AoS: Daughters of Khaine Battletome Deep Dive

Come join the BoLS Crew and go through the new Daughters of Khaine Battletome and showcase the Army of Morathi.

That’s right folks, we’ve got the Daughters of Khaine Batletome, and today we’re going to sit down and go through it, page by page by page by page. If you want to know what you’ve got to look forward to with the minions of Morathi, this is your one-stop shop. Come hear what the Morathi has been up to since she got vomited up by Slaanesh. Learn why the Avatars of Khaine are going to be so good. See why you’ve going to have to keep really good track of what turn it is when you face the blood-soaked Daughters of Khaine.

There’s a lot to digest–the Daughters of Khaine get some pretty cool new toys to play with. They’ve been tweaked since Grand Alliance Order and have about half a dozen all new unit options.  The faction draws back from the legacy of the Dark Elves from WFB, and add a bunch of new tricks – notably Morathi’s shapeshifting ability and the now walking and killing Avatars of Khaine. So don’t glue the statues up on top of your Cauldrons of Blood any more – or get ready to break em off.

The army is fast, deadly and not well armored – just like you’d expect. The new units are extra speedy and Morathi is going to be a real challenge to kill during a game.  Also get used to tons of magic, and mortal wounds being handed out like candy.

And of course, we’ll be showcasing the new Codex next week, so be sure and check out our Twitch Stream in action, we’ve got some Daughters of Khaine and we’ll be pitting them against the minions of Khorne – all blood all the time! Tune in Monday at 1pm CST for more!

~Also fishmen! Totally not kidding.

  • Munn

    For anyone curious, the army is complicated. So many overlapping synergies and buffs to keep track of.

    • dave long island

      You just made my decision easy: I’m not gettin’ em… lol

      • …Was that really necessary?

        • dave long island

          What the Kremkow are you Kremkow talking Kremkow about Kremkow???… lol

          • Okay, ya just a troll…

          • dave long island

            Kremkow, Kremkow kremkow KremKow Kremkow. Kremkow: Kremkow.

    • DoctorBored

      Not a bad thing. We’re seeing that more with certain armies, and the more complicated they are the more rewarding they are to win with.

      • Munn

        Yeah, it was a confident lol

        • GWELLS


          • Munn

            Goddam autocorrect.

    • Havik110

      hoping they do something similar with Dark Eldar. Complicated is not bad, it is supposed to be an advanced army. Over costed (5th, 7th, and the index are over costed all around compared to their editions) to make it difficult is dumb.

      That said, i expect a point drop instead of power increase.

  • Jesse Cavazos

    Fishmen? Fishmen, you say?

    • Deep-Kin are mentioned in the Tome…

      • YetAnotherFacelessMan

        According to rumors circulating about, they’re Namor/Aquaman-style Atlantean Elves. Worshipers of Mathlann. Who knows?

        • Aaaah, I was kinda for Lovecraft Deep Ones with Star Spawn-esque monsters but this would give the Kharybdis model a new home…maybe.

          • YetAnotherFacelessMan

            I was hoping for Sahuagin, with bidents and nets, personally. Still, we’ll see what the kits look like. Right now I’ve got a very Namor/Aquaman vision in my head, but execution is everything.

          • Oooh Sahuagin with Lovecraftian tentacle-beasts…That now comes to mind

          • Khelban Blackstaff

            I was hoping for an army of Murlocs. My dreams are crushed.

          • Havik110

            I would expect Dark elf corsairs with mutations similar to the elves that have come before them.

      • Jesse Cavazos

        I would love that. I’d throw aside my loyalty to Nagash like the father of necromancy was a hot potato. Any mention on if they were Chaos-afflicted… yet another Order race…?

  • Soo…Morathi (both forms), Slaughter Queen, Hag Queen, Avatar of Khaine, Bloodwrack Medusae as Heroes
    Witch Aelves, Sisters of Slaughter, Doomfire Warlocks, Melusai Blood Sisters, Melusai Blood Stalker, Khinari Heartrenders, Khinari Lifetakers as Units
    Bloodwrack Shrine and Cauldron of Blood as War Machines

    • DoctorBored

      It’s a short list but I think there’s a lot of options in that list.

      • Indeed although…oddly I would have loved to see maybe a new kind of mount for the Daughters…Maybe a form of serpent? Naaah…


    Praise Age of Sigmar. May it reign over the ash of the old world!

    No I am not going to write this all the time, just when I feel appropriate. Like with this book.

    • So, your thoughts on what was revealed in the Battletome then?

      • YetAnotherFacelessMan

        I’d imagine his thoughts were “I got to this thread before Marco”.

        • Truuuueee…Although, I’m curious of what others now think of the army with what was spoiled/revealed

        • GWELLS

          Not entirely. lol

      • GWELLS

        Great new fluff on the Elves (AKA, how exactly they were changed when they were recreated in the new world). Along with finally some actual concrete information on what actually happened to Slaanesh. Now we don’t just have how it happened but we now have the location where he/she is, instead of the whole it might in a cave somewhere.

        I also really like the in depth fluff on the army and its complex army design, its not nearly as one dimensional as I originally thought (as in I thought the entire army would boil down to glasscannon, charge enemy fast. Which it is to an extant but you have a lot of tactical options and its got some excellent range support).

        And hands down my favorite part is bringing an Avatar of Khaine equivalent to Fantasy. I mean the Avatar was one of the most Fantasy esque things in 40k I thought it was ridiculous that it never appeared in Fantasy. Not no more!

  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!!

    • Bakvrad

      (In the style of the flintstones)
      Cheesetoast, eat more cheesetoast!
      Like the people in the old world diiiiid.
      Cheesetoast, Long live the cheesetoast.