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The Grand Alliance: Order Battletome went up for pre-order this morning here:-

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Grand-Alliance-Order-ENG

Alongside collecting information from the Stormcast, Extremis Chamber and Seraphon Battletomes, the book promises to give us our first proper look as humans (of the unenhanced varity), Duardin (of the non Slayer variety) and Aelves. The various races of Order are further broken down into twenty one factions. Interestingly, names and current units (including warscrolls but not battalion warscrolls) are available for each faction on the Age of Sigmar app.

For your convenience, here is a breakdown of the new arrivals.

Humans

Collegiate Arcane

Battlemage (Human Wizard)
Battlemage on Griffon
Celestial Hurricanum
Luminark of Hysh

Devoted of Sigmar

Warrior Priests
Witch Hunters
Flagellants
War Altar of Sigmar

Free Peoples

Demigryph Knights
Freeguild Archers
Freeguild Crossbowmen
Freeguild General
Freeguild General on Griffon
Freeguild Greatswords
Freeguild Guard
Freeguild Handgunners
Freeguild Outriders
Freeguild Pistoliers

For each of these replace the word Freeguild with Empire and you'll get the idea.

Duardin

Dispossessed

Hammerers
Ironbreakers
Irondrakes
Longbeards
Quarrellers
Runelord
Thunderers
Unforged (Represented by the Dragon Slayer model, seems to now be an anti-Chaos berserker hero)
Warden King (Dwarf Lord)
Warriors

Humans and Duardin

Ironweld Arsonal

Cannon
Cogsmith (Duardin Hero)
Gunmaster (Human Engineer)
Gyrocopters/Gyrobombers
Helblaster Volley Gun
Helstorm Rocket Battery
Organ Gun
Steam Tank

High Elves

Eldritch Council

Archmage
Archmage on Dragon
Drakeseer (Dragon Mage)
Loremaster
Swordmasters

Lion Rangers

White Lions
White Lions Chariots

Order Draconis

Dragon Blades (Dragon Princes)
Dragon Noble (High Elf Hero on foot or horseback)
Dragonlord (High Elf Prince on a Dragon)

Phoenix Temple

Anointed (-of Asuryan)
Phoenix Guard
Flamespyre/Frostheart Phoenix

Swifthawk Agents

Chariots (Tiranoc)
Shadow Warriors
Skycutters
Skywarden (Skycutter with Sea Helm)

Dark Elves

Darkling Covens

Black Guard
Bleakswords
Darkshards
Dreadspears
Executioners
Sorceress
Sorceress on Black Dragon

Daughters of Khaine

Bloodwrack Medusae
Bloodwrack Shrine
Cauldron of Blood
Death Hag
Doomfire Warlocks
Sisters of Slaughter
Witch Aelves

Order Serpentis

Drakespawn Chariots (Cold One Chariots)
Drakespawn Knights (Cold One Knights)
Dreadlord on Black Dragon
War Hydra

Scourge Privateers

Black Ark Corsairs
Black Ark Fleetmaster
Scourgerunner Chariots
Kharibdyss

Shadowblades

Assassins
Dark Riders

Wood Elves

Wanderers

Eternal Guard
Glade Guard
Nomad Prince
Sisters of the Thorn
Sisters of the Watch (Sisters of Avelorn)
Spellweaver
Wayfinder
Waystrider
Waywatcher
Wild Riders
Wildwood Rangers

There is also a faction called Monstrous Arcanum which includes the Dread Saurian and Carmine Dragon from Forge World.
 

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So are these just new battlescrolls?

All of these sound like the existing models... and all of the old models already had a battlescroll that was released at the end of 8th.

What does that mean for these new ones? I can't imagine them doing a full re-release of the exact same models...
 

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Yes, these are all old models but I believe new warscrolls. I've always seen the warscrolls that were released at the launch of AoS to really represent the various armies as they were before the conclusion of the End Times, what with them containing characters who died/changed sides etc.

What it looks like this book will do is advance the fluff regarding old models to fit into the new world. The factions seem to be largely for fluff purposes aside from a few units that can grant bonuses to other units from their same faction, but not others of their race.

I also doubt there will be a huge set of rereleases, at least not all at once. I do expect though that the various factions will be filled out with new units and characters as and when their time comes, but those of us interested in the likes of the Aelves and Free People now have something a bit more up to date to work from until it is time for those armies to receive a full release.
 
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