An air of eccentric jubilation fills the air as Xintil’s finest battle wizards bring their creations to the front line. The visionary Hyshian mage Arcobalde Lazerne leads the way, using his Luminark, Beacon of Intellect, to protect his comrades and send beams of intense Hyshian energy burning into the ranks of his adversaries.
The grim Lord-Veritant Keiser Ven Brecht has assembled an elite band of Stormcast sharpshooters in order to track down servants of darkness operating in the shadows of Sigmar’s free cities. Known as the Black Watch, this retinue employs keen-scented Gryph-hounds to run heretics and traitors into the open before riddling them with a storm of lightning arrows. Guided by Ven Brecht’s centuries of bitter experience, there is no foe that can evade their relentless pursuit.
King Sythus Nemmetar of Príom is the trusted right hand and royal huntmaster of High King Volturnos. He is renowned as one of the finest beastriders in any enclave, and chooses only the most battle-hardened and skilled Akhelians to join his Bloodsurf Hunt. Any who draw the ire of the High King are pursued relentlessly by these cavaliers and their ferocious steeds, who can scent a single drop of their quarry’s blood from leagues away.
The Grundstok Thunderers are militarised formations employed by the fleet to help defend it. The endless training and drilling conducted by the Grundstok Academies results in high standards of discipline and marksmanship in their graduates – upon commands from their officer, the Grundcaptain, they march, wheel and ready their aim with awe-inspiring speed and precision. Firing in near-perfect synchronicity, a line of Grundstok Thunderers temporarily disappears among eye-searing flashes and weapon reports as they unleash a storm of munitions that can halt even the most well-armoured foes in their tracks.
The cold‐blooded Seraphon strive to enact the Great Plan of the Old Ones, their ancient and mysterious creators. They are utterly dedicated to the destruction of Chaos, and will show no mercy to any who stand in their way. Commanded by the slann, cohorts of brutal saurus are bolstered by swift skinks and towering reptilian behemoths. Those who stand before them soon find themselves met by the unfeeling wrath of the cosmos.
There are no lengths the Seraphon will not go to in order to see the Great Plan fulfilled. At a Starmaster’s decree, Realmshaper Engines are deployed to remake reality in line with the Old Ones’ will, rendering the lands a primordial haven for the lizardfolk and a sweltering, inhospitable nightmare for their foes.
The spirit-song rises, and the Sylvaneth march to war!
Unleash the verdant might of nature with Battletome: Sylvaneth – your guide to the eternal protectors of nature in the Mortal Realms. Inside this 104-page hardback book, you’ll discover the history of the Sylvaneth, forest spirits of terrifying power who would slay any who defile their homes. You’ll discover how Alarielle was resurrected, how the great Households of the Sylvaneth are structured, and how they differ from realm to realm.
Skinks! They're impossible not to love. These diminutive lizardmen are loved by canny generals for their speed, lore fans for their cunning and model-makers for just how inexplicably cute they are – so we've made it easier than ever to field a whole army of the little guys.