AoS:The Legend of Slambo

A Mighty Champion of Chaos has returned – but who is this “Slambo” and where did he come from?

Hey BoLS Readers! I know a lot of folks have been wondering about one of the latest Games Workshop releases: Slambo, The Champion of Chaos. Where did he come from and why is it a big deal that Slambo has returned? Well that’s what we’re here to explore today – so lets get started with some basics about Slambo!

Slambo

An updated version of the classic, iconic Chaos warrior, Slambo is a multi-part resin kit who comes armed with a pair of Chaos Axes which he can use to both carve up his enemies, and fling at those too cowardly to face him in hand to hand combat.

The basics are simple: Slambo is an updated model and he’s an awesome Chaos Axe wielding monster in close-combat. He’s a bit of a Glory-seeker and as such he gets pumped-up after killing Heroes or Monsters in combat. He’s also known for his skill with his axes and has become somewhat of a legend.

Origins

So where did Slambo originate from? Slambo comes from the early days of Games Workshop. First appearing in the Citadel Journal Spring 1987 catalog he was part of a set of Chaos Warriors that Games Workshop actually worked up names for:

The original metal model now has that iconic pose of the dual wielding Chaos Axes at it’s side:

Slambo in Metal (via Collecting Citadel Miniatures)

 

Slambo’s look could also be a reason a certain set of Chaos Warriors looked the way they did:

HeroQuest(1989) Miniatures via Toysfromthepast

 

The Legend of Slambo

Slambo has become somewhat of an internet meme among Warhammer Fantasy fans. He has been dubbed Slambo the Everchosen, Slambo, the First True Prince of Chaos, Slambo the Everchampion and even Slambo, Chaos God of (take your pick). This can be traced back to circa 2014 when the Warhammer Fantasy End Times event. At some point, fans starting using Slambo as a stand-in for any Chaos Character with “displeasing” lore.

For example, if a player didn’t like Archaon they would simply swap them out with Slambo (and thus Slambo the Everchosen is born). From the list of titles Slambo accumulated above you can piece together which characters he has “replaced” for some.

The Fandom has even go so far as to make Slambo the Commentator for another Fan created game “Age of Slam” which is essentially a Blood Bowl version of Basketball.

Officially, this is just an updated version of a classic model. Unofficially, well, I’m sure the Warhammer Fantasy Fandom is going to have a field day with the return of Slambo.

 

Do you have any stories about Slambo? Let us know in the Comments below!

  • Lord Elpus

    I thought it was a plastic kit,not resin..

    • adamharry

      The official GW page says it’s resin. They also didn’t show off any Plastic Sprue Pics either.

    • ZeeLobby

      🙁

    • EnTyme

      It’s not Finecast. It’s closer to FW resin like the Canoness was.

      • Lord Elpus

        Cool! I ordered mine from a local online games store.They already had 2 in stock.. been sent out today😊 should have it on Monday.

        • luke snell

          the new GW resin is sooooooo much better than the awful finecast, so no worries about its quality.

  • Old zogwort

    Whoo my heroquest models are slowly getting rules 😀

  • bfmusashi

    SLAMBOOOOOOOOOO! Welcome back!

  • Badtucker

    costs 80 points, aos match play fans

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Awesome. Thanks!

    • Where’s the confirmation on that?

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        The description on GW’s site says, “Slambo includes a Warscroll, which includes points for fielding him in Matched Play games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar.” So I imagine someone has busted a box open and looked.

  • Deathwing

    Just remember – If Slambo breaks a unit and runs it down its not a massacre. Its a SLAMBOREEE

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Really glad I ordered him. His rules are sweeeet!

    • OldHat

      Yup, going red too. He screams Khorne with axes and all that killy goodness.

  • Coltcabunny

    http://tzaphiel.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/m1181679_99060201127_chaoschampionchaosmain_445x319.jpg

    You missed out this guy, who was also a homage of him released with Hordes of Chaos about 16 years ago.

    • NNextremNN

      That one looks way better.

      • Coltcabunny

        He’s still available from GW btw.

        • NNextremNN

          I’m not so much into fantasy/AoS and don’t have time to paint anything I like so I think I pass but I still like to look at pretty models.

  • Damon Sherman

    Why is it multi-part?

    • Slaanesh Devotee

      Haha, good question. Probably just to allow the horns and axe handles to be formed slightly better.

  • Noah Irwin

    The Sly Marbo of the fantasy world

  • Seb

    Whoa – Holy Heroquest update Batman.

    Great to see some homage to the first Chaos Knights I ever knew, I’ve actually got that model for my HQst set.

    Bit of a suprise retro homage given the new-realm order of things over the ‘Wold that Was” i think it goes?

    • Commissar Molotov

      They’ve got no problem with mining the awesome setting they blew up as long as they can make a quick buck.

      • Seb

        Nostalgia is a huge driver for sure Commissar 😉

  • Toco

    How much bigger is the new version in contrast with the original Slambo? He’s on a 40mm base! The original was on a 25mm base. Is the new miniature really grown to twice its original size?

  • Sonic tooth

    wasnt there a trio of old chaos warriors oin finecast on the gw website up till recently? im sure one of them was a version of slambo in classic pose, cant find it now tho

    • nuggy

      It got pulled a month ago if I remember correctly