Castigators with Gryph Hound Warhammer

Amazon Product Name (APN): Citadel Easy-To-Build Castigators with Gryph Hound Warhammer

Manufacturer: Games Workshop

Review by: Dad

Our Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Castigators are a new ranged infantry unit for the Stormcast Eternals in games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar.  Added with the release of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars box in a unit of five, Castigators are the heavy hitting ranged trooper of the Stormcast Eternal Sacrosanct chamber.  Castigators are also available in the Tempest of Souls and Storm Strike bundles along with a seperate easy to build box that builds three Castigators including both male and female models and a single gryph-hound with a new sculpt unique to this box.

Castigators are armed with Thunderhead Greatbows with an eighteen inch range, one attack each hitting and wounding on a three plus with minus one rending and one damage each. Very similar to the Judicators Skybolt Bows, with their bows getting a twenty-four inch range instead. The leader of the unit is a Castigator-Prime and that model gets plus one to hit with its greatbow. That’s about where the similarities with judicators end though.

Castigators have an ability called Burst of Celestial Energy that allows hits with the Thunderhead Greatbows of a six to inflict D3 hits instead of one if the target is a Daemon or Nighthaunt unit. This ability makes them a must include when fighting either of those forces  Judicators.

Castigators also have Aetheric Channeling, similar to Sequitors, that allows the unit to either reroll hit rolls of a one or increase their rending from minus one to minus two. They’re a great ranged option for your Stormcast Eternals army with great model diversity in beautiful and detailed sculpts.

Male and Female models are in the units, and some have their helmets removed which gives some great visual variation when they’re set out on the table.

The only real issue is their availability.  Games Workshop really needs to release a ten model box of Castigators to make it easier to build up their units as there are only five in the starter set and three in the easy to build box. People who want to build shooting armies of Stormcast Eternals will find it difficult to build up more than a small unit without having a bunch of duplicate models.  If all you want are the Castigators, buying a bundle box or a starter set just isn’t cost effective.

I hope Games Workshop will release a full unit kit for Castigators like the have for all the other ground troops for the Stormcast Eternals. Either way, check out Castigators yourself for your games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

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