New Stormcast Cav & Crossbowmen Pics

Sigmar Stormcast Eternal Face

The new Gryph-Cavarly aren’t the only newStormcast Eternals on the horizon!

Earlier today we saw the new hotness from GW:

via Warhammer Community

A few days back, some of you Gryph-eyed readers noticed that in our post on the new Stormcast Vanguard Chamber we mentioned that they were expert cavalrymen. But what would a fast moving strikeforce of Stormcasts ride into battle?

They are too big for horses, that’s for sure. Dracoths are sturdy mounts, but they are not the fastest beasts in the Realms, and hardly suited for a fast, scouting force. Enter the Gryph-charger – a noble beast of the Celestial Realm and trusty mount to Sigmar’s Vanguard.

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Lord Aquilor on Gryph-charger

The Gryph-charger is clearly of the same origin as Gryph-hounds, whether magical or biological, but of an order of magnitude larger. It stands taller than a Demigryph, though is less stockily built – looking sleeker and faster than the noble mounts of the Freeguild Knights.

The Stormcast himself is wearing armour in keeping with the lighter sigmarite plate of the new Stormcast Eternals Rangers we saw on Monday, but more ornate. This hero is in fact a Lord-Aquilor, who are the leaders of this new breed of Stormcast Eternals.

He is just one of the new kits that will be accompanying the new Stormcast Eternals Battletome in February.

New Pics

These two pics just have come in from the French Warhammer forum’s Albrecht de Nuln and Dakka’s Guru:

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These guys look like more badass heavier versions of the Judicators (below), with REALLY large braced crossbows.

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Then we hit these guys who are clearly on different slightly smaller mounts than the Lord Aquilor above.  I assume these are the “standard Gryph-Charger knights”. Also note the weapon holstered on the far right rider.  It looks like we have a winner from an earlier Warhammer weekly teaser.  Remember this pic?

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I’m really liking the new cav, and I think it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room…

 

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Chocobos…

 

  • SilentPony

    OH! So that thing was actually a thing! Very clever GW. Way to keep us on our toes

  • ledha

    interesting thing are their symbol. Paladins and stormcast have the lion all over them. The venator and prosecutors have the eagle, but those guys have the wolf

  • EmperorOfMankind

    Chocobos?

    • Zingbaby

      Exactly, what’s a chocobo? I’m thinking Joust all the way!

      • EmperorOfMankind

        that is concept art from Final Fantasy XI. Chocobos are in nearly every main Final Fantasy game in the series

  • neshta

    *sigh* these look really cool!

  • Davor Mackovic

    Joust! Was never good at the video game. Hmmm…. could this be GW new game just like that new Dark Eldar game they have out?

  • bfmusashi

    Sadly, they have four legs. Otherwise I was gonna have to go buy some models.

  • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

    I’m sick and tired of everyone comparing this mounts to chocobos, and I seriously think you don’t have even a clue about what is a chocobo.

    Chocobos only have a pair of wings and a pair of clawed legs.

    What’s wrong with you guys?, for shame…

    • ledha

      it’s a bird-like mount.

      • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

        No, is a quadruped mount, bird-like creatures are not commonly associated with quadrupeds.

        And I’ve never seen before anyone calling griffons or demigryphs as “chocobos”.

  • hersoldier

    Any one know where to get Chocobo minis?

  • ZeeLobby

    I can’t help but feel if it was any other race riding these it’d be that much more interesting… Well except maybe Orks, that’d be weird.

  • Golden Yak

    Chocobos made me think of giant chickens. Giant chickens and Warhammer made me think of giant chicken and rooster mounts, ridden by halflings.

    And that made me think of the most important question I’ve ever had – where are the halflings in Age of Sigmar? And what are they called now? Haelflyngs? Mooties?

    Put Mooties in Age of Sigmar and have them riding giant chickens.

    • Kritarion

      Hoobytes

    • zemlod

      There’s a nice discussion going in German here:
      http://www.brueckenkopf-online.com/2017/warhammer-quest-shadows-over-hammerhal/

      Current best suggestions include (and I cite): “Hearthborn Sneaklings Cookatryce-Vengeguard from the Fyrcehall Realm” or “Smallkin© Masterthief”

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Since when chocobos got a set of horse legs and horns on their heads?

  • Jared van Kell

    The Stormcast’s now have chocobos, scouts and devastators.

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Since when chocobos have an additonal set of horse legs and horns on their heads?

  • Javi Martinez Alcantara

    What a bad miniatures….

    • Horus84cmd

      #inyouropinion

      • Javi Martinez Alcantara

        of course

  • euansmith

    “Come on, you guys, I’m holding my hand as still as I can… and you still can’t shoot this darn bird?!” http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/acb86a190193569f0b3c57d098e440ec13b59e31b5e6fae8059d6a853ed1b22c.jpg

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Be wevy, wevy quiet, sir…

  • Horus84cmd

    Liking so far. Although I am not sure the fuzzy WD picture do the models justice. Why the heck can people take in focus pictures with devices that can auto-focus…..

  • Ben_S

    The Judicators are Sold Out on the UK site. I’m wondering whether these are replacements. They look like a different unit though.

    • Horus84cmd

      Na, I’d think not, but it is not out of the realms of possibility. These new guys have longer tabards with a different design. Also, the Judicators are available when you look at different countries web-stores; so I would hazard they’re just in need of a re-stock in the UK

      • Ben_S

        The website very definitely says Sold Out, as opposed to the more common Temporarily Unavailable. It may be wrong, but it’s what their site actually says.

        • Horus84cmd

          Could be a repackage so maybe these new kits are just a additional sprue? We’ll all have to wait and see

    • taithays

      It’s been 1 week and not only on the UK site. Judicators are being reboxed and will be sold by 10 and with a new kit for these new ballistas.

      • Ben_S

        That makes more sense. I don’t like the way boxes keep getting larger (and more expensive) but at least there will be extra options, and maybe even better value.

  • Aezeal

    So Stormcast snipers to rival my Hunters… you bastards. I’m betting on a 1 in 5 supercrossbow that slays behemoths in a single strike 😀