Scanner is at it again, and this time he’s bringing us the new Battalions for the new Age of Sigmar Start Collecting boxes. Let’s take a look at the new Beastclaw Raiders, Fyreslayers, and Slaanesh Battalions.
Loshar’s Frost Guard is going to be a great ability to have when you want to get your Frostlord into battle. If the Frostlord on Stonehorn is within 3″ of an enemy unit at the end of either player’s hero phase, that battalion’s Mournfang Pack, if eligible, can immediately attempt to charge one of those units. Get in, tie those enemy units up, and get ready to unleash the wrath of your Frostlord.
The ability that comes along with the Hajkarl’s Sons of Fortune is going to make these little guys faster than they usually are. Once per battle, in your hero phase, you can choose one enemy unit on the battlefield, and all units in this battalion, unless they’re already within 3″ of an enemy unit, can immediately move 4″ towards the enemy unit you picked. You must end this move closer to the target unit than where they started.
Daemons of Slaanesh are getting a great offensive and defensive ability all in one on this one. In each of your hero phases you can pick one Cavalcade of Excess unit and roll 2D6. You can then move them the total distance rolled in inches. If that unit started within 3″ of an enemy unit, and moves in this manner, it does not count as retreating, and is able to charge later in the turn. Get in, hit them hard, move back next hero phase, and charge back in on them.
Secretly this one may be the best battalion of the batch.
All in all these new Battalions look like they’re going to add a new level of strategy for each of these factions. Are any picking up any of these Start Collecting boxes? Let us know in the comments below.