The latest Eldar rumor centers around the Shuriken weaponry. From BoLS: Word has reached us of two divergent schools of though for the latest codex shuriken family, and the jury is still out on which one was ultimately selected. Both are highly divergent from the short-ranged 12″ S:4 AP:5 Assault 2 weapon we have now (oh those poor, poor Guardians). Here we go folks: OPTION A: The Bane of Flesh Shuriken Pistol 12″ S:4 AP5 Pistol, Fleshbane Shuriken Catapult 18″ S:4 AP5 Assault 2, Fleshbane Dire Avenger Shuriken Catapult 24″ S:4 AP:5 Assault 2, Fleshbane Shuriken Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Assault 3, Fleshbane Shuriken Shreiker Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Assault 3, Fleshbane, Poison(4+), Pinning OPTION B: The Rain of Shuriken Shuriken Pistol 12″ S:4 AP5 Pistol Shuriken Catapult 18″ S:4 AP5 Salvo2/4 Dire Avenger Shuriken Catapult 24″ S:4 AP:5 Salvo 2/4 Shuriken Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Salvo 3/6 Shuriken Shreiker Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Salvo 3/6, Poison(4+), Pinning
This is a summary of all Eldar rumors to date, with the sources they were from.
With the Eldar codex just weeks away from hitting the street, rumors are fast and furious. The latest is info on the Eldar flyers. From Best_Pone on Warseer : The main hull and wings are common across both builds. It’s amazing how different tail and fin positioning can alter the look of the aircraft though Common features: – Downward angling of the primary wings (about 30º I’d estimate) – Canards are very slightly angled down, but near horizontal – Engines are mounted in pods in the wings – One weapon mounted centreline under the hull, and one in a pod in each wing Hemlock: – Has a single vertical stabiliser mounted on the centreline of the aircraft Nightshade: – Twin “vertical” stabilisers (they’re actually about 30º from horizontal), one mounted on each engine pod.
Latest Eldar Rumors. From Larry at BoLS : The Dark Reaper Exarch regains a classic weapon option from the days of yore. HINT, HINT – it involves skulls and chain. Aspect Warriors are moving to plastic using the “combo-unit” dual-build format GW has moved to of late. We’ll leave it up to you to guess which aspects could be paired off into combo-kit boxes with differing heads/weapon options. The new Eldar flyer is quite curved in nature, with sweeping lines all about. A real head turner. The new Eldar “big kit” is a wraith construct that shares numerous design cues with the current War Walker – but much larger. A virtual beast..
Spent some time over the last week working on the Eldar pirates that I’d built about a million years ago. They have been sitting on my painting shelves patiently ever since, but no longer! They’re built from a mix of Dark Elf corsairs and Eldar bits and incorporate some arms and weapons from waaaay back. My intention was to run them as Storm Guardians alongside an Eldar army that I’d planned but never really came to fruition. Not sure what I’ll do with them now, worst case scenario is they come in handy for some 40k:RPG campaign along the way. I’m not entirely sure what I want to do with the banner either. It needs some iconography, but I haven’t found anything I like as yet. I rather enjoyed the duality of the color scheme coupled with the way the poses turned out. From the front the models are very much purple and blue. From the rear, they’re predominantly green. I had some trouble capturing the purple color in the lightbox, so I went back to my old ‘on the table’ shots which I think show off the colors a bit better
I bought a box full of ork boyz on Ebay a while back and finally decided to put some together for a 1000pt game this weekend.
I’ve been asked by a friend to post a link to his Dark Eldar army currently for sale on eBay, the auction ends in about 24 hours. Go take a look!
This is apparently the rumoured release schedule for both of G.W’s core games over the next few months. I got this from BoLS who probably took the info from else where: We've now heard from various birds that Games Workshop is going full steam ahead – with a release schedule that just wont stop.
Just when I thought Finecast was no longer Failcast, I was proven wrong once again. I’d bought some Warlocks and Fire Dragons for my Eldar a while back and the casting was deliciously perfect – like what you get in the Warmachine/Hordes starter sets. That kind of lovely crisp detail, but with a soft feel to the surfaces. So I was ready and feeling confident to order more Finecast miniatures. But what I got was 4 boxes of horror. Yriel’s spear looked like a soggy noodle. The howling banshees all seemed to be made of two parts which had slid 3mm apart and it felt like I was tripping out when I looked at the Striking Scorpions they were so bendy! So I called up my local Games Workshop and explained the problem. “Have you tried liquid green stuff?” was the reply. *facepalm* “I’m very familiar with it – but it can’t fix poor casting where the two halves of a model are 3mm apart.” To cut a long story short, I told the member of staff of all the different things I’d tried before coming to the conclusion that this was beyond my skill level to fix