In this review we cover Krethusa’s Cronehost, which pairs Krethusa the Croneseer with Sisters of Slaughter and Doomfire Warlocks. This new character model of the Daughters of Khaine has dedicated herself to Morai-heg, and gathers Morathi’s outcasts around her. The rules for her new Army of Renown can be found in the new book in the Dawnbringers series “Shadow of the Crone”, but today we’ll be looking primarily at the model of Krethusa herself.

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Krethusa's Cronehost review & unboxing from the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Dawnbringers series
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Krethusa’s Cronehost, along with book five in the Dawnbringers series, can be preordered from Saturday, March 9, 2024. They go on sale two weeks later, following a two-week preorder window.

Just like previous Dawnbringer boxes, Krethusa’s Cronehost is a bundle of existing models with a new character sculpt. The £65 / 85 € / $110 box contains 16 models in total:

  • Krethusa the Croneseer
  • 5 Doomfire Warlocks (can also be built as Dark Riders)
  • 10 Sisters of Slaughter (can also be built as Witch Aelves/Elves)

Krethusa the Croneseer reviwe

Krethusa herself is the star of this box. The Khainite outcast has a truly powerful silhouette, with an expansive scenic base on which she crouches. Her white hair falls over her eyes, two raven wings spring from her back, and she raises the staff of Morai-heg into the air, at the end of which a jagged rune is emblazoned. With a 60mm base, Krethusa is not small at all.

The kit is spread across two small sprues. Alternative bits or build options are not included, as is usual for special characters; Krethusa is monopose. Some might have wished for an alternative face that reveals what lies beneath her mane.

Krethusa the Croneseer sprues

The other models

The Doomfire Warlocks/Dark Riders and the Sisters of Slaughter/Witch Aelves are older kits that date back to the final phase of Warhammer Fantasy. They were digitally designed kits, so the details are sharply defined; however, the Sisters/Witch Aelves had noticeable mould lines on the sprues.

Krethusa's Cronehost contents
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Final Verdict

Krethusa is indeed a cool model with original details and a strong silhouette. As is customary with Games Workshop nowadays, she is initially available in a combo box before a standalone release follows. At least this allows for some savings compared to purchasing individually. However, many Daughters of Khaine collectors may already have enough Sisters of Slaughter and Doomfire Warlocks in their collections.