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Forgive me if this has already been talked about...
But I had a conversation with the GW Rep in my area (he is the rep for like half of Florida), and he is 100% convinced that DE are never getting re-done. Yes, GW has said there not "getting rid of DE", at least not yet anyway. But that doesn't mean they are going to re-do them. Just that they are not being declared "unplayable" yet. He had 2 arguments for this.
One, GW has NEVER re-done an army that they have "retired" or are in the process of "retiring", DE are going the way of the squats and chaos dwarfs.
Two, apparently at every Games Day, people have asked about them, and at Chicago last year, he was speaking to a few GW people who actually would talk about stuff, and they confirmed that they wouldn't be re-doing it.
To which I responded, well why are there rumors up and down forum cites about them re-doing DE? According to him, these rumors weren't started by GW, and it doesn't really matter how much people want them re-done, GW, once it makes up its mind, never changes. I mean, anyone who's been to a games day might have seen the verbal abuse a squat-fan lays onto a GW employee about destroying his favorite race, and never bringing it back. I've personally seen one guy literally cursing at one poor soul...
Anyway, though it breaks my heart, (I really want to see new DE) I just thought I'd share with you guys the possibility that it won't happen. (sorry)
Well i hate to say this but, TheCage, you are most defininatly wrong. My rep for my area (who is the rep for half of Saskatchewan, all of Manitoba, and like a 1/4 of Ontario) says that they are going to advance the Dark Eldar further, make them better, stronger, better weapons, the works.
And they were even concidering that they might group the Eldar, the Craftworld Eldar, and the Dark Eldar all in one codex, but still keep them separate armys, and keep them enemies.
but thats what I'm getting here in Canada.
Avtek Citandeul, Lord of the Kabal of the Tainted Beings
So what, its a bit of "he said she said"?
It does seem interesting though, will they won't they do anything to DE?
Well we know they aren't going to be phased out, that said GW are a business, so they will act accordingly.
They probably won't "re-do" DE but give them a quick update to help them come in-line with newer rules, since I doubt they will make new models for them as its not economical.
But then again, GW are notorious for not saying much so do we have any concrete evidence yet?
The whole DE and CWE into one codex has been flat out denied by GW IIRC, since they are too seperate to put together now.
Originally Posted by Lord Avtek Citandeul
No, they weren't. That never happened. Dark Eldar and Craftworld Eldar were conceptualized at the same time, but there was never any intention to ever put them in the same book. It would have been ridiculous to even try.
And since DE were conceptualized at the same time as CE, I'm very skeptical that GW woud dump them. They may be way at the end of the line of codicies to be redone but I doubt they would be dropped entirely.
They aren't allwoed to get rid of the Dark Eldar, that would destroy a lot of fluff unless somehow they made that a race found commagragh and destroyed it but that seems way off the way the fluff is looking at the moment. A lot of people would hate GW (Including me) if they got rid of the DE.
well i am pretty sure that they won't be getting ride of dark eldear and neither are they putting them in the same codex ( they said so on the gw forum) and no one will ever no when they are going to be redone till gw wishes it so just leave it at that
Ot's just a shame GW seems more intereseted in bringing out supplements than update their codex's.
I really don't care if they are re-done, I have asked so many guys in the GW department and they all confirmed an update sometimes in the future, thats good enough for me.
Weren't wood elves retired, as in not sold in stores not too long ago? I started playing only a couple months before the new army book came out, andd even then only played 40k, but I remember them not having WE in store, and my store was the largest in the midwest.Originally Posted by TheCage
Secondly, considering the DE are being conceptualized AND having fluff written, it would seem like DE will eventually come out in a huge release, alot like what the wood elves went through.
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Dark Eldar have no really important infleunce in the fluff of Warhammer 40k as far as I can tell. All they are is fallen Eldar. I don't care if they get rid of them but I would feel bad for the people who do play them. Yes, the Wood Elves were retired (I remember friend being pissed 'cause he had 3000 pts of old models) and they did bring them back but they are cool. Bluntly, DE are not. I think they should just put them in the same Codex if they do redo them. They aren't different at all, they are just evil, sadistic Eldar. Whoopdy-doo!
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