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AoS: More Sinister Omens Arrive For Malign Portents

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Dec 14 2017

Games Workshop is teasing even more creepiness for Malign Porents coming in January – plus we get a countdown clock!

Something sinister is coming from Games Workshop in January for Age of Sigmar. The Age of Hope is Dead and the first of three omens has arrived:

via Warhammer Community

“That age of hope will soon be dead. The signs are everywhere, for those with the talents to see them, and they portend doom. These Malign Portents take many forms, from strange disappearances and haunted dreams to fell lights in the sky and waves of madness sweeping across the lands.”

Games Workshop has also setup a new site for Maligned Portents. Ominously, it’s barren of details…for now. There are two things you can find on the page however. The first is the video above. The second is a countdown clock. As of posting this, it’s got a bit over 20 days, 18 hours and some change to go. For those of you who don’t have a calendar nearby, that puts the End Times right around January 4th/5th depending on which time zone you live in. Based on what we know so far, that lines up with the January White Dwarf info:


Also, based on the fact that we have 3 weeks until then and this is the “first of three” omens, it would make sense for GW to release a new omen once a week until the big reveal.

So far, we’ve seen 2 of the 4 “Heralds” for each of the Grand Alliances.

The Knight of Shrouds and the Darkoath Warqueen

Personally, I’m excited to see Death get some new units and attention. It’s been a long time coming and those Death Players have been pretty patient. But I’m also very curious to see the Heralds of Destruction and Order. Orruks are kind of the only driving force for Destruction at the moment. Sure, you’ve got Beastclaw Raiders and they have some pretty amazing cavalry, but let’s be honest – Gork-n-Mork are the manifestations of Destruction. I’m sure they are going to get a “Juiced-up Orruk” and it will be cool.

The Order Herald is a real puzzle. Order has quite a few more factions to choose from. “It’s probably going to be a Stormcast Eternal” I hear you say. Sure, maybe. Odds are it will be. But what if it’s not.


I’m really hoping it’s NOT a Stormcast, and I have a Stormcast army I’ve been (very) slowly building. The duardin have gotten some pretty great new miniatures. And I am really looking forward to what GW has planned for the Aelfs. What if the Herald is an Aelf!? If they put it to a vote, I know which option I’d go for.

I guess we’ll find out in January…


What do you think is going to happen when Malign Portents arrives?

Author: Adam Harrison