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The closest thing to Warhammer

…is probably the new Cities of Sigmar battletome for Age of Sigmar. As near as possible, this book is an attempt to give people who never lost their love of the Old World a place in this new Age of Sigmar.

Many older models from the classic Warhammer range are now available again, but blended together as citizens of Sigmar’s realms.

Former enemies are also united under Sigmar’s banner, with humans (no Bretonnians, though!), dwarfs, high elves, wood elves, and dark elves featuring in these new lists. Each city has its own specialty.

If you have an old Warhammer army laying in a box somewhere, now might be the time to blow the dust off.

6 comments on “The closest thing to Warhammer

  1. Azazel
    September 28, 2019

    I’ll be interesting to see how the rules work compared to the initial profiles given at WHFB’s ending. I don’t mind AoS as an Old-World skirmish game. Just ignore the setting and use the profiles and rules is my motto! 😀

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    • davekay
      September 28, 2019

      Sounds good to me!

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  2. Wudugast
    September 28, 2019

    I’m really glad to see these models getting a second lease of life, and of course to see the ordinary people of the Mortal Realms getting their turn on the tabletop. On the other hand these still feel, to me, like WHFB models – probably at least in part because I was/am so familiar with the setting, and so they feel a bit out of place in the Mortal Realms. I’m very curious to see what people do with them though, I think if a passionate hobbyist wanted to go to town they could mix and match models and come up with something really unique and impressive, and which would then look like it belonged in the Mortal Realms. For myself I’m cautiously curious, I always wanted both a dwarves and a wood elf army back in WHFB and never got around to it, and I love a bit of kitbashing, but I’ve also got other projects coming out of my ears so I’m hanging back.
    That said I keep looking at the Start Collecting – Greywater Fastness box and thinking that, by mixing in a few parts here and there, you could create a militia from a Kharadron skyport. Bung in the Kharadron Start Collecting box and you’ve pretty much got an army already. Must resist…!

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    • davekay
      September 29, 2019

      ‘cautiously curious’ is the perfect way to describe how I feel too!

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  3. backtothehammer
    September 30, 2019

    What I have quite liked about this is some of the new paint jobs given to the models. The yellow on the steam tank and the blue on the Hammerer.

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    • davekay
      September 30, 2019

      I’m a fan of that Steam Tank too

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