AoS: Gorechosen Hero Heldrax Goretouched


Games Workshop Strikes again with another Hero Teaser for Gorechosen: Heldrax Goretouched!

Of the three Heroes we’ve covered so far Heldrax Goretouched is the first one that uses any “magic” if you want to call it that. His Blood Boil ability (while fluffy) seems slightly out of place as Khorne cares not for magical hi-jinx. Then again, it does involve blood…Meh, On with the Slaughter!

via Games Workshop (AoS Facebook)


Heldrax Goretouched is a deadly fighter by any standard, but he can also call upon the fury of Khorne to attack a player anywhere on the board – a skill unique to him and more powerful the more Wrath you have acquired.

Here are the other 3 Heroes GW has previewed this week:

Kore Hammerskull


Vexnar The Reaper


Redarg Bloodfane


Gorechosen $60


The Game

Gorechosen is a game of brutal, fast-paced arena combat for 2-4 players. In this game, four champions of Khorne are thrown into the pit, fighting bitterly against each other to prove who is the most worthy of the Blood God’s gifts! Fight every man for himself, or team up against the strongest player to decide who is the most favoured of Khorne – lots of variations and tweaks to the bloodthirsty core game rules are included.

Watch it played:


Pre-Order this Saturday! $60 for those 4 miniatures plus all the boardgame stuff – not too shabby!

  • kobalt60

    this is not about AoS hate, because thats totally 2015, but if this game had come out in the WFB era, and it was about chaos champions fighting one another, i’d already own my copy, or at least pre ordered it. But as much as i love Chaos, in all it’s game forms, this games fails to interest me at all. And i actually feel a little bad about that. Also, i know that was one hell of a run-on sentence to start this post, but i’m too lazy to fix it.

    • Beefcake the mighty

      AoS hate is timeless.

      • Gunsheeplol

        Hating AoS won’t make KoW any less of a dying game. You Mantic fanboys should know that by now.

        • PlasticMenace

          Dat KoW rustled jimmies hate. Shhhhhh… shhhhhhh

        • Beefcake the mighty

          Your right. So many sleepless nights worrying about kings of war. Well I won’t give up on it!! 😜

        • Moose

          AoS has won be over….

          AoS has won be over….

    • DeadlyYellow

      As a joke I’d say it would be worth getting on the novelty of getting a GW character miniature somewhere close to a reasonable price.

      It is literally why it is on my list of potential purchases, sadly.

      • Aezeal

        Yeah others just got money to spend on good mini’s though :D.. but we won’t look down on you… too much.

        • ZeeLobby

          I mean it’s only a loss for the game. I’m sure more AoS players everywhere wouldn’t hurt it.

    • Diagoras

      I agree, but for different reasons.

      It is just SO hard for me to give even a quarter of a damn about anything Khorne related. Yet here we have a game about four fighters who happen to be Chaos oriented. And
      there just so happen to be four (or, I suppose five now..? Meh) Gods ofChaos.

      Huh. What a coincidence. Here we have an opportunity to
      make a board game where all Chaos fans can be equally happy by allowing them to pick the representative of their favorite god, each with their own neat and wildly different thematic abilities.

      Or, you know. Khorne. Because screw those other people, right?

      • BartTP


        • Pocketfulofgeek

          It’s not like they haven’t done another board game for another god though is it? Maybe we’ll end up with a Garden of Nurgle Warhammer Quest game, and a Hunt for Slaanesh board game too one day? Then each god gets one box each?

          … That actually sounds half decent.

          • BartTP

            No. Khorne only. There’s no god but Khorne and Valkia is his messenger.

          • nurglitch

            Excuse me, but do you have a minute to talk about the Word of Lorgar?

      • ledha

        Saying that after Silver Tower and his countrless Tzeentch models and all the love Nurgle had few years ago (blightking, epidemius and so on) is a bit ironic

        • Aezeal

          Well Khorne does get most attention and doesn’t interest me at all so he’s not completely wrong..

        • Diagoras

          Good point. And aw, man, don’t get me started on all those Slaanesh releases…

          • nurglitch

            Shhh, we keep those a secret.

          • Xodis

            I expect big things from Slaanesh in the near future…….just realized how bad that sounds lmao.

      • kobalt60

        Damn, that would have been good, didn’t even think of it myself. i was just ambivalent towards the game, but now that you put it that way, that it could have been a four way chaos rumble, but instead it’s Khorne x 4, i’m a little vexed. I don’t even want to like your comment, now that you’ve pointed that out

    • NNextremNN

      I neither like Chaos nor AoS but this game seems fun and easy and possible to play with non warhammer fans so I will get it.

    • Aezeal

      So just because the same game is about chaos hero’s fighting in the AoS setting instead of the WFB setting (which is completely irrelevant for the game itself) you are not buying it…
      And you say it’s not about AoS hate?

      • Mira Bella

        Wierd way to see it.
        By that logic you could buy any other tabletop game and just pretend its 40k or AoS.

        • ZeeLobby

          Eh, no logic necessary in AoS defense.

      • kobalt60

        it really isn’t, or at least, it’s not ment to be. To put it another way, if i’m playing with my toy soldiers, the setting always matters. Even if it has no direct impact on the game, it does to me. I can paint a proud northern savage, born on the borders of an old, pseudo-European empire, dedicating himself to the the God of War and bloodshed, but i’m less invested in a guy born on murderworld, hailing from murdertown, who grew up murdering his neighbors.. I don’t hate AoS, i’m just ambivalent, and mildly put out that in the same way as if my local had replaced my favourite beer on tap with soy milk.

    • ZeeLobby

      Right there with yah… I just don’t care about these gods and their bubbles. It was always more interesting when regular humans were involved.

  • Xodis

    Im more hyped for this game than any of the others honestly. It just seems like a fun hour long game, that gets better the more you play it and the more people you bring into it.

    Adding that to dead players being able to still effect the game, along with the already 4-5 models that we already know about to expand the game, should be an excellent investment for Board gamers, AoS gamers, and even RPG gamers who could incorporate this into a game 😀