box.
Awesome new marauders, I guess ^^ Still 18 models is weird for list building or there is something i don't know yet :D
The Hype is strong this week !!!