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  1. Hi Guys, It's more a narrative question than a gaming one. I wrote the question in the title: Is the number of Chambers fix in an Stormhost? The Point why I ask is. I started painting a Stormcast Eternals Project in february. Though I like the idea to craft a little background I desided to paint them as Celestial Vindicators and gave them the Purple Plums of the Bladestorms (and tried to make the troupmarkings with the colors of the tabards and buckles most correkt like the battletome said for celestial Vindicators). The only thing I didn't have done, was painting the helmet of the Lord Celestant white, like Thostos Bladestorm had. I already painted about 50 of 200 Models, while I came to the point of Allgates (think the guys that have read the book know how it ends for the Celestial Vindicators, and didn't want to spoiler in this thread). Now I have the problem, that I didn't know what GW will do with this Chamber in the future and it was an error of me in the longrun choosing an "posterboy Chamber" since it was quite bad for crafting narrative so far for me, because I don't want to produce heavy narrative conflicts. I didn't want to change the chamber completely but would perhaps repaint the plums, so they are another chamber. The point is, if I choose one of the other two colors (beige or black) which are actually not mentioned in the story (perhaps only that Celestial Vindicators had taken part in a battle) i'm not save that GW would write background for one off them some time and perhaps screwed my own crafts (exept they only will write background for the bladestorms). Now we are coming to the actual point of my question. After most chambers in the battletome have three Plumcolors (in case of Celestial Vindicators purple, beige and black) are these the only strikechambers the stormhost has or could a stormhost have a fourth or more Strike Chambers, so craft my own one thats part of the Celestial Vindicators? I saw the structure in the Battletome and tried to read the part where Stormhost and Chamber are descriped but except that the number of Conclaves and Retinues inside the Chamber are restricted. It's the same thing with extremis Chambers. In the description there is said that most Stormcost have only one Extremischamber but in die actual battletome multiple chambers have shown helmets with 3 colors of plums (and strangely the celestial Vindicator shown has the colors purple, beige or red, while in the old battletome of Stormcast Extremis there was a picture artwork with a black plume on the helmet). But I think we all know that GW is quite inconsequent with the colors, after there are pictures for Celestial Vindicators with white shields while other ones with turquoise ones or the one shown Prime with a golden helmet or Thostos Bladestorms white helmet as the only hero with a white helmet. Or that some build there color on "Stegadon scale green" while others on "Macragge blue" that gives the miniatures a quite different finish (okay my models are painted with thousand sons blue so its more a cyan color, but it is a quite simular color theme). I don't think that I could count them because of the simularities in color as a complete different chamber without changing other colors. So should I just make my own fourth chamber if this is legit or take one of the other two and hope that GW will never write background for them (after there are two named Lord Celestants for the Hammers of Sigmar in the Realmgate Wars, I'm not sure that the same couldn't happen with other stormhost chambers. Would be nice to get some creativity for storycrafting back for that project, so I could connect them to my other projects in my own created continents (what could be possible after I read parts of the 'The "logic" of the AoS setting' Thread in the forum here) or find some points where they could be in the original background, so my Skaven and Stormcast Eternals where part of the battle in Godbeasts where Behemat was woken and corrupted (don't know how the place was called in the englisch story, only the german name "Schorfweite"). The point is that in this battle were Celestial Vindicators mentions but not what chamber and multiple Parasite Engines which all could perhaps hold there own clans after they have the size of cities and only one charakter was mentioned in that story. Hope you guys could help me with this, because after painting 50 Miniatures in about 2-3 months and reading the story of Allgates I got some issues with motivationproblems for that project. Regards EMMachine.
  2. Allegiance: Stormcast EternalsHeroesLord-Castellant (100)- General- Trait: Staunch Defender - Artefact: Mirrorshield Lord-Relictor (80)- Artefact: Mirrorshield - Prayer: Lightning ChariotBattleline5 x Liberators (100)- Warhammer & Shield- 1x Grandhammers5 x Liberators (100)- Warhammer & Shield- 1x GrandhammersUnits5 x Paladin Retributors (220)- 2x Starsoul Maces5 x Paladin Protectors (200)- 2x Starsoul Maces3 x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins (80)- 1x Stormsurge Tridents BattalionsHammerstrike Force (120)Total: 1000/1000 Any advice on how to improve this list? Artefact and Hero choices?
  3. Hey guys! I'd like to hear your opinions on my list. Tactic feedback also would be great. I admit - I mostly cobbled this list from the models I have and love. I'm considering dropping something for Vandus Hammerhand maybe combined with trait that gives my heroes ability to use 2 Command abilites (Lord-Celestant on Foot and Vandus then) but I'm unsure about that. What artifact(s) would you advise? I'll be mostly facing my friend's Khorne Bloodbound Gore Pilgrims but would like to take my army to some tourneys by the end of the summer. I was thinking about some battalions to reduce number of drops but I'm not sure how to fit any. Anyways - here's the list: Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals Heroes -Lord-Celestant (100) - General, Staunch Defender -Lord-Castellant (100) -Lord-Relictor (80) -Knight-Heraldor (120) Battleline -10 x Liberators (200) -Warhammers -5 x Liberators (100) -Warhammers -5 x Judicators (160) -Skybolt Bows Other -10 x Paladin Retributors (440) -3 x Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows (180) Total: 1480/1500 Heroes: 4/6 Battlelines: 3 (3+) Behemoths: 0/4 Artillery: 0/4
  4. If I wanted to run the Aetherstrike Force out of the Kharadron Overlord book (Requires the following): 1x Knight Venator 3x Prosecutors 1x Gunhauler 1x Endrinrigger 2x Skywardens Do I also need to run Arkanaut companies to fill out battle-line? I really like the idea of the fully in the air force, but I'm not sure with the battalion rules if that is something that I can do.
  5. So I'm real newbie when it comes to gaming so I would love some input on this list I've thought up. I love the Vanguard models so I wanted to start out with a 1k vanguard list and I've noticed they don't seem to be a popular choice for competitive list but I wanted to see if a semi-competitive list were at all possible. Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals Heroes: Lord-Aquilor (200) - General - Command trait: Staunch Defender - Artefact : Spellshield - Gryph-Charger Trait : Keen-clawed Units: 5 x Vanguard-Hunters (140) 5 x Vanguard-Hunters (140) 3 x Vanguard-Palladors (220) 3 x Vanguard-Palladors (220) 3 x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins (80) - 1 x Stormsurge Tridents Total: 1000/1000 I don't feel the need to be fully Vanguard but I kinda like Aquilor, Pallador and hunter trio so I will try to keep those. Perhaps one could remove one unit of Palladors and the Prosecutors for something else but as I said I'm a really in-experienced player so I'm not clear on my armies weaknesses and needs so I would some experienced input on that. Thanks in advance!
  6. Dr Doom Stormcast test model.
  7. Hey folks. Allow me to present you a list I played the other day and had some pretty mad success with: Celestant-Prime (360) Knight-Vexillor (140) - Meteoric Standard, Treasured Standard: Lichebone Standard Lord-Aquilor (200) - General, Trait: Staunch Defender, Artefact: Mirrorshield, Gryph-Charger Trait: Lithe-limbed 5 x Liberators (100) - Warhammers, 1x Grandhammers 5 x Liberators (100) - Warhammers, 1x Grandhammers 5 x Liberators (100) - Warhammers, 1x Grandhammers 5 x Paladin Protectors (200) - 2x Starsoul Maces 5 x Paladin Protectors (200) - 2x Starsoul Maces 6 x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins (160) - 2x Stormsurge Tridents 6 x Vanguard-Raptors with Hurricane Crossbows (320) Hammerstrike Force (120) Total: 2000/2000 However, I am still not particularly pleased with it. I am not sure why. Maybe it is the hero selection or trying to do many things at once. The Prime + Vexillor combination performed admirably. It sniped out heroes like no tomorrow and in conjunction with teleporting Paladins and the outflanking Raptors, this list eliminates a lot of the first turn, but is also capable on playing defensively. Things I am not sure about are the following: Is the Aquilor + Hurricane combo with the 520 points I am investing into it? The Aquilor gives up a general slot just to move around the Raptors and the Raptors themselves, while a bit better than Judicators, are very soft and will go down to dedicated ranged lists, which are more common than melee lists these days. I feel like a more useful general could take this spot or even other heroes that have more impact on the whole army, in addition to maybe one set of Fulminators. Next up, is the Vexillor even worth it? Sure, it deals a lot of damage and together with the Prime's shooting and his -2 Bravery modifier it can wreck heroes and force a lot of models to flee. However, I can not shake the feeling that after the initial impact, his performance is non-existent outside of charge re-rolls. And tied with him is the question whether investing in the Prime is right. Sure, he can kill heroes over two turns and force a lot of checks, but Skyfires and Thundertusks will murder him. Still, he seems flexible, just very expensive... Lastly, I am fairly cheap with my Battleline. They are there to benefit from Staunch Defender and prevent melee rushes. Still, I feel like I could be doing more with them. If any of the above units will be removed, I could restructure the Battleline. Still, I do not know what do make of them. So yes, those are my questions. Other than that, do you think this is worth exapnding on? If yes, would the Celestial Vindicators maybe be a good pick? And if no, why? Are Dracoths that much better? Thanks very much for reading. Take care
  8. WARDENS OF THE DUSKLIGHT A Stormcast Eternal painting log (Updated 1/17/17 due to all the images breaking) scratched early concepts First working concept (left) Castellant Finalized concept First finished models capes Gryph-Hound Liberator Units Heroes Judicators Relictor Converted Second Relictor Stardrake Dracoth Project Some In-Game Pics
  9. Stardrake (any) Cavernous Jaws ability: "After this model piles in, but before it attacks" Is this considered instantaneous with the attacks? The problem is that, you could potentially swallow all of the models whom are within 2" of you, leaving you out of range. This is silly, to limit yourself with your own ability. You can easily eat everyone within 1", therefore you lose your claw attacks. Also, if this is some kind of sub-phase, weird things could happen to remove models in range. For example, Blood Warriors get to (despite being eaten) pile in and attack you, and a Lord Celestant's shield could then kill some more models, further removing you from combat. Seems like, to avoid nonsense, this should be considered happening at the same time as the attacks. Also what about the tail attacks? Is your opponent allowed to remove models to get their unit out of 3" so that you cannot hit them with the tail? Or should your opponent simply be tallying wounds/kills through all of your attacks and abilities and remove all models at the very end?
  10. So i've been a long time stormcast eternals player, but i'm starting a fyreslayers army, has anyone gotten any stories about playing with the wardens of the realmgate warscroll battalion? I use it a lot already for my mono stormcast army and its my favorite warscroll battalion i'm looking forward to using it for a grand alliance order army that is fyreslayers with stormcast. I just want to know if anyone has used it this way, and what kind of luck they have had. thanks!
  11. Had a friend from America come and visit! And he took me to Warhammer World! Decided to grab the Age of Sigmar starter box set to get me started. The box set was actually quite intimidating at first, but once I glued everything together it seemed a really nice start for my entry into the Age of Sigmar world! I just finished painting the liberators, I decided to go for the Hallowed Knights paint scheme. The first guy took me forever but the other four were much easier to do. Also had to wait for more paints as I had no clue what I needed... but 500 paint pots later I could finish! Going to paint the prosecutors next. Angels with hammers... what is not to love! Not exactly sure how I am going to do the wings? Maybe grey with the Drakenhof Nightshade wash? Although I like the idea of a gradual change in colour on the wings, so maybe Retributor armour with Reikland Fleshshade, then dry brush with Golden Griffon for the gradience effect, and perhaps have white on the tips of the wings. Let me know what you think of the painting? And if you have any tips or anything that would be great! Please don't be too mean, this is the first time I have painted anything almost ten years (walls not included)! Club out.
  12. Hi everyone, This is my first post and still a new AOS player. I've started playing with Stormcast Eternals and have come across this battalion warscoll :- Brotherhood of Great Bolts. My questions are:- can this be used? What's the points cost? Because it's not in the new Stormcast eternals battletome or in the generals handbook. Thanks in advance for any responses, Luke
  13. Hey guys, my local shop is soon to be hosting a 1250 points tournament using 1000 points restrictions (2 battleline units, up to 4 leaders, etc...). I've decided to give a go at the Devastation Brotherhood Battalion. I wanted to know your thoughts on the list and if some of you have fielded such a battalion before and what kind of results did you get, especially regarding how much the extra D6 mortal mounds helped. I know I'll be facing Phoenix Temple, Kharadron Overlord and Seraphon, amongst others. Here the list : LEADERS : - Lord-Celestant (General) (Champion of the Realms and Seed of Rebirth) - Lord-Relictor (Spellshield and Bless Weapons) UNITS : - 5 x Liberators (Warhammer and shield, 1 Grandhammer) - 5 x Judicators (Skybolt bows, 1x Shockbolt bow) - 1 x Gryph-hound - 3 x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins (1x Stormsurge Trident) - 5 x Retributors (2x Starsoul Mace) - 5 x Protectors (2x Starsoul Mace) - 5 x Retributors (2x Starsoul Mace) BATTALIONS : - Devastation Brotherhood
  14. Hi everyone, This is my first post and still a new AOS player. I've started playing with Stormcast Eternals and have come across this battalion warscoll :- Brotherhood of Great Bolts. My questions are:- can this be used? What's the points cost? Because it's not in the new Stormcast eternals battletome or in the generals handbook. Thanks in advance for any responses, Luke
  15. I'm a little confused about allegiances and in particular Kharadron overlords and Order. so my question is this, If i take an army that has both Stormcast eternals and kharadron overlords do i get to pick from either Stormcast Allegiance, Kharadron Allegiance or Order, or can I only use the Order allegiance? Also can i use things like the Dracoth traits if I use Kharadron allegiance and vice versa for the Great Endrinworks? Thanks in advance
  16. Hey guys and gals! Thought Id put up a blog here too to get some feedback on my minis and mayhaps some inspiration to get stuff done. I have a load of armies going on, some actually decent sized and some Im just pretty much beginning, even if I have a load of unbuilt minis for some armies waiting. These wont be in any chronological or w.e order and I tend to paint a mini from here and there, I seem to lose my interest in painting the same colours and minis from beginning to actually having something to call an army. So, I might upload a pic of a new dryad and next an Orruks Brute and so on But my back is killing me atm so Ill keep this short, pic time! First up are my speedpainted Nurglies, these are mostly done by washing and drybrushing with the occasional highlight. I painted these with a rather limited pallette, just to keep it simple and quick. The big guy himself The Lord of Plagues and my tiny Sorcerer I do have some close ups too if someone wants Blightkings Warriors Dragon Ogres, theres a third one too but its more or less the same. Ten of these doggies, all the same Then something with a bit more effort put into them, my few ready Stormcasts So there, some of my works Atm there are some Sylvaneth coming, whenever I have the time actually paint and my back has gotten better and whenever I get around to taking pics of the few Ive actually painted already and I have a pile of Orruks too, mainly Ironjawz coming sometime in the future. I have 5 or so 40k projects too but dont think ill be spamming them here, you can see some in my Instagram profile though, routaminiatures. Feel free to hit the follow if interested. I will try and keep this updated when I get stuff done, might take a while sometimes, especially if Im painting 40k. But enough jabbering, feedback is happily received, be it good or bad. -Routa
  17. For starters, from the Stormcast Battletome: ------------- A Celestial Vindicators Warrior Chamber must contain the following: •1 Hammerstrike Force battalion (must contain 3 units of PALADINS, rather than 2) A Celestial Vindicators Warrior Chamber may also contain the following: •0-1 Lords of the Storm battalion •0-3 Thunderhead Brotherhood battalions •0-2 Hammerstrike Force battalions •Any number of additional STORMCAST ETERNALS units. ---------------- So, my question is: can you field battalions not listed here as part of a Celestial Vindicators force? For instance, if I fielded a Devastation Brotherhood would they benefit from the Vows of Vengeance ability, provided they met all the other requirements? This battalion isn't explicitly listed. Would it fall under the auspices of "Any number of additional STORMCAST ETERNALS units?"
  18. Edit: Huh. It seems editing a post republishes it. All I've changed, if you've seen this before, is update the photos of the Lord Celestant (after fixing his hammer) and the Liberators (after painting their shields properly). Hello world! This is my first blog post at TGA, and hopefully the first of many. My overall aim here is really just to share my Age of Sigmar armies as they are and how they grow, alongside a bit of home grown fluff and some commentary. There's going to be a decent amount of photos, but a warning in advance - these are my first armies after returning to the hobby from a 10 year hiatus, and back when I quit I leaned more towards the gaming side of the hobby than painting. Nowadays, I like them both fine (and like conversions and kitbashing a little more), but my focus is pretty much 100% tabletop standard. I hate gaming with unpainted plastic, but there's a lot of minis to get through to get two 2000 point armies up to scratch. I'm expecting more than a few 'thin your paints' comments, and you can expect a lot of "I'd like to go back when I'm finished and work on these guys a little more" comments to crop up from myself. Photographing your stuff and looking at it when writing something like this means I'm seeing a lot of imperfections I missed when painting. The format here will basically be a show and tell, with fluff interspersed where I have it in quote blocks. It's my hope to have a bit of character behind all of my heroes, and maybe my unit Primes as I go along. I'll probably alternate blog posts between my two armies The Azure Tempest and The Wolf and the Rat, with big posts at the start, and little ones with new units as I paint them or come up with fluff to add. Without further adeui, here is my first 1500pts of 'The Azure Tempest', my homebrew Stormhost from the later strikings. As my first army coming back from a decade long hiatus, I originally didn't want to stray too far from the established Hammers of Sigmar scheme, as that was the scheme I had painted my Knight Questor from the Silver Tower box set that brought me back into the hobby. As I built more of my minis though, I started to obsess over the idea of my own Stormhost and it's accompanying fluff. I'd recently bought my fiancé a High Elf Dragoonlord and a box of Dragon Princes, and had a bunch of leftover bitz from that which inspired this idea of Stormcast from non-human origins, and pulling in a bit of their former personalities into the corresponding units in the Stormcast army. One of the biggest draws of Age of Sigmar to me - as someone who had originally scoffed at the notion when I heard they were scrapping the Old World - is it's massive nine realm setting and the huge blind spots in the fluff that leave a lot more room for individual creativity. To that end, I felt like I was missing a trick not giving my armies their own unique flavour. Obviously, making my guys from Aelves posed a few challenges, given that it hasn't been heard of in any official fluff yet. I'd have to explain why Sigmar is reforging those not necessarily of his own kind. I'd need to have a reason for non-humans swearing fealty to some human deity. I've never particularly worried about the Human keyword though - all Stormcast are reforged with those superhuman Stormcast bodies, so even if my guys were Aelves, I'm happy enough to consider their reforged bodies as having more in common with human now. And as for the actual official line on whether this is possible? Well, Josh Reynolds said something to that effect in a Q&A. For a colour scheme, I decided to do a subtle twist on the Blue/Gold of the Hammers of Sigmar. I wanted to make the blue a little more of a sea-blue, and introduce some white in there for a classic High Elves kind of look. I've given most things a blue accent, with glossy white shoulders. The gold I've dialled down a little to a bit more of a bronze, and everything has had a watered down wash of Nikalah Oxide on the metal (and then drybrushed over again to clean it up a bit) to give them a more ancient kind of look - The Azure Tempest are a little sentimental, and employ a lot of relics and imagery from their Aelven heritage and especially the Old World, and so I wanted the whole army to kind of look a bit like relics themselves - having come pretty much straight from End Times in the World That Was to getting digested by Slaanesh, and straight to getting reforged as Stormcast. One more little contrast I did on these guys was the bases. You can see the tiles that I normally game on being used as a display board for all the photographs here - which I made using Secret Weapon Tablescapes Rolling Fields, but painted like an ash wastes with a river of lava flowing through it. It's also got some various tones of dead or scorched flock or static grass, and my Chaos army are based similarly. As I designed and built my Order and Chaos army to largely face each other on this table, for my Stormcasts, I opted to contrast all of that with bright green static grass, and flower bed tufts, to project a sort of life bringing glow to the army, which I really liked. I've rambled long enough. Here's the miniatures... Lord Celestant 'Prince' Cazris This was the model that started my Aelven conversions theme on the army, and sort of established the pattern of mapping units to old High Elf units (Extremis > Caledor, Decimators > White Lions, etc). I really like how the hammer from the previous helmet fits so nicely between the dragon mask wings. I also really like how natural the addition of the shield (leftover from my Stardrake kit) looks. (EDIT: Original pic had wonky Tempestos Hammer from a breakage fix. I've since fixed this and replaced the photo. Bonus: I've kinda figured out how to use this light box now..) Lord Relictor, Tallaran Dreadhammer No conversions or anything exciting here, but I think Dreadhammer is one of my better paint jobs, particularly the highlighting on the tabbard which is usually crisp and clean for me (most of my other jobs look a little more blotchy with thick lines), so I'm actually rather fond of him as is. I'm tempted to do a head swap with a Dark Elf Witch Elves death mask sometime. Drakesworn Templar, Aemarion Dragonborn Man, I love the Stardrake mini. Pretty much the moment I picked up the AoS starter box I decided I had to get me one of those. For my own standards, I'm really happy with how his paint job came out. The rider definitely needs work, and I could probably do with highlighting on the red armour belts, but the plate and the shoulders, and the High Elf Lord on Dragon basing extras all worked out really nicely. It's also the first mini I've magnetised - the torso of the Templar is magnetised and switchable with the Lord Celestant, along with the bow/cover facing for when the bows not attached. While the Lord Celestant has a similar Dragon Prince style head as his Dracoth mounted incarnation, I thought the Drakesworn Templar would benefit from the Dragonlord Head, which distinguished him a little bit and gave him some individual personality considering he has no other form than Stardrake-mounted. Liberators 1 Headswaps galore! My bare heads I ordered from various bitz sites and they're from a bunch of different Aelves - Wood Elves, White Lions, there's even a couple Eldar Guardians heads in there. I know the Hammers are statistically just better than the Swords from a gaming standpoint, but I really felt like these swords fit the Aelven aesthetic a little better. And I love how the smaller Aelven swords give them a roman Short Sword and Tower Shield kinda vibe. Edit: The lightning on the shields is a little uneven and thick. Unfortunately this was due to the gloss varnish going on before I really cared how washed out the hammer icon was at the time - these were my first dudes painted from the starter set and I had a bit of trouble with brush control still, and the varnish is a kinda difficult surface to paint over. I might again go back and clean them up at a later date, but it's an improvement to not seeing them at all. Liberators 2 More headswaps! I made a little slip up here in that I somehow managed to put my duplicate Eldar Guardian head on the exact same body as the guy from the other squad. That's.. annoyed me ever since. Also, the Prime just has the same sword as everyone else, which is dull, but I couldn't find another one of those Dragonlord swords. This was the second unit I painted, and I think I rushed them a bit so I could start playing. I'm not super happy with either squad when I look closely at them. Judicators Decimators Another case of 'I think the standard hammers would've been more useful, but the weapon swaps fit the fluff better.' These guys are my White Lions of Chrace. Green stuff lion pelts and red ribbons. I sort of originally did this because I got the starter box, and another 'Easy to Build' pack of two, doubling me up on the primes. I did my best to distinguish them - the prime has a full lion pelt on his back including legs and tail and has a bigger axe. I also chopped the excess ribbon off the other prime and put it on him. I also cut the other prime off his little rock on his front foot so he didn't stand quite as tall, and cut down the spikes on his backpack to be more like the rest. Finally, the lion mouldings on the prime had to go, so I green stuffed over the other primes hand with a more standard looking bit of armour. You can see it on him in the back right - it's not great but it's close enough for me. I wish I hadn't started green stuffing his right shoulder first though - having two shoulders with lion furs makes him look overly clunky. I dunno. The new Stormcast Battletome also shows me that Decimators are supposed to have slightly different helmets, which is a bit of an irksome detail to now be aware of. For tabletop though, I like these guys fine. Prosecutors Just some Prosecutors. Cool minis, but I did nothing special with them. The wings I did with a Nikhalah Oxide wash like on the armour, so they kinda matched colour scheme wise. I like how they turned out, all things considered. I'll field them because I have them and they look cool, but I do wish they had javelins instead, which would've better fit my armies theme and they'd be a little more useful. What's next? My next blog post will introduce my first batch of my Chaos army, The Wolf and the Rat, of which my first 1500pts is just about fully painted now. Beyond that, I'll be making individual posts for the final additions to the armies, including a big ol' Celestant Prime conversion to round out The Azure Tempest. See you next time!
  19. Hi all I'll be starting a SCE list soon as I work towards having an army for every grand alliance. This was my first crack at a 1000pt list. I'm very open to feedback as I've never used SCE before and have no idea what makes them fun. I don't need the list to be super competitive, as long as it's decent and has the stuff I like. I want to include paladins and some shooting units as my other two armies have no range attacks at all. Here's what I've thought up so far. I'll build up to bigger points if I like the army. Allegiance: Stormcast EternalsLeadersLord Relictor (80)Lord Celestant (100)Battleline10 x Liberators (200)- Warhammer & Shield- 2x Grandhammers5 x Judicators (160)- Skybolt Bows- 1x Shockbolt BowUnits5 x Paladin Retributors (220)- 2x Starsoul Mace5 x Paladin Retributors (220)- 2x Starsoul MaceTotal: 980/2000
  20. Cunning Strategist is one of the unique command traits for armies with Stormcast Eternals allegiance. Following is the rule for Cunning Strategist, on Stormcast Eternals Battletome Page 95. <Once both armies are set up, but before the first battle round begins, select D3 friendly STORMCAST ETERNALS units. They can each make a move of up to 5".> My question is, exactly when do I "redeploy" these units? Is it before the player who finished the set-up first decides who takes the first turn? Or is it after?
  21. So I've been through a roller coaster ride since I started this blog. Firstly, my friends bought 40k "Start Collecting" boxes each with the intention of playing again, I followed suit, but the enthusiasm seems to have died as quickly as it sparked. Then I purchased a faulty primer spray from an LGS where I play Magic, which set me back a week and covered my kitchen in Chaos Black! Then after my SCE finally got primed, I painted a test model for Celestial Vindicators. By paint I mean I base coated and shaded the armour. I wasn't very happy with the model at all, a combination of a non-basic colour scheme and my lack of recent painting experience made for a bit of a messy first try. I wasn't looking for Golden Demon, but I wanted to feel happy with what I produced. Then I found the series on Warhammer TV of a step by step painting of the entire AoS starter set. I figured, what did I have to lose? Base coat another Liberator in gold and see where we go. One afternoon of full on hobbying later and I'm here. With 5 Liberator's base coated and washed and I couldn't be happier. Yeah, every man and his dog is going to have a gold SCE army, but who cares? This one is going to be mine. I know these pictures are really not anything to write home about but it made me happy to actually make some progress I'm satisfied with. Going to throw some Auric Armour Gold (as instructed by Duncan!) tomorrow and build up some of the other models from the set. Baby steps people, baby steps.
  22. Hey all. Thanks for moseying on over and taking a gander. On the advice of the all-powerful Ben Curry, he of The Bad Dice Daily Podcast fame, I am starting a little blog here. The hope is putting my thoughts and efforts here will motivate me to continue pushing toward my ultimate goal - completing an army. I have been playing Warhammer for about 8 years now, exclusively with close friends and family. Never having played at a tournament and being in such a relaxed environment, there's never been any pressure to complete an army. I started with Dark Elves and Ogre Kingdoms back in 8th Edition. I would guess I got about 60-70% of both armies painted to a table-top standard. I had a lot of fun playing both of those armies. Had a fair amount of fun painting them, too. Particularly the Ogres - painting the 21st through 30th Witch Elves got to be a bit of a chore. But in both cases, life happened, I lost steam and they sat unfinished. A career change right after the completion of the End Times took me away from the hobby for about 18 months. Once I got re-settled, I began reading about Age of Sigmar and what people thought. I was intrigued. I enjoyed 8th Edition, but the games could be a bit tedious. I liked that AoS was streamlined and the cost-of-entry wasn't so steep. I toyed around with the idea of using my Dark Elf and Ogre Kingd- er, Aelf and Ogor models - for a bit. But once I saw the Ironjawz release, good ol' Gee-Dubs had me hook, line and sinker. I bought a Start Collecting box, a Megaboss and Weirdnob straight away and got painting. I really enjoyed painting the heroes. The Megaboss in particular was a joy to paint. The Gore Gruntas are amazing models, but they are soul-suckingly difficult to paint. After I tackled them, I settled in to paint the Ardboyz. I finished both units, but I my hobby engine was running on fumes at that point. This was back in the Summer. Since then, I've added a Maw Crusha, 3 more Gruntas and 20 Brutes. The Maw Crusha is finished, and I'm pretty proud of it. But again, it was such an awesome model, I couldn't NOT paint it. 5 of the Brutes are mostly done...but that's where it's stopped. I do plan on coming back to them, but I have a serious case of Ironjawz fatigue at the moment. Which brings us to the nonce! Thanks to TGA member @Kuma, I was able to trade for a decent start to a Stormcast army. I got 2 Lords Celestant on Dracoth, 10 Judicators and 10 Liberators for some old Tomb Kings stuff I was never going to use. Through the magic of eBay, I was also able to procure a Lord Relictor. Talk about the stars aligning: this happened right before the Vanguard stuff all began to drop, so since then I've added 6 Raptors, a box of Palladors and a Lord Aquillor. I love the potential of this army. Also, the fact that GW is unlikely to let this faction languish without support for any appreciable amount of time is quite appealing. I am resolved to make this the first army I will finish. The fluff and aesthetic of the Anvils of the Heldenhammer were way too cool to pass up, so that's the route I'm going to go. I've just settled into painting and have done up a test model - a Liberator - in this fashion. And so, the race to 2000 points of painted Stormcast is on! That's all for this evening I guess. I'll post up some preliminary pictures tomorrow. Thanks for checking out my ramblings. See you again soon.
  23. Greetings all, I don't find the rules in the new SCE book particularly clear and I've seen folks try to play this kind of thing both ways, looking for consensus. With the Scions of the storm ability from stormcasts, does one roll one unit at a time and drop, or roll for all units and then drop? e.g. 5 units deployed in the celestial realm. Is the order.. A) Roll , drop, roll drop, roll drop, roll drop, roll drop B) Roll, Roll, Roll, Roll, Roll, Drop, drop, drop, drop, drop. Input or siting a clarifying source I missed greatly appreciated. Cheers!
  24. Hello, I have a few potential army lists for Stormcast Eternals that I have been considering and was hoping for some constructive input. List #1: Celestial Vindicators Warrior Chamber (Hammerstrike Force) - Stormcast Eternals Allegiance: >Celestial Vindicators Warrior Chamber (Battalion – 80pts) -Lord Celestant (Leader – General - 100pts) Trait: Staunch Defenders Artefact: Mirrorshield -Lord Relictor (Leader – 80pts) Artefact: Mirrorshield Prayer: Lightning Chariot -Lord Relictor (Leader – 80pts) Artefact: Mirrorshield Prayer: Lightning Chariot -5x Judicators w/Bows & Prime with Shockbolt Bow (Battleline – 160pts) -5x Judicators w/Bows & Prime with Shockbolt Bow (Battleline – 160pts) -5x Liberators w/Sword & Shield & Prime with Grandblade (Batteline – 100pts) -1x Gryph Hound (40pts) >Hammerstrike Force (Battalion – 120pts) -9x Prosecutors with Stormcal Javeins w/Prime & 3 Tridents (240pts) -10x Paladin Retributors w/Prime & 4 Maces (440pts) -5x Paladin Protectors w/Prime & 2 Maces (200pts) -5x Paladin Protectors w/Prime & 2 Maces (200pts) /Total 2000pts Description: List #2: Aetherstrike Force - Stormcast Eternals Allegiance: >Aetherstrike Force (Battalion – 80pts) -Knight-Venator (Leader – 120pts) Artefact: Luckstone -Knight-Azyros (Leader – 80pts) -5x Judicators w/Bows & Prime with Shockbolt Bow (Battleline – 160pts) -5x Judicators w/Bows & Prime with Shockbolt Bow (Battleline – 160pts) -3x Vanguard-Raptors with Hurricane Crossbows w/Prime (160pts) -9x Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows w/Prime (540pts) -3x Aetherwings (60pts) -3x Aetherwings (60pts) >Outside Battalions: -Lord-Aquilor (Leader – General – 200pts) Trait: Staunch Defenders Artefact: Mirrorshield Steed Trait: Savage Loyalty -Lord Relictor (Leader – 80pts) Prayer: Lightning Chariot -Lord Relictor (Leader – 80pts) Prayer: Lightning Chariot -5x Vanguard-Hunters w/Storm Sabre & Prime with Astral Compass (Batteline – 140pts) -1x Gryph Hound (40pts) -1x Gryph Hound (40pts) /Total 2000pts Description: Alternative: >Aetherstrike Force (Battalion – 80pts) -Knight-Venator (Leader – 120pts) -Knight-Azyros (Leader – 80pts) -5x Judicators w/Bows & Prime with Shockbolt Bow (Battleline – 160pts) -5x Judicators w/Bows & Prime with Shockbolt Bow (Battleline – 160pts) -3x Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows w/Prime (180pts) -6x Vanguard-Rapors with Longstrike Crossbows w/Prime (360pts) -3x Aetherwings (60pts) -3x Aetherwings (60pts) >Outside Battalions: -Lord Relictor (Leader – General – 80pts) Trait: Staunch Defenders Artefact: Mirrorshield Prayer: Lightning Chariot -Lord Relictor (Leader – 80pts) Artefact: Mirrorshield Prayer: Lightning Chariot -5x Liberators w/Sword & Shield & Prime with Grandblade (Batteline – 100pts) -4x Fulminators (480pts) /Total 2000pts List #3: Double Vanguard Wing: Stormcast Eternals Allegiance: >Vanguard Wing (Battalion – 100pts) -3x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins w/Prime with Trident (80pts) -3x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins w/Prime with Trident (80pts) -3x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins w/Prime with Trident (80pts) -5x Judicators w/Bows & Prime with Shockbolt Bow (Battleline – 160pts) -10x Liberators w/Sword & Shield & Prime with Grandblade (Batteline – 200pts) >Vanguard Wing (Battalion – 100pts) -3x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins w/Prime with Trident (80pts) -3x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins w/Prime with Trident (80pts) -3x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins w/Prime with Trident (80pts) -5x Judicators w/Bows & Prime with Shockbolt Bow (Battleline – 160pts) -10x Liberators w/Sword & Shield & Prime with Grandblade (Batteline – 200pts) >Outside Battalions: -Lord Celestant on Dracoth (Leader – General – 220pts) Equip: Thunderaxe & Shield Trait: Staunch Defenders Artefact: Obsidian Blade Steed Trait: Keen-clawed -Lord Celestant on Dracoth (Leader – 220pts) Equip: Thunderaxe & Shield Artefact: Obsidian Blade Steed Trait: Keen-clawed -Lord Relictor (Leader – 80pts) Artefact: Mirrorshield Prayer: Lightning Chariot -Knight-Azyros (Leader – 80pts) /Total 2000pts Description: I know my post is long just get carried away with all of the new Stormcast Enternals options under the new Battletome. And very much excited to try out some new lists; since before the book pretty much only used Warrior Brotherhood or The Skyborne Slayers. There are other battalions that I wish worked at 2000pts; but sadly they are either above 2000pts or so close 2000pts that cannot get the other stuff one would need in a list. Might have to consider a few 2500pts lists for the future; if I can get my local community on board. But for now forcing on getting a solid two lists together at 2000pts. Please let me know what you think; any feedback would be appreciated. -Wes