Games Workshop has now released the Hedonites of Slaanesh Battletome 3rd Edition for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Making some big changes as to how Hedonites of Slaanesh army collectors utilise their forces, the arrival of a new Vanguard army set means now is a great time for beginners to build a Slaanesh army. Not only is there a new starter set and battletome, but new models have arrived as well! So here’s a beginner’s guide for how to build a Warhammer: Age of Sigmar – Hedonites of Slaanesh army list!
Getting Started with a Hedonites of Slaanesh Army
As a beginner starting from fresh, the best place to begin is with the Vanguard: Hedonites of Slaanesh set. Retailing for £85 GBP on the official Games Workshop website, on the other hand, the link above will take you to Element Games where you can purchase it for just £72.25!
The Vanguard: Hedonites of Slaanesh kit features 20 models, providing a total of 620 in-game points to battle with. For a beginner’s army, you’ll want to up that to 1,000 points by adding a few additional models. Below you’ll find a list of the models and their respective points, followed by a few suggestions on how to up that point tally.
Vanguard: Hedonites of Slaanesh Contents
- 1x Shardspeaker of Slaanesh (125 points)
- 3x Slaangor Fiendbloods (145 points)
- 5x Slickblade Seekers, which can alternatively be built as Blissbarb Seekers (200 points)
- 10x Blissbarb Archers, plus 1x Blissbrew Homonculus (150 points)
That is a great starting point. However, you want to add some more units to create a full 1,000-point Warhammer: Age of Sigmar army suitable for beginners. Below you’ll find a few suggestions to help bulk up that army.
The Masque (140 points)
A firm favourite with Hedonites of Slaanesh army builders, The Masque is even more deadly than ever! With a 10″ move range and 5 wounds, The Masque has seen its abilities tweaked so that now its damage is 2, it has 6 attacks and they wound on 3+. The Staff of Masks now provides either 3 attacks or healing 3 wounds (instead of a D3). Whereas The Endless Dance no longer needs to worry about distance, a pregame teleport after deployment means you can drop The Masque in enemy territory. It needs to be more than 3” away from all enemy units.
Daemonettes (125 points)
The Daemonettes shouldn’t be overlooked as a good baseline unit for any Slaanesh army. These close-quarters combatants have seen some tweaks to their abilities. They now have a 3+ to hit (rather than 4+ previously), banners give them +1 to run and charge, plus they can Rally on a 5+.
Seeker Chariots (110 points)
Chariots add not only visual flair to the battlefield but also allow you to cover ground rapidly. Whether that’s piling into a group of enemies or retreating when needed to fight another day.
The Seeker Chariots of Slaanesh haven’t seen much change in the 3rd Edition. They still have a 12″ move, 4+ save and 6 wounds. Their Impossibly Swift ability means they can retreat and charge in the same turn, and its Piercing Claws now have 4 attacks (rather than 3).
Slaves to Darkness Army List for Beginners
So now you’ve got four purchases to make. The Vanguard: Hedonites of Slaanesh box set as the main purchase, then The Masque, the Daemonettes and finally the Seeker Chariot. All of this can be purchased for under £140 at Element Games.
Army Faction: Hedonites of Slaanesh
Shardspeaker of Slaanesh (125)
- Mist Lurkers
- Twisted Mirror
- Reflection Eternal
The Masque (140)
- Staff of Masks
- The Endless Dance
- Lithe and Swift
- Inhuman Reflexes
10 x Blissbarb Archers, plus 1x Blissbrew Homonculus (150)
- High Temper
- Blissbrew Homonculus
- Light-footed Killers
10 x Daemonettes (125)
- Standard Bearers
- Lithe and Swift
3 x Slaangor Fiendbloods (145)
- Slaughter At Any Cost
- Obsessive Violence
5 x Slickblade Seekers (or Blissbarb Seekers) (200)
- Unrivalled Velocity
- Decapitating Strikes
1 x Seeker Chariots (110)
- Crew and Steeds
- Impossibly Swift
- Mutilating Blades
TOTAL POINTS: 995/1000
So there we have it! Everything you need to get started with your brand new Hedonites of Slaanesh army! What do you think about the selections made? Are there other armies you’d like to see covered such as the Slaves to Darkness Army? Let us know in the comments below!