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Protectors or destroyers?

The Protectors are the most specialised of all the Paladin retinues, their duty both to protect the warriors of the Stormhost that follow in their wake and to hunt down the foul monsters that threaten the freedom of the Mortal Realms.

Protectors wield stormstrike glaives wrought with powerful enchantments and celestial wards. Holding the blades before them, they weave glowing runes in the air, enemy missiles simply glancing off them or else disappearing entirely in a nimbus of light. In this way the Protectors shield the warriors advancing behind them from the worst of the enemy fire.

A stormstrike glaive is also a deadly weapon in the hands of the Protectors, enabling them to slice and stab their way through entire ranks of enemy infantry. A stormstrike glaive is also a deadly weapon in the hands of the Protectors, enabling them to slice and stab their way through entire ranks of enemy infantry.
It’s when they encounter a monster, though, that their fighting style is most effective. Working in unison, the warriors in the retinue strike out at the monster’s weak points, their long glaives severing tendons, skewering eyes and slitting throats. It’s when they encounter a monster, though, that their fighting style is most effective. Working in unison, the warriors in the retinue strike out at the monster’s weak points, their long glaives severing tendons, skewering eyes and slitting throats.
Like Retributors and Decimators, every Protector wears a reliquary on their back, though what’s inside remains a mystery. They also wear different helms, the bridge of their helmet defined by a long blade that matches the glaive they carry into battle. Like Retributors and Decimators, every Protector wears a reliquary on their back, though what’s inside remains a mystery. They also wear different helms, the bridge of their helmet defined by a long blade that matches the glaive they carry into battle.
The Protector-Prime wields an even more ornate glaive than the other members of his retinue, its blade covered in ancient script. The Protector-Prime is optional, too, so you could, if you wanted, build five regular Protectors (or a combination of Decimators, Retributors and Protectors) from the kit. The Protector-Prime wields an even more ornate glaive than the other members of his retinue, its blade covered in ancient script. The Protector-Prime is optional, too, so you could, if you wanted, build five regular Protectors (or a combination of Decimators, Retributors and Protectors) from the kit.

In other news:

This weekend you’ll see a trio of new Sylvaneth boxes appear in your local Games Workshop. Not only do these new boxes look pretty swanky, they also include round and oval bases for the miniatures inside, plus the warscrolls for those units. Over time you’ll see plenty more kits in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar range repackaged; we’ll let you know right here when they are.

Also:

This weekend Warhammer World will be playing host to Gods of War, a Warhammer 40,000 Battle Brothers event. There are still a few tickets available, so if you're interested in taking part, head over to the Warhammer World page now to find out more.