Age of Sigmar: Aelfs Are Coming Next – Mini Artwork Spotted


Age of Sigmar is here to stay and the Aelfs are next in line for a release window.  Here’s the latest on their minis:

The Aelf Release

Industry sources tell BoLS:

Aelfs are the next faction in the Age of Sigmar release schedule

Look for a multi-week release window on par with January’s Fyreslayers

The modelcounts listed are:

  • 2 New Foot Units
  • 1 Oversized cavalry unit
  • 1 Large Monster kit
  • Aelf Battletome
  • Aelf Painting Guide

One of the foot units is described as and “Aelf-Dryad” unit, while the big monster kit is described as a “beetle”.

Just yesterday, rumormonger Squiggly mentioned the Aelfs with the following details:

  • The Aelfs are Slyvaneth
  • The Dryads are armed with halberd/sickle weapons

Putting it all together

A Sylvaneth release for the Aelfs makes sense in the near future.  The talk of the AoS Summer Campaign mentions it heavily involves the Aelfs and the search for Slaanesh, somewhere in the Realm of life – the Sylvaneth’s home turf.

Now let’s take a look at the two new pics to trickle out of Warhammer Fest this weekend.  See anything that sounds familiar?

alarielle-beetle alef-dryad

Aelf Release Roundup


~More as it comes in. I wonder what type of animal new Sylvaneth cav would ride?



  • I still want more giant insects…Like dragonflies to replace Eagles

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      I want their monster to be a giant frog!

      • Sadly, frogs were taken by Nurgle though we are likely getting a giant beetle

        • MPSwift

          ah but is it a frog…or a toad? 😛

        • Nameless

          surely taken by the Slaan, they are after all frogs themselves

      • Andersp90 .

        I dream of chameleon skinks riding pacman frogs! 😛

        • zeek203

          If you know a decent taxidermist you can turn this particular dream into a weird reality.

          • Morgrim

            But it’d be bloody expensive; amphibians are really tricky to skin and tan compared to anything else.

    • Andersp90 .

      I think that would be a more fitting mount for the forest goblins. They should really flesh them out (goblins) with some more cool mounts like scorpions, centipedes etc.

      • euansmith

        Isn’t it spiders all the way for Forest Goblins?

        • Andersp90 .

          It is right now. 😉

          • euansmith

            Bug kits with bits to convert them in to Aeioulf, Goblin and Nurgle would be tip top.

        • Phil

          Not just Forest Goblins if Silver Tower is anything to go by

      • I see those more with spiders as the mounts for Grots…Dragonflies, beetles and maybe mantises would more fit the Slyvaneth

  • dave long island

    Noice!… “Just when you think you’re out, they pull you back in!”… lol

  • dave long island

    The oversized cavalry unit is just big boned…

    • zeek203


      • But horses are so uncool now, didn’t you hear?

  • benn grimm

    Nice to see the tree huggers are doing the exact same thing they always did…

  • euansmith

    I’m hoping for a chunkier version of something like the Dryads to replace the metal tree-dudes in my KoW Forces of Nature army.

  • Christie Bryden

    it would be interesting to see the ones that the silver tower ones were based on, they had a interesting new style that I would like to see expanded on, it shows the poteual of the age of sigmar setting, WHICH has been not explored enought becouse of the focus on stormcast and khorne, there is huge potentual in the setting GW needs to get using it.

    • Phil

      Its been less than a year, they’re getting there, just takes time to release everything effectively

      • Christie Bryden

        yes, but maybe it would have been better not to have released multible waves of storm casts, the release a different faction instead of stormcasts dragon riders.

  • trn

    Does this mean ‘wood elves’ only? I am still holding out hope that we will see a return of the ‘high elf’ spearmen, one of my all-time favourite wfb kits.

    • minowaman

      The Wood elves were sued into oblivion by the Sylvaneth Aerioulfs for trademark infringement, never to be seen again.

      • trn

        Urgh, don’t remind me! It took me about fifteen minutes to find some Dark Elf corsairs on the GW website yesterday. In the end I gave up scrolling through the Forces of Order and just typed ‘Dark Elves’ into the search box.

  • Dave Grimes

    Looking forward to anything elf related. I wonder will the shadowkin be elves tainted by slaanesh. A new bad elf faction

  • PrimoFederalist

    I’m hoping the Sylvaneth are just one faction of Aelfs.

    • MikeHollstrom

      Of course they are. There’s already Ulgu and whatnot that the others will become

  • Dennis Finan Jr

    I saw one of the dry ads human tree hybrid with a gnarly looking scythe. They actually look cool. Was never a fan of sylvan the.

    • Ross Howard

      Your phone owes you a massive apology

  • Dan Wilson

    Looks like dark Eldar players will be getting new mandrake conversions! Yeah looking forward to this. I’m painting up a classic wood elf cherry blossom army ATM but I’d be interested in seeing what I can do with new stuff.

    • An_Enemy

      Why would anyone convert Mandrakes? The models are nice and the unit sucks.

      • Ben_S

        I did that. Well, started to anyway. As nice as the models are, they’re expensive and Finecast.

  • CthulhuDawg

    I’m disappointed it’s not a High Elf release, those are some of my favorite models to paint. Here’s to hoping they don’t squat my HEs in favor of a purely woodelf sylvaneth army.

    • Dave Grimes

      I reckon there will be other elf factions down the line. Tyrion is still around and malekith (under his new dragon guise).

    • GiftoftheMagi

      Since there are no more “High Elves”, expect a completely different look and ruleset.

  • Aezeal

    I d like a lower price for the mega cavalry. And I’d prefer a new dragon

  • miniwar monger

    A giant dung beetle… and a giant dung ball : D

  • minowaman

    Age of Sigmar is still a potato.

  • trn

    Thanks, I have to confess I’m one of those enigmatic hobbyists who buys the models but doesn’t play the game (at least not the game they are made for), so much of this lore has passed me by.

  • tyr

    I hope to see Melarion soon, I miss Malekith but that guy needed a new update and a new model.