Age of Sigmar: 4 New Holiday Formations

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The Sylvaneth, Stormcast, Iron Jawz & Khorne Bloodbound are getting new formations for Christmas – take a look:

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You will recall the big holiday bundles headed your way any day now at a really steep discount?  Each of the Age of Sigmar boxes have an enclosed formation that are doing the rounds online.

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Take a look at the formations within each box:

Sigmar’s Vengeance $170

– 1 Celestant-Prime
– 1 Knight-Azyros
– 2 Dracothian Guard
– 5 Paladins
– 10 Liberators

This formation is all about trying to impress the Celestant-Prime when he’s close by.

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Ironjawz Thunderfist $170

– 1 Megaboss
– 1 Weirdnob Shaman
– 1 Aleguzzler Gargant
– 3 Gore-Gruntas
– 10 Brutes

The only thing Gargants like more than THUMPIN… is DOUBLE THUMPIN!

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Sylvaneth Darkroot Wargrove $170

– 1 Drycha Hamadreth
– 1 Treelord Ancient
– 5 Spite-Revenants
– 5 Tree-Revenants
– 6 Kurnoth Hunters

Yikes, in this garden the wounded have the most to fear.

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Khorne Bloodbound Slaughterstorm $170

– 1 Skarr Bloodwrath
– 1 Aspiring Deathbringer with Goreaxe and Skullhammer
– 3 Mighty Skullcrushers
– 5 Wrathmongers
– 10 Blood Warriors
– 20 Bloodreavers

Remember boys – no slouching when Skarr is around – or YOUR head is next!

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~Who’s picking up some of these to battle in the 8 Realms for the holidays?

  • Michael A Sanchez

    unless aleguzzlers have the “ironjawz” keyword I’m pretty sure that formation is trolling the buyer

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Allegiance Destruction?

      Totes legit.

      • Michael A Sanchez

        My issue is that in matched play wouldn’t you have to bring 2 units of battleline before you can use the formation since the gargant isn’t technically ironjawz?

        Please tell me I’m wrong because I have all these models and actually want to try it out lol

        • Matthew Elwert

          You Sir are correct.

        • Bluntguy1837

          The General’s Handbook FAQ clears this up I think – as an Ironjawz warscroll battalion, they are counted as part of Ironjawz allegiance (but don’t gain allegiance abilities if you choose Ironjawz allegiance).

          Page 156 – Allegiance Abilities, Allegiance
          Add the following to the end of the second paragraph:
          ‘The allegiance abilities you choose will apply for the duration of the battle.
          When picking your army’s allegiance abilities, all unitsin a warscroll battalion are considered to have the allegiance listed above the title on the warscroll. For
          example, the Guardians of Alarielle warscroll battalion includes both Sylvaneth and Stormcast Eternals units, and has ‘Sylvaneth’ listed as its allegiance above the battalion’s title. This means that all of the Stormcast Eternals units in the battalion are considered to have
          the Sylvaneth allegiance when it comes to choosing allegiance abilities. An army otherwise made up of Sylvaneth units which included this battalion could
          choose the Sylvaneth or Order allegiance abilities, but the Stormcast Eternals from this battalion wouldn’t benefit from the Sylvaneth allegiance abilities, as they
          don’t have the Sylvaneth keyword.’

          • The_Mighty_Moogar

            Thanks for FAQ’ing me nice and good-like.

            Hopefully it might be time for my giant to vacate his shelf space where he’s been hanging out ever since he got a 4 on his 3d6 club swings and missed every other attack.

            I just want him to be good 🙁

          • Jeramy Bailey

            You shouldn’t have gotten him drunk first… or maybe you didn’t get him drunk enough. I don’t know how it works with giants.

        • ledha

          Well, the player can use this formation and having some others unit as a battleline outside the formation

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Giant meh on the Stormcast one. The Prime will be off the field for a turn or four so that ability is worthless.

    • Aezeal

      Well.. IF he’s there it’s pretty usefull and the Orc and Chaos one also increase damage output (and increase it pretty good).
      The Sylvaneth one on the other hand is much worse. Doesn’t increase damage output (and the outcasts are really to worth their point without a buff).
      Then you get a reroll to charge: not even a flat bonus which would be much better. Not to mention their movement is pretty good so they hardly need THIS buff. AND the target needs to be wounded already (it doesn’t mention this turn luckily but still) which means it has to be in combat already OR you need to shoot them first (which means you have to take bows on your hunters bascily).
      Seriously useless in comparison to some of the wargroves.

  • Burnt Angel

    If none of these gets points then they are pretty worthless really, outside of fluff games. Which is a shame.

    • Aezeal

      They will get points why wouldn’t they. Silver tower hero’s got points, Magewrath throne got points etc etc.

      • Burnt Angel

        I don’t believe the other battalions in the starter boxes got points, but correct me if I am wrong.

      • There are a number of formations that were not pointed yet.

  • Lewis Everitt

    Formations… cancer of wargaming.

    • OldHat

      Not in AoS, where you actually have to pay for them and they rarely add more than a single marginal perk.

      • Lewis Everitt

        As they should be, good to know.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      In AoS formations are restrained and simpler.

      • Lewis Everitt

        Good to hear.

    • EnTyme

      Your army also still has to meet the standard composition. Formations in AoS are about as much of a non-issue as they can be.

      • Lewis Everitt

        Cool

    • Funny, I think they’re hands down the best part of GW’S rules writing currently, the main thing that keeps 40k interesting

      • Lewis Everitt

        Not for me. But it seems their here to stay, here’s hoping 8th is a better game.

  • If there are no points attached to these, they will largely be ignored.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      There were no points attached to the units in the Silver Tower but GW released a PDF update with the points for those who wanted it.

      • Thats true they did, but they still have not put points to most of the formations, which is why I don’t think there will be points on these either.

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          Unsure. They could just be waiting for the second General’s Handbook.

          I do not see many people playing with the Stormcast or Sylvaneth ones but the Khorne and Ironjawz ones could be popular. I hope they get points.

          • They could be, but we don’t know. Regardless… until they get points they might as well not exist. If the new GHB gives it to them then they’ll be looked at.

  • Gridloc

    GW knows there are 3 ways to play right??? Their box sets come with great rules for the open style, but they can’t add points? I’m happy they are trying to turn around but still feel they must have giant walls dividing the teams.

    The general handbook is a glaring example. We all know it wasn’t’ their plan originally, if it was always suppose to have points(structured play) they they deliberately didn’t include artifacts and general abilities in army books prior to Elf/bonesplitter books. If they didn’t know they were going to need GH, then shows they really are just throwing stuff at the wall and hoping it sticks.

    The game is fun, just really hoping GW can pull things together and make a legit game. They are one of the oldest gaming/modeling companies, this lack of consistency is disheartening.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Points should not be in the army books since GW is going to release a new General’s Handbook each year.

      • Raven Jax

        Wait, is that confirmed? I realize it’s “only” $25 US but that’s still a good bit of money for a book that’s going to be invalidated after only one year.

        • Xodis

          It wont be invalidated, itll be an expansion to the other GH books. There might be SOME parts that are invalidated (if they choose to alter points on models without releasing it in a FaQ), but even if the entire Point system is altered and changed, the previous GH will still have tons of information for the other 2 styles of play that is useful.

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            It will be invalidated, at least the points section.

          • Xodis

            Thats assuming they rewrite the ENTIRE points section, as far as we know they could just be including the models and formations that dont already have rules, and possibly changing points for models that have them. Regardless, invalidating 6-10 pages does not invalidate the entire book, there is a lot of worth in the GH outside of just points.

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          25 dollars a year is 2 dollars a month.

          It is well worth the money to have points and rules updated on a regular schedule and to have the points costs for all the new armies and units housed in one place.

          • Raven Jax

            Agreed that it’s best to have the updates and agree that $25 isn’t, relatively speaking, that much. It just comes down to a personal decision. My friends and I play 40K. I’ve played 2 games of AoS in the past 12 months. Is $25 worth spending on something I only play once or twice a year vs spending $25 on 40K or other games? Maybe I’ll pick up the book every other year…

      • Gridloc

        Thats horrible model to use for points. That means that armies that come out between books sit in limbo. If dwarves came out 2 months after GH version 2, and were not in the book. That army would what not have points for 6 months/year?

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          No, GW releases points costs for new armies/units as a PDF.

          • Gridloc

            Where is the point cost for these battalions? Is there a PDF? What about the other get started ones?

      • Gridloc

        If you buy an army book, you should be able to run the army in all 3 ways of playing with that book. Defending multiple purchases to play the game is what caused many to become tired of 40k.

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          Disagree completely because the points costs are going to be adjusted on a yearly basis. The Army Books are going to remain in print for years at a time.

          Also, you do not need to buy the army books. The only book you need to buy is the yearly general’s Handbook.

          • Gridloc

            So you want more purchases to run one army? Sorry but that sounds awful. if you can’t see it, then thats your choice. Suckers are born ever day, they justify their decisions because they don’t know better.

            If army points need to be changed so often then they are NOT doing their job… How do you not see that.

            If you paid a contractor to fix your roof, would you just accept if he said ever year you have to pay another couple hundred for “updates” to that roof? If so, please let me know and I’ll stop over, i’ll use the cash to buy multiple books to play one army.

  • Davor Mackovic

    Is there points associated with these formations? If not I take it they can’t be used in point games now? Sorry haven’t played yet so forget the name that we use with points.