Tempest of Souls is a starter set packed with miniatures, rules and accessories that will have you up and running in no time. It includes 32 miniatures split across the factions of the heroic Stormcast Eternals and ghastly, undead Nighthaunt – mortal enemies locked in unending combat – along with detailed guides on assembling, painting and playing with them.
This includes a Knight-Incantor – a glorious and powerful wizardly leader carrying an incantor’s staff along with a voidstorm scroll, two Evocators that shock-troops who blaze with celestial lightning, armed with tempest blades and stormstaves; 3 Castigators that support troops who lay down withering ranged attacks with their thunderhead greatbows; 5 Sequitors that frontline infantry who bring the fight to the fore with stormsmite mauls and soulshields; and a Celestar Ballista which is an enormous heavy bolt thrower, serviced by 2 Sacristan Engineers who defend their war machine with sigmarite blades.
Each of the 20 Nighthaunt miniatures in the box is an Easy-to-Build push-fit model, supplied on turquoise plastic sprues and requiring no glue to assemble. This includes a Lord-Executioner which is a horrifying ghost whose image is dominated by the macabre gallows lashed to his back, he carries a decapitating great axe; 4 Grimghast Reapers that are cursed, indiscriminate killers armed with double-handed slasher scythes – their leader, the Extoller of Shyish, carries a great bell known as the death knell; 5 Glaivewraith Stalkers that are unstoppable ghosts drifting inexorably towards their prey, each attacks with a 2-handed hunter’s glaive; and 10-strong Chainrasp Horde: each armed with a malignant weapon – axes, swords, and flails feature heavily here – this frightening force is led by a Dreadwarden, who wields a 3-pronged candelabra.