Malign Portents Doesn’t Leave Mushroom for New Character

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Destruction’s new character released under the Malign Portents is the life of every party.

Because he’s a real fungi. Yes, Christmas came early this year, because the new Fungoid Shaman for destruction really caps off the whole experience. And while we prepare for a new Age of darkness wherein all hope is dead and gone, we should take a look at the heralds who stalk the shadowed halls of this new age.

via Warhammer Community

Malign Portents is coming, and no-one is safe. With dark omens everywhere portending doom, champions are rising from each Grand Alliance to lead their forces in the great battles to come.

The Fungoid Cave-Shaman is amongst the greatest seers in the Mortal Realms. While the other champions in Malign Portents draw their strength from mysterious patronage, ingenuity, training or providence, the Fungoid Cave-Shaman is powered by a liberal attitude towards the consumption of hallucinogenic fungus. Where some grots may have been left as gibbering lunatics, the Fungoid Cave-Shaman has been granted strange and arcane powers allowing him to predict the dark events to come. He is also, by any sensible measure, a gibbering lunatic.

The backstory for this guy is amazing. I love everything about this miniature, it’s full of fun details that really speak to the “Eaten a heroic dose of hallucinogenic mushrooms” aspect of the character. Like the little spore capped squig-looking creature at his feet.

But that’s not all–GW is eager to celebrate Christmas and has news of a very exciting present for all of us–and a very sharp looking one at that. Take a look and see if you can guess what it is before we open it up tomorrow.

And of course, you can prepare yourself for this new Era of darkness by checking out the Malign Portents website, where you can sign up and find more hints and shadows of this coming age of despair. It’s pretty exciting.

Be sure and check back tomorrow to see what the present is, assuming we haven’t cut ourselves on it.

  • Kabal1te

    Oh the puns. To a certain extent I think this model looks sporeiffic, but I mean that in the best way possible. I think this is the first new goblin model of Age of Sigmar too. About time if you ask me. Also I think I might spot a rumor engine bit or two.

  • disqus_HUXMdKxsPG

    Is this snarsnik? Hopefully it leads to a rebase of the moonclan army

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Nope, Snarsnik fused with Mork (or Gork) back in End Times.

  • disqus_yyglaTdo9o

    I like him!

  • euansmith

    You may think that these are portents of doom, but they are nothing compared to the poor mobile-homes of doom!

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      silver tower or silver twinkie??

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      Double wides!

  • I_am_Alpharius

    The model is nice enough. It’s the nose and chin armoury bits that don’t seem to fit quite right…The WH-Com article implies we are getting at least one Character per Alliance; although I can see Order/Chaos getting two. We seen a Death, Chaos and Destruction model, so that just leaves an Order Character to show off. Presumably that is maybe what is being revealed tomorrow? If so could that be a Duardin model? The only other thing that springs to mind looking at is a return of a ‘special White Dwarf’ model, for 2018?

    • Ben Martin

      Tomorrow looks incredibly Nurgle, so I wouldn’t keep your hopes up

      • I_am_Alpharius

        No hopes. Just guessing. A Nurgle model could fit the bill.

  • Christie Bryden

    an evolution of the night goblins focusing on mushrooms… that could work.

  • Shadowstrife

    It’s a great model, funny, and very goblin-y.
    But I think AOS takes elements from WFB and runs away with the aesthetic too much.

    I’ve been to Amsterdam, I like a good shroom, but this guy is a tad over the top.

    • ZeeLobby

      It’s the new GW. “It needs moar, MOAR!”

  • SacTownBrian

    I’m not going to lie but it took me a minute to actually see that this was a goblin shaman. I really like it. I think more color would make the model easier to see because the face gear and shoulder pads make the face get lost at the current angle. I’ll definitely have to pick one up to add to my collection.

  • Hmm…it’s odd. The mushroom hat thingy as well as the nose and chin armour are plain daft to my mind but the rest is ok.

    It’s a definite miss for me.

    • Nathaniel Wright

      Goblins and daft are like… Peanut butter and chocolate.

      • This is a whole new level…plus I don’t like peanut butter, yuk 😀

    • Crevab

      Look again, that’s no hat. It appears to be erupting out of his skull

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. Don’t mind the hat. But the nose/chin armor seems unnecessary.

  • Primaten Fürst

    I think it’s the best night goblin model in years. The range from 2006 was quite weak, imo

  • ZeeLobby

    Yeah. The nose and chin bits are just too much… I mean damn. I’d like it so much more otherwise. It’s like they get so close to awesome. And then just can’t resist gluing more on. I mean even the mushrooms on top of the mushroom seems excessive. Reminds me of the Inquisitor with lit candle on hat

  • zeno666

    Now thats one messy mini.
    Less is more GW…

  • ieyke

    I don’t want the Age Of Hope to be dead.
    I want the whole Age Of Sigmar to be dead.
    I want the Fantasy world back, god dammit.

  • Talos2

    Squigs are great models, why do gw always make the ones they put on bases look so poor? It’s just lazy “oh just make that rock have a few teeth, it’ll look a bit like a squig” sculpting