AoS: Kairic Acolytes Unboxing

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The Kairic Acolytes are the heralds of change – come see what’s inside the box!

The Kairic Acolytes are a new unit for the Disciples of Tzeentch. These mortals have sworn an unholy alliegeance to Tzeentch and we’re going to take a tour of the contents of their new boxed set:

This is yet another great kit from Games Workshop. All the things we’ve come to expect are present: Great quality sculpts, materials, and bits. This kit does actually give you enough bits to make 20 “regular” Acolytes armed with a cursed blade, two blades or a sword and shield. Their avian-like masks are all different as well, so you can mix and match to your hobby-heart’s desire. On top of that there are a few extra doo-dads like the Vulcharc, a colorful bird that accompanies the unit or the Scroll of the Dark Arts which is a fantastic bit by itself!

Aside from that I also want to point out that these guys are JACKED! They have been hitting the gym for sure and they are clearly gunning for the Khorne Bloodreavers in the “Buffest Mortal Followers of Chaos” category.

Kairic Acolytes rules

Rules wise (which you can download HERE) they are a harassing unit. If you equip the unit with a Scroll of the Dark Arts (and you should) your range goes out to a respectable 18″ with their Sorcerous Bolts.  Combine that with a friendly Tzeentch Wizard nearby and they are each chucking out a +4/+4 at 18″ – again, not earth shattering but respectable. If they have Arcanite Shields they always get a +6 save or you could go with the Paired Cursed Blades and they have a +1 to hit.

The Kairic Acolytes are a unit that a wise general will be able to use to cause death by a thousand cuts – soften up the enemy with your Sorcerous Bolts and then move in for the kill when they are weak. They aren’t the heavy hitters of the army but they will definately cause problems for your foes. Think of them as a speed-bump that bites back.

Kairac Acolytes $50

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Human cultists of Tzeentch, Chanters of Change, the Kairic Acolytes have made dire sacrifices for the promise of knowledge and power, spending decades becoming worthy enough to attempt the Kairic Test of Nine. They walk amongst the unsuspecting, remaining covert, waiting patiently until the correct time to strike. When that time comes, they hurl their collective magical might in the form of searing bolts, punishing those who survive with sinister curved blades.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble 20 Kairic Acolytes. Each Acolyte is armed with either a cursed blade, a pair of cursed blades or a cursed blade and arcanite shield. The kit includes 20 face masks – any one of these can be applied to any one model, meaning every unit of 20 can be completely unique.

2 models can be upgraded to Kairic Adepts, with their own choice of 3 different heads, either a sword or pick as weapon and shield options. 2 miniatures can be accompanied by a Vulcharc – a flying creature perched on their arm, which attacks enemy wizards – and 2 models can be assembled holding a Scroll of the Dark Arts, boosting their allies’ magical abilities.

This 164 component kit is supplied with 20 Citadel 32mm Round bases.

 

I asked for the Tzeentch Cultist Workout Plan but it keeps changing…

  • BaronSnakPak

    The way that I read the shield rules is that it’s basically a 6+ feel no pain. Because it says “before allocating wounds”. Meaning, if you failed your base save, roll a die and on a 6 the wound is ignored thanks to the shield.

    • EnTyme

      That’s certainly how it’s worded. They basically get a second 6+ after a failed save.

  • Moik

    These guys look pretty jacked for people that live in a library.

    • SupPupPup

      heavy books

    • 6Cobra

      I guess the “unsuspecting” don’t notice them browsing the stacks with no shirts on

    • Sebastien Bazinet

      Conan the Librarian

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Be afraid of the quiet ones, always.

  • Lewis Everitt

    Pretty buff for Tzeentch, not a fan of them as Tzeentch models but they are nice overall.