Stormcast Dragons Unboxing and Review! Krondys Son of Dracothion and Stormdrake Guard
This is not a drill! The Stormcast Eternals Dragons are up for pre order today! Hunted to the point of extinction, Dragons had almost vanished from the Mortal Realms, but due to the intervention of the Seraphon these winged beasties are back in business and available to order today!
Massive thanks to Games Workshop who sent us both free copies of Krondys Son of Dracothion and the Stormdrake Guard a little early to unbox and review for you guys!
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Without further ado, check out our full unboxing below or on YouTube
Still with us? Awesome, let’s take a closer look at both of these amazing kits!
Krondys Son of Dracothion
The big ticket item for this release has to be the awesome duel kit for Krondys and Karazai – the amazing new named Dragon characters introduced in the latest Stormcast Eternals Battletome
I’m not going to lie, I was very excited to see these kits and couldn’t believe our luck when Games Workshop sent us one! Excitedly undoing the shrink-wrap I dove into the box to check out the sprues, and they are suitably gorgeous!
There’s tons of detail here, along with lots of texture – this creates a kit where you can go to town with an award winning paintjob, or rely on contrast and still get a nice finish due to the variations in texture!
The kit is also surprisingly easy to build with relatively few parts, making it a really enjoyable experience to put together!
While both dragons share the same core body, there are enough differences in the positions of the neck and arms to give some variety if you did want them both in an army. You actually get two necks and heads in the box – so you could even do some magnet magic to make a swappable dragon too!
On this one I’ve kept one of the wings as a subassembly to make it a little easier to get the brush into – I’ve also left it separate from the base for the same reason! I’ll share some photos as soon as he is painted!
The other new kit up for pre order today are the Stormdrake Guard – these are the dragon cavalry unit that can even be taken as Battleline (Allowing you to create an army of nothing but Dragons!!) and I think they might be one of my favourite kits ever!
There are a surprising number of alternate parts here – for example each dragon has 4 options of pose for the neck, meaning that you can have a decent amount of variation across your army if you do decide to go all in on Dragons! Not only that but the Stormcast riding them have a nice range of weapons and heads, again meaning you should be able to have a variety of different riders when you take them in large numbers!
Base wise they are bigger than I’d imagined, looking close in size to that of the Fulminators, while also boasting a decent flying step that pops in with some friction, allowing you to remove the dragon while transporting it!
The kits are absolutely gorgeous, and I can’t wait to build some more!
So how do all these Dragons stack up against other creatures in the Mortal Realms? Well, let’s take a look!
As you can see Karazai is a little shorter than a Mega-Gargant, but manages to stand a tad taller than Be’lakor, the large base the dragon is sat on gives it a bit more “oomph” making it feel weighty and impressive. I was impressed at just how big the Stormdrake Guard are though – slotted into their flying stand they look impressive flying over your enemies, the a poor Mancrusher Gargant having to stand on his tiptoes to reach them!
I think these have been two of the most awaited Age of Sigmar kits to date, and they certainty do not disappoint! From both a modelling and hobby perspective, to an ingame performance point of view there is a lot to love about these kits and they are well worth a position in your Stormcast Eternals army! Now, the question is just how many boxes to order…
Krondys Son of Dracothion and the Stormdrake Guard are both available to pre order today and are released on the 4th December
Games Workshop sent Sprues & Brews free copies for review purposes.
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