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 (ProsecutorStormstrike ChariotVanguard-HunterVanguard-Pallador) • Azyrite Beasts (AetherwingCelestial DracolineDracothGryph-ChargerGryph-HoundStar-DrakeStar-EagleStar FalconTauralon) • Corpuscant Conclave (Evocator) • Dracothian Guard (ConcussorDesolatorFulminatorTempestor) • Drakesworn TemplarJusticar Conclave (JudicatorCastigatorVanguard-RaptorVigilor) • Knight-ArcanumKnight-AzyrosKnight-DraconisKnight-HeraldorKnight-IncantorKnight-JudicatorKnight-QuestorKnight-RelictorKnight-VenatorKnight-VexillorLord-AquilorLord-ArcanumLord-CastellantLord-CelestantLord-ExorcistLord-ImperatantLord-OrdinatorLord-RelictorLord-VeritantOrdinatos Conclave (Celestar Ballista) • Paladin Conclave (DecimatorProtectorRetributorAnnihilator) • Redeemer Conclave (LiberatorSequitorVanquisherVindictor) • PraetorStormdrake Guard
Characters ActinusArkas WarbeastArnhaultAstreia SolbrightAventis FirestrikeBastian CarthalosBalthas ArumBerek the IndomitableCassandora StormforgedCelestant-PrimeCerrus SentanusDacian AnvilFarstriders (Almeric Eagle-EyeElias SwiftbladeSanson Farstrider) • Gardus Steel SoulGavriel SureheartGolden PatriarchHamilcar Bear-EaterImperius (Loxia) • Ionus CryptbornIronsoul's Condemnors (Brodus BlightbaneGwynne IronsoulTavian of Sarnassus) • Jactos GoldenmaneKarazaiKalyani ThunderbladeKeiser ven BrechtKnossus HeavensenKrondysLarissa ShadowstalkerLeena StormspireLorrus GrymnLynus GhalmorianMorbus StormwardenNeave BlacktalonOrius AdamantinePharakisRamus of the Shadowed SoulSalonia GravewingSathphren SwiftbladeShining LordSteelheart's Champions (Angharad BrightshieldObrynSeverin Steelheart) • Storm of Celestus (AphusDrakan CelestusMellisan Star-SightedSleek) • Sylas BeastbaneStormsire's Cursebreakers (Ammis DawnguardAveron StormsireRastus) • Tarsus Bull-HeartTheurdis SilverhandThostos BladestormTornus the RedeemedTyberain VostTylos StormboundVandus Hammerhand (Calanax) • Victrian CyroccoXandire's Truthseekers (Calthia XandireDhoraz Giant-FellLuxa StormriderTaros) • Vorrus StarstrikeXandria AzureboltYndrastaZenius the DirgeZephacleasZeraphina Heldensdotter
Stormhosts First Striking Angels AethericAnvils of the HeldenhammerAstral TemplarsAzyrite ArbitersBlades of DawnCelestial VindicatorsHallowed KnightsHammers of SigmarHelden SonsLions of SigmarSigmarite BrotherhoodSons of the GladiusStormblood Guard
Second Striking Blooded DawnCelestial KnightsCelestial Warbringers Crimson SeraphsFists of SigmariteGhyran GuardKnights ExcelsiorKnights of AzyrKnights of the AuroraLightning HawksMaelstrom of LightRadiant Suns of SigmarSilent HostSons of MallusSons of the StormTempest Lords
Unknown Striking Azure GuardBarony of ThunderBlack DracothiansBlackhammersCelestial LionsCerulean CometsGleaming SpearsGuardians of the FirmamentHammers of RetributionHeralds of CasandoraIron TridentsJusticars of AzyrKnights AuroraKnights IndomitableKnights MercilessKnights TempestorKraken BladesSunboltsSundered BrotherhoodTempered BladesTrue Sons of Sigmar
Background Anvil of ApotheosisLord-CommandersReforgingRedeemedSigmariteStormhosts (ChambersConclavesRetinues) • Transfigured
ArtworkMiniatures - Endless Spells