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Lords of the Stormhost

Among the Stormcast Eternals stand the Lord-Celestants, the commanders of Sigmar’s armies. Like their fellow Eternals they were once fearsome warriors and noble heroes, but now, reforged by Sigmar, they are more like gods than men. Clad in sigmarite armour, their faces hidden by golden masks, they lead their Warrior Chambers into battle against the foul forces of Chaos.

The Warhammer Age of Sigmar starter set includes a Lord-Celestant riding a fearsome Dracoth. In the story presented in the starter set, this model represents Vandus Hammerhand, Lord-Celestant of the Hammerhands, the first Warrior Chamber of the Hammers of Sigmar. Though Vandus is an iconic character in the Age of Sigmar, you can, of course, paint the model any way you like, representing a Lord-Celestant from one of Sigmar’s other Stormhosts.

The Lord-Celestant’s rank is made evident by his flowing cape and helmet crest, which is surrounded by lightning bolts and capped by an image of Ghal Maraz, Sigmar’s fabled hammer. The Lord-Celestant’s rank is made evident by his flowing cape and helmet crest, which is surrounded by lightning bolts and capped by an image of Ghal Maraz, Sigmar’s fabled hammer.
The Dracoth’s peytral is shaped like the head of a roaring lion, a recurring image amongst high-ranking Stormcast Eternals. The Dracoth’s peytral is shaped like the head of a roaring lion, a recurring image amongst high-ranking Stormcast Eternals.

To help you paint your Lord-Celestant when you get him on Saturday, here’s a handy video showing you how to paint him in the colours of the Hammers of Sigmar (the gold ones). There’s also a stage-by-stage painting guide in this week’s White Dwarf should you prefer your guides a little less animated.

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