GW: Warhammer The Old World Preview
In einer neuen Vorschau auf Warhammer The Old World zeigen Games Workshop eine Auswahl an Waffen und Ausrüstung zweier klassischer Völker, dem Königreich Bretonia und den Gruftkönigen von Khemri.
Old World Development Diary – Revealing the Weapons of War
Fresh from the forges of fair Bretonnia come new helmets, weapons and shields. Bretonnian knights commonly adorn their helmets with creatures that appear on their family heraldry, or those they believe they share a personality trait with. A knight famed for being stubborn in the face of adversity might sport a horned bull, while a noble renowned for their love of hunting may embellish their helm with a pair of antlers. These large helmets feature just a small selection of the fantastical birds and beasts you’ll see when the Bretonnian army marches to war.
The fleur-de-lys is a common symbol, and features prominently upon the metallic trim of these shields. There is also plenty of room on the shield face to display the heraldry of whichever high-ranking noble your knights have pledged to.
While the sword and lance are the preferred arms of the nobility, some knights – especially those from Brionne – prefer the head-hewing potential of a battleaxe. For the more traditionally-minded knight, however, there is a swathe of sword options, each with classic Bretonnian iconography on the crossguard or pommel.
Tomb Kings and Liche Priests have always carried weapons and artefacts of exquisite quality and artifice. First up is an ornate spear with wings projecting out from the shaft – a feature designed to prevent an impaled victim from sliding too far down the blade! Above the spear is a spiked flail decorated with the symbol of a scarab towards the bottom of the handle – a common icon in Khemri and in Numas (known as The Scarab City), in particular.
The large-bladed halberd and curved khopesh are signature weapons, each capable of slicing through armour, flesh and bone, with long sweeping blows. Weapons such as these have claimed an untold number of lives in the name of Settra the Imperishable and the eternal glory of Nehekhara.
Alongside these is a ceremonial staff decorated with skulls and bones, held in the grip of a mummified hand. When the Liche Priests harness their magic to command the vast legions of the Undead, they rely upon these arcane staffs and icons to channel their macabre magic more effectively – reducing the risk of the fickle Winds of Magic acting against the caster’s wishes.
Thanks to the Old World team for sharing this early preview. We’re looking forward to seeing more as we sally closer to release.
Quelle: Games Workshop