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Age of Sigmar: Kharadron Overlords Battletome Announced With New Character

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Feb 13 2023

Looks like we know which battletome is now on deck for release. The Kharadron Overlords are coming to a landing near you!

Games Workshop has been teasing the line-up of battletomes coming. We have 5 slated before the new Seraphon book in the summer and we had some thoughts about which books would be in what order. Today we have some confirmation on that front and the Kharadron Overlords have been announced.

via Warhammer Community

“The Kharadron Overlords are hard-nosed duardin who zig-zag the Mortal Realms in grand airships searching for plunder, profit, and aether-gold. In a time of gods and monsters, these tenacious tycoons battle to forge their own destiny – and they’ll soon be seeking out new fortunes in the upcoming Battletome: Kharadron Overlords.”


Roadmap Update

We can slot in the Kharadron Overlords as the first book now. So the line-up? Well, here’s our updated predictions:


  • Order – Kharadron Overlords (confirmed)
  • Chaos – Blades of Khorne
  • Chaos – Hedonites of Slaanesh
  • Death – Flesh Eater Courts
  • Death – Soulblight Gravelords*


  • Order – Seraphon (confirmed)

*There are only 3 Death books so one of those could be swapped out with Ossiarch Bonereapers but really all three of them are candidates.


A New Character Approaches

Aside from that the Kharadron Overlords look like they are also getting a new character to accompany their book. Meet the Codewright:

“Armed with a personal library of lofty texts hoisted on mechanical arms, these book-smart battle-boffins can unravel the ramifications of seemingly innocuous addendums and errata. They are quite literal rules lawyers, eager to convince everyone else that their interpretation of the Code is the right one.”

Okay, I get the joke. But…I dunno how to feel about this one. A literally rules lawyer on the tabletop? Ha-ha. I know who I’m targeting for death every game now…

It’s a funny model though, I’ll give them that! The weapons of this character are the books and the mechanical arms that hold his books are funny replacements for things like…swords and guns. Don’t let this bookish demeanor fool you. This jerk has some tricks up his loophole finding sleeves.


So in game he does provide a serious amount of flexibility. Being able to swap out footnotes/amendments in the hero phase is pretty darn useful.

Yeah, this character is going to muscle his way on to those Skyvessels and become a valuable member of the crew…Just make them show you in the book where it does that.


Here comes the Codewright, Rules-Lawyer at large!

Author: Adam Harrison
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