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Next Weekend! Nighthaunts, Stormcast Eternals, 2 New Boxes of Faction Endless Spells

Next week will be a good one.... two new Battletomes are coming our way! The Nighthaunts and the Stormcast Eternals. Two Battletomes in one week...and thats not all.... Grimghast Reapers, individual faction Eternal Spells and a couple Nighthaunt Heroes. Thats a full week.

via the Warhammer Community

Firstly, hot on the heels of the new edition come its inaugural two battletomes, each providing vastly expanded rules and lore for their respective armies. We’ll be previewing both Battletome: Stormcast Eternals and Battletome: Nighthaunt in more detail next week, but we can safely say these are some of the best battletomes EVER.

As well as rules that let you customise your army more than ever before – with Stormhost rules for the Stormcast Eternals and spell lores for the Nighthaunt, to mention just two big additions – these books also continue the ongoing story of Warhammer Age of Sigmar with the sinister history of the Nighthaunt and new developments that add a touch of darkness to the Stormcast Eternals.

For those of you who truly want to show your dedication to your chosen army, both of these battletomes will be available in lavish limited editions. Featuring special treatments of the cover art, gilt-edged pages and a ribbon marker, these versions of your battletome are strictly limited – once they’re gone, they’re gone.

There’s also a new kind of Warhammer Age of Sigmar expansion on the way for both armies next week – army-specific endless spells!

Each Endless Spells expansion contains ALL the endless spells specific to your faction, while the warscrolls are available to download free when they’re released. Each set of endless spells is as wild and wonderful as those found in the Malign Sorcery set – but they’ve got a specific flavour that ties them to their associated army:

The Dais Arcanum, for instance, gives your chosen Stormcast Eternals Wizard a flying platform from which they can unbind spells more effectively and shield themselves from harm, while the Everblaze Comet smashes your foes apart – then continues to deliver deadly pulses of energy that deal mortal wounds – great for not-so-gently discouraging your foes from standing in one spot. Our favourite, though, has to be the Celestian Vortex – who doesn’t love a hurricane of hammers?
The Nighthaunt endless spells, meanwhile, are as sinister as they are useful (which is to say, VERY) – just as well you’ve got loads of new Wizards in your battletome, eh?

The Shyish Reaper is one of the most unusual endless spells yet, dealing mortal wounds to enemies based on their Save characteristic – making it absolutely punishing against armoured opponents… like, say, Stormcast Eternals

The other Nighthaunt spells are similarly deadly – the Vault of Souls flies around dealing mortal wounds to opponents – then explodes – while the Mortalis Terminexus can both heal and harm, so use yours with caution…
The sharp-eyed among you will notice a key detail from the warscroll above – Nagash, Supreme Lord of the Undead can cast all of these spells too! With warscroll cards available free to download online, all you’ll need to add these endless spells to the Grand Necromancer’s repertoire is the Endless Spells: Nighthaunt box.
One Nighthaunt Wizard that’ll be right at home casting these endless spells is Lady Olynder – the highly anticipated Mortarch of Grief. Available to pre-order alongside the rest of the Nighthaunt releases next week, this magnificent miniature is the ultimate leader for a Nighthaunt army, both as a centrepiece model to tie your collection together and as a key tactical lynchpin. We’ll be taking a closer look at Lady Olynder’s warscroll and what she means for your army next week, so keep an eye out.

Olynder isn’t the only champion of the Nighthaunt out next week, either – you’ll also be able to get your hands on Crawlocke the Jailor and Chainghasts, a set that can be used to represent any Spirit Torment in the game, not to mention their bodyguards…

Nighthaunt armies are defined by their powerful Hero choices and overlapping aura abilities, and the Spirit Torment’s is one of the best – for reference, he lets all Nighthaunt units nearby re-roll 1s to hit, as well as healing them when enemy models are slain. Usually, this ability has a fairly limited range – but if you add in some Chainghasts, spectral attendants who assist the Spirit Torment, you’ll be able to extend it much further, allowing you to empower even the largest hordes of Chainrasps.
Inside the set, you’ll find a range of options for customising your models, including mask options for your Spirit Torment and Chainghasts. Like the Idoneth Deepkin kits, this set also features some thematic accessories and base elements that you can use across your army.
Of course, what would these leaders be without someone to actually lead? That’s where the Grimghast Reapers come in, with a full multipart plastic kit of their own.

These guys are a great addition to any Nighthaunt force – if you’re a matched play fan, they’re a fun way to fill out your Battleline slot, while any army will love their ability to hack through hordes with a hail of armour-shredding attacks. For modellers, meanwhile, you’ll be able to customise your Grimghast Reapers with a variety of chains and scythe assemblies, meaning if you’re fielding a horde of these sinister spirits, you’ll be able to ensure each one looks distinct.
Finally, the Stormcast Eternals are getting a new Hero specially designed to fight the various spectres and phantoms now infesting the Mortal Realms – the Lord-Exorcist.

This guy is the ideal Wizard for your Stormcast Eternals army, boasting a devastating spell that can blast a significant hole in Nighthaunt and Daemon armies if you can get into position…
What would an army release be without some accessories to match? Each battletome will be being accompanied by a set of Warscroll Cards – quick reference rules sheets that make checking those characteristics and special rules on your models simple. These make bookkeeping for your games simple – rather than flicking through your battletome, you can assemble a deck containing just the warscrolls you need for your game.

These are also packaged with card tokens to help you keep track of your various spells and command abilities mid-game – meaning you’ll be able to spend more time gaming and less time trying to remember just WHO has Inspiring Presence on them…
Last, but not least, you’ll be able to pre-order two new sets of dice this week – one to match the Stormcast Eternals, and one to match the Nighthaunt. The Stormcast Eternals dice feature hammers on the sixes (to let your opponent know when they’ve been hit) while the Nighthaunt dice, in a first for Warhammer, actually glow in the dark! Not only does this make them extra spooky, but it’ll come in handy should you send one skittering beneath the sofa with a particularly enthusiastic roll.

You’ll have to wait until next week to pre-order these new models,