New Release: Shadespire Warbands for Age of Sigmar

The Shadespire Easy to Build Warbands have been ported over to Age of Sigmar!

GW just repackaged the Warbands to be used in Age of Sigmar, complete with Warscrolls. This is exciting as it allows you to get more mileage out of this beautiful minis not only in Shadespire but in Age of Sigmar as well.

What this means is that it is a snap to get them off of the sprue, pushed together and ready to play! They’re also in colored plastic as well, meaning you really don’t even have to do any priming or painting to get rolling. Now, we recommend that you do paint them of course as it makes the game a lot more fun, but you don’t have to go get started.

If you haven’t tried Shadespire, the game is also fast to play, fun and growing rapidly. It’s a great choice for a secondary game or a game to commit to competitively as that is exactly what is was designed for. You could make your mark on the competitive gaming scene in the Shadespire community in these early stages with less difficulty than in say, the 40k or AoS communities.

Alternatively it is also a very fun casual game as it is so easy to get started. You can plop down your gaming tiles, bust out your minis and knock out a game in a fraction of the time it takes to play AoS or 40k. If your short on time but still want to get your hobby on, this is a great choice.

Lastly, these kits are very affordable, and there are new warbands coming out frequently making this a great introductory game to the Games Workshop hobby for new players. You can start a new player with Shadespire and then quite easily transition into Age of Sigmar!

Garrek’s Reavers

Chaos reigns. The mortal realms are sundered, corrupted by howling, blood-mad beasts; it is a time of morbid horror and absolute madness. The murderous champions of the Chaos Gods fight furiously to extinguish the last lights of hope, and none fight harder, or command more fear than the savage hordes of Khorne’s Bloodbound. Daubed with the Blood God’s rune, muscular beyond belief and foaming with rage, these warriors descend upon their enemies screaming and leave nothing alive.


Sepulchral Guard

The skeletal populace of the Deathrattle kingdoms go to war at their king’s command, arming themselves with pockmarked spears and blades, before mustering in perfect order beneath their deathless master’s banners. Such a host is truly chilling to witness; endless ranks of fleshless, grinning warriors, advancing in chilling synchronicity and utter silence to slaughter the living without pity or remorse.

Ironskull’s Boyz

Huge, hulking brutes, much taller and broader than a man, the Ironjawz rumble across the mortal realms in search of a good scrap. To them, nothing is so pleasing as the sound of battle – blades on metal, screams of the dying, the clamour and rattle of absolute violence is music to their ears. The most fightsome of all orruks, the Ironjawz are rightly feared all across the realms as their numbers swell and their Waaagh! grows ever larger.

Spiteclaw’s Swarm

Thousands of beady eyes glint in the dark, glowing with hatred and hunger as the Clans Verminus mass for the attack. A cacophony of chittering voices and scrabbling claws drowns out all rational thought, getting louder by the moment. Carnage ensues as these Skaven drag their enemy down with sheer weight of numbers, gnawing away at them until nothing remains.

The Chosen Axes

Charging into battle without hesitation, screaming war cries at a cowering foe while hefting enormous war-axes, the Fyreslayers are the descendants of the shattered warrior god Grimnir. They bear runes of shining ur-gold hammered into their flesh – ur-gold which, they believe, contains the very essence of Grimnir himself, giving the incredible strength for which they are notorious. Their fury in combat and unbreakable oaths are legend, and their axes are feared – berserk warriors born for war, the Fyreslayers burn with Grimnir’s fury!

Magore’s Fiends

Chaos reigns. The mortal realms are sundered, corrupted by howling, blood-mad beasts; it is a time of morbid horror and absolute madness. The murderous champions of the Chaos Gods fight furiously to extinguish the last lights of hope, and none fight harder, or command more fear than the savage hordes of Khorne’s Bloodbound. Daubed with the Blood God’s rune, muscular beyond belief and foaming with rage, these warriors descend upon their enemies screaming and leave nothing alive.

The Farstriders

A vision of golden celestial light, a living embodiment of the God-King’s might, the Stormcast Eternals are messengers of vengeance armed with the might of stars. Bold raiders and expert scouts, the Vanguard-Hunters are the elite infantry of the Vanguard Auxillary Chambers. More than once has a thought-unassailable position been scaled and destroyed by a band of Vanguard-Hunters who have made themselves invisible during the madness of battle.

Steelheart’s Champions

A vision of golden celestial light, a living embodiment of the God-King’s might, the Stormcast Eternals are messengers of vengeance armed with the might of stars. Once-mortal champions of Order forged by Sigmar into an astonishing fighting force, hurled down from the heavens to meet the forces of Chaos head-on, they wreak bloody revenge on the Dark Gods, the corruptors of the realms.

 

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5 Responses to “New Release: Shadespire Warbands for Age of Sigmar”

  1. Jared Swenson May 27, 2018 11:06 am #

    I’m really glad that they did this. I have no interest in shadespire, but I do want the minis. This makes purchasing them even more justifiable.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 27, 2018 11:09 am #

      Yeah, and cool rules to go with them, too!

    • WestRider May 27, 2018 12:57 pm #

      Honestly, for some of the Warbands, I wouldn’t be surprised if you could actually sell the cards for more than the difference.

      • Reecius
        Reecius May 28, 2018 8:31 am #

        Really? Hey, that’s awesome if so. I didn’t know there was such a demand for them but it totally makes sense.

        • WestRider May 28, 2018 1:10 pm #

          Some cards, like Earthquake, Awakened Weapon, Cunning Duelist, and the keys, are either really good, or just foundational to multiple builds, and there are sure to be players who either want to have them in multiple decks without switching cards around, or simply don’t want to buy the expansion they come in for just a couple of cards. I know I’d pay $5 or more for an extra set of the cards from The Chosen Axes.

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