GW: Orrukks, Thousand Sons und Made to Order Preview
Die Horden der Orruks erhalten in der kommenden Zeit mächtige Verstärkung in Form des neuen Reitttieres, dem geflügelten Corpse-rippa Vulcha, es gibt einen mächtigen Hexer der Thousand Sons zu sehen und zwei Event-Modelle kommen als Made-to-Order für kurze Zeit zurück.
Meet the Powerful Kruleboyz Shaman Who’s Best Mates With Kragnos – Or so He Claims
The Kruleboyz earn status and power by ruthlessly murdering whoever’s above them in the pecking order. The constant threat of assassination means that Killabosses and Swampcalla Shamans who make it to the top must be exceptional individuals indeed.
Atop all of those rare characters sits the most cunning and devious of them all: Gobsprakk, the Mouth of Mork – so named for his ability to speak any language, conveniently including Kragnos’ long-dead tongue.
We’ve seen many monstrous things emerge from the swamps of Ghur, but they all fall under the shadow of Gobsprakk and his vast Corpse-rippa Vulcha, Killabeak. He’s an important new shaman in the Era of the Beast, and this prophet is possibly the most powerful Kruleboyz orruk in the Mortal Realms.
Before we learn why, let’s take a moment to admire his spectacular miniature.
The Corpse-rippa Vulcha is one of the most terrifying monsters we’ve seen yet in the new edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar. The creature’s grouchy nature means only the most strong-willed of Kruleboyz could hope to get close enough to capture it, which is reflected in the Vulcha’s deadly combat power.
On the battlefield, Killabeak tears through enemy ranks with beak and claw, while the Mouth of Mork wreaks arcane destruction. So great is Gobsprakk’s magical might that the crotchety shaman has bested many sorcerers in the past, including a great Lord of Change.
Look closely, and you can see the daemon’s hand atop Gobsprakk’s staff – it’s bound to the material plane by the shaman’s iron-willed desire to show it off.
Thanks to his experience hunting down powerful wizards for his trophy rack (he’s certainly giving Yndrasta some competition for the grisliest collection), Gobsprakk has developed a particular knack for countering the enemy’s magics.
The shaman likes to summon swarms of minuscule tapewyrm squigs in the guts of his opponents, disrupting their spellcasting and sometimes even causing them to explode in an eruption of Waaagh! energy.
Among the many Mork-given powers exhibited by Gobsprakk, one of the strangest is his ability to speak and understand any language. This skill allowed him to parlay with Kragnos, and he used the ancient language of the Drogrukh race to form an alliance with the god of earthquakes.
Gobsprakk went on to become Kragnos’ faithful companion and translator. However, it’s thought that this natural schemer may have applied some creative interpretation to the edicts of his new best mate.
For those whose ears are not open to the whisperings of the Mouth of Mork, this incredible new kit also makes a Killaboss on Corpse-rippa Vulcha – the perfect combination of strength and cunning to lead your boyz into battle.
Want to find out who the Mouth of Mork will be leading on Kragnos’ warpath? Cast your eyes back to the Dominion Celebration preview to look at more of the grotesque beasts that are lurching from the swamps. If we were the Stormcast Eternals, we’d be hoping to hear about something strong enough to take down Gobsprakk right about now.
Perhaps they’ll find just the thing next week…
Introducing the Thousand Sons’ Infernal Masters Who Forge Unholy Pacts With Daemonkind
In our preview of the biggest points drops from Chapter Approved 2021 last month, we revealed that new codexes are on their way for both the Thousand Sons and Grey Knights. We even hinted that a new Character, the Infernal Master, would soon be joining the ranks of Magnus’ sons.
Well, it’s time to meet him, so please be on your best behaviour.
Infernal Masters are sorcerers of the Thousand Sons who specialise in daemonology, enabling them to strike bargains with the powers of the warp to secure otherworldly aid.
If you’ve read The Horus Heresy novel A Thousand Sons, you’ll be familiar with the… er, familiars that Magnus’ sons know as tutelaries. It is these daemonic sprites that Infernal Masters call upon to do their bidding – a process known in the game as making Infernal Pacts.
Every Infernal Master knows two of the six Infernal Pacts that feature in the new codex, each of which summons tutelaries from the warp to intervene on the battlefield.
Based on your choice of Infernal Pacts, the tutelaries can be tasked with killing or confounding your enemies or enhancing the abilities of your own units. Here’s a sneak peek at two of them to slake your thirst for knowledge – how very Thousand Sons of you.
Picture the scene – you’re lining up for a charge, but you don’t fancy suffering the molten fury of a unit of Salamanders Aggressors armed with flamestorm gauntlets on the way in. Strike a pact with some Capering Imps, and watch your opponent’s confidence turn to concern.
Nice Overwatch Stratagem you’ve got there. It would be a shame if something were to happen to it.
If, however, you favour keeping your enemies at arm’s reach, you can’t go wrong with striking a pact to enhance your firepower with a Malefic Maelstrom.
Imagine your opponent’s face when your Rubric Marines let rip into their lines with Strength 5 warpflamers.
Of course, Infernal Pacts aren’t the only tricks available to Infernal Masters – they’re Psykers, too. That means they also get to wield powers from the two expanded psychic disciplines available to the Thousand Sons.Sounds cool, huh? We’ll have more on the esoteric rules in the upcoming codex as we get closer to the book’s launch.
These Brilliant Event Heroes Will Be Available This Saturday for Nine Days Only
If you’ve ever been to a major tournament event, you’ll know that there are often a clutch of fantastic new models released exclusively at these events – a neat little badge of honour for attendees. But in a curtailed tournament schedule it’s been very difficult to get hold of them.
So some of the characters intended for events in 2020 and 2021 are being made available for everyone to buy on a time-limited basis! Stormcast Eternal Dacian Anvil, a heroic Knight-Questor, and the fabulous Necron Overlord Hasmoteph the Resplendent will be available to purchase as Made to Order miniatures on games-workshop.com from Saturday 24th July for nine days only.
Let’s take a closer look at the models.
Armed with the standard-issue Questor warblade and his own celestial hammer, Knight-Questor Dacian Anvil is tasked with recovering long-lost relics of the God-King’s faith. Those who would impede this holy task are bludgeoned or carved apart as Anvil recites battle psalms and oaths of vengeance.
Lord Hasmoteph the Resplendent, meanwhile, is equipped with a resurrection orb and a staff of light, and you can use him to represent a Lord or even a mighty Overlord within your Necron dynasty of choice. He also has what we hope you’ll agree is a distinctly dapper diadem.
There’s no pre-order period for these heroes, and the purchase window will slam shut at 6pm (BST) on Sunday 1st August. What’s more, as they’re being Made to Order, we won’t run out of stock, so everyone who wants one should get one. Just remember, as with all Made to Order models, it can take longer for them to arrive.
Quelle: Games Workshop