Decimator

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Decimators are fearless Paladins that wade into the fray, unafraid of superior enemy numbers, slaying many with each swing of their Thunderaxes. Soon after entering battle they are surrounded by corpses of their foes. Decimators rely on their exacting training in the Gladitorium to judge the location and actions of each of their brothers amid the confusion of melee to avoid hitting their allies while all those within reach are cleaved with gruesome ease.[1a][2a][5]

Decimator-Primes, armed with an ominous Thunderaxe, are leaders of this unit.[1a][2a]

They are the Destroyer Paladins, the Axemen of Azyr. Enemy hordes slough away into twitching gore beneath the onslaught of a Decimator retinue. With thunderaxes whirling side by sidein well-trained harmony, Decimators can quickly annihilate hundreds of foes with a deadly efficiency.

Decimators plunge deep into enemy formations, driving all before them. Armed with the formidable thunderaxe, a lone Decimator can slay half a dozen lesser foes with each great sweep of his blade. A retinue of these Paladins can carve a gore-ridden path straight through an attacking foe’s lines. Even when they are buried beneath heaving tides of the enemy, it is possible to mark the Decimators’ progress. Where they fight, severed limbs and decapitated heads are flung skywards with each axe swipe, and many foes flee rather than face such destruction.

Decimators are more than able to triumph against powerful foes, such has Sourbreath Troggoths or Blood Warriors, but it is against enemy hordes where the broad sweeps of their deadly axes reap the greatest harvest. Swarming skaven, green tides of orruks, or droves of lesser foes have all been cut down like so much wheat before the scythe.

All Stormhosts boast retinues of Decimators, but some, like the Sons of Mallus and the Helden Sons , favour them above all other Paladin retinues. No Decimators have earned more fame thus far than those of the Astral Templars . It was in the Gnarlwood of Ghur that four chambers of the Astral Templars were ambushed, encircled by beastmen and hulking monsters beyond count. Five sorties were led to break out of the ever-closing encirclement, yet all met with failure. Only when the Decimators massed together did the Stormcasts make any headway. The Decimator formation hacked a bloody path way through the enemy – felling beast-foes and treegrowth alike. At last, by following in the Decimators’wake, the Astral Templars fought their way to freedom.

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Stormcast Eternals
Units Angelos Conclave (Prosecutor - Stormstrike Chariot - Vanguard-Hunter - Vanguard-Pallador) - Azyrite Beasts (Aetherwing - Celestial Dracoline - Dracoth - Gryph-Charger - Gryph-Hound - Star-Drake - Star-Eagle - Star Falcon - Tauralon) - Corpuscant Conclave (Evocator) - Dracothian Guard (Concussor - Desolator - Fulminator - Tempestor) - Drakesworn Templar - Justicar Conclave (Judicator - Castigator - Vanguard-Raptor - Vigilor) - Knight-Arcanum - Knight-Azyros - Knight-Draconis - Knight-Heraldor - Knight-Incantor - Knight-Judicator - Knight-Questor - Knight-Relictor - Knight-Venator - Knight-Vexillor - Lord-Aquilor - Lord-Arcanum - Lord-Castellant - Lord-Celestant - Lord-Exorcist - Lord-Imperatant - Lord-Ordinator - Lord-Relictor - Lord-Veritant - Ordinatos Conclave (Celestar Ballista) - Paladin Conclave (Decimator - Protector - Retributor - Annihilator) - Redeemer Conclave (Liberator - Sequitor - Vanquisher - Vindictor) - Praetor - Stormdrake Guard
Characters Calanax - Redbeak - Swiftclaw - Tallon - Tarion Arlor - Arnhault - Balthas Arum - Avanius - Anactos Skyhelm - Hamilcar Bear-Eater - Bordustrian - Tarsus Bull-Heart - Bastian Carthalos - Celestant-Prime - Yracus Cloudstrike - Victrian Cyrocco - Dahlia Sorrowshield - Dathus - Angstun Drahn - Clavos Arthreus - Eldroc - Calys Eltain - Enyo - Tyros Firemane - Galerius - Vorticus Galespear - Gardus - Danastus Hawkseye - Zeraphina Heldensdotter - Heredus Alwrd - Huld - Imperius - Ionus Cryptborn - Lorrus Grymn - Cadoc Kel - Karazai - Krondys - Kurunta - Lena Cliassa - Lynus Ghalmorian - Marellus Lionheart - Mehga - Miska - Moros - Neave Blacktalon - Orius Adamantine - Pergus Brightshield - Pharakis - Prieni Blaze-Eyed - Raelus Galewalker - Rygos - Sargassus - Davos Silverclaw - Laudus Skythunder - Astreia Solbright - Liminus Stormsight - Morbus Stormwarden - Taltus Strongarm - Sathphren Swiftblade - Taltus - Tarkus - Tegrus of the Sainted Eye - Thostos Bladestorm - Tornus the Redeemed - Tychus Beastbane - Vandus Hammerhand - Selithon Blackstar - Aetius Shieldborn - Martoris Skywarden - Vorrus Starstrike - Andricus Stoneheart - Xeros Stormcloud - Cassandora Stormforged - Pharus Thaum - Wakelin Scintillor - Zephacleas - Loxia - Mathius - Yndrasta
Stormhosts First Striking Angels Aetheric - Anvils of the Heldenhammer - Astral Templars - Azyrite Arbiters - Blades of Dawn - Celestial Vindicators - Hallowed Knights - Hammers of Sigmar - Helden Sons - Lions of Sigmar - Sigmarite Brotherhood - Sons of the Gladius - Stormblood Guard
Second Striking Celestial Knights - Celestial Warbringers - Fists of Sigmarite - Ghyran Guard - Knights Excelsior - Knights of Azyr - Knights of the Aurora - Lightning Hawks - Maelstrom of Light - Radiant Suns of Sigmar - Sons of Mallus - Sons of the Storm - Tempest Lords - The Bloodied Dawn - The Crimson Seraphs - The Silent Host
Unknown Striking Azure Guard - Barony of Thunder - Black Dracothians - Blackhammers - Blooded Dawn - Celestial Lions - Cerulean Comets - Guardians of the Firmament - Hammers of Retribution - Heralds of Casandora - Knights Aurora - Knights Indomitable - Knights Merciless - Sunbolts - True Sons of Sigmar
Background Anvil of Apotheosis - Lord-Commanders - Reforging - Sigmarite - Stormhosts (Chambers - Conclaves - Retinues)
Artwork - Miniatures - Endless Spells