The Two Heroes from The Age of Sigmar Starter sets finally get points and rules tweaks for matched play games!
Vandus Hammerhand – 280 Points
Vandus Hammerhand is a sworn enemy of the Dark Gods. As Lord-Celestant of the hammers of Sigmar his warriors fight as one, energised by his purpose and might. Vandus was the first to tame a celestial Dracoth, and the first to harness the beast’s ability to breathe bolts of magical force. Respected by all, and trusted implicitly by Sigmar himself, he is haunted constantly by visions of his mortal tribe’s death – these visions spur him to astonishing acts of vengeance against Chaos in the Mortal Realms.
Korghos Khul – 200 Points
Korghos Khul commands no mere army, but a legion of bloodthirsty murderers. United under his banner, the Goretide have slaughtered indiscriminately – helped in no small measure by the presence of Bloodsecrators, who drag their master’s icon to every corner of the Mortal Realms, there to rip open the fabric of reality and allow the red-hot wrath of Khorne himself to send the followers of the Blood God into apoplectic battle-rage.
Finally getting points for Matched Play for these two heroes has been a long time coming. Now players can start adding them into their games for the appropriate points values. It might seem like a little thing but both of these kits were basically be used as “stunt doubles” in there respective armies. Vandus Hammerhand also has the distinction of being the only named Character in the Stormcast Eternals. I’m hesitant to count the Celestant-Prime as a “named” character because it seems more like a title. The identity of the Celestant-Prime is a mystery; we know more about his hammer after-all!
Points wise Vandus Hammerhand is a tad more expensive on the tabletop than a generic Lord-Celestant on a Dracoth, but his ability is also a bit more useful. Same with Korghos Khul who is very effective at getting a surprise pile-in move on enemy characters. Both of these character bring a little something extra to the table are are now worth considering for Match Play.
What do you think of these two heroes? Are they worth the points to add them to your list or are you happy with the “generic” versions of them?