It’s a big new week for the highest of aelves next week, as the Lumineth Realm-Lords get new books, new units, and more.
Alright folks it’s time to get high on aelf. The Lumineth Realm-Lords get a massive set of new releases up for pre-order next weekend, including Broken Realms: Teclis, the new Battletome: Lumineth Realm-Lords, and a ton of new models that will have you looking for any excuse, even the flimsiest one to type hurricanrana. Let’s check ’em out!
First up, Broken Realms:
Sad Boy Teclis. Archmage Teclis, one of the twin gods of Hysh, stars in the new book in the Broken Realms saga. Teclis is out trying to undo the damage brought about by Nagash’s Necroquake, which leads to a showdown between the two most powerful magic-users to have endured the death of a world and gone on to be gods. But also more than gods? Look, Age of Sigmar’s cosmology is fluid. Suffice it to say, both Nagash and Teclis would have Vegeta crushing his Scouter in outrage over their power levels.
This confrontation also includes new warscroll battalions, which, conveniently enough, are coming in four new army sets releasing for pre-order alongside the book. You’ve got the Invidian Plaguehost.
And Horrek’s Dreadlance.
The units in each box can be fielded together in battle using their matching warscroll battalion in Broken Realms: Teclis. These narrative-driven rules let you represent the actual combatants and offer them unique abilities that match the way they fight and the heroes that lead them.
Speaking of ancient memes, though, a staunch line of spears is coming back as the revamped high-elves, now the Hysh Aelves (and if you’re just now seeing that for the first time, I feel for you) get a brand new Battletome that brings a little more airiness to Hysh.
That’s right, we’re getting introduced to the Hurakan–these are not a super cool wrestling move that involves a cool flip where you grab someone’s neck with your legs and flip them to the ground. Instead these are the Wind-Aelves, as opposed to the earlier Stone-Aelves. And they also look fantastic.
That’s Lyrior Uthralle, Warden of Ymetrica. Lord Regent Supreme, Voice of the Lord Phoenix, whatever you want to call him, he’s basically the go-to guy for all things Tyrion. With a Daemonbane Lance and a cool lightcoursers steed, he’s pretty stunning. But as with these kits, where you can build a character, you can also build a less expensive “generic” version that you can customize the way you want. Meet the Lord Regent on Lightcourser:
Much less splendid, but they can take Command and Mount Traits and Artefacts as you see fit. So. And as you might guess, these weird horse creatures are just the start. The Hurakan have Windchargers as well, who ride on treerunners and unleash arrows like nobody’s business.
Then there’s the new Vanari Bannerblade, whose flag is more impressive than most. Definitely more impressive than that sword. And while it must be awfully top-heavy, this banner has magic powers that make the world so bright, you’ll have to wear shades.
The Scinari are back with more special runes. The Calligrave is a magic calligrapher who paints aetherquartz runes of enchanted light, which do magic–but to me it looks like this mage is getting ready to vape like you wouldn’t believe.
If the Stoneguard had their cool cow-aelf avatar, there’s the wind….cat? answer, Sevireth, Lord of the Seventh Wind. Sevireth is fast, shoots good, and sounds kind of like Sephiroth, so whoever does that conversion first is going to win a prize.
Or you could build the non-named version, which is just a Hurakan Spirit of the Wind.
How about a Hurakan Windmage? This model is probably one of my favorites. I love any homage to Kit Cloudkicker.
If that’s not your cup of tea, there are also plenty of deadly siege weapons. Like the Vanari Starshard Ballistas.
You could also get your sword on with some Vanari Bladelords.
Or try out the Scinari Loreseeker, if you want a fightier mage that can survive a charge by an enemy unit.
Of course, there are also come good characters here. Ellania and Ellathor, Eclipsian Warsages, pictured below, embody two twin casters that are a good metaphor for Tyrion and Teclis.
But you probably need a big floating display piece to show off your models as well as provide a great garrison model–for those occasions, theck out the Shrine Luminor.
Add to that all the usual warscroll cards, dice and so forth and you’ve got the makings of a Lumineth Realm-Lords army. All this, next week!