Eldar - Fear The Rainbow!
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at least fluff would 'change', then..
maybe there'll be a short story about the Avatar of Khaine from CW Draiwhatitsnamego who actually manages the beat Mortarion in HTH, carving some manly speech into his heart:
"remember the night you left without a word? this is payback-time ... b*tch".
or Eldrad beating said Avatar to death with his cane while at the same time carving into Mortarions and the Avatars heart "It was me playing you both all along. mhwahaha. That's for not voting me for prom-queen!"
anyway: Thanks. I'm cured for now! I'm actually not really that eager anymore to see a new dex
and no; I'm no Ward hater. It's just that the cron-fluff, the greyknight-fluff etc really make my toenails curl up.
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I think the models released for Xentarchs fits the old range of the 'court of the young king'. The aspects included in that were DA, SC, HB, FD and Swooping Hawks (which was wierd, so removing it would make sense).
What do you guys think of the time scale here? If they have the models done like for DE, then it would be sad if they just kept them in the warehouse. Perhaps they will get pushed back if the Hobbit proves to be a success? Q1 2013 would make my day!
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Concerning this new avatar of the Avatar, I'm not annoyed that much, as long as the mini is nice!
Timewise, if all this is true, q1 2013 sounds likely- interestingly when Harry posted up his guesses as a running list he had Eldar in q1 2013, but then switched them for Tau in a redraft. Maybe he was right the first time? Baring in mind that neither he nor any other rumourmancer has supported these rumours yet, I wouldn't be getting your hopes up just yet- it's more likely they have a 3Q release, especially with DA supposed to be coming out after CSM.
I think they are just new models for exarchs. either finecast or maybe plastic blisters.
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The rumours seem very reliable especially because it is only about models and not the rules which can change several times before the release.
Xentarch models although can (at least some of them) indeed work as Exarch with 'missing' wapon options are most likely independent characters leading their Aspect brothers and sisters - separate finecast releases for sergeant-level characters are very unlikely in my opinion.
Spirit Warrior walker - a Knight class walker seems the best explanation. Pilot model inside the whole structure suggests something different than spirit stone driven robot and knight class models can still find their place in the game without turning it into an Apocalypse-level battle.
Sorry no GW I will not pay twice the $$$ to buy from retail stores in Australia and no amount of adds to the hobby, support you FLGS bulldung is going to change the fact your charging twice as much.
Orks: Plenty of interesting build, between the green tide, nob bikers, meganobz, kanwall etc etc etc.
Space Wolves: Again plenty of builds there
Dark Eldar: This gets boring, but plenty of builds here too! Due to the mechanization of 5th this didn't really show. But this is still my favourite codex to come out in all of 5th edition.
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Back to rumours- two things that sit well with all this- there was a rumour of a super heavy for Eldar, a revenant was mentioned and Harry and Stickmonkey mentioned the eldar getting something of the scale of a land raider- maybe this is the wraith knight construct- not as big as a revenant, similar box size as a land raider. Eldar wouldn't really use a heavy transport and perhaps this makes more sense than giving them a heavy tank- characterises the army better.
The other point is I wonder if the wraith gate was what made Harry think Eldar where in the starter set- this would have been before 6th and the inclusion of fortifications in army builds. Stickmonkey mentioned eldar terrain but I think he talked about a shielded weapon emplacement/fortification.
There is nothing overally wrong with the current codex, it's just old. All it needs is a update and tweaks so that the strengths and weakness of the various units work with the 6e rules(and of course more units is always welcome).
Besides, does Ward even care about Eldar ?
Good question. Apart from Kelly, the only person to work with Eldar rules has been Cruddace, who did the WD Night Spinner.
Well, Mr. Ward wrote an Eldar tactics article for White Dwarf...
Really? Was it any good?
lol he went on and on about how great Dire Avengers are disembarking out of a Wave Serpent and bladestorming. Beyond that I don't recall much else from it, probably because most of the article was fairly obvious to any Eldar player with half a brain, certainly to anyone who reads the tactics threads on this forum.
The article may have been posted to the GW website but apparently it has been taken down.
Ward may be writing the book but if so it's not by choice because I gather that he doesn't like Eldar.