AoS: Chaos On The Rise

Something wicked this way comes to Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Shadespire. Chaos is on the rise!

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar has a new logo, a new Chaos Champion and the Skaven are heading to Shadespire!

AoS Gets A New Look

via Warhammer Community

“Meanwhile, in the Mortal Realms, something dark is gathering, and the age of hope is drawing to a close. Just look at the new Warhammer Age of Sigmar logo:”

In this short video, Games Workshop teases a new Logo for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Ominously, the Warhammer Community page had some questions about it as well:

“Is a dark new age dawning? Did someone just go a bit mad with the Agrax Earthshade? We reckon this new Chaos hero might have something to do with it:”

Darkoath Warqueen

Chaos is getting a new Champion model. This chaos warrior is the boss of the Darkoath Chieftain from the Warhammer Quest Silver Tower set. And looking at the two models you can see that they share a theme and neither skips leg day.

They also have a shared love of boots with fur (and skulls). And maybe it’s just me, but I’ve getting a very Conan/Red Sonja vibe from these two Chaos Champs – which I’m totally cool with.

Skaven Invade Shadespire

Games Workshop confirms that Skaven are indeed on the way to Shadespire and will be making an appearance in 2018. Spiteclaw’s Swarm is heading to the cursed city in search of shadeglass to steal from dead-things…

The new Skaven Warband will feature 5 models which you can use in Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire and will also come with skaven-specific cards as well as generic powers and objectives.

2018 looks be chaotic year ahead for AoS. Who knows what plans the Dark Powers have in store. The Age of Hope is drawing to a close and Chaos is poised to strike…and it’s about time. Chaos has been getting their butts kicked pretty much sense AoS launched. Maybe it’s time for them to strike back at the forces of Order!


Anyone have any thoughts on the year ahead for AoS? Are you ready to face the Rat-men in Shadespire?

  • ectoplasmic gyrator

    Sick model

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Oooo. Could Chaos Marauders be getting a ‘full’ army?…can anyone say War-Mammoths!

    Skaven Shadespire is are fin enough. Pretty much par for the course when it comes to Skaven – when their range got a massive re-do for in 8th edition, it is fair to say, GW nailed the aesthetic.

    We already know Malign Portents is going to be a ‘big event’ release; presumable driving the narrative forward – with a Blight War style box set to go along side it. However, with that ‘updated’ logo makes me wonder…could we be seeing AoS 2.0 being published? I mean AoS was published in 2015, so 2018 brings us to 3 years….with 40K taking what was learnt on AoS and building on it….would we see AoS building on what was learnt in 40k? We don’t necessarily have to see a new Starter Set, as they could be recalled and the updated rules put in (or just handed out at point of purchase) – lets face it GW has form with Dark Vengeance in doing that…..

    • DoctorBored

      They just released Blightwar and the General’s Handbook. If anything, I think what we’ll see is a new direction for the models. They’ve done Stormcast Eternals to death, introduced new things like the Kharadron Overlords and Fyreslayers, and have otherwise been giving a LOT of attention to the Order factions with a lot less to… the rest.

      I see this as GW finally giving some of the Chaos and Death factions some needed attention and introducing new game modes, new maps and missions, maybe even new spells and rules for some factions, but I doubt it will be a whole new edition. In fact, I think what we see them do with Age of Sigmar now will probably be duplicated in strategy to 40k 8th in a couple years, after all the Codexes have been released and such.

  • frank

    These skaven are the most impressive thing ive seen from shadespire minis yet.

  • Xodis

    Really excited about that new Warqueen, and its a cool title as well.

    • zeno666

      Yeah its the first female model in years from GW that actually looks like a women.
      Not enough boob armour though 🙂

  • DoctorBored

    Some great models! I’m glad to see that even Chaos gets some female models too!

  • Hagwert

    That is a seriously nice female marauder and the Skaven are really dynamic ….time to sell a kidney methinks !!!!!!

  • D. B.

    OK. I wanna see something new for Free Peoples too, though. Not just Sigmarines again.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Keep wishing. I imagine the Free Peoples will slowly be allowed to fall by the way side.

      • D. B.

        Nah. They didn’t let the Astra Militarum go under, despite many claims to the contrary years back. The Free Peoples are essentially what the IM are to 40k – those who to wish to see simple human strength rather / as well as superhumans kicking butt. I’m not expecting much, but who knows? Witch Hunters/Devoted of Sigmar for Shadespire could well be an option at some point.

        • Hagwert

          A witch hunter warband would be very cool, especially if they could model in some of that old Hammer Horror Peter Cushing vibe !

          • dave long island

            IDK if Witch Hunters make sense tbh in the world comprised of ‘bubble kingdoms’. Seems like an anachronism to have WHs going around burning people for the taint of chaos when the entire world is one bizarre chaotic magical place. It’d be a bit like handing out speeding tickets at the Indianapolis 500.

          • EnTyme

            Tzeentch cults are popping up like a game of heretical whack-a-mole. Slaanesh’s followers are desperately searching for their god. Nurgle’s Rot has begun to spread again. I can’t imagine a more appropriate response than to send in the Witch Hunters. Also, you should really get caught up on the lore. You’re about two years behind by my estimates.

          • dave long island

            Speaking of things people should be doing: you should be trying to imagine a more appropriate response to my post. That’s what you should by doing, by my estimates… lol

  • Seems like a pretty cool stand-in for Valkia pre-ascension.

  • Chris Hateley

    That warqueen is going to look awesome leading my marauder army.

    Skaven are nice but I was kinda hoping there’d be some nightrunners/assassins in there as I need some to make a Mordheim skaven warband and the 100 year old GW ones are just terrible. I’ll still find a place for these in my main army though.

  • Rainthezangoose

    Now if only Chaos Maruanders weren’t so ugly…..

    • Chris Hateley

      Avatars of War do a fairly decent alternative. I went mostly mounted for my marauder army as I think the mounted marauders look loads better, and just have 1 unit each of warriors, forsaken, and a few HQ choices on foot.

      • dave long island

        AoW so completely messed up an order from them that I’m forever sworn off them, I don’t care how nice their minis are. I mean it was an effing nightmare getting even half value of what I ordered, and that was long after I’d place the order. I mean that was cluster%^@#$@ of biblical proportions.

        • thereturnofsuppuppers

          I’ve had minor issues with them before too. I tend to give small companies the benefit of the doubt though.

  • GrenAcid

    Yey for skaven, I rly dig them.
    Nay for Lady-chaos, she look like fridge compared to that “in her comand” chieftan and nothing stikes me as cool save for that shield.

  • Agent OfBolas

    Shardspire is going to be the same sales model as X-wing. “Buy all boxes to get cards, or even buy several boxes from other nation to use cards with the one you actually played”.

    Please mark my words 🙂