Games Workshop Thanquol & Bone Ripper Skaven Warhammer

Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review By: Dad

The mighty Boneripper protects his master Thanquol with his savage bulk and a choice between Warpfire Braziers and Warpfire Projectors.  Thanquol has some amazing fluff written around his addiction to warpstone, which fuels and boosts his megalomania, paranoia and fantastic spell casting abilities.

He can cast two spells in your hero phase and unbind two spells in your opponent’s hero phase as well and the Warpstone Addiction rule gives him an automatic spellcasting reroll on a 2+ but on a 1 he can’t cast anything. Boneripper can drop an automatic 2d6 (two six sided dice) wounds with his Warpfire Projectors, which is savage to any unit that comes within 8” of them.  The Warpfire Braziers net you 4 attacks with d6s hitting on a 3+ with -2 rend and a whopping 3 damage each.  Either choice works well and can consistently deal damage so pick the one that works best for your play style.

Thanquol and Boneripper are a beastly Hero Unit choice for your Skaven army in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and are a great pick as your general with a Command Ability granting a 6+/5+ invulnerable save to any unit.  Thanquol’s Warp-amulet allows them to heal a wound every hero phase, as well making them tough to kill without consistent damage being done. Just keep him in range of some blocking support to keep powerful ground units away from him while Thanquol unleashes his powerful spell-casting and Boneripper hoses anything down that gets close with the Warpfire Projectors or smashes them into piles of goo with the Warpfire Braziers.

The kit itself is well designed and fairly easy to build with the normal patience and time miniature modeling requires.  There are only a few joints that may require gap filling during construction and they are small enough that Games Workshops Liquid Greenstuff works great to fill them in. Games Workshop recommends and age of 12+ for the majority of their products, but younger kids can still paint them after an adult handles the hobby knife and plastic glue putting the kit together.

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar is a fantastic fantasy miniatures wargame, with many different armies and army themes to choose and build from.  Miniature wargames are a combined hobby of miniature modeling/painting and an exciting, strategic, dice based simulated battle.

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