Karanak & Herald of Slaanesh Spotted at Vigilus Open

By Wesley Floyd | March 20th, 2019 | Categories: Daemons, GW Open Day, News / Rumors, Vigilus, Warhammer 40k

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A new Karanak and Herald of Slaanesh have been spotted in the latest Wrath and Rapture previews from Vigilus Open. Don’t miss this one!

Slaanesh and Khorne are getting more support in the Wrath and Rapture box with new characters and updated models.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard on this though, check out these earlier previews before we dive into the latest from the Vigilus Open Day.

Wrath & Rapture: What We’ve Seen

This is one of the later Wrath and Rapture videos that first showed the updated models coming inside the box. (Fiends and Hounds).

Slaanesh Character Spotted in Wrath & Rapture Art?

Remember the quote under the video did mention “exclusive new characters” and from what we made out of the video, nothing stood out as a new character model…until an eagle-eyed fan spotted something special.

Remember the Rumor Engine from a while back?

rumor engine 7-3-18 New Slaanesh Model Hidden in Plain Sight? Karanak & Herald of Slaanesh Spotted at Vigilus Open

We got this rumor engine a while ago showing what we thought was a harp with some VERY strong Slaanesh undertones. It looks like we were spot on with our guess. Check out what Oneillc82 on Twitter spotted.

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That is UNMISTAKABLY some kind of Slaanesh Daemonette playing the harp. You can even draw an exact match between the art and the rumor engine. It gets cut off right at the blatantly obvious Slaanesh insignia (I wonder why they cropped that out of the rumor engine).

Karanak & Herald of Slaanesh Spotted at Vigilus Open

Daemons have been the talk of the town after the first Wrath and Rapture previews. The Vigilus Open shed even more light on what’s to come.

Along with the models that we’ve already seen previewed, two new models emerged and one is confirmed from a rumor!

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A Khorne Flesh Hound with three heads looks almost like an ode to Cerberus… KARANAK IS BACK.



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There’s that model of the Daemonette playing the harp on a guy’s skin. FINALLY. This unit has been revolving around so many rumors lately and she’s finally been spotted.  GW called her “The new herald of Slaanesh”. We aren’t sure if she’ll have a name or if that’s just the updated model of an old unit.

Check out these case shots from hobby hero Garro

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What do you think about the new models inside Wrath & Rapture? Do you think the Herald of Slaanesh will have a name? Which faction will you be playing? Let us know in the comments of our Facebook Hobby Group. 

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About the Author: Wesley Floyd

Imperial fanboy, tabletop fanatic, King of sprues.
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