15 Apr 21

Wight Kings – More Than Just Fancy Bat Hats

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With a Soulblight Gravelords battletome just around the corner, vampiric necromancers are raising their armies to fight once again. Counted among their strongest allies are the rightly feared Wight Kings, and they deserve a closer look.

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We know what you’re thinking – “who are Wight Kings, and why are they in the vampire book?” Battletome: Soulblight Gravelords has a lot more going on than just vampires. It explores the complicated history and politics of the armies of Death with a depth we haven’t yet seen. 

While everyone in the Mortal Realms is keeping an eye on Nagash’s new favourite creations, the Ossiarch Bonereapers, there are entire empires of established undead all across the realms.


The Wight Kings were once conquerors and warlords, and they continue in death as they had in life, carving out domains with endless armies of skeletons and zombies. They rule over the Deathrattle Kingdoms, each with their own territory and even culture.

Clad in verdigrised armour and tattered finery, a mere shadow of their former glory, their tactical acumen remains as sharp as ever.


Wight Kings retain a fierce pride and individuality – and they’re not easily bound into service by any but Nagash and his Mortarchs. Soulblight monarchs instead offer pacts and alliances to secure their valuable services, exchanging rights of conquest for aid in their endless wars. 


Under the avaricious gaze of the Ossiarch Bonereapers spreading across the Mortal Realms, many Wight Kings appreciate powerful allies who promise to help them hold the Deathrattle Kingdoms.

The new mounted Wight King is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated models in the new Soulblight Gravelords range – and for good reason. It’s a sublime update on a true classic. Keep an eye out for more information about Battletome: Soulblight Gravelords soon. If you missed the army overview, go take a look at them in the Faith & Damnation preview round-up.