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Warcry Ravaged Lands – Shattered Stormvault

With Warcry filling in the fantasy counter-part of Kill Team, Games Workshop supplies the game with their variant of the Killzones called Ravaged Lands. We have covered a couple of those Killzones already on the blog, for example Killzone: Sector Mechanicus and Killzone: Sector Fronteris. And today we cover the first of the Ravaged Lands, the Shattered Stormvault.

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The new boxes are a bit more expensive than the Killzones, 70 EUR instead of 65 EUR, but still have a solid bargain. You get the Shattered Temple from the Dominion of Sigmar range twice (usually 35 EUR each), minus one of the pillar sprues, but with the two additional sprues that were only available through the larger and more expensive set, Enduring Stormvault. But just look at the size of that box and the height of that stack of sprues. Impressive and very satisfying.

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Each of the Ravaged Lands covers additional gaming material beside the plastic kit. There is a  double-sided Warcry token sheet, similar to the one you have seen in the starter box, plus 36 terrain cards. These terrain cards are used in combination with the contained terrain, to give you new / additional terrain set ups.

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And as we know from the Killzones, the Warcry counterpart comes with a double sided 22”x30” gameboard as well. One side shows the corrupted Dominion of Sigmar and can be used to extend the one from the starter box. The other side shows the tiled ground of a stormvault.

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Main piece of this Shattered Stormvault kit are two floor slabs of the temple, from the Shattered Temple kit. Very solid construction and proper size, as you will see below. No assembly needed and a well done cast, including the details that work well with simply drybrushing.

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The Stormvault covers a set of pillars, that are included with the Shattered Temple and Sigmarite Dais, along with two sprues that were formerly only available through the large Enduring Stormvault kit, containing two Gryphons, a pedestal and connecting floor plates. The casts are not super crisp, but still more than sharp enough for terrain, mould lines are there but very moderate and easy to remove. The sprues are properly filled, so nothing to argue here.

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Let's start with the wingless Gryphon. These are very powerful sculpts, reminding me of the lion statue you see in front of a lot of government buildings in the UK, for example at Trafalgar Square. The design is very similar, but has some minor differences. Close enough to be tied together, but no doubles. Well done.

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They assemble rapidly, you begin with the pedestal and then add the body of the Gryphon on top. Due to the organic shape of the Gryphon there might be some smaller gaps, that can easily be touched up with liquid putty or a bit of plastic glue to wield the pieces together and clean up the seam with a file.

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This kit comes with two fire cauldrons, and as I did with the Sigmarite Dais, I didn't glue in the fire pit, so you can swap them accordingly. Funny coincident, they use burning skulls, as I suggested in the former review. The flaming material can be swapped from both designs, and the pillars in this kit are more massive than from the Dais / Timeworn Ruins.

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Next up for the pedestal and connecting plates. There are multiple ways to use these. You can build the pedestal / stairway as piece of its own and use it independently.

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But you can combine those with the stairs of the temple as well. The plate can be used to connect either two temples with each other, or the stairway with a temple. You can use the stairs / sides and fronts of the stairway as a front or additional bay of the temple foundation.

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In case you were wondering what the rounded / c-shape connector piece was for. With that you can combine the plates / floor tiles with the rounded edges of the Sigmarite Dais.

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As you only get one sprue of pillars and pillar bases with this kit, you have to be a bit thrifty with them. Never the less, you get 8 different designs of the bases and pillars themself, with four being intact and another four being in different ruined states.

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You can align them freely along the edges of the temple and combine them with the stairways accordingly. As I have a spare base and pillar from the dais, I went with five on one of the temples and four on the other. But I have additional plans with the second temple. More on that later.

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You can upgrade the pillars with torches, there are four different designs, that can be glued to the pillars to your liking.

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The pieces from this kit can be mixed and combined in many different ways and of course go well with the other items from the Dominion of Sigmar range, like the Sigmar statue or pieces from the Timeworn Ruins.

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Christian / Fritz painted his set already, with some marble effects and brazen statues. If you're interested (just let us / him know), I am pretty sure, he will prepare a tutorial on how he painted his Shattered Stormvault.

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And it can be combined / extended with the ruins from the Warcry starter kit.

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Conclusion
As you will know from my reviews on the Killzones, I really like these terrain bundles. And I am more than glad, that they picked up this idea and extended it into the Age of Sigmar / Warcry range. It makes perfect sense and is a well balanced size to start or extend your terrain collection, as the contents are combined by a theme.

You receive one and a half kits of the Shattered Temple (because if you would buy the shattered temple twice, you would get an additional sprue of pillars), that's 52,50, you get the Gryphon sprue and connecting sprue, which aren't available individually but surely would be priced around 20 EUR each. Sums up to more than 90 EUR, without the tokens, the card deck and the game board. So a retail price of 70 EUR is a bargain. If you get yourself a set of the Timeworn Ruins along with this Ravaged Lands kit, you are properly set up for most fantasy skirmishes (not only) within the realms of Age of Sigmar.

The next Ravaged Lands set that was announced will contain the Azyrite buildings, of which I already showed you the Azyrite Townscape. For my taste another fitting theme / bundle for a small to medium terrain set up, and the Defiled Ruins beat the Blasted Hallowheart clearly in value. It is going to be interesting, which Ravaged Lands we will see beyond, I assume one will cover the terrain from the starter kit later this year, but beyond that I'd love to see some of the Realmgates and Archways bundled up. The old Citadel Forest would have been a great stock to build a box like this on, in combination with other forest themed kits, but I assume the Wyldwood could be something for early next year.

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