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Games Workshop Previews New Stormcast Eternal Special Rules

A new Battletome for the Stormcast Eternals is making its way to Games Workshop's pre-order page this weekend. In this preview, we get a look at some of the special rules that are coming for the Age of Sigmar force, along with a look inside the Path to Glory system.

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Your army is never just a collection of random models – it’s a mighty band of grizzled veterans, a baleful legion of the vengeful dead, or a brutal Waaagh! shaking the very foundations of the Mortal Realms. For narrative-minded gamers, the Path to Glory system in the new edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar is an absolute goldmine of thematic rules that you can use to forge your own journey through the realms. 

The Stormcast Eternals battletome comes up for pre-order this weekend, and it’s a taste of what you’ll find in each and every new battletome coming down the pike.

The Path to Glory system gives every army a unique flavour. You’ll start off as a small force, but as you play more games your troops will earn boons, suffer lasting injuries, and grow their territory and power. 

We corralled Sam Pearson from the Warhammer Studio to explain how the battletomes for this edition switch up the Warhammer Age of Sigmar experience for each faction. Inside each book, you’ll find new quests, veteran abilities, territories, and heroic upgrades, to name a few. 

“The main aspect of the Stormcast Eternals’ background we wanted to capture was the reforging of fallen Heroes,” Sam explains. “This allows them to circumvent death, but there is a price. Once they’ve been reforged too many times their soul begins to fracture – which limits the amount of renown they can earn from battle.” 

This is something that’s been a part of their background since day one – and now it’s a very flavourful rule that only the Stormcast have access to. Your fallen general can literally return to the fight – but at what cost?