Malign Portents: Don’t Mess With The Queen

Stand aside peasants! It’s the Warqueens turn in the ring…

Games Workshop is back with another story in the Malign Portent’s saga. Here at BoLS, we’ve been following it pretty closely and now that the book is out, we’ve been prepping for war in the realm of the dead! This story marks a new turn in the saga with the War-Queen under the spotlight.

The Warqueen is on the march and she’s calling followers from all over the realms. In this story we see how you recruit a warband when you’re a devotee of chaos. When appeals to honor fail, and soothsaying falls flat, there is only one way to convince the champions of Khorne to bend the knee to the Darkoath Warqueen – Steel!

So now we know why everyone is on the move. Grots have their reasons, as do the Stormcasts. Now we know that the Darkoath Warqueen is rallying Chaos to the fight. Things are going to reach an boiling point in the realm of Shyish and I have a feeling that is exactly what Nagash has planned…

You can check out the whole thing here. And if you want to get caught up, we’ve collated all the other stories and videos to check out for yourself as well.

Are you ready for the battle in the sands of death?

  • Koen Diepen Van

    These characters are so overpriced buying them feels like a crime

    • zeno666

      Buy them from eBay china instead

      • MKG35

        Nope

    • Milspec84

      I thought that when I pre-ordered her. Opened her up today though and was impressed, she’s a big girl

    • Hagwert

      They are very pricey…but I saw the war queen model at my local flgs this morning and it is very nice, just a bit rich for my blood.

    • To me it’s worth it to participate in the painting comp, but the fact that the war queen’s kinda useless to my armies because her only buff is to slaves to darkness as general, but I use maggotkin as an allegiance…yeah, wish they’d made her buff all chaos armies and an option for general for all subfactions. She’s gonna be shoehorned into every list she makes it into lol

  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!

    • euansmith
      • Hagwert

        Class….reminds of the closing credits of the film Zulu.

        • euansmith

          That’ll be the lovely, rich, round, Welsh tones of Richard Burton.

    • Diagoras

      Alright, am I the only one who thinks this doesn’t make sense? Can you really say, “Long live this-thing-that-doesn’t-exist-anymore?”

      It’s like saying “Long live Julius Caesar!” or “Long live the Swedish Empire!”

      • Hagwert

        Ideas are much harder to kill than people and empires !

      • euansmith
      • Matthew Pomeroy

        It lives on in RPG’s and video games, soooo its good (oh and blood bowl)

        • euansmith

          I think that GW missed a trick in not moving Blood Bowl to AoS. It could have really helped anchor the Mortal Realms in something resembling a functioning culture.

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            oh yeah, the options and how much more “mainstream setting” it really could have been. *(It may have sacrificed some silliness though?)

        • BB is a distinct universe though

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            true, but it was clearly set in the old world.

    • Jonathon Runge

      The easiest thing would be for GW to split the timeline. Maybe a mechanism in one of the polar gates was still functional and finally kicked on. The Old ones had many fail safes but it could have been something like the component was being installed but overloaded the rest of the system while it was charging to activate. It was spooling the Warp and time. It has not been charging properly so once it was finally full it dumped all that energy messing with causality. This gives the option to go back slightly before the end times and even alter different revelations. The polar portals close but instead there are nightmare wells into the warp that move, and wax and wane. The full fledged Chaos gods stay with the AoS timeline while fragments of them are floating around the old world seeking wills to wield them.

      • Rob brown

        Retcons don’t need justifying. That’s the beauty of a retcon. Take a lesson from 5e. That’s the beauty of a relaunch – just ignore AOS and everything that can either it. Create rules for the newer models and just release 10th edition and be done with it.

        • Hagwert

          Make it so number one !

      • Hagwert

        Love this clip ….reminds me of when that old warmonger Tony Blair starts banging on about stuff on tv.

      • euansmith

        Oh, no, the original comment has been deleted and my reply shows as being addressed to “guest”! Marco’s gone, baby, Marco’s gone!

        • Hagwert

          Eeek ! It’s all going a bit “Animal Farm” around here…

          • euansmith

            Who controls the [REDACTED], controls the [REDACTED].

        • Nope he reposted after his comment was deleted.

        • Matthew Pomeroy

          Marco will live on in each of us 😀

      • euansmith

        That is so Ted Nugent.

  • Matthew Pomeroy

    Not impressed with her, gonna stick to Nighthaunt for this campaign (if anyone actually does it around here) go with the Knight of shrouds and spirit hosts (some banshees as well) see where that goes.

  • Marco

    Long Live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!

  • I was pretty inspired by the quality of the stories GW has been putting out, I wound up making a little project where I wrote a short story about the lead up to my army’s role in Malign Portents each day for the 10 days of February leading up to the release today, was pretty fun in the end: https://occupyterra.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/ill-weather-friends/

    • euansmith

      That is some nice stuff.

      • Thanks, it was a fun project, now I just need to arrange a mega battle with a stormcast player and some undead players to recreate it haha

        • euansmith

          “Daaaarius!”