So what happened today for the online version of Warhammer Fest? Some very cool (some a little awkward) new miniatures coming for the Soulblight Gravelords and of course Kragnos- the End of Empires
Kragnos, the End of Empires
Free at last from his mystical bonds, the ancient god of earthquakes, Slayer of Dragons, and force of unalloyed destruction, has returned to rock the Mortal Realms.The last survivor of an ancient race, Kragnos is like nothing we’ve seen in Warhammer Age of Sigmar. He’s worshipped as a god by the forces of Destruction, and it’s easy to see why. He towers over all but the Mega-Gargants, and tales of his might have been passed down since the Age of Myth.
Kragnos is a nigh-unstoppable juggernaut of destruction, especially when wielding the legendary shield, Tuskbreaker. Armed with the Dread Mace, made from the heart of a mountain, his realm-splitting might becomes truly cataclysmic. Having hunted the ancient race of drakes nearly to extinction for little more than sport, there’s not much left that can survive his focused rage.
Kragnos commands respect from the armies of Destruction, who value strength and power more than anything else. They worshipped him in ancient times, and news of his return spread quickly throughout the Mortal Realms. You can even spot a devotional effigy on his base, similar to those popping up all around Ghur, and beyond – now who might be building those?
As legend has it, the disc of his shield, Tuskbreaker, earned its name by chipping Gorkamorka’s tooth. We love it because it’s got a stylised picture of Kragnos on it, including the shield itself.
Broken Realms: Kragnos
You can learn all about this returning deity in Broken Realms: Kragnos, which will finish out the series with a bang.
Lauka Vai, the Mother of Nightmares
Vampires of the Avengorii dynasty seek to slake their thirst on the very largest and strongest prey – and they’re led to battle by Lauka Vai. Her twisted body rears up high over the battlefield – the splendour and horror of her form representing the darkly irresistible nature of the Soulblight Gravelords. Lauka Vai makes the perfect centrepiece to your collection, and we can’t wait to see how people paint her up.
Lauka Vai is the undisputed commander of a murderous clan of beasts and monsters. Though she retains an aspect of noble knighthood, her dark thirst drives her to commit unspeakable acts of slaughter.
A hideous amalgamation of bat, drake, and humanoid body, Vai is nevertheless possessed with a sliver of self-control and even conscience. She remembers the pride she felt as a fierce warrior queen, and she hasn’t allowed herself to succumb completely to her instincts.You can also build this incredible kit as a mighty Vengorian Lord, a new Leader option for the Soulblight Gravelords.
Embodying the true nature of all Soulblight vampires, these transformed lords revel in self-loathing. Vengorian Lords are powerful warriors and wizards – fighting at the head of Soulblight Gravelords armies from every dynasty.Some bloodlines are altogether different, like the animalistic Vyrkos dynasty. Talking of which…
Radukar the Beast
As it turns out, rumours of Radukar the Wolf’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Now known as the Beast, his animal rage has been unleashed. He bides his time prowling Shyish and plotting revenge. Swollen with power and corrupted in form, he has retained his animal cunning, lust for power, and thirst for blood (and that wolf-pelt cloak, which honestly fits better now).But Radukar isn’t the only member of the Vyrkos bloodline who’s on the rise, nor is he the oldest…
Belladamma Volga, First of the Vyrkos
A vampire ancient beyond calculation – and a powerful sorcerer to boot – the matriarch of the Vyrkos is a force to be reckoned with. She’s said to be able to command Dire Wolves directly and even curse living mortals to become wolves with a gesture of her wizened hand.
Dire Wolves are a Battleline unit for any Soulblight Gravelords army, fighting not only for the Vyrkos and their vampiric kin, but all manner of undead forces.
And with that, you’ve seen all the new models for the Soulblight Gravelords. Keep an eye out for more news about when you can expect to get your blood-drenched hands on them.