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The DE spearhead is now available for advance order!8X
Don't know about you guys, but I'm definitely gonna start a small force no matter how much it troubles my HE soul.
Games Workshop Online Store — Dark Elf Spearhead
5000p. High Elves
I saw this earlier on from the email White dwarf sent out.
Im a bit disappointed, it to me, looks like all the new models in a box. six character models in a boxed army with two units and a monster? GW shouldnt have bothered, its not a good start for a new army is it!
Im disappointed that they havent redone some of the other models like dark riders and the spearmen/crossbowmen units, the dark riders were made back in the 80's but they seem to be releasing new space marines every few years! Its what? 3 sets since 4th ed!
But, is the Spearhead for certain ONLY new models for Dark Elves? I agree that the Dark Riders need to be redone. They are the bread and butter of almost all competitive DE armies...for GW to not update Dark Riders....it's like they want to discourage their use.
In my opinion, the following need to be updated:
Dark Riders (especially those HORSES)
Warriors (they look too stubby and wimpier than HE equivalents)
Harpies (just so bleh)
Manticore (too dated)
Black Dragon (probably the worst dragon of the GW line)
And I wish GW would've made a new unit for DE...
Are they at least charging less than the previous spearhead's for this? I wouldn't pay $225 or whatever it is for a few characters and half units, oh yeah, and a monster for some reason.
I was expecting something absolutely horrible. We High Elves still have to use those elven steeds (well the ones with barding anyway, which are otherwise practically identical), so why should the Druchii get new steeds, hmm?
I also doubt that they would redo the black dragon because they seem to have taken the view that if people want dragons they should convert the High Elf kit, at least that's the impression I've got from seeing all those articles about converting it into dragons for various armies.Well the UK price of £112 at current exchange rates is very very close to $225, so I expect it will cost something like that. It will basically be the retail costs of everything that's in it, because spearheads generally don't give you any savings, they just give you the new stuff early. Even though there's not much stuff in it, I expect it is mostly expensive models, especially that hydra.Originally Posted by Stunted_Merc
Actually I've just noticed that the hydra is on a chariot base, just like the HE dragon. I wonder how many other monsters are going to be redone on chariot bases?
Figures, I'll just wait for the release and get what I want, most of that stuff I don't plan to use.
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The Asur are superior, good one mate
on a serious note the spear head seems very poor on model count.
Wood elf player- 2000 points worth, Autumn theme
Empire player - 3000 points worth, Green and white
Eldar player - 1500 points worth, Blue and white