Age of Sigmar is just around the corner and there is yet to be any solid information. Recently a list of the box contents was posted, and although it seams entirely plausible, there have been no real confirmations from any source. It is interesting to note that the contents are very similar to rumours that where circulating a few months ago when the whole consolidated factions rumour first broke.
1x Empire General on Griffin5x Knights of Sigmar10x State Troops with Spears10x State Troops with Muskets
1x Lord of Khorne on Daemonsteed5x Chaos Knights10x Chaos Warriors
-No small Rulebook-Full rules for all Models-Small Intro of the Fluff (Humans only)-5 Scenarios to introduce Players-Text is very child friendly written
It does seem odd to be getting an empire hero on Griffon when the key figure of this age, Sigmar is already modeled, but in saying that, its would be the big wow factor draw card to the box set. Another interesting point to note is the model count remains very similar to the last few editions. I would have expected less models if this was going to be a full skirmish games. Its not to say that it isn't indeed just that...
What is more concerning is the child friendly rule set. The dumbing down of the game is the last thing people want. Add to that the next rumour which will upset quite a few people...
Contained within this free download is the core ruleset needed in order to begin your own adventures within the Age of Sigmar. This four-page PDF is yours to keep, print out and play with, and when combined with a Warscroll Compendium or two-available below, also totally free- is everything you need to know. Grab it, read it, and begin playing right away!
The above rumour was apparently sourced from the German language Games Workshop webstore, and now has been removed. The highlights are my own. Whilst the first one, "free download" will be welcomed by many, the second one, "this four page PDF" will not be welcomed. In saying that, it does add to the rumours that Age of Sigmar will be a standalone introductory set with the full edition to follow several weeks later as a 3 book compendium like 40k received.
The other not so much rumour that has come to light is the icon on the Warhammer App for iPads and Android devices has changed from an Imperial Eagle. It is now cut in half with the right side being half the Imperial Eagle and the left side being the new blue/gold Age of Sigmar Hammer.
At any rate, we should have solid information by Tuesday/Wednesday next week when the White Dwarf leaks. Pre-orders are up next Saturday... This weekend sees a White Dwarf that reads like an eulogy to Warhammer...