AOS Weather Forecast – Thunder and Blood

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Thunder and Blood is an updated starter set for the Age of Sigmar, now available for pre-order.

Age of Sigmar has been getting some pretty big updates in the last few months. With the release of the Kharadron Overlords and the Stormcast Eternals it’s head and shoulders a different game than it was even after the release of the General’s Handbook. As more new armies come out with updated models and streamlined rules that aren’t just conversion, the game is starting to approach its final form. It’s not quite an altogether different game from release day–but you have to squint a little to see the resemblance.

With that in mind, there’s an updated Starter Set that’s just been announced for the game. GW must recognize how much their game has changed, so they’ve updated the rules, included a primer on the lore and painting, as well as including models that are cast in red and gold plastic, so they’re fun to play with even before you paint them up with the included painting primer. And of course you’ll get updated warscrolls for every unit that’s included and some scenarios–basically everything you need to play the game.

So, if you’ve been waiting to get into AoS, this is the perfect chance to hop in.

via Warhammer Community


Thunder & Blood is our latest Warhammer Age of Sigmar box set and it contains everything you need to start playing. It contains two sets of easy-to-build models cast in red and gold plastic, which means you’ll have two armies ready and looking great almost straight out of the box.

When you want to personalise your miniatures, the book also includes a guide suitable for painters of all levels – whether you’re a newcomer just looking to go over the essentials of basecoating, a gamer looking for quick tips on drybrushing to get an army tabletop ready as soon as possible, or a more experienced painter wanting to try techniques like glazing or adding rust and blood to your miniatures. Schemes for six Stormcast Eternals Chambers and six Bloodbound warbands are included for inspiration.

The miniatures themselves make a fantastic starting point for a new collection. For the Stormcasts, you’ll get two units of five Liberators, three Prosecutors, three Retributors and a Lord-Relictor to lead them.

The Bloodbound, on the other hand, have two units of ten Bloodreavers, five Blood Warriors, a Khorgorath, and a Bloodstoker.

You’re essentially getting two Start Collecting! boxes for the price of one – in fact, combining a Start Collecting! box with the contents here rounds out a versatile army for either faction, with both forces coming in at just under 1000 points in matched play.

Pre-order Thunder and Blood today!

After all, Vandus and Korghos gotta have some people to boss around, right?

  • Great box set, it I already have EVERYTHING that’s in it. Really wish they did another two factions and I would have been all over this. Still….it’s a good start point for players just getting into it

    • zeno666

      Sorry, there will always be Sigmarines/Space Marines in the startboxes

      • Severius_Tolluck

        except that one time, when they repackaged unsold island of blood…. Man such a good deal!

      • Then why not Splitskull Pass? Stormcast vs Iron Jawz. All I’m saying is that, while it’s a great box set, they could have offered something different to get those of us that have the original box set to buy in to the new one.

  • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

    Call me crazy, but buying multiples of this is quite a cheap deal, and hopefully the’ll do similar bundles with different factions (hey, one can hope).

    With two of these you can already cover a 4′ x 4′ board and plenty of models, a third one will give you a quick 6′ x 4′ board and a tond of models. The heroes included are generic, so you won’t be bothered for those extra leaders you don’t want from the original starter set.

    Too bad the Bloodsecrator is not out on his own…

    • euansmith

      Yeah, for £150 (£112.50 from Darksphere) you could get two sizable forces; including THREE Khorgoraths 😀 and that 6’x4′, DOUBLE SIDED, vinyl mat. Sweet. I regret picking up a second copy of the original starter box now.

      • Grasshopper

        Is the mat vinyl? Then: insta-buy!
        Does somebody know if the minis come in colored plastic or whether they are primed in gold and red?

        • euansmith

          The minis are coloured plastic. I don’t know how this will effect the material properties, if at all. As far as I’m aware the mat is vinyl, though they not said how thick it is; hopefully 2mm+.

          • zeno666

            Do vinyl mats come that thick?
            From my experience vinyl mats are more like a wax tablecloth.
            IMHO the mouse mat stuff is much more preferable since its thickness and softness 🙂

          • euansmith

            A mouse mat would have been nice, but I don’t think that GW could fit one in to the box or budget 😀 Also I’ve yet to see double sided mouse mat.

          • dave long island

            An ode to regret: “If wishes and buts were clusters of nuts, we’d all have a bowl of granola”…. lol

    • Grasshopper

      I liked it when they re-released Spire of Dawn. That was also a very nice starter set! But I wouldn’t bet on any other good value starter set being released. They lure us in with cheap Space Knights and those Upset Blood Hitters or whaddaya call them – but if we want to expand then we have to dig deep into our pockets… Oh, how I would love a Sky Dwarves vs. Green Hooligans box…

    • eBay, there’s many many many on eBay

  • EnTyme

    Still holding out hope for a solo release for the Khorgorath.