The Magmadroths!

Age of Sigmar Magmadroth

So it’s an exciting day today for the new Fyreslayer range – and for Age of Sigmar fans generally, really! The new Magmadroth miniatures go on preorder, and they look amazing!

These models have really gotten me excited for this new army, more than anything ever could, I would say. Is it because I’m Welsh, and the prospect of having a massive fire-breathing dragon in the midst of my models is totally amazing? Well, maybe. I’m certainly going to get myself one of these next week, anyway!

I love the fact that they look more like Chinese dragons, in the face at least, and as such I’ve been considering a green colour scheme for mine. Not yet sure how this will turn out, of course, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see! I’m not really one for big models, so I’m a little apprehensive, but hopefully it’ll turn out wonderfully.

This week’s White Dwarf is obviously replete with the new mini, and an interesting little tidbit says that, if you choose to build it with either the Runefather or the Runeson on the model’s back, you can build two standing Slayers – only the Runesmiter stops you from building the two standing chaps. I think this is really cool, as a lot of kits often contain parts to almost build more models, though inevitably require some extra bitz, but now we’re seeing something that allows us to get a whole lot more mileage out of the one box. Bravo, GW!

This week I also picked up a box of Vulkite Berzerkers, as I think the idea of little men throwing shields around the battlefield sounds hilarious. The kit looks fairly decent – each berzerker’s body is actually in one piece, much like the Ogres, so it doesn’t look like it’d take that long to build up all ten. However, I’ve fallen behind on my degree course, and with less than a fortnight until the next essay is due, I’ve been trying to catch up with that, so haven’t gotten around to building them up yet. I’ve also been trying to crack on more with painting than just endlessly building stuff – the second installment of my progress series will be up at some time tomorrow with the latest news there, anyway!

As well as the Magmadroth, next week brings the Fyreslayer Battletome, which I’m likely going to pick up, as I’m finding myself increasingly intrigued by the change from Old World Dwarves to these new guys. The first phase of End Times models is also being re-released in Age of Sigmar branding, which had me briefly nostalgic for those times! The Mortarch kit does look wonderful, of course, and I’ve been flirting with the idea of buying myself one, just for the hell of it. However, one of my new year resolutions was to be more responsible, and so I’m refraining from adding extraneous models to the pile of shame…for now!

It looks like the end of January will be seeing a third Fyreslayer release, along with some kind of Chaos, maybe? That sounds vaguely intriguing, though a hefty part of me is a little disgruntled that Chaos has been growing into such a huge faction right now. Unless they’ve got some kind of Beastmen-like models on offer, it all just seems like much of the same, really…

I’m still waiting impatiently for my Stormcast Eternal cavalry models, too!

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