The Herdstone is a significant and iconic feature within the Beasts of Chaos faction in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar universe. It serves as a focal point of power, a ritual site, and a symbol of the faction's chaotic and primal nature. Here's an overview of the Beasts of Chaos Herdstone:
Dark Altar: The Herdstone is a dark and malevolent altar, often made from crude, chaotic, and twisted materials. It is adorned with grotesque symbols and icons representing the various Chaos Gods and the wild forces of nature.
Source of Power: The Herdstone is a source of mystical and chaotic power for the Beasts of Chaos. It channels the raw magic of the Mortal Realms, empowering nearby Beasts of Chaos units and providing various benefits on the battlefield.
Rituals and Sacrifices: Beasts of Chaos warbands gather around the Herdstone to perform dark rituals and sacrifices. These rituals can range from offerings to the Chaos Gods to summoning daemonic allies or unleashing devastating spells and abilities.
Corrupting Influence: The Herdstone exerts a corrupting influence over the surrounding area, warping the landscape and infusing it with chaotic energies. This transformation can turn even the most pristine and serene environments into twisted, nightmarish realms.
Strategic Objectives: In Warhammer Age of Sigmar battles, the Herdstone often serves as an objective that players must control or contest to gain advantages. Holding the Herdstone can grant bonuses to Beasts of Chaos forces or hinder the enemy.
Faction Symbol: The Herdstone is a symbol of the Beasts of Chaos faction, representing their allegiance to the dark powers of Chaos and their dedication to spreading anarchy and destruction throughout the Mortal Realms.
Sentient Entity: In some interpretations of the lore, the Herdstone is depicted as a sentient and malevolent entity in its own right, with its own desires and agendas that align with Chaos.
Icon of Chaos Ascendant: The Herdstone embodies the chaotic and ever-changing nature of the Age of Sigmar setting. It symbolizes the constant struggle for dominance among the Chaos Gods and their followers.
In summary, the Herdstone is a central element of the Beasts of Chaos faction, serving as a source of power, a ritual site, and a strategic objective on the battlefield. It represents the faction's allegiance to Chaos, their connection to primal forces, and their relentless quest for anarchy and chaos in the Mortal Realms.
This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Herdstone. This scenery piece acts as a ritual megalith, imbuing nearby Beasts of Chaos with extra fury and rage. It is depicted as a tall rock, with beastlike faces and runes carved into the sides, skulls and bones lashed around with rope and an enormous, graven animal skull dominating the top of the structure, with large horns made from scavenged wood finishing the whole Herdstone off. At its base is a pile of skulls, which have been ignited; strewn around those are a variety of looted weapons, armour, trinkets and yet more skulls, the prizes of the Beasts of Chaos’ grisly excursions. 2 chains tether the Herdstone to the ground in front, with wooden stakes at the back providing stability.
Rules for using this scenery piece as part of your Beasts of Chaos army are included as a Warscroll in the box, and are also found in Battletome: Beasts of Chaos.
These miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.
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