AoS: Inside the Studio – Kharadron Overlords

Games Workshop has a special guest on to talk about the upcoming Kharadron Overlords Battletome!

In case you missed the big Twitch reveal yesterday or if you passed the rules teaser, Games Workshop has you covered. They have created a new video with Background Writer Jeremy Vetock who goes on a deep-dive into the Kharadron Overlords Lore & More!

via Games Workshop

Today we hear from the Warhammer Studio as Warhammer one of the writers, Jeremy Vetock, behind the new Kharadron Overlords Battletome.

This is certainly a new take on the Dwarves of old. These new Kharadron Overlords are a sky-dwelling civilization. When their allies in the mortal realms turned their backs on them and their gods left they were forced to flee and hide from Chaos. In doing so, they developed a new code to survive. Thanks to the code they stayed hidden from the corruption and chaos below and their civilization grew strong. Much like Sigmar and his forces, they were bidding their time to intervene.

Once the Stormcast Eternals gained a foothold and started to establish cities and culture again, their code would allow them to open up trade routes and make their presence known. Now a thriving culture, they have their roots in the Duardin of old but with a new twist. They are a self-reliant people, driven by profit, and faithful only to their new code.

This video itself is also PACKED with loads of awesome artwork. Here’s few pictures just to show you what we’re talking about:

 

 

Protect the Profit…

  • Shinnentai

    Getting a great Miyazaki vibe from that larger airship in the 3rd picture. Great opportunity for Forgeworld to do something really big for AoS :-D.

    • Desmond Burke

      I’d buy it without hesitation…well maybe I’d contact a divorce attorney for preventative information…

  • Thyran204

    That’s AoS?? This faction looks really 40k.

    • Almost, it’s just a little too silly for the 40K more militaristic approach.

      however this is nothing short of a brilliant start for a 40K equivalent faction, the basic motto even applies.

      Don’t fight unless there is a profit involved. In this way even in 40K, the sieges of planets and systems are nothing short of economic exchanges and seeing how the Imperium hoards so much material, the 40K equivalent would attack and fortify these planets to get access to all that money.

  • Gunther Clone C

    I’m totally digging the top-hat wearing dwarves. I might get those models for that aesthetic alone… :-S

  • stinkoman

    chainswords and assault cannons on AoS?

    • Emprah

      For all your squat converting needs.

    • Hell-Nico

      Yup, just in case people need more proof that AOS isn’t just a pathetic attempt to 40kise FB.

    • memitchell

      Assault cannon? Oh, good Overlord! It’s a Reaper Autocannon.

  • thereturnofsuppuppers

    The top hatted guy is in serious need of a head swap. Everything else looks great.

    Really dig the ‘whalers’

    • Karru

      The classy top hat was the “tipping” point for you? Not the giant balloons these guys are using as “jump packs”?

      • Emprah

        Speak not ill of the Nemesis Dorfknight.

        • Shinnentai

          I await with anticipation the kitbash of tophat guy riding Nemesis with airship buoyancy endrins.

        • Hawt Dawg

          Ha ha ha… Dorfknight.

      • thereturnofsuppuppers

        Naah, they are great.

        Seems to have a magical science fluff reason.

        The hat doesn’t. No one else has one, it doesn’t seem to fit in with the style or Blanches concepts.

        Whether you like the balloon thing or not, its consistent.

  • loveone789

    he lost me once he said there was gold in the clouds

  • Alexander Golmen Berg

    Silly

    • wibbling

      Thank you for that useless, content free pointless comment. Is that really all you can manage? The lack of a full stop indicates you had more to say.

      • thereturnofsuppuppers

        silly

      • Hell-Nico

        Butthurt much ?

        • ZeeLobby

          GWibbling is always butt hurt. His butt just must be constantly hurt. It’s gotta hurt… on his butt.

    • stinkoman

      Says it all.

  • thereturnofsuppuppers

    Missed best pic

    • thereturnofsuppuppers
      • ZeeLobby

        That’s pretty awesome.

      • Jesse Cavazos

        WE’RE WHALERS ON THE MOON

        • Anasa

          We carry a harpoon!

          • Jesse Cavazos

            But there ain’t no whales so we tell tall tales and sing our whaling tune!
            (Love the icon, by the way. That’s one of my favorite Oney cartoons)

      • Shinnentai

        Okay, Forgeworld need to stop all other activity in favour of exclusively Kharadon-based releases from now on.

      • SisyphusIsHappy

        I see that and think “That would be a rockin behemoth for Death.”

  • WhenDidVicesBecomeVirtues

    Only thing I am not a big fan of is the very organic looking sky ports. It’s not very dwarven imo and I think they should’ve focused on combining geometric/polygon shapes with steampunk tubes. I do like the street view with the steampunk pipes all over.

  • Rainthezangoose

    This release​ just looks ace.

  • Luca Lacchini

    The 5th picture, the one with the huge metal face in the background, and duardin ships and aether-paratroopers skimming around some weird surface.
    It is… everything. It just drops raw power for setting the mood. Seems taken straight out some Gundam scene, with Zakus and Zeon ships navigating an asteroid.

    Three flavors of awesome.

  • ZeeLobby

    Pretty goofy. Some bits I really like, some are just way out there. Lack of faces still makes them seem all like robots. But maybe it’s the safe thing to do after the emotionless faces of the fyreslayers.

  • Huntard

    They used dwarf logic to progress dwarf society in a way that maintains internal narrative consistency and reality.

    I’m f’ing sold.

    • Jesse Cavazos

      You nailed what I thought, without knowing I thought it.

  • Matthew Pomeroy

    looking at this makes me wish they had kept the old world for the old world models. I really really hate these the more I see of them (the entire AoS aesthetic really turns me off) despite that I despise these models, and with the exception of the bases for the big airships these look really well done for what they are trying to do.