Shadespire & Age of Sigmar Malign Portents BREAKING!

GW just pulled the covers off of Shadespire expansions and Age of Sigmar’s upcoming Death mini at the NOVA Open.


We’ve already seen the Stormcast Eternals and Khorne Bloodbound minis from the starter set, but look – there’s MORE!

Ironjaws Ironskullz Boyz

Age of Sigmar Malign Portents

Next we finally get a look at an upcoming Death Grand Alliance mini. Death has been desperately needing a reboot in the Age of Sigmar and these minis are looking great. The Malign Portents release is coming in 2018 and includes both Narrative Play and Match Play content.

There will be 4 Heralds for each of the Grand Alliances included. Here is the one for Death:


The King of Shrouds


~More as it comes in.  Have at it.

  • BaronSnakPak

    I’ll pass on the Stormcast and Khorne box, but will be all about the Ironjaws and Death box. Greenskins vs No Skins!

  • YetAnotherFacelessMan

    MMMMMM, that King of Shrouds appeals super hard.

  • BrassWitch

    That’s one gorgeous little ghost, it might be time to get into AoS.

    • dave long island

      Pfffttt… It looks like a spirit host is playing ‘dress up’ with a grave guard’s armor… lol

      • Geko747

        Which is exactly what I want/need for my Nighthaunt army

  • Aaditya Rangan

    Looks like one of the Castellans of Dol Guldur!

    • luke-vdv

      Yes! I think that the LoTR style is exactly what’s so attractive about this model.

      • Aaditya Rangan

        maybe I’ll shave the wings off the helmet?

      • Hagwert

        Good call , some AOS minis are over the top but this hits the perfect balance for me between having a presence on the table top without needing to resort to the whole massive muscles and skulls thing. The Ironjaws are also very nice indeed .

  • DoctorBored

    Holding out to see what the elves and Lizardmen get for their squads.

    • Shadowstrife

      Exactly. I’m waiting for all the major factions to be updated with new models before I take the plunge. Bring on the Dark aelves. They were rumored to be released this year, but that’s not to be.

      • DoctorBored

        Like with many GW things, I wish they’d just bring the releases faster. It’s frustrating to wait for the thing you want while you’re seeing them releasing all the things you don’t want. But, as a particular kind of business, they can’t flood the market with all of the options right away. They’ll actually make /less/ money that way.

  • Sam Nolton

    If Death gets more models that look half as cool as this guy, I’m on board.

  • luke-vdv

    I never say anything positive about AoS lore or design (and with good reason), but the design of that model is actually very nice. It’s not bombastic, bulging with muscle (yes I know it’s a ghost), and/or over designed like so many GW releases recently. Brilliant.

    • AEZ

      You, sir, imply a lot here.. My sylvaneth minis (each and everyone of them awesome) resent it.

      • luke-vdv

        They are an army of walking trees, and trees are quite detailed.

    • kobalt60


  • King of Shrouds looks nice. I’ll have to get that.

  • Damn it! With each peek at these new death figures my tomb Kings get a little lonelier… I will only buy one…I will only buy one..

  • Pcm979

    New Vampires, please. Please!

  • dave long island

    Dickon Tarly you are gone but not forgotten!! The Reach Remembers!!!… lol… I’m literally going to be making a Dickon Tarly comment for every Shadespire article here on BOLS… So better get used to it… lol

    • bobrunnicles

      he said ‘Dickon’ (channeling my inner Bronn here) 😉

  • So ghost army next year o3o

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Not models I’d be after but, nevertheless, all pretty cool looking. So much great stuff in the pipeline.

  • With skeletons now even cheaper with their free bonus attacks, I forsee the next death book being a powerhouse that you’ll see a lot of netlisters flocking to.

    • euansmith

      Beric Dondarrion: I’m not fighting so some man or woman I barely know can sit on a throne made of swords.

      Jon Snow: So, what are you fighting for?

      Beric Dondarrion: Life. Death is the enemy. The first enemy and the last.

      Jon Snow: But we all die.

      Beric Dondarrion: The enemy always wins. And we still need to fight him. That’s all I know.

      Jon Snow: But I’ve heard that their new book is really strong and is kicking butt and taking names on the tournament circuit.

      Beric Dondarrion: I never had you down as a Netlister, Jon Snow; Edard would be disappointed.

  • Admiral Raptor

    I have no interest in a competitive game, but I can get behind these sculpts! My Nighthaunts would love to have that wraith leading them.

    • zeno666

      Oh trust me, AoS is not a competitive game.

      • kobalt60

        Truer words were never said

      • Admiral Raptor

        I mean Shadespire specifically. I already play AoS. I’ve learned that I’m not great (or even mediocre) at competitive minded games like X-wing, and that seems to be what GW’s going for with this.

        • zeno666

          No, no. GW’s games are nowhere near as competitive as X-Wing.
          They just don’t make those kind of rules for their games.
          They are all very beer and pretzel, so don’t let that hold you back.
          If you go in for it with that mindset you might even like them.
          Sure people arrange tournaments and such, and some might even take the games very seriously, but then again, people arrange knitting competitions as well 😉

  • stinkoman

    AOS design decisions border on purposeful conversions. It’s almost as if they said, here just swap weapons and legs and you have orks in eavy armor. im already picking up some blood warriors to swap parts with zerkers to make zerkers “on par with current designs”.

  • Severius_Tolluck

    Good add to all the other new shadespire death minis they showed at adepticon!

  • Richard Mitchell

    King of Shrouds is….underwhelming. They may need to conference call PP on how to do ghosts properly. Especially with the Death faction being weak and ignored since the game released. Basically if you play Death faction, you either just watch everyone get releases while you wait two years for something. I hope this isn’t something that carries over to 40k with some of the less popular Xenos factions. It still puzzles me that while every other company does faction wide releases, GW still marries itself to the codex cycle. One of the big things that really keep their products from being tournament worthy.

  • ZeeLobby

    Is it just me, or has what we seen for the Stormcast, Bloodblooders and Undead just look so much more inspiring than the scuplts for the orcs warband… It just looks like models taken out of their regular infantry boxes. I expected a little more character I guess.

    • benvoliothefirst

      I skipped over the orcs because I thought it was more of the current models.

    • zeno666

      Most AoS look kind of overworked and thus quite dull to me.

  • Christie Bryden

    hope there are new rules for those iron jaws, and yay finaly death gets something.

  • Shadowstrife

    I love it how the headline says ‘Breaking’ when all of this info literally comes straight from the GW site. When was the last actual scoop you had, Bols?

  • Ben_S

    There’s something wrong with these sentences:

    “There will be 4 Heralds for each of the Grand Alliances included. Here is the one for Death”

    Either this is *the* one for Death, which suggests they only have one, not four. Or the first sentence is right, and this is just *one of the ones* for Death.

    I assume it’s the former.

    • benvoliothefirst

      One herald for each grand alliance. Four grand alliances. Four heralds total.

      • Ben_S

        Like I said, that’s what I assume was meant. But what’s actually written is “4 Heralds for each of the Grand Alliances”, which would mean 16 in total.

  • Thomas

    Those are very cool models. Much more restrained than recent stuff, which makes them more characterful because the overall design isn’t being drowned out with excessive detail. Please do more stuff like this, GW. Tone down the bling a bit.

    • euansmith

      Behold the majesty of the mighty Stormcast Primaris Blinginators!

  • zeno666

    Looks like his robe got stuck on an old fence.

    • Hagwert

      It’s the classic situation where you stride over a barb wire fence only to realise too late your not as tall as you thought you were !