Posted 11/02/2018

The Dawn of the Dread Solstice

You’ve seen the signs. You’ve read the stories. Now, it’s time to take control of the Malign Portents for yourself and shape the very future of the Mortal Realms through your skills on the battlefield and the painting table.

Dread Solstice is a global campaign designed to bring together players across the world to help produce a huge shared narrative. There’s a twist, however – this time, you won’t be fighting for your Grand Alliance, but for your choice of fates.

In Dread Solstice, players will be battling to decide what happens in an evolving thread of storylines, with the chosen outcomes each week having an impact not just on the rest of the campaign, but the story of Warhammer Age of Sigmar going forward.

The campaign takes the form of a three-part tree campaign in which you’ll follow the story of the war in Shyish as it unfolds. There are three chapters, each lasting two weeks, and each week presents you with a new dilemma and a choice to make between three fates. In order to cast your votes, you’ll need to win games, paint miniatures and report these successes to your local participating store, but choose carefully – the outcomes of each week will have far-reaching consequences for the campaign and the Mortal Realms.

As you can see, choosing one set of options can alter the outcomes in later weeks of the campaign. If you remember the Season of War campaign, you’ll recall how the Seeds of Hope would later be integrated into the lore and rules of Warhammer Age of Sigmar in Firestorm – just imagine what the Dread Solstice could bring to the future!

Getting involved in the campaign is simple. All you need to do is head down to your nearest participating store. Every single Games Workshop and Warhammer shop is taking part, alongside a host of independent retailers. You’ll be able to report your victories in store, where they’ll be added to the tally for your choice of fate. Winning a game is worth one vote, as is painting a complete warscroll’s worth of models you’ve purchased during the campaign.

You’ll need to keep your wits about you during the campaign, as the consequences in each chapter won’t just pertain to the story, but also to your games! Each chapter will feature new rules to add to your games and keep you on your toes – after all, Shyish is a dangerous place for the living…

You’ll be able to get stuck in with the Dread Solstice campaign very soon, with battle commencing on the 15th of February.

If you’re looking to get involved with the Dread Solstice campaign, make sure to pick up a Harbinger and the Malign Portents book for expanded rules for your battles in Shyish, the latest background in the story of the Age of Sigmar, and much more besides. We’ll see you on the 15th!

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